Foodie Roadtrip - Advice needed from UK!
I am researching to plan a fly and drive to the USA.
I would like to tie in discovering more about some of the national foods of the USA and would greatly appreciate any ideas and suggestions of a route, and the corresponding foods.
There will be myself and my partner, we will hire perhaps a rv and will spent 10-14 days travelling around March 2009. We are interested in Texas, New Mexico, Nevada and want to get off the beaten track.
Any help would be a wonderful help to us, thank you.
One resource you might find helpful is from NPR (National Public Radio)'s show Splendid Table. Jane and Michael Stern (weekly guests) seek out off the beaten path eateries and give their experiences and reviews. http://www.roadfood.com/
You can search by region and city by using the Roadfood State Directory.
Can you tell us where you might be starting and ending your trip?
Texas alone occupies a vast area (the driving distance between Houston and El Paso is significantly greater than the that between Plymouth and Aberdeen). The other states you mention are smaller than Texas, but by no means small. As such, the choice of start and end points could have major implications for where people will direct you to seek out examples of state and/or regional specialties.
In addition, it would be helpful if you could tell us what other touristic goals you might have (e.g., nature sightseeing, visiting historical sites, kitschy experiences) as that will also partially determine the recommendations for which areas to visit and what foods to sample there.