February 03, 2007

Finding The Best Food in Town

When traveling, if you're willing to go slightly out of your way, there's no reason to eat at P.F. Chang's, which isn't even the best Chinese food in America (head to Chinatown in Seattle or San Francisco for that), let alone the world. Thanks to the miracle of the Internet, you can always find good eats on sites like 10Best.com. Most people don't care enough (or don't have enough time) to track down the really good stuff, which is what the convenient and reliable chains are there for, but if you really like food it's usually worth the effort. Great restaurants found on my last long drive: Eleven in Pittsburgh and Proof on Main in Louisville. (Billy's Hickory Pit Bar-B-Q in Lexington is pretty good, too, but I've had better barbecue in the Carolinas.)

Of course, there are some places where the reputed best restaurants are disappointing. I'm looking at you, Toledo, Ohio.

Posted by John Tabin at February 3, 2007 01:24 PM

I'm not even sure it's the best Chinese food IN NASHVILLE, but it was a hellova sales pitch.

Posted by: Jeremy Lott at February 5, 2007 09:57 AM