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Road Sides - An Illustrated Companion to Dining and Driving in the American South - cover

Road Sides - An Illustrated Companion to Dining and Driving in the American South

Emily Wallace

Publisher: University of Texas Press

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This illustrated A to Z guide covers detours, destinations, and culinary delights for your next road trip through the American South.   Essential in any traveler’s glovebox, Road Sides explores the fundamentals of a well-fed road trip across the Southern United States. Entries feature detailed histories and more than one hundred original illustrations that document the many colorful sights and delicious flavors you can experience along the way.   Learn the backstory of food-shaped buildings, including the folks behind Hills of Snow, a giant snow cone stand in Smithfield, North Carolina, that resembles the icy treats it sells. Discover the roots of kitschy roadside attractions, and have lunch with the state-employed mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs in Florida.  Road Sides is for everyone: the driver in search of supper or superlatives (the biggest, best, and even worst), the person who cannot resist a local plaque or snack, and the kid who just wants to gawk at a peach-shaped water tower.
Available since: 10/01/2019.
Print length: 193 pages.

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