Normally bright yellow, coronation chicken is usually flavoured with curry powder or paste, although more sophisticated versions of the recipe are made using fresh herbs and spices and additional ingredients such as flaked almonds, raisins, and crème fraîche. The original dish calls for dried apricot and not raisins, and uses curry powder instead of Indian curry paste made from scratch, as fresh Indian curry spices were almost unobtainable in post-war Britain.
Established as a stagecoach stop and inn in 1850, The White Horse Inn originally charged 50 cents for a night's lodging and was a popular stop for those traveling on the Michigan Central Railroad, which ran right through town. It remained a boarding house and restaurant for decades, and after years of neglect, it was purchased by the husband-and-wife duo of Victor Dzenowagis and Linda Egeland in 1912 and completely renovated and restored. Today, every element of the equestrian-themed restaurant is a thoughtful nod to the past, and the menu is full of Midwestern comfort foods including ribs, potato chip-crusted walleye, pot roast and chicken pot pie.
The Loveless Cafe is one of Tennessee's must-visit restaurants, full of classic Southern charm. It was founded in 1951 by Lon and Annie Loveless in order to serve fried chicken and biscuits to those passing by on Highway 100 out of their home, and it became so popular that they converted their house into a restaurant and built a motel next door. That air of hospitality is still strong here (although the motel has been turned into shops), with many original recipes still being served; especially those biscuits, of which the restaurant goes through 10,000 daily. It's also played host to countless country music legends from Elvis to Luke Bryan, and there's an entire \"wall of fame\" covered with framed autographed photos of the celebrities who have dined there. Altogether, it's one of America's best casual restaurants.
The Big Texan is best known as the place where folks attempt to down an entire 72-ounce steak, shrimp cocktail, baked potato, salad and a roll with butter in under an hour for a chance at culinary immortality. But it's a lot more than just a gimmick. Founded along America's great lost highway, Route 66, by Bob Lee in 1960 and in its current home since the late 1970s, The Big Texan is about as Lone Star State as it comes, with a Wild West theme, an ungodly amount of taxidermy and memorabilia lining the walls and a menu of big Texas classics like ribs, prime rib, chicken fried steak and smoked barbecue beef sandwiches. But it doesn't end there: There's an on-site brewery, gift shop, RV park with a pool, horse stables, outdoor concert space and even a house limo to shuttle diners to and from local hotels. 1e1e36bf2d