Your Guide to Authentic Regional Eats
For bagel sandwiches, top-heavy muffins, and a view of Pensacola Bay with good morning coffee, head to Bagelheads.
Steps from Pensacola Beach, Cosse’s puts a New Orleans twist on breakfast with fried honey gator biscuits and bacon po’ boys & cheap bottomless mimosas.
In this personable, tucked-away bakery/cafe, expect terrific pastries, hand-decorated cookies, and creative, hearty sandwiches. Tea & coffee are complementary.
45th Stop N Shop is a corner convenience store that’s also Seattle’s favorite informal poke bar, serving inexpensive, bountiful Hawaiian-style fish salads.
Lunch and dinner are served cafeteria style, but it’s table-service breakfast that has made Fife’s a Birmingham, Alabama, best bet.
Westfair Fish & Chips is a kitchen with an order window and a few tables. Fried clams, sole, scallops, shrimp & oysters all are Connecticut bests.
A cozy pink home on a commercial strip of road in Augusta, the Chef’s House offers a soul-food buffet that shows the hand of a skilled cuisinier.
Saturday-night splurge meals are Merichka’s specialty, but the Roadfood lure is Poor Boy Steak — an under-$10 sandwich sopped with margarine & garlic.
In boozy Tijuana, the 24-hour taco alley remains a draw for tourists and locals alike. The tacos are reliable and the experience is memorable. A Tijuana staple since 1960.