Eat Your Way Across the U.S.A.: 500 Diners, Lobster Shacks, Farmland Buffets, Pie Palaces, and Other All-American Eateries

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Broadway Books, 1997 - Travel - 351 pages
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Where can you find real Texas barbecue? Who serves the best oyster po' boys in Louisiana? Which Iowa diners are worth a detour? Where can you go in Montana for a blow-out splurge? Let intrepid culinary adventurers Jane and Michael Stern take the guesswork out of what and where to eat when traveling across America with this compendium of restaurants and eateries on and off the beaten path.

The Sterns provide amusingly detailed descriptions of unforgettable--and usually inexpensive--restaurants, highlighting the must-eats on every menu. This user-friendly guidebook is loaded with helpful, information-packed sidebars including how to spot a great small-town cafe and a treatise on tequila etiquette. With lists that range from a baker's dozen of small-town pie palaces and the best places to savor country ham to helpful maps and no-nonsense ratings, this is one book no business or pleasure traveler should be without--whether planning a trip across country or across town.

"If you aren't familiar with the husband and wife writing team, let mebring you up to speed, my friends. The Sterns are road warriors with a full tank of gas and hungry bellies. They are the Bonnie and Clyde of imbibe.They are the king and queen of the royal blue-plate special. Their business cards should say: 'Have bib. Will travel.' They aren't food critics--theyare lip-smacking, devoted chroniclers of all things Americana."
"--Orlando Sentinel"

"Your glove compartment needs "Eat Your Way Across theU.S.A." "
-- "The News Tribune"

"The book is not only informal and well-organized, it is wacky entertainment. The Sterns, you see, aren't just eatery experts, they're pop culture connoisseurs..."
--"Travel Bookselling"

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Jane Stern was raised in New York City and southern Arizona, learning to love both hot pastrami sandwiches and bordertown chimichangas. She met Michael Stern when they were graduate students at Yale University, at which point the couple set out on a lifelong quest to find the best American food and to write about it.

Stern is America's foremost expert on regional food. He is married to Jane Stern.

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