If you’ve read about our BangShifty road adventures over the years, you know why we’re asking this question. Part of road tripping and car travel is the food. Sometimes that food is a necessary evil, a quick fast food stop to keep you awake and other times it is virtually the destination. With the rise of the so called “smart phone” road food has entered another dimension. With apps like Urban Spoon, Flavortown and others, finding great food is only a couple clicks away. I’ll openly admit to using a couple of them on my trips to the ECTA meets in Ohio to grab something tasty and local off of the highway between my home outside of Boston and southern Ohio.
Speaking for both Chad and I whenever we’re traveling over long distances on terra firma, we do our best to his local spots to eat but the fact is we can’t always do it. We’ve had far better experiences walking into a local restaurant in a place we’ve never been than walking into a fast food joint under the same circumstances. It is utterly amazing how badly a fast food drone can jack up a simple assembly line cheeseburger or taco. When you eat at a local joint, no matter how greasy the spoon, there’s a modicum of care and attention going into the product and the end user wins big time!
So what’s your favorite type of road food and where’s the best place to get it?
(My favorite track food of all time is below – pork butt on a stick at the US Nationals from a few years back!)