Who you callin’ Moody??[:(!][:(][;)]
Any Cracker Barrel…ha!
Yes, though, the southwest has GREAT roadfood.
20 years ago my sister was still living in Omaha and ended up marrying an Air Force Officer from Washington. Of course he whined about the weather in the winter and how great it was in Washington. Guess where Mr. "I don’t like the cold" got sent to next. [:D]
There is a Mecca Restaurant and Cantina in Wickenburg Az. I would call it a roadfood place as it it sits on the crossroads of the old California highway, 60 and the only direct rout to Las Vegas from Phoenix, highway 93. Pretty good authentic Mexican food as the cooks are all from Sonora Mexico. The chips are cooked on site every morning as well as all the sauces, beans, machaca, pollo, and rice. A great selection of tequila and import beers is a plus. There is no smoking in the dining room or bar, but there is a spacious patio with plenty of shade for those who do. There a few shops in the same small plaza. As of this posting, a NASCAR collectible shop, a custom leather shop, and a bead shop. It is a cool place to stop in the middle of the desert for a cold brew or bite to eat. I’m pretty sure that meets most of the criteria for a great road food mecca.
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Al-you just brought a huge smile to my( lower tooth missing)face!!!
places like the Reading Terminal Market in Philly and The Lex Market in Baltimore to me are kind of like meccas cause you can get so many great things to eat in one place!!!!
You can look at the question in another way. The mecca for a hot dog, cheesesteak, pizza, rueben, hamburger, etc. My personal mecca for the breaded pork tenderloin sandwich is the home of its origination, Nick’s Kitchen in Huntington, IN.
Now had you said Talkeetna I would have taken you seriously. [;)]
Frankly, I think the question is really, really silly. Roadfood is where you find it. New Jersey is no more the "Mecca" of Roadfood than is Round Rock, Texas.
another great topic…i wouldhave to say the mecca of roadfood is NJ ..hotdogs, pizza, and diners-needi say more?
It certainly is not Knoxville as it seems to be the Mecca of chains and fast food chains. Being at the intersection of I-75 and I-40 does not help.
My experience with my travels seems to indicate that the midwest seems to be the best area. I am a true southerner and we have some good food but it is not concentrated like some of the smaller towns of Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan and perhaps Minnesota.
Just my opinion.
Paul E. Smith
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