Spring break is just around the corner, and travel planning has begun! Every trip we take starts with planning our food adventures first! So the focus for our Mrs. Gridiron travel trends is providing tools for planning your culinary experience in these top locations for 2017.
- New Orleans, Louisiana: We’re partial to Cajun flavors and adore the bold and spicy cuisine of this diverse city; there is a little bit of everything in NOLA. The Crescent City goes well beyond the savory, with excellent pastries and decadent desserts to satiate the most intense sweet tooth. A fun, little-known fact: New Orleans is also the home to a thriving Vietnamese community & food scene
- Portland, Oregon: Portland has a booming 145 square mile local food + drink scene. There is something for all travelers, so make sure to plan a culinary tour to experience this cities unique foodie culture.
- Santa Fe, New Mexico: Santa Fe is the original home of Southwestern cuisine. It’s top chefs and restauranteurs are constantly reinventing and continue to surprise their patrons, traveling to Santa Fe for culture, art & FOOD!
New York, New York: The big Apple is always a top trend; this culinary heaven is a melting pot of world cuisine. Unique restaurants of various sizes and takes on regional fare can be found in each neighborhood and borrow. Our personal NYC favorite is Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster in Harlem. We fell in love with Mr. Samuelsson and his genuine nature on TV. He was every bit as gracious in person when he stopped by our table to grant us a picture while we were enjoying the amazing fried chicken at his signature restaurant.
- Staycation: Dallas, Texas (Oak Cliff): Quality dining can be found in every corner of Dallas, but here we bring you just south of downtown for a special selection of fine dining restaurants. The foodie experience here appears to be endless. Our #1 in this hotspot is Boulevardier! A must try for French cuisine. No need to travel far, just jump in your car and enjoy what Big D has to offer.