Marathon Mouth is the complete guide for great, affordable places to eat and drink while on road trips throughout the western U.S. and Canada. Bill Corbett, aka Marathon Mouth, has driven thousands of miles and devoured countless meals to uncover nearly 900 independently owned restaurants, coffee shops, food trucks, bakeries and brewpubs. They range from big-city diners to middle-of-nowhere cafes in 11 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces and one territory.
More than just a dining guide, this book explores some 70 driving routes, often following uncrowded roads through spectacular landscapes. It’s a colourful, opinionated take on things to see and do along the way, especially self-propelled outdoor activities. The primary objective, of course, is stopping frequently in search of the fabulous, local cuisine that brings any road trip to memorable life.
Marathon Mouth - Great Road-Trip East in the Westerm U.S. and Canada
In years of travelling, I have never seen anything like this. It helps that Corbett and I share some traits; avoid chain restaurants unless near death from starvation, enjoy road trips in and the people of the West, and appreciate well prepared and imaginative food and caring service. It also helps that he can write and photograph very well.
I regularly travel the U.S. West to automobile racing events, and to visit friends and relatives, and by chance I had been to some of the reviewed restaurants before I had heard of the Marathon Mouth blog several years ago, so I had some popints of reference for quality. Since using the blog, I have been to more. Some were on my planned routes and some required a slight detour.
The guy knows good food and he knows people. He also knows good beer. I enjoy discovering great little restaurants myself but now my trips have taken on a higher dimension. I can spent less time searching and more quality time eating and drinking!
The only constant in life is change and as a result, a menu may change or a restaurant may close, but as far as I can tell, Corbett updates the ebook on a constant basis when new imformation is available.
The Marathon Mouth ebook format is well thought out. It can make excellent reading if you are travelling alone, providing some history from the area while you have lunch. If you are on the road, your navigator can easily search the route you are on and then click on the high-lighted restaurants for the review. A quck vote and pretty soon you are chowing down.
If you just want the facts by route, scroll past the opening text to the Directory. If you want to search by city or town, scroll over further to the Index.
Despite being an extensive iPad user, I had never used an ebook prior to Marathon Mouth but now I am hooked. If you are travelling the U.S. or Canadian West, kiss your Fodor’s good-bye. Marathon Mouth is much more fun.