USCT 013: America’s Best Regional Eateries – With Travel Channel Host Mark DeCarlo

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USCTIn this episode of the US City Traveler Podcast, you get to meet 3 time Emmy award winner Mark DeCarlo, the Travel Channel host of “Taste of America” and the author of the Amazon bestseller “A Fork on the road: 400 Cities/One stomach.” You may also know him from playing Hugh Neutron, Jimmy Neutron’s father, in the hit Nickelodeon show, “Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius” and for his Emmy award winning comedy segments on ABC’s “Windy City LIVE.” He also has made guest appearances on Seinfield, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Tracey Takes On and he was the host of STUDS, Fx’s The X Show, Fox’s Big Deal, Goodnight America and The Hallmark Channel’s Sunday Dinner. He writes a popular travel blog for the Huffington Post, reaching over 1 million fans each week, and he is the host of the popular “A Fork In The Road Podcast,” which features guests like Samantha Brown, Dick Van Dyke, Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone. Learn all about the best regional eateries from all across America in this jam-packed foodie-lovers fantasy show! Whet your appetite for the best restaurants from all across America.


More specifically, in this session you’ll find out about: 

  • Get all the ins and outs on the best places to dine in NYC!
  • Learn how to hunt down the best places in town and how to not let the inaccurate reviews on popular review sites get in your way of the cold hard truth.
  • Learn about the best joints from across LA, including where to spend a couple thousand on one meal alone in swanky Hollywood, or simply try a much more relaxed vibe in nearby Santa Monica.
  • Discover the best of Chicago, including the best deep-dish pizza around!
  • Learn about Mark’s must-try Miami eatery!
  • Learn where to get the most authentic Key Lime pie in America and even learn where to get Key Lime everything. And we mean everything.
  • See what Mark says is a wrong enough travel doing to deserve to have ones passports revoked! It’s pretty bad!
  • Find out the foodie city that Mark would go if he only had 72 hours left to live!
  • Learn where to find the best ribs in Memphis, the coolest themed joints in Las vegas, and the yummiest places in San Francisco.
  • Hear about the only chain restaurant that is worth going to while on vacation (hint: it’s in the South)!
  • Learn which celebrity owned restaurant that Mark HATES! Hear why he says to stay away from it at all costs.
  • Learn where to get the best burger in America.
  • Mark has a rule to never go back to the same place twice in one trip, but find out what place was actually so good that he went back 3 times in 2 days!
  • Learn what the first thing you should do when you arrive in any city is!
  • Learn Mark’s rule of thumb that tells whether or not you’re traveling correctly.
  • Learn where and why you should dine in complete darkness!
  • Plus, so much more!


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Thank you for listening! I hope you enjoyed this episode of the US City Traveler Podcast and will get out of your rut and try some new grub! Check us out for more of America’s favorite foodie destinations. Please let us know your thoughts in the comment section below. Cheers!

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Taylor Goldblatt

After years of research, travel, and dreams, I have created this website for people like you who want to experience the things that only America can offer. My passion is to explore and share America's greatest destinations and attractions. Follow me on Twitter @USCityTraveler for additional travel tips and ideas.

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