The 20 Most Iconic Food Destinations Across America
Every city has that one place that tourists and locals alike go to for local flavor. Which one is the best?
- By Marina Koren
- Smithsonian.com, August 07, 2013
(Courtesy of Flickr user Liza Lagman Sperl)
A classic steakhouse, St. Elmo’s winning fare is its shrimp cocktail, large boiled shrimp served with a fiery sauce made of Missouri-grown, horseradish guaranteed to clear your sinuses. Each entrée is served with your choice of Navy Bean soup, a hearty concoction of beans, ham, tomatoes and parsley, or a glass of tomato juice. Where that tradition came from, no one knows, but its patrons don’t seemed to mind—located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, the century-old restaurant is frequented by celebrities, athletes and politicians alike, and the walls are plastered with photos of them.