#ABRoadEats 2016: Calling All Fans for Recommendations

#ABRoadEats 2016: Calling All Fans for Recommendations


If you’ve been following me online, I’m sure you’ve noticed the dozens of doughnuts, hot dogs and hamburgers I ate on the road during The Edible Inevitable Tour. Well I’m about to do it again, this time for an all-new show called Eat Your Science (dates and tickets here).

Since your recommendations were spot on (thank you), I’m asking you again: Where should I eat? In each city, I’m looking for coffee shops, restaurants, late-night snacks and sandwiches available in the area. Keep it local and simple…nothing fancy.

If you know of a must-visit eatery or coffee shop in a city featured below, tell me in the comments, or on Facebook or Twitter.

You must include the hashtag to the appropriate city (otherwise I can’t thank you or stay organized):

Charleston, SC: #ABRoadEatsCHS

Fayetteville, NC: #ABRoadEatsFAY

Columbia, SC: #ABRoadEatsColumbia

Atlanta, GA: #ABRoadEatsATL

Louisville, KY: #ABRoadEatsLouisville

Huntsville, AL: #ABRoadEatsHSV

Pensacola, FL: #ABRoadEatsPNS

Nashville, TN: #ABRoadEatsNASH

Durham, NC: #ABRoadEatsDurham

Baltimore, MD: #ABRoadEatsBWI

Charlotte, NC: #ABRoadEatsCLT

Pittsburgh, PA: #ABRoadEatsPIT

Red Bank, NJ: #ABRoadEatsRedBank

Wilkes-Barre, PA: #ABRoadEatsWB

Atlantic City, NJ: #ABRoadEatsAC

Providence, RI: #ABRoadEatsPVD

Hartford, CT: #ABRoadEatsHartford

Syracuse, NY: #ABRoadEatsSYR

Worcester, MA: #ABRoadEatsWorcester

Brookville, NY: #ABRoadEatsBrookville

Reading, PA: #ABRoadEatsReading

Schenectady, NY: #ABRoadEatsSCH

Morristown, NJ: #ABRoadEatsMtown

Grand Rapids, MI: #ABRoadEatsGR

Kalamazoo, MI: #ABRoadEatsKZOO

Detroit, MI: #ABRoadEatsDTW

Chicago, IL: #ABRoadEatsCHI

Minneapolis, MN: #ABRoadEatsMSP

Kansas City, MO: #ABRoadEatsKCM

Tulsa, OK: #ABRoadEatsTUL

Mesa, AZ: #ABRoadEatsMesa

Costa Mesa, CA: #ABRoadEatsCM

Prescott, AZ: #ABRoadEatsPRC

San Diego, CA: #ABRoadEatsSAN

Riverside, CA: #ABRoadEatsRside

San Jose, CA: #ABRoadEatsSJ

Santa Rosa, CA: #ABRoadEatsSR

Reno, NV: #ABRoadEatsReno

Stockton, CA: #ABRoadEatsSCK

Redding, CA: #ABRoadEatsRDD

 

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  1. 1
    Dennis Lewis

    Memphis, TN – you should really hit up Charles Vergos Rendezvous Ribs. Same great charcoal ribs for more than half a century.

  2. 2
    Rebecca

    Worcester, MA – A few miles south is Oxford, MA, home of Carl’s Oxford Diner. Breakfast is unbeatable and portions are of record breaking size. I worked in Worcester over a summer years ago and still dream of the omelets I used to order. There is no fuss or hurrah just an all-American diner that is a freakin’ institution.

  3. 3
    lucca ferreira

    come to syracuse!!!!! Dinosour barbeque is the best bbq in the world. Pastabilities pasta is amazing please come please come…

  4. 4
    Nannette Donnelley

    When you’re in Stockton, you should visit Midgley’s. Maple bacon doughnut bread pudding. We have tickets to the show, but we’ll be at Midgley’s at 5. Birthday dinner and a show, doesn’t get better than that! #ABRoadEatsStock

  5. 5
    Alexandra

    You should definitely check out Santa Rosa Seafood Raw Bar & Grill on Santa Rosa Ave. It’s a small place but their fish is really fresh. The oyster and smoasted salmon pasta are delicious. #ABRoadEatsSR

  6. 7
    Michelle

    Stan’s donuts in Santa Clara is a local institution. Vung Tau in downtown San Jose is excellent. Can’t wait to see you tonight! #ABRoadEatsSJ

  7. 8
    Hanna

    #ABRoadEatsSJ It will be pretty warm in San Jose so Milk and Wood for custom ice cream bars and Jimbo’s for mochi ice cream. Matcha Love in Mitsuwa Marketplace has cool ice cream, and Mitsuwa Marketplace is just a cool place to check out. Also don’t forget Pekoe for boba! Hannah has cool latte art and cupcakes/donuts.

