A rollicking, fast-paced tour of the best quick, indulgent, greasy, messy, delectable, and can’t miss eats along (or not far from) Route One from Connecticut to Maine (along the 1-95 corridor). Written with acerbic wit, comedian and talk show host Vinnie Penn takes you to his favorite road trip eateries and even works his magic to persuade these places to bring some of his favorite recipes home to you. Vinnie visits over 100 places, gathers nearly 100 recipes, and packs it all alongside amusing sidebars, can’t miss local roadside attractions and oddities, and hundreds of photos.
A lifelong foodie with twenty years of radio under his belt, Vinnie Penn is currently the host of The Vinnie Penn Project weekdays from 6 to 9am on WELI 960. He first hit the airwaves in 1997 as co-host to radio superstar Glenn Beck and went on to work at The Howard Stern Show, VH1, and CNN. Penn is a stand-up comedian and frequent contributor on national news programs. He is also a stand-up comedian and a writer whose work has appeared everything from Maxim to Parent to Cracked to Hit Parader. He had a column about reality TV on MSN.com for six years in addition to columns in both the New Haven Register and the Connecticut Post.