I just discovered Blogging for Books! 
Yup, it is perfect for me….I love to Blog…I love to read!
This site lets me combine the two…
The good folks at Blogging for Books send me the book I want to review…
All I have to do is read it and then tell you all about it!
(Oh and that’s another thing I love to do!)

This is the book that I chose to review.

The Coast-to_Coast Guide to 900 of the Best Barbucue Joints, Lobster Shacks, Ice Cream Parlors, Highway Diners, and Much, Much,More

by Jane and Michael Stern

I figured that now that my retirement is here, there are probably a few Road Trips in the future….this seemed like a good choice.

When I was little and our family went on roadtrips….
ROADFOOD was peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and water in a mayonnaise jar!  We would beg and beg to stop at a “Rootbeer Stand” or a “Dairy Queen” and when that happened we thought we were the luckiest kids!
Back then, I would never imagined that there were so many cool places that you could stop along the way and elevate eating on the road to an experience!

“ROADFOOD” is well organized travelogue of unique roadside eateries. It lists over 900 one of a kind spots by region and state.  At first, I was disappointed that there were no photographs.  That disappointment disappeared when I read the descriptions of the food at the different eateries!  The authors do such a great job of describing the food, you can almost taste and smell it!  Each dining destination includes hours of operation, phone numbers, and general cost information.  The tip sheet and the easy to read Table of Contents and Index make it easy to use when plannning a trip or on the road.  In short, this book would be a great to have in the car on any road trip.  If you are an arm chair traveler, reading about the wonderful out of the way spots is almost like being there.

After reading the book, I went to the authors’ website  and found even more great spots to try on our next roadtrips….
I signed up and now get updated reviews that make me want to start planning a trip!
It also looks like there is a mobile app available….something I will be looking into soon.

So no longer will I be satisfied with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or ice cream from the franchise spots…..
Now we might try our luck at The Enrico Biscotti Company, Wein-O-Rama, or Bozo’s the next time we are close by!  If not, just reading about these spots is enough to make your mouth water!

 Jane and Michael Stern are the authors of more than twenty books about America. Their “Roadfood” column for Gourmet has won three James Beard Awards. Their Roadfood segments appear regularly on the Television Food Network, and their Web site, www.roadfood.com, was selected 2001 site of the year by Yahoo. Also regular contributors to NPR’s “The Splendid Table,” the Sterns live in West Redding, Connecticut.

“I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.”

Since I got the book for free…..and have enjoyed it…..and now am signed up for the website…
How would you like to “win” my copy?
Just post a comment……I will do a random drawing next Thursday and let you know if you are a winner!

Have a Great Day!