500 Things To Eat Before It's Too Late

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HDtravlr1
Cheeseburger
2009/01/04 20:54:18
Just saw this on Amazon.com, Not sure if I missed the news of the Stern's new book on the forum. It is harder to search for past posts with the new board software.


500 Things To Eat Before It's Too Late: and the Very Best Places To Eat Them (Paperback)  by Jane and Michael Stern

Release date June 4, 2009

Product Description

What are the all-time best dishes America has to offer, the ones you must taste before they vanish, so delicious they deserve to be a Holy Grail for travelers? Where’s the most vibrant Key lime pie in Florida? The most sensational chiles rellenos in New Mexico? The most succulent fried clams on the Eastern Seaboard? The most memorable whoopie pies, gumbos, tacos, cheese steaks, crab feasts? In 500 Things to Eat Before It’s Too Late, "America’s leading authorities on the culinary delights to be found while driving" (Newsweek) return to their favorite subject with a colorful, bursting-at-the-seams life list of America’s must-eats.

Illustrated throughout with mouth-watering color photos and road maps, this indispensable guide is organized by region, then by state. Each entry captures the food in luscious detail and gives the lowdown on the café, roadside stand, or street cart where it’s served. When "bests" abound—hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, apple pie, doughnuts—the Sterns rank their offerings. Sidebars feature profiles of idiosyncratic creators, recipes, and local attractions.



About the Author

JANE and MICHAEL STERN are the authors of the best-selling Roadfood and the acclaimed memoir Two for the Road. They are contributing editors to Gourmet, where they write the James Beard Award–winning column "Roadfood," and they appear weekly on NPR’s The Splendid Table. Winners of a James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award, the Sterns have also been inducted into the Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America.

  http://www.amazon.com/500-Things-Eat-Before-Late/dp/0547059078/ref=wl_it_dp?ie=UTF8&coliid=I8EDG7FLLE7R&colid=15I63K0YEIR4T
 
post edited by HDtravlr1 - 2009/01/04 21:38:58
joerogo
Filet Mignon
Re:500 Things To Eat Before It's Too Late 2009/01/05 09:00:37
Looks like a great Roadfood tool. 
 
I didn't see any info about it either.
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:500 Things To Eat Before It's Too Late 2009/01/05 09:33:11
I love hearing that it will have color photos and maps.  Too bad it won't be out on time for the Roadfood bus tour in New Orleans.  It is nice to see the cover, too.  I recognize Pico de Gallo of Tucson in the lower left, but which place is that in the lower right?
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:500 Things To Eat Before It's Too Late 2009/01/05 10:06:38
buffetbuster

I love hearing that it will have color photos and maps.  Too bad it won't be out on time for the Roadfood bus tour in New Orleans.  It is nice to see the cover, too.  I recognize Pico de Gallo of Tucson in the lower left, but which place is that in the lower right?


That's Clare and Carl's in Plattsburgh, NY.  Now the three food pictures above those - I recognize the two center and right - Butler's Colonial Donuts and The Clam Box.  The one on the left has me stumped.
Edit: Of course, that one is also Pico de Gallo!
post edited by Bruce Bilmes and Sue Boyle - 2009/01/05 10:08:35
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:500 Things To Eat Before It's Too Late 2009/01/05 10:09:27
Bruce-
Thanks!  Glad to hear it was a place I haven't visited or I would have been embarrassed.
NYPIzzaNut
Filet Mignon
Re:500 Things To Eat Before It's Too Late 2009/01/05 11:07:25
I note they mention "Southern Belly" in the books you might buy if you bought this item - good stuff!
wheregreggeats.com
Filet Mignon
Re:500 Things To Eat Before It's Too Late 2009/01/05 18:32:46
When does the book come out ... I'd like to buy it from my neighborhood bookseller (we need those mom and pops too.)
HDtravlr1
Cheeseburger
Re:500 Things To Eat Before It's Too Late 2009/01/05 20:00:49
The release date is June 4, 2009
rumaki
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:500 Things To Eat Before It's Too Late 2009/05/19 10:19:57
It's out.  My pre-order copy arrived from Amazon.com on Saturday. 
 
There's a separate thread about the book, with readers' comments.
jjohnson1120
Junior Burger
Re:500 Things To Eat Before It's Too Late 2009/06/07 15:40:52
 Bought the book! Love it - already making note of where to go based on the food!

Of course, I -- and many others -- have suggestions: Minneapolis - Matt's Bar (3500 Cedar Ave S) - the Jucy Lucy originated here and must be tasted. It's unique amoung burgers!
MiamiDon
Filet Mignon
Re:500 Things To Eat Before It's Too Late 2009/06/16 07:54:11
I spotted this interview with Michael Stern in the Wall Street Journal:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124482651965110395.html#mod=article-outset-box
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:500 Things To Eat Before It's Too Late 2009/06/22 07:38:45
Nice little blurb about the book in my local paper:

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09169/977767-34.stm

 
Hey CajunKing, I think you need to take this guy out for some goetta!
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:500 Things To Eat Before It's Too Late 2009/06/25 13:28:38
Cliff

I emailed him and invited him to a goetta tour the next time he is in the area.  I will let you know if I get a response from him.