Thank you to everyone who followed along my cross country road trip, and special thanks to the restaurants, venues and bars that made it an unforgettable experience!

LA, CA - Flagstaff, AZ

Food of Note:


Twitter: @shiftflg

Instagram: @shiftflg

107 N San Francisco St #2, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

"With Shift, they look to challenge locals and travelers alike to look beyond what they might consider typical “mountain town” food and instead focus on bold flavors, a locally driven menu and artfully composed plates served up amidst a casual, pretension-free ambiance."



Food of Note:

MartAnne's Burrito Palace

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4.5 Stars out of 669 Reviews

112 Historic Rte 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

"Cheerful decor, great art on the walls, very friendly and competent service. Food was spectacular- not fancy, just really really good."

- Alexis Graves



Food of Note:

The Populist

Twitter: @thePopulistDNVR

Instagram: @thepopulistdenver

3163 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205

"At The Populist we firmly believe that dining is a communal act. Owners Jonathan Power, Noah Price, and Cliff White strive to emphasize this philosophy at every turn. From the numerous community tables to the nature and construction of the dishes on the menu: sharing your environment and your food is emphatically supported."

Food of Note:

Masterpiece Deli

Twitter: @MasterpieceDeli

Instagram: @MasterpieceDeli

1575 Central Street Denver, CO

"[Executive Chef Justin Brunson] has a passion for heritage-raised meats, sustainable seafood, and ingredients sourced from local farms reaches beyond the Denver city limits. Brunson travels the country sharing his unique point of view and inspiration, while sharing stories and tapping into the pulse of the industry."



Food of Note:

Gene’s Tasty Burger

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2310 Holliday Rd, Wichita Falls, TX 76301

This place is a no frills, no nonsense, middle of no where joint. I found it after I failed at finding to eat at a previous burger joint not too far away because it was closed. This place is SOUTHERN and I mean that in every GOOD way. Hardy cheeseburgers, hush puppies with tartar sauce, OG vanilla milkshakes. Totally worth pulling off into an unfamiliar area. Delicious.


Food of Note:

NIWA Japanese BBQ

Instagram: @niwabbq

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2939 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226

Niwa provides an authentic yakiniku experience, featuring premium in–table smoke–free grills. Prepare premium grade beef, seafood, vegetables and more at your own table while enjoying a wide selection of Japanese sake, beer, and craft cocktails.

Food of Note:

Nazca Kitchen

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8041 Walnut Hill Ln, Dallas, TX 75231

“A fresh take on South American cuisine. Immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere where culture and food blend together. In South America, food is more than just a source of nourishment. It is a gathering point. A reason to celebrate. A history maker.”

Food of Note:

Easy Sliders

Twitter: @EasySliderTX

Instagram: @easyslidertx

2701 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226

Inspired by their never ending search for “The Perfect Bite”, Caroline Perini and Miley Holmes opened Easy Slider Truck in December 2011. Easy Slider’s flavors are influenced by Caroline’s Texas roots and Miley’s obsession with all things Southern. Their priorities are A) serving fresh, top-quality ingredients and B) having a good time doing it.

dallas, TX > Memphis, TN


Food of Note:

The Bar-B-Q Shop

Twitter: @BarBqShop

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1782 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

“The Bar-B-Q Shop over the years has become a destination point for traveling people traveling to Memphis while holding on to the title of “Where the Locals Go”. From the Food Network to the Travel Channel, we have been featured several times on each of these networks and we are considered one of the best in Memphis, TN!”


Distillery of Note:

Old Dominick Distillery

Instagram: @OldDominick

Twitter: @OldDominick901

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305 S Front St, Memphis, TN 38103

“Located in the heart of Downtown, we craft distinctive whiskeys, vodkas and our award-winning Memphis Toddy. You're Welcome to share a sip of Pure Memphis.”

Wow this place was awesome! Their spirits were so great, the Toddy was by far my favorite. I’m going to have to get some shipped to NY because not only was the product great, the staff were so gracious.

Memphis, TN > New Orleans, LA


Food of Note:

Toups South

Twitter: @ToupsSouth

Insatgram: @toupssouth

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1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113

"Chef Isaac Toups presents regional Southern cuisine featuring fine food and cocktails inside of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. At Toups South you'll enjoy flavors and styles refined at Toups' Meatery, with a touch of outside influence from our neighbors in the greater American South."


Bar of Note:

The Dungeon

738 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130

* No photo allowed inside! *

You HAVE to check out this legend bar if you're ever in New Orleans. I'll be back FOR SURE.

"Originally opened in 1969 by Howard Clark. This was and still is today the rock and roll scene of New Orleans. Only known by word of mouth. This dark intriguing bar down the eerie ally was built on classic rock and roll. Everyone from Kiss, Queen, ZZ Top, 38 Special, Bad Company, and so many more would come here to hang out."