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What’s Your Favorite Road Food?

by Steven S. Brooks on February 16, 2012

in Automotive Industry,Car-Trucks,Just for Fun

The expanse of the U.S. highway system spawned an entirely new culinary experience in the twentieth century; the roadside restaurant.  Originally mom and pop snack shacks, they grew into chains like Howard Johnson’s, Stuckey’s and such. Now there are plazas on toll roads where you are actually captive to the offerings that the state has deemed appropriate.

 Regardless, everyone has their favorite road food memories. I still fondly remember stopping at the giant Isaly’s when we went to visit my aunt and uncle in Youngstown. Chip-chop ham on soft, buttered white bread was better than any lobster or prime strip steak to my pre-teen taste buds, especially since I knew it would be followed by a double scoop ice cream cone. What is your favorite road food memeory?

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Prasino spiti February 17, 2012 at 9:14 am

While restaurant options have improved over the years, I still prefer to pack my snacks for the road. You just can beat the convenience(or nutrition) of an apple, a cheese stick & a hard boiled egg!

Prasino spiti February 17, 2012 at 9:14 am

While restaurant options have improved over the years, I still prefer to pack my snacks for the road. You just can beat the convenience(or nutrition) of an apple, a cheese stick & a hard boiled egg!

Pink Panther February 23, 2012 at 2:38 pm

When I was younger I would go on "car adventures" on Saturday mornings with my dad and sister. I always looked forward to uncovering a rusty Porsche or pushing a broken-down one-off onto our open trailer. After all the heavy lifting was done we would often stop at a mom and pop type place that we had seen on the drive in. I would always get bbq pulled pork! It was just one of those comfort foods that went along with a great day of cars. On another note, my favorite food to eat IN the car would have to be Swenson's!

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