Jane and Michael Stern's Roadfood | The Splendid TableRoadfood means great regional meals along highways, in small towns and in city neighborhoods. Roadfood restaurants are almost always casual and affordable. They are diners, small-town cafes, seaside shacks, drive-ins, barbecues, and bake shops. The best of them are colorful places enjoyed by locals and savvy travelers for their character as well as their menu. It is our intention that Roadfood lead the way to great local color, the best regional specialties, unforgettable meals that are the highlights of the trip.
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In an adorable enclave of good eats and clever shopping called Little Rainbow Row, Village Bakery is a brick-oven gem for breads, breakfast, and pizza. Meridian Corner is a remote roadside tavern that upholds traditional South Dakotan foodways, nailing every dish. In particular, note the huevos rancheros and local trout served with eggs. Openroad is a high-minded coffee roaster with fabulous artisan pastries, from-scratch breakfast biscuits, smoothies, tea, and, of course, superb coffee. Hash on rice is the star side-dish at barbecue parlors throughout South Carolina. A byproduct of whole-hog cookery, but frequently also made with beef, it can vary from soup-loose to stew-chunky.
Look Inside. Mar 07, ISBN First published in , the original Roadfood became an instant classic. Filled with enticing alternatives for chain-weary-travelers, Roadfood provides descriptions of and directions to complete with regional maps the best lobster shacks on the East Coast; the ultimate barbecue joints down South; the most indulgent steak houses in the Midwest; and dozens of top-notch diners, hotdog stands, ice-cream parlors, and uniquely regional finds in between. James Beard said, "This is a book that you should carry with you, no matter where you are going in these United States. A cornucopia for road warriors and armchair epicures alike, Roadfood is a road map to some of the tastiest treasures in the United States.
Jane Grossman Stern and Michael Stern both born are American writers who specialize in books about travel, food, and popular culture.
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Michael and Jane Stern, creators and writers of the "Roadfood" book series that dates to and was t he first cross-country guide to regional American food. Michael Stern is still on the job for "Roadfood" after three decades, photographing food dishes at the Red Shed Diner in Graniteville during a recent interview. A blast from the past: Michael Stern is flanked by owners of the Station House restaurant, Gail Gilbert left and Nancy Bariluk center , as his wife Jane samples the homemade bread in West Redding, Connecticut, in Michael and Jane Stern have crisscrossed the country since in search of regional gems for their "Roadfood" series. The then-married couple also pioneered the art of food scouting on a grand scale, driving down two-lane highways and neglected byways in search of regionally specific dishes, such as persimmon pudding and catfish fiddlers.
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