Your Guide to Authentic Regional Eats
A splendid taste of Mexican food in a ho-hum shopping center, Taqueria El Rey does it all from scratch, and does it brilliantly. It’s also a butcher shop.
Johnny Ad’s offers fragile-crusted clams, shrimp, scallops, calamari & soft-shell crab either on a plate with fries and slaw or in a toasted buttered bun.
Homespun soul-food meat-and-two meals make Thomas’ Promises a grand Sunday supper destination. Secret-recipe mac & cheese is a must.
The famous Sheboygan, Wisconsin brat(wurst) is best at the Charcoal Inn, where sandwiches ooze a delectable blend of fire-cooked meat juice & melted butter.
Buffalo’s best chocolatier, Alethea’s also is a great ice cream parlor with an array of homemade toppings, fresh whipped cream, and crisp nuts to top sundaes.
Expertly fried seafood stars on soul food menu that includes southern-style vegetables, banana pudding & sweet potato pie. Horace & Dickie’s is a DC best!
Gnarled patties of beef are covered with chopped hot green chilies and melty cheese: the Owl Bar’s green chile cheeseburger is one of New Mexico’s best.
Plate-lunch cafeteria, produce stand, weekend steak destination & casual cafe for a shrimp basket or pork chop sandwich, the Purple Hull is true country.
Sandwich shop and wine-tasting room, Sebastian’s is a bustling lunch spot on Highway 1 along California’s Central Coast.