I love food. Healthy food, fried food, fresh food, local food, crazy food, and foods I haven’t even met yet. I have rules in place when traveling and one of those is to never eat at a chain restaurant that I can eat at back home. The more local, the better. I love eating what a city is known for, in Indy we have pork tenderloin as big as your head and sugar cream pie. New York has pizza and hot dogs and Canada has poutine. While I put some research into, “What are we doing today?” I put more thought into, “What needs to be eaten by me today?” Facebook has become my go to place for restaurant suggestions since I have found myself with friends all over the world these days.
Rarely are the best foods at fancy restaurants or expensive bistros, they’re from locals who love cooking and have been doing it for a long time. For me the perfect restaurant would be a little older, off the beaten path, full of old people, young people, families, and a few cops for good measure. That is the sign of a good restaurant to me and rarely has my formula for the perfect place let me down.
Here’s a few of the most memorable foods worth traveling for again (and again).
(They’re listed roughly West Coast to East Coast, asking me to put these in order of favorites would be impossible.)
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