Smithsonian's 20 Best Food Destinations

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Root-Beer Man
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Smithsonian's 20 Best Food Destinations - Thu, 08/8/13 8:21 PM
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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 - Thu, 08/8/13 9:31 PM
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I think every one of them on the list has been discussed here on Roadfood.
RF'ers know the best food joints in America!!!
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Re:Smithsonian's 20 Best Food Destinations - Fri, 08/9/13 1:24 AM
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I'm happy to see Canter's on the list.

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Re:Smithsonian's 20 Best Food Destinations - Fri, 08/9/13 10:54 AM
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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 - Fri, 08/9/13 11:00 AM
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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 - Fri, 08/9/13 4:29 PM
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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.
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Re:Smithsonian's 20 Best Food Destinations - Fri, 08/9/13 4:40 PM
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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 
 
 
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Re:Smithsonian's 20 Best Food Destinations - Sat, 08/10/13 2:59 AM
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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???