When you’re on the road or in the air travelling across the United States you’ll end up having a hankering for some delicious, well-prepared meals to satisfy you after a day of sightseeing, touring, and enjoying new experiences. Eating at a local restaurant can become an integral part of your travels as much as anything else. You get to enjoy the local food, surrounded by people from the area, and get a taste of the city that you are visiting.
Groupon Restaurants is a website you must visit before heading off on your travels to a new city. With Groupon Restaurants you can view a business’ information such as hours of operation and whether they accept reservations, tips from diners, customer reviews, and most importantly the most recent money saving deals available for your restaurant of choice.
When you’re visiting New Orleans let the good times roll or as the locals say le bon temps roule! New Orleans is a fascinating and truly unique city with many sights to see including the French Quarters, Harrah’s casino, and music clubs featuring local music such as jazz, blues, zydeco, Cajun and funk.
With so much to do you’ll definitely want an appetizing meal when your day ends. What a better place to do that no other than trying out New Orleans’ speciality cuisines such as Cajun and Creole food. A quintessential and elegant restaurant choice is Broussard’s Restaurant, which is s long-standing restaurant in New Orleans with an unmatchable reputation for amazing dishes.
Broussard’s is a landmark restaurant that serves local Creole cuisine and classic French dishes. An excellent appetizer choice is the Pate de Maison, which is a brandied duck liver mousse pate, with red onion confit, and pink peppercorn pickles. You can add a soup or salad to your entree too. A prime choice for an entree is the Pistachio Crusted Rack of Colorado Lamb featuring goat cheese stuffed phyllo triangles, roasted root vegetables, and house made mint pepper jelly.
You can’t end your meal at Broussard’s without partaking in a decadent dessert. Broussard’s has an amazing selection to choose from, including a stand out dessert, the Bittersweet Chocolate Pave made with maldon sea salt flakes, candied orange zest, and Grand Marnier anglaise. Broussard’s is a restaurant that will make you never forget your vacation in New Orleans.
‘The Windy City’
Chicago”The Windy City” has more than enough sights to keep tourists entertained and preoccupied from the grandeur of stunning art work at The Art Institute of Chicago to the family-friendly Navy Pier, which has an amusement park, concert venues, shops, and parks. Your days will be filled with activities to enjoy in Chicago whether it’s watching a baseball game with the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field or visiting the architectural feat of the John Hancock Building.
Afterwards you can end your day perfectly with a wonderful meal at a local restaurant. The Feast Restaurant and Bar is a diner’s dream with an amazing selection of entrées and drinks to satisfy your palate for brunch, lunch or dinner. Begin your meal with Caramelized Onion + Buttermilk Biscuits made with Amish blue cheese and honey butter.
You can also add sides such as Israeli Cous Cous or a variety of salad choices such as House-Smoked Trout salad. An unforgettable entrée choice is the Red Chili Braised Short Ribs that comes with soft goat cheese white polenta and herb salsa verde. There isn’t a shortage of alcoholic drink choices including red white wine, beer, ciders and cocktails. A recommended cocktail that’s refreshing is the Chicago Style, which is a concoction of Jameson, Bundaberg ginger beer, and fresh lime juice. Your dining experience at the Feast Restaurant and Bar is one you’re sure to always remember and a place to return when you’re in Chicago.
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Travel in December is a good idea for you if you want a vacation that is during the slow season. Here are the best places to travel in December, when everyone else is home celebrating the holidays.
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The Ultimate American Road Trip: Route 66
If you’re looking for the omega American road trip then you’ve got to hit the Mother Road, otherwise known as Route 66. From Chicago to LA, it’s a journey that’ll provide the experience of a lifetime, showing you the heart of a great nation.
Start in Chicago & Chase the Sun
In reality, the best always head west. Would you rather end the trip in the Windy City, or just in time to catch a gorgeous L.A. sunset on the beach? There’s just something deeply spiritual for folks when we head west. It becomes an adventure. It becomes a vehicular voyage to the sea. Here are some of the highlights you can expect in order:
• Illinois: It’s a pretty straight shot through the state from Chicago through Springfield (which has some stretches of restored Route 66) and southwest to St. Louis. There’s a bit of the bright lights of big cities, but also a good calm stretch of rural to cruise through as well; vast fields of corn and farmland for close to 300 miles.
• Missouri: Once you hit East St. Louis you’ll again be greeted by sky scrapers, industrial areas and the mark of modernity but then it’s another SE straight shot through the entire belly of the state.
• Kansas: You’re only going to spend a little time in the good’ol Kansas heartland. And by little we mean a whopping 14 miles far down in the bottom south east corner. You’ll go through two towns: Galena and Baxter Springs but rest assured there’s great classic restaurants and places that’ve been open as long as Route 66 has been around. In fact, it’s because of road tripper like you just passin’on through that keep’em goin.
• Oklahoma: You’re going to go through two huge metropolises that have “country” written all over’em: Tulsa first and then into Oklahoma City before heading directly west towards the Pan Handle. Of all 8 states, it’s here that they take Route 66 the most seriously. It’s got the most preserved still-drivable miles and you’ll be able to see the remnants of Kiowa, Apache and Comanche Native American land. And, you’ll get to take the same route as families long ago in the Dust Bowl took to escape.
• Texas: You’re going to go through the upper tip of the Texas Pan Handle that takes you through Amarillo. It looks short on a map but the 200-mile stretch of plains is a sight to behold like none other. If you can time it so you cut through here in the afternoon on a sunny day your spirit will be recharged. Just try not to pay any attention to all the truckers!
• New Mexico: Welcome to the Land of Enchantment where you’ll pass through Sun Belt city and Albuquerque. These days, it can be a bit challenging to stay strictly on the old road but with all the sandstone mesas and pine forests it’s definitely worth it.
• Arizona: In Arizona you’ll stay in the northern plains rather than heading down into the really hot areas around Phoenix. Instead, you’ll pass directly through Flagstaff which is a mountain town and where Northern Arizona University is located. The sights here are like a completely different world from everything you’ve seen so far, especially once you begin to head south right before passing into California. Oh, and because of the high speeds on the I-40, this will feel like one of those awesome car track days.
• California: Once you reach this point get ready to cruise through rolling hills, vineyards, orchards, stunning landscapes and then at Barstow you should begin smelling the sea. From San Bernardino and Pasadena to Santa Monica it’s simply breathtaking.
This is only a taste of the experience really. You’ve just got to get out and do it. There’s plenty of great resources online to keep you on track and if you have the time you don’t have to miss a thing. Enjoy!