10 Road-Trip-Worthy Summer Eats From 'Man V. Food'
Sun's out, (burger) buns out. Point your GPS to these over-the-top eateries for their signature summer dishes.
Seventh Street Truck Park (St. Paul, Minn.)
Nothing says sweet (literally) summertime quite like the World’s Largest Ice Cream Sandwich, served up at Seventh Street Truck Park. The behemoth dessert features 30 scoops of ice cream sandwiched between two massive cookies. Bring a few pals to check this off your summer to-do list — and prepare for a serious brain freeze.
Sota Hot and Cold (St. Paul, Minn.)
Feed your sugar-coated cravings at Sota Hot and Cold with one of their signature Thai rolled ice cream dishes. There’s something to satisfy every sweet tooth, from the fruit-filled Mango Bango to the chocolate-drizzled Cookie Combo.
Betty Danger's Country Club (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Feast your eyes on the greatest Ferris wheel, ever. Betty Danger's Country Club's Brunching of Champions includes a rotating wheel of sliders and bacon along with an oversized platter of your breakfast favorites. Now, all you need is a mimosa.
Hot tip: Betty Danger’s has an on-site Ferris wheel with views of the Minneapolis skyline. It’s a must-do.
Bahrs Landing (Jersey Shore, N.J.)
When on the hunt for delicious seafood, look no further than host Casey Webb’s hometown — the Jersey Shore. Bahrs Landing has been a Jersey Shore institution known for its fresh seafood and breezy views for more than 100 years. Casey’s pick? The 4-pound lobster loaded with crab meat stuffing. (Bib included!)
Blue Door Pub (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Cheese on top of a burger? That’s so 2017. This is the burger of the future: a Colby-jack-stuffed patty with potato chips, bacon, green onion and Blue Door Pub's signature sauce slathered on top.
Papa Buck's BBQ (Metter, Ga.)
Since 2007, Papa Buck’s BBQ has been home to fall-off-the-bone meats and other savory, smoked treats. Up for a challenge? There’s a four-pound pulled pork sandwich known as the Pigzilla calling your name. (We recommend asking for extra napkins).
Pirates' House (Savannah, Ga.)
Ahoy, matey! Embrace your inner Jack Sparrow in Savannah, GA at the historic Pirates’ House restaurant. Offering up Southern fare, like its famous Honey Pecan Fried Chicken, with swashbuckling flare, Pirates’ House is truly a one of a kind experience. It’s considered to be one of the oldest buildings in the state, and may even be... haunted?
D's Six Pax & Dogz (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Grab a gourmet dog and a cold one at D's Six Pax & Dogz — its menu features more than 1,000 varieties of beer — and settle in for a quintessential summer day.
Beansie's Bus (Burlington, Vt.)
School may be over, but we recommend you still take the bus — Beansie's Bus, that is. The Burlington food truck has been serving up tasty bites to crowds for more than 70 years. If you’re in the mood for something savory and sweet, pick up The Georgia: a bacon cheeseburger sandwiched between a sliced glazed donut. (Grade: A+.)
The Speakeatery (Jersey Shore, N.J.)
Think outside the bun in the Jersey Shore and try Speakeatery's The General. A fresh take on a burger, it features crispy General Tso's chicken, broccoli cabbage and scallion-ginger slaw served on steamed rice patties. (Let the trip-planning commence.)