Do you like juicy burgers? What about that extra cheesy pizza with the pooled pepperoni on top? Or is it that triple chocolate layered cake that really gets you saying “YES PLEASE!”
We all know moving is stressful, between packing, unloading, and finding your way around a new place. Yet amongst all the chaos you know what doesn't always come to mind….FOOD! Finding food places you like in a new city or town can be just as stressful! Different cultures, styles, or sometimes expectations and then not even knowing where to begin. We start to fall into that “Google” or “Yelp” trap and we all know how unpredictable or misleading those can be. So we're going to help you narrow some places down! Today we’re going to write you a list of some of the best places to eat East of the Mississippi!
So get your tastebuds ready, because some of these you may just have to go on a little roadtrip for!
MELT BAR & GRILLED
This is a local restaurant only found in Cleveland Ohio.
One of my favorite places to go and dive into some creative flavors and gourmet grilled cheeses. Sure you can get just a plain old classic grilled cheese here, but why do that when you have so many other options? Chicken Parmesan, Chicken and Waffles, the Lake Erie Monster, Peanut Butter and Banana, Cuban War Pig and so many others! Not to mention these sandwiches are HUGE!
Pizza lovers this one is just for you.
Chicagos' famous deep dish stuffed pizza.
Thankfully for us, Giordanos has expanded to 65 other locations across the U.S, but that doesn't mean there still isn't something special about going back to where it all began. From your traditional cheese or pepperoni pizza to bbq chicken I promise you it will never disappoint!
GROVER'S BAR & GRILL
ATTENTION BURGER LOVERS!
These massive patties can only be found in Buffalo, New York. Grovers Bar & Grill is a locally owned burger joint that will leave you stuffed and still bringing home leftovers. This place has done it right, not only were they televised on the Diners Drive-Ins & Dives, but they have won the hearts of so many from just being themselves. I warn you though, this small establishment is CASH ONLY, and don't be surprised when you see that chalk board when you walk in full of names on their waitlist on any given night of the week!
Yes I did indeed mean THE CARLOS BAKERY.
For some of you this may be an obvious choice because I mean who wouldn't want the opportunity to see where CAKE BOSS takes place. Regardless of the fame and endless tv shows that Buddy has created their sweets really are to die for. Carlos Bakery can be found all over NYC and NJ plus they can ship wherever too!(Which comes with a price of course.) However there is still something special about the location in Hoboken, New Jersey and the little cobble stone street district that is home to so many local art and history exhibits.
PRIMANTI BROTHERS RESTAURANT
Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and found in their famous "Strip District " Primanti Brothers have been a part of history with their unique deli style sandwiches on thick slices of italian bread. You can now find the famous Primanit Brothers down the northern coast in states such as West Virginia, and Southers Florida. These sandwiches are a part of history and not to mention pretty fresh and delicious.
JOHNS ROAST PORK
When people think of Philadelphia, PA the famous cheesesteak sandwich is usually one of the first things that come to mind. Now take that cheesesteak and give it a little bit of a twist with some roasted pork. John's Roast Pork is iconic in South Philly and a must stop on the way through. Their hoagie rolls are baked perfectly with an even layer of provolone cheese. Better keep an eye out for time though. This local fan favorite is only open till 7pm!
Did someone say Taco Tuesday? No? well that's okay, because I'm going to Taco-bout-it...see what I did there?Taco Mama orignated in Mountain Brooks, Alabama but can now be found all over Alabama and some parts of North Carolina. This laid back, funky little taco place is perfect for grabbing a quick bite to eat. Or maybe even stay a while and have a couple hand shaken margaritas while you're at it. Either way their perfectly balanced tacos with diverse flavors will surely hit the spot when driving through any town they are located in.
Frenchy's Saltwater Cafe
Grouper anyone? Now I know when you think of a grouper you kinda sit there with a perplexed look on your face. Like "What is this? "This is not your average seafood fish of choice but I promise you, if you've never had it. You definitely need to give it a shot. Located in Clearwater, Florida Frenchy's Saltwater Cafe is a must stop on the main strip. I know there are so many other restaurants to choose from but their fresh grouper sandwich (caught daily) served on an onion bun either fried or grilled is to die for. Its so juicy and fresh and the atmosphere is great too!
Versailles Restaurant and Cuban Cuisine
Versailles is a popular destination for many when it comes to cuban cuisine. Home to Miami FL, Versailles is a tourist and local attraction. It's one the most popular meeting places in Miami for all the big wigs and goverment officials so you never know who you may run in to.
Phillips Seafood is a locally owned family business, and I say business because they don't just specialize in their own restaurant, they specialize in, well you guessed it, SEAFOOD.
Home to Baltimore MD, this family owns and operates one of the biggest seafood companies in the Mid-Atlantic. Known for their crab and crab cakes this is definitely not a place you want to skip out on.
FLIP BURGER BOUTIQUE
Flip Burger is probably one of my most "stopped at" restaurants while I'm on the road and in the area. Yes they have amazing burgers, juicy, cooked just right, and all fresh ingredients. To be honest though, their burgers aren't the only thing that keeps me coming back. Their entire brand is based off of a science, and I mean literally. Let me be a little more specific, LIQUID NITROGEN MILKSHAKES. These milkshakes are the best things ever and maybe because if you're really feeling yourself that day you can even make it "boozy" and yes I mean what you think I mean. Made fresh and for you to see these milkshakes among their crazy flavors and combination give off smoke from the liquid nitrogen which I just think is cool in itself.
These are just a handul of my favorite places to stop at while on the road. I understand that you may not like everything on this list but that's okay! It's just a start of the list for wherever life takes you. Plus, that means you get to share your favorite places with me as well! So let me know so I can make some new stops! Otherwise be on the look out for some of our future "Foodie" blogs you never know what may turn up!
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