From cowboy chow to Mom’s mashed taters, here’s where to feed your appetite for Americana.


AUSTIN: ROARING FORK
(512) 583-0000
Sourcing west-of-the-Mississippi indigenous ingredients, chef Robert McGrath roams the culinary range from Texas venison to Washington oysters. The restaurant may be in the Inter-Continental Hotel, but its stone hearth with bubbling pots of chili evokes the American West’s open-plains cookery.

BOSTON: ROUGE
(617) 867-0600
Andy Husbands’ rib-sticking staples, like pork shoulder with apples and beer-steamed cod and clams, pay homage to New Orleans. Another Big Easy riff: the bustling bar with funky voodoo altar.

NAPA VALLEY: MARKET
(707) 963-3799
This Napa newcomer draws on the bounty of Northern California as well as the considerable talents of its owners. The menu contemporizes classic meatloaf, fried chicken, and s’mores made at your table over a mini-campfire, keeping entrees under $17.