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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 Gourmet Popcorn Shops in the US
11 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
11 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
11 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
12 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

Sweet Corn on the Cob to Try
12 months ago

Sweet Corn on the Cob to Try

Few foods say summer like corn on the cob, and we would suggest that any fair, festival, or farm style restaurant in Iowa is your number one bet for this delicious favorite. As you venture beyond the obvious, here are a few great places to try corn on the cob, as you Drive the Nation! Read More

The Best Vanilla Milkshakes in America
1 year ago

The Best Vanilla Milkshakes in America

Summer is officially here, which means now is the time to really enjoy those moments where you can find something that will cool you down over the long hot days …
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Gourmet Popsicle Shops
1 year ago

Gourmet Popsicle Shops

Ice cream is a classic, but sometimes, you just need the cool refreshment that only a frosty popsicle can provide. Take a look at some of the best boutique shops …
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Summer Snack Ideas
1 year ago

Summer Snack Ideas

Warmer weather is approaching and summer is right around the corner! With kids home from school, it’s inevitable that tummies will start growling. When hunger approaches, we suggest trying one of these easy, healthy and family-friendly summer snack ideas! 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.