Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is a fun one – “Places Mentioned In Books That I’d Like to Visit”. There are so many possibilities with this, so this time I’m narrowing it to restaurants, and I’m subtitling it “Cafes, Coffeehouses, and Cozy Diners” in a nod to a popular Food Network show 😉 Join me as we restaurant hop our way through some of my favorite reads!
Let’s start out on the eastern seaboard with a trip to Summer Harbor, Maine, and The Roadhouse, courtesy of Denise Hunter’s Summer Harbor series. On the menu:
the Callahan brothers chowder, buffalo wings, seafood
Moving on down the coast, we must stop on the Jersey Shore for lunch at the Kebab Kitchen from Tina Kashian’s Kebab Kitchen Mystery series. On the menu: Mediterranean food, including a hummus bar
Let’s head for the VA/DC area next – to The Maple Pit from Toni Shiloh’s Maple Run series! On the menu: anything that can be maple-ized tastily, including some maple fried chicken that I’m dying to try one of these days!
Our next stop (since it’s close by The Maple Pit) is the Down South Cafe from Gayle Leeson’s Down South Cafe Mystery series! On the menu: southern comfort food including sausage biscuits and oatmeal pie.
Next up is Daphne’s Cafe from Pepper Basham’s Mitchell’s Crossroads series! On the menu: I’m here for that delectable hot chocolate
While we’re here in the South, let’s hop on down to Florida to visit the Southern Charm food truck from Sarah Monzon’s Freedom’s Kiss novel (book #3 in her Carrington Family series) On the menu: southern comfort food, including pimento mac & cheese, citrus sweet tea, and fried okra
Hopping over the Gulf, we’re stopping in at Dallas restaurant Simone from Laurie Tomlinson’s novel With No Reservations On the menu: French-infused yumminess (and not just the chef, Graham Cooper)
Moving on to the Southwest for a brief visit, we must stop in Last Chance, New Mexico at the Dip n’ Dine from Cathleen Armstrong’s A Place to Call Home series. On the menu: typical Southwestern diner fare, with a newly gourmet flair
On our way to the PNW for our final stop, we can’t resist taking a detour to Colorado to visit the Bittersweet Cafe from Carla Laureano’s Supper Club series…. if we’re lucky maybe we’ll get an invite to the Saturday Night Supper Club too! On the menu: Scrumptious pastries and delectable cafe food, created by two fabulous chefs.
Our final destination on this Food Network-worthy road trip is the Oregon coast where we absolutely must stop at Charley’s food truck from Irene Hannon’s Hope Harbor series. On the menu: timely & curiously insightful wisdom … and fish tacos.
and coming April 2019….
What about you? What fictional restaurants make you want to ‘book’ a road trip there for a meal?