Where can you find real Texas barbecue? Who serves the best oyster po' boys in Louisiana? Which Iowa diners are worth a detour? Where can you go in Montana for a blow-out splurge? Let intrepid culinary adventurers Jane and Michael Stern take the guesswork out of what and where to eat when traveling across America with this compendium of restaurants and eateries on and off the beaten path.The Sterns provide amusingly detailed descriptions of unforgettable--and usually inexpensive--restaurants, highlighting the must-eats on every menu. This user-friendly guidebook is loaded with helpful, information-packed sidebars including how to spot a great small-town cafe and a treatise on tequila etiquette. With lists that range from a baker's dozen of small-town pie palaces and the best places to savor country ham to helpful maps and no-nonsense ratings, this is one book no business or pleasure traveler should be without--whether planning a trip across country or across town.