Smithsonian's 20 Best Food Destinations

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2013/08/08 20:21:29 (permalink)

Smithsonian's 20 Best Food Destinations

They had more than a few listed that I've seen here in folks trip reports. Nice to see roadfood getting a shout out.
 
http://www.smithsonianmag...America-218682901.html
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    Re:Smithsonian's 20 Best Food Destinations 2013/08/08 21:31:30 (permalink)
    I think every one of them on the list has been discussed here on Roadfood.
    RF'ers know the best food joints in America!!!
    post edited by Foodbme - 2013/08/08 21:35:19
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    Re:Smithsonian's 20 Best Food Destinations 2013/08/09 01:24:59 (permalink)
    I'm happy to see Canter's on the list.
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    Re:Smithsonian's 20 Best Food Destinations 2013/08/09 10:54:37 (permalink)
    The history and decor of ye olde Union Oyster House are impressive but the food isn't that great.  I had fish and chips there once.....terrible. 
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    Re:Smithsonian's 20 Best Food Destinations 2013/08/09 11:00:10 (permalink)
    A horribly annoying slide show.
    I endured it because it was pretty much right-on ... I've been to about 14 of the places, so it was a fun read.  I wish I was on the road as much as I used to be.
     
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    Re:Smithsonian's 20 Best Food Destinations 2013/08/09 16:29:40 (permalink)
    Here is the list:
     
    Piroshky Piroshky - Never Been
    VooDoo Donut - On my To Do List
    Boudin Bakery - Yumm
    Ben's Chili Bowl - Yumm
    Cherry Cricket - Never Been
    Varsity - Oh Yeah
    Faidley - Crabcakes yummmm
    Union Oyster - I agree with Lisa not bad for the history, but the food..
    Superdawg - Neon Wienies
    Camp Washington Chili - Yummm
    Ninfa's - Never Been
    St Elmo's - Sinus Clearing horseradish yummmmm
    Pat's - Yummmmm
    Oklahoma Joes - Really of all the BBQ places they picked OK Joes?
    Canters - Never Been
    Corky's - Really out of all the rib joints???
    Joes Stone Crab - YUMMMMMMMM
    Cafe Du Monde - YUMMMMMMMM
    Katz's- YUMMMMMMMMMMM
    Primanti's - YUMM
     
    I am shy of 5 of them, Greg I agree with you I need to get out more.
    post edited by CajunKing - 2013/08/10 15:22:26
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    Re:Smithsonian's 20 Best Food Destinations 2013/08/09 16:40:30 (permalink)
    I'll comment on the places that I've been to.
    voo doo donuts- good, but a little too "hipsterish" for me
    boudin bakery- it's been 20 years- I forgot
    ben's chili bowl - it was ok but I put it in the "one and done category"
    varsity- see "ben's chili bowl"
    Faidley- never again
    Union Oyster House- I thought the baked beans here were better than Durgin Park- Couldnt' tell you about the rest of the food but I would go certainly back and try it
    Camp Washington Chili- A classic
    Pat's- a sad tourist trap of a joke
    Oklahoma Joe's- very impressed but not my favoite KC bbq joint
    Corky's- really? 
    Joe's Stone Crab- probably one of my favorite roadfood joints anywhere.
    Cafe Du Monde- overhyped
    Katz's - not too shabby for a an ancient relic
    Primanti's- This place just sucks 
     
     
    post edited by wanderingjew - 2013/08/09 16:41:49
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    Re:Smithsonian's 20 Best Food Destinations 2013/08/10 02:59:32 (permalink)
    wanderingjew

    I'll comment on the places that I've been to.
    voo doo donuts- good, but a little too "hipsterish" for me
    boudin bakery- it's been 20 years- I forgot
    ben's chili bowl - it was ok but I put it in the "one and done category"
    varsity- see "ben's chili bowl"
    Faidley- never again
    Union Oyster House- I thought the baked beans here were better than Durgin Park- Couldnt' tell you about the rest of the food but I would go certainly back and try it
    Camp Washington Chili- A classic
    Pat's- a sad tourist trap of a joke
    Oklahoma Joe's- very impressed but not my favoite KC bbq joint
    Corky's- really? 
    Joe's Stone Crab- probably one of my favorite roadfood joints anywhere.
    Cafe Du Monde- overhyped
    Katz's - not too shabby for a an ancient relic
    Primanti's- This place just sucks 

    Primanti's comment - Sounds like you're trying to pick a fight with your buddy???
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