The 101 most iconic restaurant dishes in America

Iconic dishes occupy a lofty position in the American culinary landscape. They’re the dishes that we make pilgrimages to, the ones that are on The Great Foodie Bucket List, the ones that you can’t leave town without trying. They’re dishes that in many cases can only be found at one restaurant, and those experiencing them for the first time do so in quiet reverence. They’re the dishes that really are that good. In other words, these are the 101 dishes that you really should make an effort to try at some point.

 

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Saranac Lake, New York’s healing town

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Saranac Lake, nestled in the Adirondack Mountains in far upstate New York, started drawing visitors in the late 19th century.

But they were looking for more than just a travel escape from crowded East Coast cities in the United States — many had tuberculosis, and in the days before antibiotics, the standard treatment was the “fresh air cure,” or sitting outside in the clean mountain air for extended periods in the hopes of recovering.

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Selina, the Hotel for Digital Nomads, Is Coming to the US

Think back to your last scroll through Instagram. You probably saw at least one perfectly curated green smoothie breakfast, an epic #magichour sunset, and some version of digital nomads living their best lives.

That last one is a zeitgeist moment Rafael Museri and his business partner Daniel Rudasevski are banking on. In 2014, the Israeli businessmen co-founded Selina, an international hospitality brand that caters to the increasingly popular digital nomad lifestyle—when people work remotely in the location of their choice—by incorporating everything a nomad may want and need into a space to stay. You could check into a boutique hotel room or hostel and find co-working spaces, yoga and meditation rooms, and plenty of like-minded travelers.

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Why Hilton Head Is the Best Island in the US

The islands of the continental United States are remarkable in their diversity, offering everything from golf to whale watching, five-star hotels, and quaint cottages. But one stood out above all the rest. For the third year in a row, Hilton Head, South Carolina, was voted the best island in the continental U.S. by Travel + Leisure readers in the World’s Best Awards.

Every year for our World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Readers rated islands according to their activities and sights, natural attractions and beaches, food, friendliness, and overall value.

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These states have the highest concentration of fast-food restaurants in America

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It’s no secret that Americans love fast food.

In fact, research from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics shows that about one-third of those living in the United States eat fast food every single day. It isn’t a hard feat, considering there’s a McDonald’s in every major city in the country.

Recent research from Datafiniti looked into how many fast-food restaurants there are per capita in the US by extracting data on fast-food restaurant locations and then sorting them geographically to see which areas of the country have the highest concentration.

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