A huge part of traveling for me is trying out local food hot-spots and blend in, as opposed to touristic dining. My tastes range from budget meals to gourmet depending on the city and its definition of the latter. On my last month-long vacation to my beloved U.S.A. where I left my heart as well as my childhood, I collected snapshots of where I ate, and voila, my food journal!
Carney’s on Sunset Boulevard in California is an old train transformed into a diner.
The Federal Bar in Long Beach with impressive classic decor.
En route to Nevada somewhere in the Mojave Desert is Peggy Sue’s Diner with authentic design, memorabilia, and typical All-American food.
Harley Davidson in Las Vegas.
Ruby’s Diner also in Las Vegas.
The famous Randy’s Donuts (as seen in many Hollywood movies) in Inglewood next to LAX. Donut taste, size and PRICE on a different league than what we are used to.
The Cheesecake Factory in Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii
Costco why don’t you open in Lebanon?
My indulgence, Popeye’s, the best Southern spicy chicken with incredible biscuits!
Eggs N’ Things for breakfast, be prepared to wait in line to be seated.
Haleiwa Joe’s seafood restaurant in the North Shore.
Cheeseburger In Paradise.
Jack In The Box.
Shave Ice on the shores of Honolulu.
Malasadas at the farmer’s market.
And more malasadas and pastries at Leonard’s Bakery.
Papa John’s pizza.
In flight punch from Honolulu to Maui.
Grandma’s Coffee House in Kula, Maui.
Panda Express in Honolulu.
Sbarro pizza in Manhattan, New York City.
Because once just isn’t enough.
Ruby Tuesday’s in Times Square.
The Renaissance Hotel in Times Square.
Grand Central Market, my kind of specialty shop.
Dean And Deluca.
Tom’s Restaurant, recognizable by Seinfeld fans.
I hope this inspires you to try these places if you’re ever in town, and use this as your travel guide by yours truly, the Foodie In The U.S.A.!