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2017/06/13 15:21:34 (permalink)

Chicago to Boston, via 90 (and possibly 84/80 to go home thru Pittsburgh)

I'm going to be driving from Chicago to Boston with my sister in a couple months and I'm looking for driving and food recommendations!

I think we're going to drive straight through on the way there, through northern Indiana and Ohio, central-western New York and western Massachusetts.  My sister has a mostly gluten-free diet, due to sensitivity, so extra bonus points if it's a place with some GF options.  Other than that, we're both pretty adventurous with food.
 
If anyone is familiar with the area, I'd love a heads-up about the topography and driving conditions, too.  I'm a total flatlander and I just wanna know what I'm getting myself into.

We might swing through Pittsburgh on the drove home.  I did Chicago/Pittsburgh drive last spring for the Roadfood tour, so I know what to expect (and where to eat!) for that stretch, but if anyone has food and/or driving advice for the Boston/Pittsburgh drive (going through Connecticut, around the outskirts of NYC, then through eastern PA), I'd appreciate that, too.
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Re: Chicago to Boston, via 90 (and possibly 84/80 to go home thru Pittsburgh) 2017/06/13 17:27:39 (permalink)
You won't have any problem with the driving, unless you detour through the Adirondacks in New York State.
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Re: Chicago to Boston, via 90 (and possibly 84/80 to go home thru Pittsburgh) 2017/06/13 17:29:24 (permalink)
There are so many great Roadfood places along your route.  Are you interested in upscale dining at all?
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Re: Chicago to Boston, via 90 (and possibly 84/80 to go home thru Pittsburgh) 2017/06/13 17:51:56 (permalink)
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There are so many great Roadfood places along your route.  Are you interested in upscale dining at all?


Oh, I'm interested, but I don't think we'll have time, especially if we're trying to do at least Chicago > Boston in one day.

But share your suggestions in case we decide to do it in two days!
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Re: Chicago to Boston, via 90 (and possibly 84/80 to go home thru Pittsburgh) 2017/06/13 18:23:31 (permalink)
Wow it is over 900 miles so it does not seem like you have time for Roadfood options!
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Re: Chicago to Boston, via 90 (and possibly 84/80 to go home thru Pittsburgh) 2017/06/13 21:13:00 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby abe_froeman 2017/06/13 23:33:06
On the way home, you are driving right through the heart of Pittston! Your father will be very jealous. You will be about midway from Boston to Pittsburgh, so, a great spot to spend the night. I will be your personal tour guide to Old Forge pizza and everything Pittston.
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Re: Chicago to Boston, via 90 (and possibly 84/80 to go home thru Pittsburgh) 2017/06/13 23:34:55 (permalink)
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Wow it is over 900 miles so it does not seem like you have time for Roadfood options!


I'll be stopping at Schmucker's in Toledo, for sure...my sister can have a nice salad while I eat ALL THE PIE.
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Re: Chicago to Boston, via 90 (and possibly 84/80 to go home thru Pittsburgh) 2017/06/14 09:40:20 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby abe_froeman 2017/06/15 11:05:45
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Wow it is over 900 miles so it does not seem like you have time for Roadfood options!


I'll be stopping at Schmucker's in Toledo, for sure...my sister can have a nice salad while I eat ALL THE PIE.




A wise move...well played!  
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