Posts Tagged ‘South Carolina’

Monster Hash

August 15th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 2006 Gourmet Magazine We’ve never met a cooked potato we didn’t like. Baked with butter, salt-boiled, fire-roasted, puréed with cream, au gratin, dauphinois, frittered, and french fried—all are surefire transformations of the homely starch into supertuber. But shallow-fried on a grill or in a skillet is the pinnacle of … Continue reading Monster Hash

Drive Ins

August 14th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 2005 Gourmet Magazine For two-lane travelers, pulling into a parking lot perfumed by hamburgers and hot onion rings is as satisfying as any four-star dining experience. At a true classic drive-in, you never even need to undo your seatbelt. Ensconced behind the steering wheel, you order from a … Continue reading Drive Ins

The Few The Proud The Barbecue

August 12th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 2004 Gourmet Magazine ONE OF THE MOST EUPHORIC moments of our eating career was the first time our eyes adjusted to the darkness inside Sgt. White’s Diner and the buffet came into view. By centerfold standards of chic cuisine, the food isn’t photogenic—the color scale is all earth … Continue reading The Few The Proud The Barbecue

Going Coastal

August 8th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 2003 Gourmet Magazine There aren’t many places left like Edisto,” says Charlie White, proprietor of the Edisto Beach Cafe & Grille, which is across the street from the ocean and next to the Piggly Wiggly. We’re standing at his cash register paying for shrimp burgers (piles of grilled shrimp … Continue reading Going Coastal

Top Dogs

August 7th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 2001 Gourmet Magazine No introduction is necessary. These are America’s ten best hot dog joints By JANE and MICHAEL STERN  1 Walter’s is a pagoda-shaped roadside stand that has been serving incomparable hot dogs since 1919. A frank of beef, pork, and veal (made exclusively for Walter’s) is … Continue reading Top Dogs

Curbside, America

July 29th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 1997 Gourmet Magazine Before Ralph Nader, cars were fun. For generations of joyriders, a purring V-8 was a vehicle for play and pleasure. “Companion of carefree days” is how Chevy advertised itself in 1950, when few people behind the wheel worried about such mundane concerns as safety and … Continue reading Curbside, America

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