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Three low-key Santa Fe eateries to enchant you

The trick to eating well in Santa Fe is to eat low on the food chain. There are exceptions to the rule, notably the chic Restaurant Martin, helmed by chef Martin Rios, but in my experience, the grander-sounding the menu, the farther you get from what makes this desert capital so enchanting.<p>The talk …

Road trips USA: a local's view of Chicago – in pictures

Chicago brings to mind music, baseball, dive bars, hotdogs and much more. From its iconic buildings – such as national-landmark-listed Macy's on State Street and the beautiful Music Box Theatre – to a vinyl-only record shop and its street art there's plenty to see that encapsulates the city. …

in Food onAug 20, 2013 1:20 pm

<i>Photo by Matt Kirouac/Chicago Foodies.</i><p>On the heels of the Firecakes doughnut ice cream sandwich announcement that made everyone in Chicago a little …

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Tasting NM Recipes - New Mexico Magazine

by<p>Above: A selection of flavors from Whoo's Donuts, in Santa Fe. Photographs by Douglas Merriam....<p>by<p>From the " Deep-Fried & Delish " article from …

Man Bites Dog: a conversation about Chicago hot dog culture

1/43<p>Photograph: Patty CarrollChicago hot dog stands have been a frequent subject for photographer Patty Carroll since the 1980s.<p>2/43<p>Photograph: Patty …

Get your kicks on Route 66!

Lots of Americans dream of hitting the open road and completing the famous Route 66. Diners, strange parks and legendary truck stops make this a trip …

Past and Present: Route 66

Over the years, I have traveled down various segments of Route 66 that, taken together, have covered or paralleled nearly the entire length of “the …

Ghost town hunting in the American West

Nothing guarantees a Wild West adventure like exploring ghost towns, from abandoned mines where lucky prospectors once struck it rich to dusty frontier outposts where gun-toting outlaws once ran amok. Get ready to hit the (usually dirt) road out to these iconic ghost towns, most within spitting …

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Amarillo, Texas: show me the way to eat, sleep and have fun

Driving towards Amarillo, crossing a level plain under an enormous dome of sky, you see many cowboy-themed signs for a restaurant called <b>The Big Texan</b> …

Deep-Dish Chicago

Chicago’s deep-dish pizza—a manly pie, thick enough to lose your car keys in—has more to do with the city’s hearty meat-and-potatoes past than its stylish, locavore present. But Chicago’s love for its deep dish hasn’t dimmed, and neither has the local debate over the best version of the behemoth. …

A new business has opened in Winslow, caddy-corner from The Corner. The Arizona 66 Trading Post opened earlier in May and offers a great selection of Mother Road souvenirs. They also sell lots of creations from local artists, including jewelry, pottery rugs, carvings and more. Very cool stuff. After you’ve take your photo across the street, stop in and browse around. We’re rooting for Winslow. Photo: Roger Naylor

6 places to get your kicks on Route 66

Diners, dogs and the drive of your life on the ultimate road trip into the heart of America.<p>Diners, dogs and the drive of your life: six top things …

So we’re getting close to prime time for Williams. The town has been busy in the spring, but starting Memorial Day weekend, things kick into gear. The nightly gunfights will begin and there’s a festival every weekend through Labor Day. Of all the Route 66 Arizona towns, Williams is the most vibrant and has the liveliest nighttime scene. Make sure you not only visit but spend at least one night. Photo: Roger Naylor

Chicago's best homegrown junk food

'Junk food' is often used as an insult, but in Chicago it's a celebrated art form. Known the world over for its gorgeous architecture, impressive museums, legendary sports teams, barely tolerable winters and cutting-edge cuisine, The Windy City is also home to some of the best guilty pleasure food …

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US road trips

There's nothing wrong that a hundred bucks and a full tank of gas can't fix. It's an idea at the core of the American psyche. From the first "road …

Top 10 roadside diners in the US: a trucker's guide

<b>In the past seven years, Salena Lettera and her co-driver, boyfriend Ed Godfrey, have logged over a million miles behind the wheel of a 75ft rig, and</b> …

Richard Grant's ideal US road trip

Let the dawn rise behind you, and drive on towards the sunset. The great American road trip goes west, not east, and it ends at the barrier of the …

Tips For An American Road Trip

Travel Tips<p>We’ve all watched movies about taking off on that great American road trip. Some were great movies others were well.. not. Still even as …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Essays<p>My immigrant father was trying to navigate life in a new and scary world. And I was hellbent on making things as difficult as possible.<p>By Zito …

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Advanced tips for US road trips

As I've candidly admitted in the past, my enthusiasm for road trips is dismal. I'd rather go to a cat fashion show hosted by golf commentators than sit in a car for more than 45 minutes. However, being an avid traveller and professional travel writer means that I have little choice but to submit to …

Road Trips

Three leaders, one road trip: presidential places in Illinois

One of the best ways to brush up on US presidential history is with a leisurely Illinois road trip. Why Illinois? For American history buffs, the state offers insights into some of the country’s past and present leaders. Stop in the Obamas’ neighborhood from before their D.C. days and check out …

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America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

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