'Roadfood' on Serious Eats

Weekend Book Giveaway: 'Roadfood'

The Sterns have been seeking out the best in sleeves-up dining since the '70s, traveling coast to coast and back again, seeking out regional American specialties from fried chicken and lobster rolls to lesser-knowns like hangover-curing New Orleans yakamein and Mennonite-German-Russian bierocks from Kansas. They've released a revised and expanded edition of Roadfood. Enter to win a copy here! More

Brigham City, Utah: The Idle Isle Café

When Jane and Michael Stern hailed the Idle Isle Cafe in Brigham City, Utah, as "Worth Planning a Day Around" they weren't kidding. A cross-country road trip afforded me the opportunity to experience this worth-the-detour destination in person over an unforgettable lunch of mountain trout and their famous Idleberry pie. More

The Second Annual New Orleans Roadfood Festival This Weekend

The good folks of Roadfood.com are planting their feet in the Big Easy this Friday to Sunday, March 26 to March 28, for the second annual Roadfood Festival. In addition to the giant oyster po' boy—roughly two city blocks long and measuring hundreds of feet—the 2010 festival will feature a shrimp and crawfish boil out in the bayou, a beignet-eating contest, and a special award presentation to Anthony and Gail Uglesich. More

Louisiana Roadfood Festival in New Orleans This Weekend

The good folks at Roadfood.com are putting on what sounds like a seriously delicious Louisiana Roadfood Festival this Saturday and Sunday along three blocks in New Orleans' French Quarter. Admission is free, you'll get to see and sample the world's longest oyster po' boy, brass bands are going to be rockin' the streets, and there's going to be lots of seriously delicious local Louisiana food sold in tasting size portions for $3 to $5. Organizers estimate that 20,000 serious eaters will show up in the course of the two days. All the proceeds from the festival are going to Cafe Reconcile, a restaurant in New Orleans that, among other things, trains at-risk and less fortunate folks to work in the... More

Best Ice Cream in New England: Roadfood's Search

Friend of Serious Eats and Roadfooder Stephen Rushmore embarked on an insane 50-stop journey with two other Roadfooders, searching for the best ice cream in New England. They covered six states and hundreds of miles and came to some surprising conclusions. Stephen gave us the scoop on his incredible ice cream journey. More

America's Regional Hot Dog Styles

As we head into the 4th of July weekend, hot dogs are everywhere. They're on our grill and on our plates. They're on our TVs (the annual hot dog eating contest on ESPN). And this being Serious Eats, they're on our mind. Let's discuss. We bring you Serious Eats' definitive guide to America's regional hot dog styles. More

A Truly Local Fave: What's Yours?

Everyone has, or at least needs, at least one truly local favorite joint in their lives, a go-to place for real, honest food served in a straightforward setting. I have a bunch of them in New York City, and I live and long to discover them elsewhere. Sometimes all it takes to discover a local favorite is friends who live in proximity to one of these gems. Our friends Tom and Vicky Kaiser have a house in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, a shore town an hour or so from Boston that's just north of New Bedford, and they turned me on to the Oxford Creamery, a truly undiscovered and unhyped local fave. Just how under the radar is the Oxford Creamery? Jane... More

A Bad Food (Not Hair) Day

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... More

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