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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

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.

Iconic Eats in Buffalo, New York

Buffalo, New York is nestled on the shores of Lake Erie midway between Jamestown and Niagara Falls. The state’s second largest metropolitan area (after New York City) is home to hearty folks who endure notoriously bad weather, yearn for a championship from the NFL’s Bills and NHL’s Sabres, and know how to eat! Locals take pride in homegrown, original foods, some of which—like wings(not Buffalo wings, not chicken wings, just wings)—have become synonymous with the area. For 40 years, I lived a few miles south of Buffalo. Now that I’m living in South Carolina I don’t miss the winters a bit, but I do miss feasting on Buffalo food traditions. So I make an annual pilgrimage north to savor favorites at local restaurants and tote home a carload of staples. Here’s a list of the foods that I think sets Western New York apart. Shuffle off to Buffalo, seek, sample, savor and let the feast begin!

2018-12-14T15:15:04+00:00December 20th, 2018|Categories: Americana, Cuisines, Featured, North, Northeast, Regions|Tags: , |0 Comments

Local Eats in Burnsville, Minnesota

It’s no secret: Burnsville, Minnesota is home to some of the Twin Cities metro area’s best independently owned and operated restaurants. These five eateries are truly one-of-a-kind and worth the trip, whether you’re coming down from the Boundary Waters, up from Iowa, or over from wherever you happen to define yonder. The chefs and owners at these restaurants all know that quality ingredients make the difference between ho-hum and yum. To ensure freshness, their menus feature seasonal, local ingredients as much as possible. They blend tradition and innovation to serve up a scrumptious range of dishes from comfort foods to genuine surprises. Come belly up to a table in Burnsville and bite into bliss.

2018-11-20T19:37:12+00:00November 27th, 2018|Categories: Cuisines, Featured, North, Regions|Tags: |0 Comments

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.

Sun Valley Resort, Idaho

Nestled in the state of Idaho is a resort famed equally for its winter skiing as its summer golfing. Since it was built in 1936, Sun Valley Resort offers a multi generational travel destination no matter the season. Popular with Hollywood celebrities and sports stars, locals and visitors, this is America’s original destination ski resort.

2018-10-26T15:23:15+00:00October 30th, 2018|Categories: Featured, North, Producers & Purveyors, Regions|Tags: , |0 Comments

10 Must-Go Chocolate Stops in the U.S.A.

The mere thought of chocolate can bring smiles. Cacao has been used to uplift the spirits of those lucky enough to get their hands on it since it was first discovered. These days, there’s great news for all chocolate lovers: Not only can chocolate satisfy sweet teeth, it’s chock full of antioxidants and other health benefits—let that fact quell any guilt you may feel about indulging in bars or truffles! To help ensure you’re never without a sweet treat—especially on vacation!—trust your taste buds to these 10 drool-worthy chocolatiers and chocolate-making tours across the U.S.A.

Detroit’s Eastern Market

Just a mile from downtown Detroit, Michigan, one of the oldest and largest year-round markets in the nation brims with foods and merchandise in five sheds ringed by restaurants, shops and food purveyors to form a district encompassing 24 acres. The market serves wholesale and retail customers and hosts a farmers market every Saturday, as well as Tuesdays and Sundays in summer. In 2018, it added a night market on the third Thursday each month from June through September. Saturdays remain the busiest with as many as 45,000 customers and up to 250 vendors.

2018-12-06T17:11:41+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Featured, North, Producers & Purveyors, Regions|Tags: |0 Comments

Three Extraordinary Beer Bars, Brewpubs & Breweries

There is no doubt about it: The boom of breweries, brewpubs and bars specializing in serving craft beers on draft, in cans and bottles is in full effect throughout the nation. Innovative concepts, stunning décor, themed fare, and untapped locations are just some of the ways producers stand out in the competitive field. Here are three extraordinary tap-pullers who take pride in both beer selection and customer experience.

2018-11-13T19:53:38+00:00July 10th, 2018|Categories: North, Producers & Purveyors, Regions, South, Southeast|Tags: , |0 Comments