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Eat U.S.A.

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AFAR’s guide to the regional flavors, local classics, and innovative restaurants that define American food right now.

The West: Go for farm-to-table cooking, third-wave coffee, and a romp in the redwoods.

Ruth Reichl on California’s farm-to-table cooking roots.

Where to eat, drink, and play in Northern California wine country.

Take a pampered paddle down Idaho’s Salmon River.

Jesse Kahn of New York’s Counter Culture Coffee Portland’s best brew.

How to book a table at Forage, the Salt Lake City restaurant redefining locavore cuisine.


The Midwest: Go for weird food on sticks, crowd-free wine tasting, and a 20-course dinner in the Twin Cities.

Peter Meehan finds the perfect sandwich in the Chicago suburbs.

Where St. Louis bartenders drink when off the clock.

Road trip: Eat your way through Michigan wine country.

From juneberry pie to Kansas City BBQ, five all-American classics.

A 20-course meal to book in Minnesota.


The South: Go for barbecue, bourbon, modern twists on Southern classics, and a heavenly farm stay. 

Why John T. Edge will always find his way back to Cajun country.

A dreamy farm hotel, surrounded by Great Smoky Mountain flavor.

Where to eat the South’s tastiest seafood.

Barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn’s guide to the best barbecue in Texas.

Photo by A.B./Corbis

Photo by A.B./Corbis


The Northeast: Go for just-caught seafood, craft beers, old-school general stores, and freshly churned ice cream.

A Vermont road trip for food-lovers.

Summer on a bun: 10 killer lobster rolls.

Julia Glass on a Cape Cod tradition that improves with the years.

Book this table now: Ribelle in Brookline, MA