If you're looking for a good burger near San Diego Comic-Con this Thursday to Sunday, July 18 to 21, you've got plenty of options. Here are 18 recommendations from AHT correspondent Erin Jackson.
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Every state has its bird, and it turns out that most, if not all, states have their burgers. We think these iconic state-centric burgers deserve their own map. Why? Because it's a big country out there, but we all love burgers, and every corner of that country should get some recognition. Check out our interactive burger map!
If you're looking for a good burger near San Diego Comic-Con this Thursday to Sunday, July 12 to 15, you've got plenty of options. Our San Diego correspondent, Erin Jackson, has updated last year's list of good burgers near the convention center with eight more suggestions and removed a few from last year's list. If you have more recommendations, let us know!
If you're attending the San Diego Comic-Con this weekend and want to get a good burger near the San Diego Convention Center, here are ten choices reviewed by our San Diego correspondent, Erin Jackson. (The SDCC's website also has a list of restaurant recs with special offers for attendees.) View the full map here. If you have more recommendations, let us know!
Last week, the USDA released the Food Desert Locator, an interactive map which allows users to see where there is poor food access across the country. This map was inspired and influenced by Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign, and is meant to further educate Americans on food distribution in the country.
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The good folks of I Can Haz Cheezburger make us squee all the time, but it's not always food-related enough to blog here. This map is though! Over on noms.icanhascheezburger.com, they put together a state-by-state breakdown of quintessential regional foods. Fry bread for Arizona; Green Jell-O for Utah. Do you think they picked the right single food to represent each state?
In this Food By State map on the blog My Food Looks Funny (brought to you by the I Can Has Cheezburger peeps), Connecticut is named the hamburger state—probably because Louis' Lunch in New Haven calls itself "the birthplace of the hamburger sandwich." Wyoming also got a burger to its name: the buffalo burger.
Last week, we shared a national guide to barbecue events in the United States. Though my knowledge of barbecue events is pretty limited, I included as many local events as I could find. But I thought it'd be interesting to open things up to anyone out there. Here's a simple Google map for plotting barbecue events across America. We've made it an open collaboration, so any of you can add to it! And we hope you will.
If you plan on road tripping around the South this summer, check out the Southern Foodways Alliance's Oral History Interactive Map. The map features restaurants, roadside stands, and purveyors from Virginia to Texas with an Oral History about each location. Use the Trip Builder to plan an itinerary around the eateries along your route. There are also specific trails for barbecue, boudin, gumbo, and tamales.
France has been celebrating Macaron Day since 2005, but this year marks the first time Macaron Day is being held in New York City. Tomorrow, March 20, shops around the city will give away free macarons and donate a portion of their macaron sales to City Harvest. Here's a map of all the locations and a suggested route for visiting all the shops in one day.
If by "dollar pizza in NYC," you mean Manhattan, here are all the 99-cent and/or dollar slice joints we know of in the city. If we've missed any, set us straight in the comments. Without further ado, cheap pizza from the top of the island to the bottom.
[Image: Weather Sealed] Stephen Von Worley of Weather Sealed made two color-coded maps that show the locations of the eight largest burger chains in the U.S. and the areas they dominate. Using Star Wars as a metaphor, he dubs...
This map by a group of architecture students illustrates the origins of the ingredients from a taco in San Francisco.
[Maps: Daily Yonder] Daily Yonder, a blog devoted to rural American goings-on, created these fascinating maps about eating habits across the country using the USDA's Food Environment Atlas. It's hard to simplify the data into clear, absolute terms, but in most cases, the higher the fruit and vegetable consumption, the lower the obesity rate. Whoa Colorado, you are a pretty skinny state! Here are just two of the many maps Daily Yonder shares relating to food and health. [via Ezra Klein and @gastropoda] Related Data Visualization: Subway Locations in the U.S. Data Visualization: Distances to Nearest McDonald's Data Visualization: Soda vs. Pop vs. Whatever...
[Image: Dagoosh!] If you've ever passed a Subway and thought, "Wait, didn't i just pass one 20 seconds ago?" this map of Subway locations in the U.S. from Dagoosh! won't surprise you. Aside from the lack of a fiery red glow, It doesn't look very different from the McDonald's locations map. The farthest you can be from a Subway is 138 miles, between the towns of Austin and Eureka. [via Buzzfeed]...