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307 MILES | 6 hr 2 min | by Michael Stern

America’s Byways® are a collection of 150 National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads designated by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation.The Great Lakes Seaway Trail takes you through Niagara Falls and the 1000 Islands and into the vastly underappreciated regional-food bonanzas of Rochester and Buffalo, New York.

Roadtrip

109 MILES | 2 hr 41 min | by Michael Stern

America’s Byways® are a collection of 150 National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads designated by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. The Department of Transportation describes a trip out the Overseas Highway to Key West as “One of a kind. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico stretching out as far as the eye can see, it winds through vistas of natural beauty, areas rich in history and legend, views of spectacular sunrises, sunsets, sparkling stars, and moonlight. It’s a highway where travelers from all over the world experience their own adventures in paradise.” Need we mention that Gulf seafood and, of course, Key lime pie, along this route are extraordinary?

Roadtrip

357 MILES | 6 hr 24 min | by Michael Stern

America’s Byways® are a collection of 150 National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads designated by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. One of the most delicious is El Camino Real (“The Royal Road”) through New Mexico. In addition to spectacular natural beauty, travelers will encounter all kinds of opportunities to savor one of the nation’s most distinctive regional cuisines, much of which is based around the state’s two official co-vegetables: the chile pepper and the pinto bean.

Roadtrip

156 MILES | 2 hr 45 min | by Michael Stern

America’s Byways® are a collection of 150 National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads designated by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. The Federal Highway Administration describes a drive along the Connecticut River as a one of “traditions, vivid history, deeply rooted farming heritage, call of the railroads, natural beauty, and recreation.” And memorable Yankee fare in diners and truck stops, at farm stands and sugar shacks, and in town cafes.

Roadtrip

69 MILES | 1 hr 32 min | by Michael Stern

America’s Byways® are a collection of 150 National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads designated by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. The Federal Highway Administration describes Florida’s Big Bend Coastal trail as a “rich heritage [of] barrier islands, sand dunes, beaches, bays, coastal marshes, and springs.” For seekers of Roadfood — seafood in particular — it is one of the most rewarding byways in the nation.

Roadtrip

32 MILES | 46 min | by Michael Stern

America’s Byways® are a collection of 150 National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads designated by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Some take you through beauty so remote that there’s nothing to eat along the way, but several also happen to lead to great regional Roadfood specialties. Michigan’s Copper Country Trail, up through the Keweenaw Peninsula, is one of the delicious ones, where roaming appetites will find locally-loved Cornish pasties, a Finnish town cafe, and a fairy-tale bakery in the forest.

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34 MILES | 2 hr 16 min | by Michael Stern

What is the true taste of New York City? Yes, you can dine on the cuisines of the world (especially in the boroughs) and if a food or a chef is trendy, you will find that here for sure; but what are the dining experiences that are nowhere better, meals in which the flavor is all about New York? Certainly you want a great pastrami sandwich in a vintage deli: for that, Katz’s down on Houston Street is definitive. For lox and bagels and the best smoked fish, Barney Greengrass uptown is the best place on earth. The primest of prime steak in a clubby steak house (and at the primest prices) remains a pinnacle of New York excellence, at its best just over the bridge in Brooklyn at Peter Luger. A true taste of the city is not all top-dollar fare. A hot dog at Gray’s Papaya is a must, as is coal-oven pizza at Patsy’s and falafel at a streetcorner stand or, better yet, at Taim Falafel & Smoothie Bar. For noshing between meals, pick up really good bagels at Leo’s, the world’s most wonderful cookies at Levain Bakery, and pie and cake to die for at Yura.

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28 MILES | 1 hr 19 min | by Michael Stern

It would be possible to eat nothing but delicious breakfasts all day long in Portland, Oregon; and we don’t only mean the ne plus ultra offerings of Voodoo Doughnut and Annie’s Donut Shop. The original Original Pancake House remains a beacon of the highest quality breakfasts from sunup to sundown. But this tour goes beyond the morning meal to include Pacific Northwest signature seafood at Dan & Louis Oyster Bar and/or Jake’s Famous Crawfish, then perhaps an afternoon snack on artisan hot dogs at Otto’s Sausage Kitchen and, finally, the squarest of square meals at Huber’s.

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21 MILES | 40 min | by Michael Stern

One day and a lot of appetite are the requirements for this eat-fest in Columbia, South Carolina. The city’s signature dish is a pimento cheeseburger, nowhere more magnificent than at the Kingsman. Columbia is barbecue nirvana, as evidenced at Big Boy’s Smokehouse. It’s also a great city in which to greet the morning — with superb coffee at Drip, artisan pastries at Rise Bakeshop, and cloud-light omelets and crisp hash browns at Ray’s Diner. Soul-food meat-and-three meals are a Ray’s specialty, too.