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Posted by Michael Stern on Sunday, October 26, 2014 6:12 AM

Until the recent trip to North Carolina, I always got chopped pork in the barbecue Mecca of Lexington. It is piggy-juicy to the nth degree. But this, time my eyes were opened to the glory of coarse-chopped barbecue, which is so luxuriously velvety:

... as well as to sliced barbecue, which is a festival of texture:

... and to pure pigskin, which makes a sandwich with devastating crunch and succulence:


Roadfood of the Day: Nick's Nest - Holyoke, MA
Posted on Sunday, October 26, 2014

The perfect duo in Holyoke!
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Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2014

Clam Epiphany

Briny, salty, garlicky, juicy, oily, toasty, chewy... this is the perfect food!
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Roadfood of the Day: Rock Cafe - Stroud, OK
Posted on Friday, October 24, 2014

The European dumplings known as spaetzel are here used as the basis for a dish similar to loaded hash browns, i.e. mixed with peppers and tomatoes and topped with two kinds of cheese – Monterey jack and mozzarella. The difference is that the dumplings are firm and chewy and extra buttery.
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Posted by Michael Stern on Thursday, October 23, 2014 5:06 AM

Boca Tacos Y Tequila is a punky joint with graffiti on the walls, outside lavatories, and smart-ass attitude expressed by the overhead sign that crows, "Our salsas are hotter than your wife." Rude and crude all that it may be, but the people who work here are nice when they explain the kitchen's unique dishes and, more important, those dishes are very, very good.

Chef Maria José Mazon guarantees that her tacos contain no yellow cheese, ground beef, or iceberg lettuce. They are elegant little pockets, available on a choice of homemade corn or flour tortilla and nearly all of them adorned with cabbage and guacamole. Grilled octopus, squash, fire-roasted corn, and barbacoa are some regular fillings, and Mazon offers every-Wednesday exotic meat night, featuring anything from silkworms to snapping turtle to elk. "If it's already dead, I can make it into a taco," she once joked to a reporter.

With tacos come extraordinary salsas, an ever-changing repertoire that includes chipotle, mango-habanero, watermelon-pepper, pickled carrots, and ginger-wasabi. A special treasure on the menu, listed as an appetizer, is Mazon's Boca ball – a sphere of mashed potatoes infused with chipotle peppers, rolled in panko crumbs, deep fried, and served with chile sauce that is a balance of cream and spice.

For customers watching their waistline, "taco lites" are available – the ingredients you like wrapped in lettuce instead of a tortilla.
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Roadfood of the Day: Don & Millie's - Omaha, NE
Posted on Thursday, October 23, 2014


Cheese frenchees are a favorite Eastern Nebraska snack.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Waiter Service at a Table 551
At the Counter 145
Eat in the Rough (They Call You When It's Ready) 79
Cafeteria 61
Drive-In Car Hop 25
Drive-Through Window 11
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Roadfood of the Day: Pearl Oyster Bar - New York, NY
Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Lobster Roll Extraordinaire

The bun is glistening with butter and the lobster is perfectly cooked. You'd consider yourself lucky to find a lobster salad roll like this along the Maine coast.
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Posted by Michael Stern on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 5:39 AM

In the heart of Wakulla Springs State Park, a 6000-acre wildlife sanctuary populated by manatees, alligators, and waterfowl, the Wakulla Springs Lodge is an amazing place to stay and to eat. "Welcome to the REAL Florida" reads a sign as you enter the park and wind through a canopy of hardwood forest towards the two-story Moorish-Deco edifice built in the 1930s and little changed since then. There are no TVs in guest rooms (but there is WiFi internet); the lobby ceiling is a glorious painted tableau that melds Teutonic folk art with Arabic and Native-American symbols and crests of Europe's noble families; and the lobby walls are adorned with backlit transparency photos that show life at the lodge in the mid 20th century: bathing beauties frolicking, glass-bottom boats gliding over the spring basin. A placard at the front desk advises that the air conditioning system is unique, cooling the inn using pumped-in fresh spring water. Does that explain the sweet, moss-green scent that gives this place such a dreamy feel? Next to the original walnut-walled elevator (close the iron gate yourself, please) is a poster from the 1954 movie Creature from the Black Lagoon, which was filmed hereabouts to take advantage of the primeval ambience.

The Lodge menu includes local oysters, deviled crab, shrimp, and ham-laced navy bean soup that has earned legendary status over the years, but our favorite meal is breakfast. Bright and early, birds outside the great arched windows of the dining room are busy on their morning errands, providing a colorful backdrop to a table crowded with sizzled ham steak, cheese grits, biscuits and sausage gravy, and, best of all, fried chicken. The chicken is cooked when ordered (there's a 25 minute wait), arriving at the table still too hot to handle. Its crunchy-chewy crust outdoes bacon as a luxury breakfast meat. This is fried chicken at its finest, and a reminder that northernmost Florida is America's deepest South.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Don't Play With Your Food

Jane could not resist dancing this "baron of frog" around the table before anybody had a chance to bite into it.
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