Highway Hangouts: Eat and Run DVD
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- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 100 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: July 14, 2003
There was a time before eating on the road meant stopping at an offramp McDonalds.
HIGHWAY HANGOUTS: EAT & RUN travels back to the era of tailfins and two-lanes for a nostalgic trip through the world of the local roadside eatery, the heyday of greasy spoons, diners and car hops.
A joyous, nostalgic celebration of American eats, this feature-length special features commentary from such aficionados as authors Michael Stern (Roadfood), Jim Heimann (Car Hops and Curb Service) and Phil Langdon (Orange Roofs, Golden Arches).
See how ubiquitous meals like the taco and the hamburger were popularized by roadside restaurants and visit surviving examples of the distinctively kitschy architecture that was once so popular--coffee-pot shaped buildings, swoop-roofed drive-ins and streamlined diners.
Hear from the scions of such road-food empires as Tito's Tacos, Cozy Dog and Red Apple Restaurants, and trace the transformation that homogenized our highways, so travelers can get exactly the same meal in Maine and Florida, Montana and Michigan.