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Vertical Harvest

Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is best known as a place to experience nature and wildlife or hit the slopes or relish in all things winter.It’s a place where you expect to indulge in hearty game, cozy coffee, and massive slices of berry pie.  And you can.But that’s not Jackson Hole’s only foodie story.In a place that sees eight months of snow, chef-driven artisan dishes showcasing fresh ingredients may seem impossible if not unexpected. Yet this northwestern community offers lots of flavorful local food made with produce grown right in the heart of downtown. How?

2019-03-15T19:53:19+00:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: Featured, Northwest, Regions, Trends & Trails|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Civil War Sites on the TN Music Highway

The Tennessee Music Highway, the stretch of Interstate 40 between Nashville and Memphis, is rich with music history, great places to eat, and it passes through and near some of the state’s significant Civil War battlegrounds. If you’re a history buff and hungry for some great Southern food, the route is a geographical (if not strictly chronological) tour through the history of some important Civil War sites.

2019-03-13T17:51:44+00:00March 19th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Regions, Southeast, Trends & Trails|Tags: , |0 Comments

5 Biscuits Worth a Road Trip

It was so flaky, buttery and light I had to suppress a loud “mmm” sound and the urge to stash a couple more delicious biscuits in to my purse for later.The experience of eating these heavenly light brown rounds was enhanced by sitting on the elegant porch of Mississippi’s Biscuit Queen herself, Chef Regina Charboneau, in Natchez, the Biscuit Capital of the World.As a child of the South and a lifelong biscuit lover, I am saddened by the state of what most places call a biscuit—they’re too often dry, tasteless and a waste of butter. But in my passionate pursuit of biscuit perfection, I’ve been lucky enough to encounter a few gems. Here are five biscuits worth a road trip.

2019-03-12T18:08:46+00:00March 14th, 2019|Categories: Cuisines, Featured, Regions, South, Southeast, Southern|Tags: , |0 Comments

Mama Jo’s

There just maybe isn’t a bigger little food town below the Mason-Dixon Line right now than Oxford, Mississippi. After all, this is the wee burg Southern Living dubbed “The South’s Best Food Town of 2018.” This is where James Beard Award-winning powerhouse John Currence built his empire, beginning in 1992 with City Grocery, famed for its dazzling shrimp and grits. It’s home to joints like Saint Leo, a 2017 James Beard "Best New Restaurant" semifinalist and purveyor of some of the country’s finest pizza, and chef Corbin Evans’ Oxford Canteen, beloved for gut-busting goodies like beef brisket grilled cheese.

2019-03-07T17:23:59+00:00March 12th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Producers & Purveyors, Regions, South|Tags: |0 Comments

Healthy Eats in Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina is a city where culinary artisans—chefs, bartenders, brewers, distillers, and other foodie pros—are collectively pushing forward the city’s taste offerings and reputation. Even better, many are doing it without compromising the commitment to health—for humans and for Mother Earth. Whether you’ve resolved to eat healthier in 2019 or simply want to savor incomparable flavor, there are lots of delicious reasons to visit this Southern city.

2019-02-28T14:58:55+00:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: Cuisines, Featured, Healthy, Regions, Southeast|Tags: |0 Comments

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

Food & Music on the Tennessee Music Highway

The famed Tennessee Music Highway, more prosaically known as Interstate 40 between Memphis and Nashville in Tennessee, connects two of the nation’s greatest music cities plus has some pretty cool attractions along the way. If your goal is to get from Graceland to the Grand Ole Opry as quickly as possible, go ahead and set the cruise control on 75 mph and burn up the miles. But we suggest taking your time and checking out some of the great attractions along the way—plus, being Foodie Travel USA, we suggest worthwhile eats near each musical stop.

2019-02-14T18:11:26+00:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Featured, Regions, Southeast, Trends & Trails|Tags: |0 Comments

Roses

A bouquet of roses for Valentine’s Day or any romantic occasion may be a no-brainer, but roses are also an ethereal edible treat. “Rose is commonly used in Indian dishes and drinks, likely through a Persian influence on the cuisine developed through the Mughal era,” says Corporate Chef Manish Mehrotra of New York City’s Indian Accent. The Mughal(or Mogul) Empire was founded in 1526—so roses have been tempting palates for a very long time!

2019-02-12T15:00:46+00:00February 14th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Northeast, Regions, Southeast, Trends & Trails|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

What Kind of Hawaii Foodie Are You?

There are few better ways to immerse yourself in a destination than dining your way through it. Hawaii is no different. The diversity of food found in the Hawaiian Islands today is the result of multiple origins—among them, the indigenous Hawaiian culture, dozens of multicultural influences, and modern-day cuisines from around the world. Although the Islands offer their fair share of prestigious dining options, one of the best ways to understand the cuisine is to check out local favorites including the most popular and beloved food-truck, hole-in-the-wall, and hidden-gem eateries.Spaced between all of your hikes, beach stops and relaxing getaways, you’ll need a reliable list of local eateries to refuel your adventures.

2019-02-05T16:57:42+00:00February 5th, 2019|Categories: Cuisines, Featured, Hawaiian, Pacific, Regions, Trends & Trails|Tags: |0 Comments