Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Roadfood by Jane Stern and Michael Stern is YOUR Travel Saver!

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from Blogging for Books , for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

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Since we're tripping around the US and the world today,
and many of us will be taking Fall vacations and traveling for the holidays,
it only makes sense to share this new book:

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“The bible for motorists seeking mouthwatering barbecue or homemade pie.” USA Today

For the road warriors and armchair epicures, the updated ninth edition of Roadfood is your indispensable guide to more than 900 of America's best local eateries—now with more than 200 completely new listings.
Explore the affordable, enjoyable, one-of-a-kind dining destinations along America’s roadways with this indispensable guide. 

In this fully revised edition, Jane and Michael Stern introduce the Roadfood Honor Roll—a tip sheet to the 100 must-visit stops—just in time for your next roadtrip, no matter what state you’re driving through. With up-to-date information on restaurants' hours of operation, phone numbers, and websites, you will never go hungry on the road or get lost finding the best off-the-highway gems.

Check out this excerpt for great road food in Conneicutcut!

Our family was partial to 'dives' long before they became hip. All those cross-country trips, you learn to eat where the locales do for pancakes as big as a dinner plate or chicken that would make you cry, it was so good. So we love checking out places off the beaten path, while planning our trips, so we have an idea where to stop. With Roadfood, that planning is even easier!

Roadfood, the book, offers great restaurants, covering all costs and styles, for all 50 states, so you can find what you are in the mood for! This latest edition (there have been 8 previous editions so far), is modernly updated with restaurant websites, where available, and maps (in case your map app is down!). The hits for the restaurant's food and a typical price point is given. I was rather disappointed to find NOLA entries aimed more at the tourist crowd, and ones that locals may love, but steer clear of except for special ocassions (like Galatoire's). But in checking out their website (, I found more establishments that locals love. I've sure it was hard to edit down to one book! And this IS a hefty book (publisher says 1.6 pounds, but feels more like 3), making not quite so easy for keeping in the backseat. But it is a great starting place for your next car trip and I highly recommend it!

About the Authors:

Jane and Michael Stern are the authors of more than twenty books about America. Their "Roadfood" column for Gourmet has won three James Beard Awards. Their Roadfood segments appear regularly on the Television Food Network, and their Web site,, was selected 2001 site of the year by Yahoo. Also regular contributors to NPR's "The Splendid Table," the Sterns live in West Redding, Connecticut. 

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