Posts Tagged ‘Gourmet Magazine’


March 27th, 2023 by Roadfood Team

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 1995 Gourmet Magazine Chicken dinner is all America’s homespun meal, but it is dished out differently everywhere you go. Rhode Island likes its birds presented family-style, with pasta shells in red sauce on the side. Indianapolis goes for skillet-cooked chicken as the centerpiece for Sunday supper, with bowls … Continue reading Stroud’s

The Lobster Roll Honor Roll

February 28th, 2023 by Lorelai Dunn

Maine is the only state in America that features a picture of cooked food on its license plate. On a white background behind the tag’s blue numbers and above the red word “Vacationland” is a boiled lobster with two meaty claws stretching upward and five little legs splayed out on each side. Lobster is the … Continue reading The Lobster Roll Honor Roll


August 5th, 2022 by Michael Stern

A few years back, country singer Ray Stevens invited a New York friend to join him at one of his favorite Nashville lunchrooms, a place called Hap Townes. The New Yorker was a professional efficiency expert whose business was telling restaurateurs how to be successful. When he and Ray arrived at Hap Townes, a one-room … Continue reading Meat-And-Three

Top 12 favorite Ice Cream Scoops

June 8th, 2022 by Michael Stern

WITH THE EXCEPTION of the hot dog bun, there has never been an edible invention as useful as the ice cream cone. Eat it all and leave nothing behind but a napkin. No need to sit down, and only one hand is required. We’ve hardly ever met a cone we didn’t like, but these are … Continue reading Top 12 favorite Ice Cream Scoops

Top 5 BBQ Restaurants | Western Kentucky

March 15th, 2022 by Michael Stern

Get yourself to Western Kentucky for great BBQ I see the food shows on TV where they go all over the place looking for barbecue,” says pitmaster Lowell Jewell, “and I think, ‘Why don’t you come to western Kentucky and eat the real thing?’ ” Good advice. Following the barbecue trail west of Louisville along … Continue reading Top 5 BBQ Restaurants | Western Kentucky

Ever since we first ate margarine-sauced pompano at Lusco’s, in Greenwood, Mississippi, a quarter century ago, we’ve considered the cotton capital of the world a destination dining city. Waiters sidle through Sears catalog floral-print curtains into Lusco’s private back-room dining booths as the plaints of blues musicians float from the sound system. It’s all a … Continue reading Best restaurants in Greenwood, MS | Hot Licks Delta Style

BEING LOVERS of cowboy boots, we thought we knew a thing or two about pointy toes. Then we went to Rome. When we saw the shoes worn by fashionable Italian men and women, we suddenly felt like we were walking around in clunking shoe boxes. One of our most vivid images from a week of … Continue reading The best coffee, pizza and bakeries in Rome | Roamin’ Holiday

Datil Be Fine

April 1st, 2021 by Michael Stern

Minorcan clam chowder looks like Manhattan clam chowder, and a first taste reinforces the resemblance. But soon a glow starts at the back of the throat, and after a few mouthfuls the heat begins to build. Midway through a bowl, your tongue is on fire and your lips feel as if they might go numb. … Continue reading Datil Be Fine

Claw and Order

May 17th, 2020 by Roadfood Team

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 2009 Gourmet Magazine Faidley’s is the big fish in a big pond. It’s the anchor store of the Lexington Market, Baltimore’s grazing paradise, where you can indulge in the likes of Angie’s soul-food plate lunch or a Mary Mervis shrimp salad sandwich and top it all off with … Continue reading Claw and Order


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