May 27, 2004

Road Food

I haven't been off this island since 1992, and that was only to Kona (see The Purple Moose for details about that part of the state). I always used to take driving vacations; the last time I rented a car in Phoenix and headed East towards New Mexico. I sure wish I'd known about this Roadfood site back then (if I'd had the Internet; if the site had existed; etc. etc.). If you explore it, you'll find a forum where you can find interesting restaurants all around the country, among other useful things.

Next vacation, whenever it may be, I'll be sure to look up places along the route.

Posted by Linkmeister at May 27, 2004 09:33 PM

Cool! Thanks for this link! It will come in handy this summer.

Posted by: Kim at May 28, 2004 06:11 AM

The Roadfood forums are great -- full of seriously fierce foodies. Jane Stern's book Ambulance Girl is also worth reading -- one of its funny passages made a doctor friend of mine laugh so hard she was red-faced and speechless.

Posted by: Christina at May 29, 2004 10:55 AM

I just read about Ambulance Girl on the internet. I read the first page and fell in love with it.
Buying it today at B&N!!!
Thanks, Christina!

Posted by: toxiclabrat at May 31, 2004 03:01 AM

My pleasure, labrat -- hope you like it. If you do, another good paramedic tell-all is Trauma Junkie by Janice Hudson. Hudson worked for several years as a helicopter nurse, scraping drunks off the California highways and transporting critical patients. The writing isn't nearly as polished as that of Ambulance Girl, but the "holy shit" factor is much higher.

Posted by: Christina at May 31, 2004 07:21 PM