Planning a roadtrip? An updated 9th edition of "Roadfood" by Jane and Michael Stern has recently been released.
This is a guide to 900 of the best restaurants throughout the United States, and the new edition features more than 200 completely new listings and updates of long-time favorites.
The guide is broken into regions: New England, Mid-Atlantic, Mid-South, Deep South, Midwest, Southwest, Great Plains and West Coast, and then broken down by state. Each listing includes name, address, phone number and website, as well as a price guide for dishes. The listing itself could speak about the diners' experience, favorite dish or several recommendations. There is also a listing of the "Roadfood Honor Roll: The 100" of the extra-special restaurants the authors chose. Several Ohio restaurants and one West Virginia restaurant made the honor roll.
Eight restaurants from West Virginia are mentioned. At Coleman's Fish Market in Wheeling, which made the 100 Honor Roll, it is recommended to get their fish sandwich. Diehl's Family Restaurant in Nitro, ran by a third-generation Diehl, touts its made from scratch cooking like bone-in country ham, pulled-pork sandwich or graham-cracker pie. Julio's Cafe in Clarksburg is an Italian restaurant that has four different versions of pasta e fagiole. Also in Clarksburg is Oliverio's Cash and Carry, a vintage family-run grocery store where you can buy hommade Italian pork sausage (just not able to consume them there - you'll have to take them home and cook them yourself.) Quinet's Court in New Martinsville is a buffet restaurant that warns you it will charge you $2 surcharge to anyone who wastes food. So take only what you want to eat! Ritzy Lunch in Clarksburg is known for its hot dogs. Ruby & Ketchy's in Morgantown and has a ham dinner that has been served for more than 30 years. Stewart's Original Hot Dogs in Huntington has a secret recipe chili sauce that makes its hot dogs great.
Thirty-three Ohio restaurants are mentioned, ranging from big cities like Cincinnati, Cleveland and Dayton to places I'd have to ask Google about like Yellow Springs, Conneaut and Waldo. Three made the 100 Honor Roll: Al's Corner Restaurant in Barberton, a Hungarian restaurant; Camp Washington Chili Parlor in Cincinnati, which serves Cincinnati chili on spaghetti and is noted for its double-decker sandwich; and Henry's in West Jefferson, located in a defunct gas station and serves country-style food but is noted here for its pies, which the writers say are some of the best in Ohio. If you're wanting to go on a food roadtrip or just a good non-chain restaurant to eat the next time you're in a specific city, check this one out.
"Roadfood" is publishe by Clarkson Potter. It is $21.99.
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