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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.

Best Food Truck Cities in America
7 months ago

Best Food Truck Cities in America

Aaaaaah, food trucks. Who doesn’t love ’em? The variety of cuisine on top of that special “food truck” flavor is the thing that makes foodies fall in love. You see them parked on the side of the street and if you’re really into it, you may have even attended a food truck festival in your city. Although the food truck craze has been a thing for a few years now, there are some cities that take in the culture a bit more than others. Check below to see if your city is one of the best food truck cities in America.

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Delectable Creperies Across the U.S.
7 months ago

Delectable Creperies Across the U.S.

The humble pancake, which when well-made is not humble at all, has an even classier cousin, called the crêpe. Thin and delectable, with origins in the Brittany region of France, crêpes are so versatile, they can accommodate plain or fancy filings. For some of the coolest and cleverest crêpes around, try these destination-dining locations. Read More

Self-Guided Seattle Coffee Tour
8 months ago

Self-Guided Seattle Coffee Tour

Coffee comes to us from Ethiopia, by way of the Ottoman Empire, to Italy, and then the world. Can’t get enough coffee? Then you will love this self guided coffee tour of Seattle, where coffee has become part of the city’s cultural identity. There are any number of great coffee bars to visit. Here is a roughly north to south sweep of the city and environs. Just one word of caution: caffeine can sneak up on you, so it is wise to limit your intake of the real deal.

One expert told me that up to 400 milligrams of caffeine a day appears to be the safe amount for most healthy adults under age 55. That’s roughly the amount of caffeine in four cups of brewed coffee (apparently there is something brewing with people over 55, who don’t have the same limitations). So, armed with this information, I am going to suggest you may want to pick and choose, or to break this up into a several different days’ tour.

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Where to Eat the Best Lemon Meringue Pie
8 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
10 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

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.