Foodie Pilgrimages: Eats Worth the Trip

The region’s best pie shops, meat markets, and fish shacks—and one epic, crazy-fantastic, once-in-a-lifetime $500 meal.


Part 1: Road Food: Minnesota Missions

The best regional specialties, from sausage to smoked fish to pie.
By Berit Thorkelson

Part 2: The Midwest’s Foodie Mecca: Alinea, Chicago

One of the world’s best restaurants is just a puddle-jump away.
By Rachel Hutton

Part 3: The Chef’s Odyssey: NYC’s James Beard House

The Bachelor Farmer’s crew cooks the meal of a lifetime.
By Nick Fauchald