Friday, March 6, 2009

road trips...

photo: marcus nilsson

I love road trips. Love them!

There isn't the kind of time in my schedule that I would like to take them as often as I would like, but they are definitely a perfect way for me to unwind. There's nothing like driving fast, windows down, your favorite music mix playing and stopping at local food finds. It's the best way to get to know a town and the people.

The above picture is from Gourmet magazine. Jane & Michael Stern's article on road food. Fried Chicken from Price's Chicken Coop in North Carolina. Come on now, who doesn't love that?

Do you have a favorite road food? Is there a place you always make a pit stop at? Do you pack your own special road grub when you travel or do you let the road lead you to new places to feast?


Anonymous said...

Favorite road food to pack and take along? Chocolate chip cookies (Grandmom's recipe).

Favorite road food to purchase? BBQ!! Two friends and I drove cross country and back, mainly on secondary roads, sampling how different regions 'barb' their 'Q'.

Favorite dive/roadside joint? When I lived in South Carolina, it was this little joint called The Beacon ( If you want to gain 2lbs per meal, this is the place to go!!


Shelia said...

Hi Angelo! Oh, I thought you were participating in Foodie Friday where we all show some kind of food. Well, you really are - you just didn't know it! I'm from the south and I love me some good ole fried chicken.
Okay, I must admit, I just love everything!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Raggedy Girl said...

Walker Burger in Walker California. Awesome burgers and a sweet little garden gazebo to eat them in.

Have A Fun Filled Friday
from Roberta Anne

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

For a minute there I thought you were participating in Foodie Friday..what a delicatble box of goodies to feast the eye upon...road trip ummmm going to have to think about that one for a bit.. it's been too long.. I hope you enjoy yours..hugs ~lynne~

pcb said...

We're big fans of packing a picnic for a road trip. Somehow it just seems like more of a treat, plus we know it's going to be good!

Anonymous said...

Love the photos, Angelo. And here in the south you can find some great fried chicken and BBQ.

I love just about any "hole-in-the-wall" kind of restaurant. I've found those are usually the ones that have the best home cooked food. I'm good, down-home country food.

I can't believe your following my blog. I still need someone to pinch me.

angelo said...

Thank you all for your road trip food. I am now officially hungry. What else is new?

I didn't realize that it was "Foodie Friday." I am new to the blog world, but now I will try to keep it in mind. If you are a regular follower to my blog you pretty much know that almost everyday is a foodie day for me. It's my other passion.

Have a great weekend and thank you for all the awesome comments.

DesignTies said...

This is pretty sad, but every time we take a road trip to visit my hubby's mom, we always stop at Wendy's for a spicy chicken combo!!

When I was a kid, my mom would make egg salad sandwiches to bring on road trips. I'd ask her not to put butter on mine, but she told me that she had to put on a bit to keep the bread from getting soggy :-) I still like my egg sandwich better without butter, but I have good memories of those buttered sandwiches :-)


Anonymous said...

YES! YES! Road Trip food are THE BEST! I do not have a favorite, I like all of it if it's battered & deep fried. I love your blog! You should do the TV version of it.

cottage farm villa said...

Angelo, just found your blog!!! I loved reading your "about me"! I completely related to seeing design in anything that you look at, even a car door handle.

I am glad to have found you and would like to add you to my favorites. Stop by and say "hey" if you get a chance!

I don't get to take road trips, so no favorites here...but if we do take a road trip, I treat myself to a McDonalds Egg McMuffin!!!! Always got them on the way to Mammoth Mtn skiing!! Or Big Bear!!! living in Texas so no more mountain skiiing. However, I am going to post a McDonalds pic in the next couple of will get a kick out of the cyrstal chandeliers they have in the McDonalds, in Dallas!!! Great to meet you! ~Cheryl at cottagefarmvilla

Michael said...

Jay insists we stop at every darn Cracker Barrel for breakfast along the way. It's one of his favorites! He's an eggs and bacon kinda guy...I love their pancakes!

mrsben said...

We Northerners of the the Americas
really aren't connoisseurs of fried chicken as we are more into Poutine. (French Fries smothered in a sauce of Cheese Curds and gravy. A feast for the Arteries!)
Price's Chicken does sound good though.

I'm not one much for road trips as I prefer to 'fly' but can recall;
a jar of peanut butter and a loaf of bread sustaining my closest girl friend and myself while we toured the United States in a little blue Falcon. One must keep in mind this was some fourty-three years ago when Fast-Food outlets, Express Ways or Rest Stops weren't even on a Road Map
SMILES! -Brenda-


Anonymous said...

Road Trip? Yes please. Fried chicken? WHERE & WHEN?

Unknown said...

I love road trips. I ate my way across the deep South...and Europe!
Anyplace that looks interesting is a good place. The food is always better because of the people that you meet while there.

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