5 best places to eat in America

Lori Joe Miller Farr

What is it about mac n ‘cheese talking to us as if we were still children? And why do the words “apple pie” evoke thoughts about the flag and motherhood? Americans love traditional comfort food that avoids sophistication. Because there is nothing better than the simple, delicious food that came from Grandma’s kitchen. The good news is that she is still in special places, just as real comforting as their menu.

Lynn of Cumbria
2277 Main street
Cumbria, CA 93428
(805) 927-0371

Look carefully, long and slowly at the central coast of California. This is the district of San Luis Obispo, where the main city received the award as “The Happiest City in America”. Less than 10 miles from the famous Hearst Castle, the atmosphere of Cumbria is a combination of the Old West and the city of surfing. It sits Highway Route 1 Discovery, reversing right onto a gorgeous stretch of Pacific in Moonstone Beach. You’re entering a skew of time where there are vintage shops on Main Street with names like “Granny Had One,” so it’s no surprise to find Linn’s founded as a family “choose yourself” farm in 1976.

In Linn’s Fruit Bin the most popular berry turned out to be Olallieberry, a cross between blackberry and raspberry. Delicious fruits have become a hallmark of the success of the future restaurant, which is now run by the son of the founders Aaron Lynn. If you are planning a trip along the Pacific coast, stay at Linn’s. If you can’t get to Cumbria, don’t worry. It turns out Rene Lin’s homemade recipe for a pie with a peel crust with overly stuffed berries is still so popular that it can be ordered online across the country. However, if only the old-fashioned apple pie is suitable, do it.

Dining room of Majestic Yosemite Hotel
1 Ahwahnee Drive
Yosemite National Park, California 95389
(888) 413-8869

Since 1927, at the heart of one of the country’s most spectacular and beautiful national parks, American comfort has been served. In Yosemite everything is great and this includes the main dining room of the historic hotel (130 feet long, 51 feet wide and 34 feet high). Under high ceilings and windows the size of a cathedral, what could be more soothing than sitting in a window in a tilted morning light for a traditional brunch-buffet accompanied by a magnificent view provided by Mother Nature herself?

After sunset, the room itself is a star. Giant wooden beams, stone pillars, chandeliers, candlelight, piano music, and in the alcove – the queen’s table, where in 1983 Elizabeth II had dinner. The dinner menu has solid dishes of a comfortable choice such as fried chicken, lamb and first-class ribs. During the fall and winter seasons, the dining room hosts fun and inspiring events such as the Grand Grape Festival, Bracebridge Dinner and Yosemite Taste. Open all year round as the central part of a favorite hotel that is a national historical landmark, this special dining room surpasses itself as a destination.

River roast
315 N. LaSalle Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60654
(312) 822-0100

How about Chicago blues and homemade brunch on the river? There is something (really, all!) Comforting in the open kitchen where you can see the chefs cooking and frying your food before cutting at the side station table before your eyes. Include craft beers, a patio with stunning river views, live performances by Chicago’s best blues musicians, and chef Tony Mantuan (“Midwife’s Best Chef”) awarded James Byrd (“Chef’s Best Chef”). “), which offers dishes in the style of an American tavern.

In America’s second city, River Roast creates a sound tradition: brunch and beer brunches every Sunday and Saturday. If your idea of ​​comfortable food is a great burger, know what Chicagoans already know. That is, the judges of Bon Appétit again chose the returning River Roast champion for the top prize at the Chicago Gourmet’s Hamburger Hop 2017. Their burger – The Takashi Express, named after Chicago chef Takashi Yagihashi, and its not-so-secret ingredients – is certified beef Angus, beef vague, pickled vegetables, shiitake mushrooms and shisha on a turan potato bun.

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Chophouse Hall
434 King of St.
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 727-0090

It’s hard to imagine anything more comforting than a Sunday evangelical brunch in the Holy City. For the fifth year in a row, Travel + Leisure readers have named Charleston, South Carolina, their favorite American city to visit. The magical place also took an outstanding second place in the list of “15 best cities in the world”.

A classic steakhouse owned and run by the family, Hall’s Chophouse plays live music every night and classical jazz on some evenings. People just love it, constantly voting among the top 10 restaurants in the country on TripAdvisor and the top 10 in America on OpenTable. Of course, there is a comfortingly reliable list of USDA steak options. In addition, the menu of Hall’s Chophouse has some of the most popular dishes from common generations for people of all ages. There are steak and eggs, shrimp and cereal, cookies and gravy, poppy seeds and cheese, burgers and french fries, ice cream and cookies.

Union Oyster House
41 Union St.
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
(617) 227-2750

You can’t miss this national historical landmark. Boston’s famous self-guided red-brick walk, the Freedom Trail, takes visitors right past Union Oyster House, the oldest permanent restaurant in America since 1826. Go inside, where in the cozy hall there are wooden stalls with high backs, where Daniel Webster often sat, the floor. covered with sawdust, and the legendary semicircular beam is as bloody as a couple of centuries ago. Take a look at the private room upstairs that JFK loved.

Seafood lovers can hardly choose from a menu full of fresh comfort foods and catch the day from local water: classic Boston clam chowder, lobster with New England hard shell, local clams with small necks served with world-famous cocktail sauce. Bring the kids to a history lesson and some cheese.
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