My husband and I are moving back to New York from Los Angeles, and are driving out mid August.
We are looking for the chow worthy, with the following caveats:
1- must be within fifteen minutes of the highway - 40E to 44E day 1 and 44E to 70E day 2.
2- must be able to get something satisfying for less than $12 for lunch, $15 for dinner (no alcohol)
3- no Mexican. Unless it is seriously earth shattering.
4- by the by, we will be traveling with our smallish dog. he will be fine chilling in the car after dark, but I certainly don't want to leave him waiting in the car during daylight. lunch should be fast service, take outable, or al fresco.
I may also be able to fit my electric cooler in the car - if there is a certain product I can only get in the area (with above caveats) and that can live in a cooler traveling cross country, let me know.
I promise to report back with pictures and google places!