Your Guide to Authentic Regional Eats
In Nashville’s Gulch area, Peg Leg Porker’s dry-rubbed ribs are tender, juicy & flavorful enough to stand on their own. But the excellent sauce is irresistible.
Robert’s is El Reno, Oklahoma’s oldest hamburger restaurant, dishing out excellent onion-fried burgers as well as diner breakfast at a 14-stool counter.
Creative versions of classic Hawaiian kau kau tins and lunch plates are executed with balance and grace. Must-eat: pork belly & garlic noodles.
Rochester, New York. Thin-cut steak is cooked 30 seconds on each side. The result: a seasoned, lean, utterly delicious steak sandwich that belies its low cost.
Maui’s most famous food truck makes what is likely the island’s best plate lunch based on some of the most flavorful crustaceans we’ve found on the road.
Built in 1927, Buffalo’s Parkside Candy is a beautiful temple of sweets. Sundaes, sodas, egg creams are all fine; and the candy selection is staggering.
LowBrau Bierhalle is a modern twist on a classic German beer hall, serving everything from brunch to beer snacks and locally made sausages.
An original Route 66 cafe in Vinita, Oklahoma, Clanton’s is where locals gather for chicken fried steak, catfish every Friday, and blue-ribbon pies.
Italic is a cozy downtown spot that offers flavors reminiscent of Italy — a rarity in Austin, Texas.