Let your taste buds guide your travel plans! These three foodie vacation ideas will certainly tempt you to visit a new coastal destination and dine the way the locals do.
1. Sample All the Lobster Rolls in Cape Cod (Or at least compare a few!)
For food-centric travel types, sampling the lobster rolls in Cape Cod is a culinary treat every foodie loves. There is some debate over the best lobster roll in Cape Cod, but one thing unifies them all: a good lobster roll will have plenty of fresh lobster meat and a buttery bun. The selection of spices, celery, amount of mayonnaise is up to the restaurant, but lobster is always the star of the sandwich.
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2. Explore Lowcountry cuisine in Myrtle Beach or Hilton Head
As Southern as a drawl, shrimp & grits, pimento cheese, and she-crab soup are staples in most dining establishments along the Grand Strand and Hilton Head Island. Each restaurant has their own twist on the popular shrimp dish, and whether it’s served with fried green tomatoes like Croissants Bistro & Bakery, or served spicy with andouille sausage, you’ll enjoy the mixture of flavors. The popular Crazy Crab in Hilton Head has been serving shrimp & grits, she-crab soup and seafood to vacationers for more than 30 years. Pimento cheese can be found as an appetizer on many a menu, but it’s also sold in grocery stores, with or without jalapenos, and makes an excellent snack to keep in your kitchen’s refrigerator.
3. Enjoy Fresh Florida Seafood in Hollywood Beach
Seafood lovers will enjoy the waterfront views and the freshly caught fish in Hollywood Beach, Florida. Hollywood Beach’s list of restaurants with water views includes a selection of 11 dockside restaurants on the waterfront and more than 30 oceanfront options. At GG’s Waterfront Bar and Grill in Hollywood Beach Florida, chef Chris Smith prepares popular menu items such as Florida Snapper Filet with roasted cauliflower, red thumb potato, lump crab meat, and avocado vinaigrette (pictured above.) Their website explains, “Foodies of all stripes will appreciate the flavors and sensibility he imparts to his dishes as well as the daily specials he creates sourced from the seasonal offerings of local farmers, fish-mongers and butchers.”
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