Before you go any further, make sure you have read the first half of the Road Trip.
Ok, so I last left off with Brett and arriving in Salt Lake City. The next day we set out for Las Vegas, NV.
I will admit it, I am a sucker for cupcakes. I am not sure what it is about them that fascinates me so much. They are a perfect size for a single serving dessert and quite possibly my favorite food to shoot. This being said, you can probably guess what happened when I saw Sugarland in Chapel Hill.
I would not usually order a BLT, but I was told that in Chapel Hill, Merritt’s Store and Grill is famous for their BLTs. Whenever I hear of a place being “famous” for a certain dish, I become very curious. The only way to cure this curiosity is to try their dish. I would not usually order a BLT, but being in Chapel Hill, I had to check it out.
Today I am in Madison,WI. Well I was supposed to arrive two days ago, but storms in Chicago canceled my flight, so I arrived a day late. Anyway, I made it here. The reason for the visit is that this morning I am beginning a western road with my old college roommate and teammate Brett.
We will be traveling to:
Fort Collins, CO
Salt Lake City, UT
Las Vegas, NV
Santa Barbara, CA
and ending in Pasadena, CA.
I can not wait to see what food I discover along the way. I would love any food suggestions that you could give me on the way. This is not my first time driving across the country. Almost a year ago exactly I drove the opposite direction and went from Santa Barbara, CA to Charlotte, NC. Here is a video summary of it. Thanks for your help!
Since 1923, Sutton’s Drug Store has been serving great food and filling your prescriptions. It used to be that all drug stores did both. Today at a drug store, you can pick up groceries or frozen meals, but you will not find a freshly made BLT, burger, or hot dog. Sutton’s, located on Franklin street, is a Chapel Hill institution and has been serving up great food drinks to UNC students for decades. View full post »
When I think of meatloaf, the first thought that comes to mind is Will Ferrel’s character of Chaz Reinhold in “Wedding Crashers” He is quite insistent on his mom bringing him meatloaf. I have had meatloaf a few times in my life, but it was not a staple of my family’s meals. I have no “mother’s meatloaf” standard that many Americans may have. This being said, I did not know what to expect when I ordered the meatloaf sandwich at Sandwhich in Chapel Hill.
It was only a matter of time before the search for the best food in college towns would land in my home state of North Carolina. Well that time is here. For those of you who do not know, Chapel Hill, NC, is home to the University of North Carolina Tar Heels. I have visited UNC a few times in my life. Usually for football games ( my dad is an alum and my parents met while in law school there) and to compete in swim meets. I could tell it was a unique town, but never really got to see what the food was like. In bringing you where to eat in Chapel Hill, I only thought it made since to start with breakfast.
Why is it that the combination of turkey, gravy, stuffing, and cranberry sauce is reserved only for the 4th Thursday of November? Yes, you can eat this combination any day of the year, but traditionally most americans only eat it Thanksgiving and the following week as leftovers. Maybe it is the leftovers that are to blame ? Does eating turkey and stuffing sandwiches for a week require a year to recover from? Not for me. When Ben told me that there was a sandwich place with a Thanksgiving sub, well you can guess what I had to do…