Foodie on a road trip
I'm heading out from Chicago heading to Chesapeake, Va on Monday morning. G Maps tells me to take 80 to 76 to to 70 to 95 to 64 (basically). I'm looking for great local food close to the highway. Nothing too fancy, just "can't miss" foods.
I appreciate any suggestions.
I went to Yesterday's last year and posted a detailed report on it in the discussion about South Bend at http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/125485 In a nutshell, I thought it was okay but nothing special (certainly not "great"), notable mostly for its old-fashioned heavy/rich menu selections and its huge but otherwise unappealing desserts. The OP has already taken his/her trip, but that topic has additional recommendations for South Bend in case anyone is interested.
You can find suggestions for the I-80 portion of the trip in these topics:
Milwaukee to D.C. trip - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/577043
Urgent: Hwy 80 Iowa / Indiana / Illinois good food? - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/574371
Cross Country, I-80 - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/490480
Driving across N Ohio tomorrow -->Chicago - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/500445
Once you hit I-76, you're crossing into Pennsylvania and out of the Midwest forum.
I'll keep thinking of more on the East side of things. As you get near the end of 70 at Baltimore, then Pit Beef is just off the highway (and you'll be right near Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid).
1600 N Rolling Rd,
Windsor Mill, MD
Though, looking at the map - if you don't neccesarily want to go to Baltimore, then when on 70, drop down 270, and go around the DC beltway on the West side.