Midwest

Farm-to-Table

Farm-to-table dining is a term most popularly used to describe restaurants that source ingredients from local or regional producers—in such relationships, the executive chef proudly sources ingredients directly from food producers (from farmers to winemakers, ranchers to cheese makers, and so on). It’s an arrangement that can yield fresh results.

2019-02-25T15:55:02+00:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Midwest, North, Northeast, Producers & Purveyors, Regions, South, Southeast|Tags: , |0 Comments

Chocolate Chicago

Chicago might be noted as one of the Midwest U.S.’s meat and potatoes (and pizza) capitals, but during the last century it’s earned the title"Candy Capital of the World." Back in 1884, the national Confectionery Association was founded in Chicago. In those days, the Windy City boasted 69 candy factories, including the companies that introduced Snickers, Baby Ruth, Tootsie Rolls, M&Ms and even Cracker Jack.

2019-02-11T22:08:28+00:00February 12th, 2019|Categories: Cuisines, Desserts, Featured, Midwest, Producers & Purveyors, Regions|Tags: |0 Comments

8 Authentic Dining Destinations

If your favorite excuse to jump on a plane is to get to a foodie experience that’s unmistakably unique to a place, then consider this your round-up of where to plan your next several trips. From dishes inspired by years of tradition to modern creations, you may find your mouth starts watering as you read. Even better: Not only do these destinations offer something worth savoring, they’re all pretty cool to visit in general.

Happy Thanksgiving

All of us here at Foodie Travel USA wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving.  We’d like to take this opportunity to say a simple “thank you” for reading our posts. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoy putting it together and digging into flavors from coast to coast. While gearing up for the holiday, some of us stopped to reflect and share memories, insights and even some home-cooking tips from past Thanksgivings.

Thanksgiving Culinary Traditions

Dressing or stuffing? Pumpkin or sweet potato pie? Brine, baste, roast or deep-fry the bird? What you consider to be the “correct” answer to these and other culinary questions about our nation’s annual Thanksgiving feast depend largely on where you live.

10 Foodie Experiences from Classic Movies

“I'll have what she's having” is arguably one of the most recognized lines in movie history. Rob Reiner and Nora Ephron's 1989 “When Harry Met Sally” humorously explores the difference between men and woman and whether or not they can really be friends. Sally, played by Meg Ryan, is depicted as a picky eater who wants things the way she wants them. She's eating a deli sandwich in the classic scene, proof that movie food scenes layer theme into cuisine.

4 Spectacular Rooftop Restaurants

A delectable dish, a fine vintage, and attentive service are all elements that can turn a lunch or dinner into a memorable meal. Add a dash of romantic ambience, and the dining experience moves into the realm of exquisite. In many cities, one restaurant captures that combination perfectly because of an unparalleled feature: It sits atop a hotel, an office building or a landmark where the vistas are a key amenity.

2018-12-06T17:10:50+00:00August 7th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Midwest, Producers & Purveyors, Regions, South, Southeast, West|Tags: |0 Comments

Barbecue Tourism is a Trip Through History

It’s not a big exaggeration to say that the history of barbecue mirrors the history of the United States of America. Both stories include regional rivalries, immigrant contributions, arguments that pit brother against brother yet ultimately come together in an understanding of how our differences make us stronger.

2018-12-06T17:13:05+00:00July 16th, 2018|Categories: Barbecue, Cuisines, Featured, Midwest, Regions, South, Southeast|Tags: , |0 Comments

Food Trails

Themed food trails keep popping up nationwide. If we were to map the routes all out on a map the lines might look like a plate full of spaghetti. The appeal is simple: Visit a place famous for a certain type of food and don’t enjoy that tasty dish just once, have it a whole heck of a lot. Indulge while you’re in the best place to get that specific yumminess. Dig in and discover how different chefs give that local specialty their own special twist. Satisfy your curiosity and specific craving. Calories don’t count on vacation, right?

2018-09-20T18:33:50+00:00July 10th, 2018|Categories: Midwest, North, Northeast, Regions, Southeast, Trends & Trails|Tags: , |0 Comments