Program 330: Variety of American Roadfood; Coastal British Columbia
Release Date: 06-29-2013
- Jane and Michael Stern, authors of "Roadfood: The Coast-to-Coast Guide to 700 of the Best Barbecue Joints, Lobster Shacks, Ice Cream Parlors, Highway Diners, and Much, Much More" (7th edition, published by Broadway Books), and "500 Things to Eat Before Its Too Late" (Houghton Mifflin)
- Travel writer Crai S. Bower
Jane and Michael Stern's roadfood website includes driving itineraries for sampling the best of regional American roadfood, sorted by region. Among the specific restaurant examples the Sterns talk about today are:
- Woodyard Bar-B-Que in Kansas City
- Speed Queen Bar-B-Q in Milwaukee
- Porubsky's Grocery in Topeka
- Doe's Eat Place in Greenville, Mississippi (which includes several franchise locations in Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Oklahoma)
- Hell's Kitchen in Minneapolis
- Bowen's Island Restaurant at Folly Beach, on Bowen's Island, South Carolina
- Tripp Sports Bowl Café in Tripp, South Dakota
Not just chicken wings
Beef on weck in Buffalo.
What the heck's a weck?
— Phil LaFave, Buffalo, New York
No fudge shops live on
Beaver Island, Michigan -
Just sweet indolence!
— Marc Carmichael, Homer Glen, Illinois
Next, we hope to return there
Once our house is sold.
Home of liberty
Betsy Ross and Boathouse Row
Pretzels, cheesesteaks, yum.
— Jane Palestini, Clive, Iowa
Dust-sweat face in July heat
Smooth peanut butter
root beer float or pumpkin pie —
Foreign tourists gag.
— Kathy Smith Whitman, Normal, Illinois