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Asian Cuisine

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As a self-proclaimed foodie, I cherish any opportunity to treat my taste buds to regional fare. From California cuisine to Southern comfort cooking, Tennessee BBQ to Midwest meat and potatoes, each region is known for a certain flavor palate.

As healthcare travelers, you’re the lucky one’s who get to eat your way through the country, one assignment at a time.

Of course, you could watch shows like “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” to get the low down on a city’s top places to eat; or use the many apps out there that suggest restaurants when you’re in a new community (try Urbanspoon, LocalEats, and Zagat); but the most surefire way to find good local grub is through word of mouth.

Surely your new co-workers, or even patients, have offered their two cents on where to find the best burgers, fine dining, and Asian cuisine. After all, who better to know where the tasty treasures lie than the people who eat there regularly?

However, not every town can be a gourmet destination. Some may be five star worthy, while others are more home style — both delicious depending on what you’re craving. Then again, some communities are known best for certain ingredients: think seafood in Seattle or New Orleans, ranch-fresh beef in Texas or Oklahoma, and juicy citrus in Florida and California.

It makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

So here’s your chance to share your culinary POV. Are there certain restaurants that you go back to time and time again when returning somewhere on repeat assignments?

Where did you have the most unique dishes?

What cities were food-centric?

Tell us about your favorite on-the-road eats by sending your restaurant review to nikobuns@roadrunner.com, or simply leaving a comment below.

Be sure to include the establishment’s name, city, state, and why you think it ranks among the best around. Then check out the August issue of Healthcare Traveler to see if your favorites made the cut.

Bon Appétit!

Anne Baye Ericksen is a professional writer who has contributed to Healthcare Traveler since 1996. She resides with her family in Simi Valley, Calif.

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