As is the custom on Mondays here at Serious Eats, we asked our friends Jane and Michael Stern to help us get the week rolling with their take on the best comestibles in the nation. Instead of focusing on a single food item as we have in the past, we asked them to zero in on Illinois. Inside: Chicago dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, "horseshoes," and more.
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Ride along with Jane and Michael Stern of Roadfood as they visit Louis' Lunch in New Haven, Connecticut. This quirky lunch counter stakes its claim as home to America's first hamburger. Buckle up!
Today was not a good food day. I went to visit Roadfood pioneers and great writers Jane and Michael Stern at their house in Connecticut. I brought them a box of schnecken (pecan sticky buns) and a black and white cookie from Greenberg's, a classic New York Jewish bakery that is simply not very good anymore except for the schnecken and the black and white cookies. We had a blast hanging out and swapping writer war stories. When I left, Michael told me I had to go to their latest discovery, Wave Hill, a bakery that made great rustic bread. Michael said it was on the way to my final lunch destination, the new Fairfield location of the seminal New...