Road Sides: An Illustrated Companion to Dining and Driving in the American South

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University of Texas Press
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6.2 X 8.1 X 0.6 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

Born and raised in North Carolina, Emily Wallace is the art director and deputy editor for the quarterly journal Southern Cultures and a freelance writer and illustrator. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, Oxford American, Southern Living, and other publications.


"Before hitting the highway, tuck this amusing guide into the glove department to learn about the best and worst dining attractions in the South."--Augusta Chronicle (09/30/2019)
"We live in the golden age of niche tourism, but Wallace...puts her stock more in the whys and hows of the way we eat, travel, and work...the emphasis is not just on what is being served, but what it says about us."--INDY Week (10/29/2019)
"[A] delightful book...there can't be many travelogues-of-odd-vernacular this engagingly written, can there? Certainly none (other than Road Sides itself) authored by a woman with a master's degree in folklore, an author whose thorough and engaging descriptions of Southern regional standouts and culinary peculiarities are enhanced by her own full-color drawings."--Austin Chronicle (12/06/2019)
"Emily Wallace combines two of America's favorite pastimes--eating and roadtripping--into one colorful collection. Using Wallace's guide as a map, readers can cruise around the South, hopping from one detour and destination to another enjoying tons of good food and fun factoids."-- (01/15/2020)