Food

Boulder Tea House – Boulder, CO

Frank Pepe’s Pizza – New Haven, CT – on the top of most pizza lists in the county. Get the White Clam pizza.

Uncle Willie’s BBQ – West Haven, CT

Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ in Kansas City, KS

Atlantic Seafood Company – Boston, Mass – clam chowder. that’s an order

B&G Oyster House – Boston, Mass – marvelous seafood. wonderful local oysters

Chaps Pit Beef BBQ in Baltimore, MD – pit beef sandwich

Butcher and the Boar in Minneapolis, MN

Manny’s Steakhouse in Minneapolis, MN – extra long aged rib eye

Stella’s Fish Cafe – Minneapolis, MN – get the walleye

Bogart’s Smokehouse – St Louis, MS – get the baked beans and the potato salad

Dock’s Oyster House – Atlantic City, NJ

Joe’s Meat Market – S. Bound Brook, NJ

Blue Claw Crab Shack – Burlington, NJ – buffalo garlic scallops and King Crab legs

Tony D’s Pizza – Caldwell NJ – the grandma’s pizza is stunning

Bruno’s Pizza – Clifton, NJ – regarded as the best Sicilian in NJ

Vesta Pizza – East Rutherford, NJ

Santillo’s Pizza – Elizabeth, NJ – regarded as one of the best pizza joints in the USA

Liberty Hall Pizza – Lambertville, NJ – probably my favorite Martguerita pizza

Lombardi Pizza Co – Martinsville, NJ – the Zoe pizza

Rod’s Seafood and Grill – Morristown, NJ – lobster bisque and the Delmonico steak

Dinosaur BBQ – Newark, NJ – fried green onions and their ribs

Hobby’s Deli – Newark, NJ – onion rings and the pastrami sandwich

Bonchan – New Brunswick, NJ – the king of Korean Fried Chicken. Amazing drumsticks. Incredible wings. The spicy is the only way to go. Half a dozen of my friends are completely hooked. It’s a chain, so find the nearest one and go there.

Destination Dogs – New Brunswick, NJ – potatoes ridiculadas

Star Tavern – Orange, NJ – plain pizza

Bollywood Grill – Parsippany, NJ – Kati roll

Garibaldi Peru-Mex – Parisippany, NJ – easily my favorite Mexican food in NJ

Surf Taco – Red Bank, NJ – get the Surf Taco and the Mahi Taco, Baja-style

DeLorenzo’s Pizza – Robbinsville, NJ

Papa’s Tomato Pies – Robbinsville, NJ – It’s even better than DeLorenzo’s

Primal – Albany, NY – excellent sandwiches; they also sell fantastic dip

Badshah Modern Indian – NYC, NY

Keen’s Steakhouse – NYC, NY – get the muttonchop

12 Bones BBQ – Ashville, NC

Schmidt’s – Columbus, OH – German potato salad and the Bavarian creme puff

Pastorante – Harrisburg, PA – Incredible home-made pastas. Wonderful mac and cheese. Combine this with a trip up the block to Midtown Scholar, one of the best used bookstores in the country.

Devon Seafood and Steak – Hershey, PA

El Rey – Philadelphia, PA

Federal Donuts – Philadelphia, PA – the chain that got me on Korean Fried Chicken. Their chicken breast sandwich is fantastic.

Percy Street BBQ – Philadelphia, PA

Au Pied de Cochon – Montreal, QC – amazing French food tucked in a hidden spot

Au Kouign Amann – Montreal, QC – almond croissant and the kouign amann

Sweet P’s BBQ in Knoxville, TN – wings, banana pudding and the ribs

Central BBQ – Memphis, TN

Interstate BBQ in Memphis, TN

Loveless Cafe – Nashville, TN – biscuits

Peg Leg BBQ in Nashville, TN

Gourdough’s Donuts – Austin, TX

Torchy’s Tacos – Austin, TX

Bohanans – San Antonio, TX

Texas Pride – San Antonio, TX – excellent fatty brisket and the best pecan cobbler I’ve ever had

Cafe Allegro – Seattle, WA

Taylor’s Shellfish Oyster Bar – Seattle, WA

Zoka Coffee – Seattle, WA – the finest cup of coffee I’ve ever had