  8. 10
    Clint

    Augie’s Coffee in Riverside is pure quality. Having locally roasted beans, cuppings, and the best baristas – Augie’s Coffee is the coffee pinnacle of SoCal #ABRoadEatsRside

  9. 12
    Missy Aust

    Check out Back to the Grind coffee house. They just celebrated their 20th year!
    Simple Simon for super fantastic sandwiches
    Zacatecas cafe, been around for over 50 years
    #ABRoadEatsRside

  10. 13
    Kristen

    In San Diego try donut bar. They have basic coffe but amazing donuts. From the basic old fashion to a blood orange, or one stuffed with a pop tart or Oreo. #ABRoadEatsSAN

  11. 14
    Beverly Thomas

    We would love to have you stop by our Route 66 Diner the Rock Cafe! Just a hop, skip and a jump from Tulsa! We have been in the same location since 1939 serving good food and wonderful service! Bring the cameras or leave them behind makes no difference to us!

  12. 15
    ROBERT W ORTIZ

    #ABRoadEatsMesa
    You MUST get croissants and pastries from Essence Bakery. Some of the best croissants anywhere; definitely the best in AZ, hands down. Chef Eugenia’s creations are amazing. Two locations: in Tempe at University and Hardy, and in Phoenix on Indian School at about 38th Street. It’s a bit of a drive from Mesa, but absolutely worth it. Call ahead to order, as they do tend to run out of things. Just down the street from the Tempe location is the original Cartel Coffee Lab location, too.

  13. 16
    Brenda

    Mesa, AZ – You gotta check out Yoli’s Café in Chandler, AZ for breakfast. They have the best french toast and its one of those hidden gems that you just have to try. Hope you enjoy your stay out here.

  14. 17
    Janet Klein

    Kansas City, MO: #ABRoadEatsKCM
    Previous comment/recommendation should have been Woodyard Bar-B-Que. Sorry for the typo.

  15. 18
    Janet Klein

    Kansas City, MO: #ABRoadEatsKCM
    YJ’s Snack Bar, 128 W. 18th
    Small, menu changes daily.
    If you have time, Woodside BarBQue
    The Farmhouse in the River Market area- great food and the best Bloody Mary’s
    Sasha’s Baking Company, 105 W. 9th

  16. 19
    Eli Graham

    AB, I know that Boise area isn’t on the list for this years tour, but if you come through, go to Tango’s Empanadas. First place I ate when I moved here from California and I would put it on In an Out’s level.

  17. 20
    Michell

    Demitasse Cafe in Chicago’s Little Italy is the place to go for delicious coffee. They roast their own! Try a scone and eye-catching layered latte or perhaps the best chai latte I’ve ever had. #ABRoadEatsCHI

  18. 21
    Judy Johnson-Hille

    #ABRoadEatsMSP – The best place for brunch in Minneapolis, yeah Hells Kitchen is pretty gosh darn good to, is Hot Plate . 5204 Bloomington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417. Paint by Numbers decor with a dash of 70s kitsch. Try it, you’ll like it!

  19. 23
    Steve

    San Diego, CA: #ABRoadEatsSAN

    Kindred for vegan
    Uptown Tavern for all things yummy
    Stop at the Donut Bar for a half dozen donuts then walk a few blocks to The West Bean for the best coffee and people watching

  20. 24
    DFaillace

    #ABRoadsEatsDTW … Three choices: pizza @ Buddy’s Pizza (multiple locations); Coney Island hot dogs @ Lafayette Coney Island (downtown Detroit); polish ethnic food @ Yeman Street in Hamtramck

  21. 26
    Roberta Bloom

    #ABRoadEatsColumbia – Hot 4 Wings/Filipino Flair is a tiny little place in a strip mall just NW of Columbia, in Lexington, SC. They offer excellent wings and outstanding, authentic Filipino food, prepared by Linda Kaserman cooking the foods she grew up eating. Such a delightful and unexpected surprise in this area. People talk about driving hours to eat this great food. And don’t miss her traditional desserts as well.

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