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Food & Drink

Foodie Road Trips

For travelers with culinary skills or appreciation for food and drinks, planning a foodie road trip could be the perfect vacation! There’s no better way to experience the U.S. than by taste-testing your way across the country. Drive The Nation provides helpful articles about awarding winning restaurants in the USA,  from fine dining to cheap local eats, your mouth will be watering throughout your entire journey.

Forget eating at chain restaurants – the next time you take a road trip, plan to stop along the way at authentic local restaurants that will help you truly experience the region. Or, why not plan an entire vacation around food you want to eat? Take a culinary tour of the South, head to an inspiring foodie destination like San Francisco, or visit all the best places in the country to try a certain food, like hot dogs or pie! Browse the articles below for reviews of some of the most incredible and flavorful restaurants in America.

Where to Eat the Best Lemon Meringue Pie
7 months ago

Where to Eat the Best Lemon Meringue Pie

For many of us, a history of Lemon Meringue Pie is necessarily brief, that is, as long as it takes to slice and eat it.  However, in the interest of how delicious things came into being, I am going to offer you what seems to be the most likely story of the origins of lemon meringue pie, and then a few tasty suggestions as to where you should drive, to find the best of the best. Read More

Explore Beale Street in Memphis
8 months ago

Explore Beale Street in Memphis

From live music to great food, there’s no doubt you’ll find Beale Street to be nothing short of an extraordinary cultural experience. When you’re on the street, you’ll hear non-stop live music and be a part of a very lively atmosphere that you can’t help but indulge yourself in. So, when you’re in Memphis strolling down Beale Street, don’t miss these spots to help give you that real Tennessee experience you won’t forget.

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A Foodie’s Guide to Savannah
8 months ago

A Foodie’s Guide to Savannah

Foodies love to travel, and the one thing they might love more than traveling is finding amazing places to eat while they are traveling. The good news?

There’s cities all over this country that are hidden foodie paradises, maybe they are known for incredible barbecue, amazing dim sum, mouth watering burgers, or the freshest seafood you could imagine.

It’s a wonder, when traveling around the United States that we all don’t become foodies, in search of the next great meal. They are certainly out there!

Today, we’re going to look at Savannah, Georgia. Now, there are a number of great reasons to visit this city beyond just the food, it’s beautiful antebellum architecture and leisurely way of life are some. But, the city is getting lots of attention lately because of the food options.

Here’s where you can eat if you’re looking to see the best of Savannah. Read More

Best Gelato Spots
8 months ago

Best Gelato Spots

Let’s face it – we all love desserts! Whether it’s ice cream or cake, desserts are the best and there is just no denying that. During the hot summer months, there’s really nothing better than something sweet and ice cold to satisfy your taste buds.  Although ice cream is the best, sometimes it’s nice to switch it up and go for something a little different – like gelato! What’s the big difference between ice cream and gelato, anyways? No major difference, just that gelato it’s a bit denser than ice cream and is served at a slight lower temperature, making it silkier and softer. So what are some of the best gelato spots in America? Read on to find out…

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Best Gourmet Popcorn Shops in the US
8 months ago

Best Gourmet Popcorn Shops in the US

It used to be that your options for popcorn were limited to either homemade or at the ball game or circus. No longer. Now, popcorn is a specialty that caters to every palate.   Here are some of the places we recommend for the popcorn connoisseur. Read More

Gold-Medal-Worthy Snack Ideas for the Olympic Games
9 months ago

Gold-Medal-Worthy Snack Ideas for the Olympic Games

One of the most televised events in the entire world, the Olympic games bring out the patriotism of citizens all across the globe. As the Olympic athletes gear up to represent their countries in Rio, you too can catch all of the action as you can hunker down at home with patriotic treats in hand.

Our team at DrivetheNation.com has compiled our favorites for the big games! Go for gold with the following Olympic-themed snack ideas. Read More

Pick Your Own Watermelon
9 months ago

Pick Your Own Watermelon

Summer is one of the best seasons – there is no doubt about that! Not only is it a great season for the warm weather, beach and vacation, but because of all the watermelon you can eat! Watermelon is the summer fruit and there’s no better place to get it then a farm. Sure, purchasing from the grocery store can be convenient, but there’s nothing better that supporting your local farmers and picking your own watermelon (or any produce for that matter) at a farm! Not only is the watermelon so much more delicious when it’s picked fresh, but it’s also a fun activity for the whole family! Check out some of the locations around the country to pick your own watermelon! Read More

Best Fruits and Veggies to BBQ
9 months ago

Best Fruits and Veggies to BBQ

Amidst camping trips and family vacations, you may still have time to enjoy a few pool parties and backyard barbecues this summer. One of the best (…or worst!) parts about grilling out is the temptation that can come along with calorie-packed food pairings.

Whether you’re trying to lose weight or you simply seek to add a healthy twist to your outdoor BBQ, consider adding some fruits and veggies to your platter. Not only will your guests rave about the delicious eats, but you can enjoy peace of mind knowing you’re fueling your body with nutrients. Read More

Have You Ever Been on a Foodie Road Trip?

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One of the best ways to experience a new place is through food. Flavors and cooking styles vary widely across the U.S., so it can be helpful to try lots of new and different foods wherever you travel. Drive the Nation loves to feature local restaurants serving fresh foods that are locally or regionally based.

Share your favorite U.S. restaurants, favorite foodie cities, and foodie road trip stories with us using #drivethenation on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter! We’d love to hear from you, or even feature your ideas on our website. When it comes to travel, dining is one of the most significant and unforgettable parts of your vacation.