West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food from San Diego to the Canadian Border

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An Essential Guide for everyone with a love for good food and the open road, this tome covers 1,500 miles-from Bellingham, Washington, to San Diego, California-including side trips on coastal highways. Profiling hundreds of restaurants just miles from the road, Anna Roth turns every road trip into an accessible culinary adventure. Part guidebook and part travelogue, this book is a love letter to the seafood shacks, farm stands, taquerias, ice cream parlors, burger joints, wineries, and more that define West Coast...

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West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food from San Diego to the Canadian Border

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Overview

An Essential Guide for everyone with a love for good food and the open road, this tome covers 1,500 miles-from Bellingham, Washington, to San Diego, California-including side trips on coastal highways. Profiling hundreds of restaurants just miles from the road, Anna Roth turns every road trip into an accessible culinary adventure. Part guidebook and part travelogue, this book is a love letter to the seafood shacks, farm stands, taquerias, ice cream parlors, burger joints, wineries, and more that define West Coast cuisine. Focusing on fresh local food, this book emphasizes the relationship between food and sense of place. At its heart is the unfolding highway-and the enduring pioneer spirit of the American West. Choose your own edible adventure.

Hundreds of suggestions for more than 1,500 miles of road

Side trips and suggested itineraries

City overviews

Establishments along Interstate 5, Highway 101, Highway 1, and Highway 99

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570616907
  • Publisher: Sasquatch Books
  • Publication date: 6/7/2011
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 1,394,281
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

Anna Roth is a Los Angeles-based food and travel writer whose work has appeared in publications such as Sunset, Seattle Metropolitan, Edible Seattle, Virtuoso Life, and more. She is the editor of a travel website at Demand Media in Santa Monica, CA. Previously, she spent two years as the Northwest Editor of Citysearch, covering Seattle and Portland extensively. She received a 2009 “Best Historical Topic” Eddy Award for her essay “Rising and Falling: A Short History of Yeast and Humanity.”

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Table of Contents

How to Use This Book vii

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction xv

Washington 1

I-5: Canadian Border to Seattle 5

In and Around Seattle 25

I-5: Seattle to Portland 37

Highway 101: Southern Washington Coast 47

Oregon 61

In and Around Portland 65

Willamette Valley 73

I-5: Oregon 85

Highway 101: Oregon Coast 99

California 125

Northern California 127

I-5: Northern California 129

Highway 101: Northern California 143

Highway 1: North Coast 169

Napa and Sonoma Valleys 185

San Francisco 213

Central California 221

I-5: Sacramento to Los Angeles 223

Highway 101: San Francisco to Los Angeles 239

Highway 1: Central Coast 269

Santa Barbara Wine Country 283

Southern California 298

Los Angeles 301

Inland Empire (I-10) 311

Orange County and San Diego 319

Selected Bibliography 329

Index 331

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