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Jul 19, 2010 01:20 PM

Sept. road food trip to Mass. via blue highways


I'm seriously considering eating my way from Chicago to the Boston area sometime in September. I want to avoid the interstates and find little local diners, roadhouses, BBQ joints and other such places.

I'd appreciate any pointers: your own experience, recommended books, etc.

My plan is to mark up a map with possible eateries, then figure out a route.
If anyone has a strategy that's worked, please tell me about it.



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  1. Good luck with the trip. It sounds like a blast. If you've ever read "Roadfood" by Jane & Michael Stern, they have some good tips for finding food on the blue highways. Things like 1) police cars parked (without their lights on) 2) religious signs prominently displayed (religion often included with the meal, too) and a few others I can't think of now. Not bad advice if you find yourself in a stretch without recommendations.