My husband and I are attempting to travel all fifty states with our two boys before they graduate from high school. As they are still young, we have plenty of time, but so far we have made impressive progress! We live on the East Coast and have driven to California and back on a crazy six-week National Park Extravaganza! Oh how I wish I had this book on that trip!! Road Food is an incredible resource for finding the local favorites all across the States. This fall we are taking a two-week New England trip and I am so excited to try some of the hidden gems in this 10th edition of Road Food.
In September, we will be traveling to Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts in a two-week sprint to experience New England. I am excited to discover all of the great eateries listed in this book! Road Food is divided up regionally which is incredibly helpful. Most of the places listed are in towns that you might pass through while traveling on interstates. The listings include well visited towns and cities. For instance, I am from Knoxville, but most of the restaurants listed in Tennessee are in Nashville, Memphis, and Chattanooga. The establishment listed for Knoxville is Litton’s, which is a fantastic hamburger joint. It truly is a fantastic place to eat! I used their listing of Litton’s as a barometer of what the author’s recommendations might look like.
Currently, we live in Virginia and I also approve of the listings for our local area. Goolrick’s Pharmacy in Fredericksburg is a really neat place to grab a milkshake at the counter of an old-fashioned pharmacy you will likely not find anywhere else. Also listed is the Barbeque Exchange in Gordonsville where I have personally eaten numerous times. The parking lot is almost always full, but the line is worth it. They make their own pickles and even have a fun selection of homestyle desserts.
I am so excited to get on the road and start our New England adventure. Road Food will stay in the car so we always know where to eat! This truly is an incredible resource! I love it! I was given a complimentary copy of this book by BloogingforBooks. I was not required to give it a positive review. All opinions are my own and I have not been compensated.