Roadfood

Roadfood : The Coast-To-Coast Guide to 700 of the Best Barbecue Joints, Lobster Shacks, Ice Cream Parlors, Highway Diners, and Much, Much More

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For road warriors and armchair epicures alike, the seventh edition of "Roadfood" is the key to finding some of the tastiest treasures in the United States. The indispensable companion for savvy travelers nationwide, "Roadfood" is now bigger and better than ever. Totally revised and updated, the seventh edition covers over 700 of the country's best local eateries, including more than 200 brand new listings along with up-to-date descriptions of old favorites.
An extended tour of the most affordable, most enjoyable dining options along America's highways and back roads, "Roadfood" offers enticing, satisfying meal-time alternatives for chain restaurant-weary travelers. The Sterns provide vivid descriptions and clear regional maps that direct people to the best lobster shacks on the East Coast; the ultimate barbecue joints in the South; the most sizzling steakhouses in the Midwest; and dozens of top-notch diners, hotdog stands, ice cream parlors, and other terrific spots to stop for a bite countrywide.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 573 pages
  • 154.94 x 226.06 x 38.1mm | 589.67g
  • BROADWAY BOOKS
  • United States
  • English
  • Maps; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0767928296
  • 9780767928298
  • 1,076,217

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First published in 1977, the original "Roadfood became an instant classic. James Beard said, "This is a book that you should carry with you, no matter where you are going in these United States. It's a treasure house of information."
Now this indispensable guide is back, in an even bigger and better edition, covering 500 of the country's best local eateries from Maine to California. With more than 250 completely new listings and thorough updates of old favorites, the new "Roadfood offers an extended tour of the most affordable, most enjoyable dining options along America's highways and back roads.
Filled with enticing alternatives for chain-weary-travelers, "Roadfood provides descriptions of and directions to (complete with regional maps) the best lobster shacks on the East Coast; the ultimate barbecue joints down South; the most indulgent steak houses in the Midwest; and dozens of top-notch diners, hotdog stands, ice-cream parlors, and uniquely regional finds in between. Each entry delves into the folkways of a restaurant's locale as well as the dining experience itself, and each is written in the Sterns' entertaining and colorful style. A cornucopia for road warriors and armchair epicures alike, "Roadfood is a road map to some of the tastiest treasures in the United States.
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"[ROADFOOD] is a bible for motorists seeking mouth-watering barbecue or homemade pie." --"USA Today"
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About Jane Stern

JANE and MICHAEL STERN are the authors of more than forty books, including Square Meals, Chili Nation, and six previous editions of Roadfood. They write the “Roadfood” column in Gourmet, the winner of three James Beard Awards for Best Magazine Series, and are regulars on public radio’s The Splendid Table. They host the interactive Web site, Roadfood.com, which Yahoo declared “site of the year,” and frequently contribute book reviews to the New York Times. They live in Connecticut.
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