Local Culinary Road Trip
I need to get out of town (DC) for a weekend and I'd like to do a local food-centered road trip. As much as I would love to make the pilgrimage to Inn at Little Washington, I just don't have the funds.
That said, what are some of your favorite places to drive to for food / wine / general culinary activities? Any ideas are welcome.
PA Dutch Country. You haven't been to a farmer's market until you've been to one there.
Are the Finger Lakes too far? We spent a lovely long weekend there recently. The Rieslings were great!
What about Pittsburgh for the Dirty O and Primanti's?
Philly for cheesesteaks, roast pork, pretzels, Vetri, etc.?
For a smaller-town experience, I love Shepherdstown. The Yellow Brick Bank is an old regional favorite (said to be Nancy Reagan's favorite), but across the street, Stone Soup Bistro is one of my all-time favorite recipes. It's the only place where I've ever seen my beef-loving husband stealing tofu off my plate. They do amazing things there. If you go, considering sitting at the bar, where the co-owner acts as bartender and makes for great company.
For a few more options, Berkeley Springs has a lot of choices.