A short geography lesson
There is a west coast 3,000 miles from the east coast in this lovely country of ours. In between is the "great land of the unknown middle." I think this guy needs to get out a bit. Are there really people who think that they can eat their way across the country while staying tied to the eastern seaboard?
By "staying tied to the eastern seaboard", do you mean that 27 days (so far in the trip reports) of eating in NY, NJ, PA, DC, VA, NC, and AL seems rashly excessive to cover those areas? 'Cuz if there's really a geographic irregularity, it's the absurd notion that I'm truly eating my way across North America when I've missed 99% of the locales I've passed through (not to mention missing fully 100% of DE, MD, and SC).
Or perhaps you're suggesting I cover the continent by going from DC to Spokane to Tulsa to Tampa, etc.. If so, I appoint you my driver!