the legendary jim ruiz: I remember I ate my first tempeh reuben sandwich at the black cat in washington, d.c., in the ’90s. unforgettable.
john the magnetic fields: vega, copenhagen. helsinki hudson is a close second.
hannah grass widow: great american music hall.
corin tucker: I like the burgers at maxwell’s.
james dump/yo la tengo: maxwell’s, now and forever.
ed shelflife: cameo gallery in brooklyn that has the lovin’ cup cafe upstairs. good vegan options.
daniel handler: slow food festival, san francisco.
gail cf: I’ll have to say bunk bar.
pete paphides: festival food is the best food. the stall just beside the main stage at the green man that serves traditional welsh meals. faggots and home made chips with stellar gravy; beef stew with moist, heavy herby dumplings!
stephin the magnetic fields: helsinki hudson, in hudson, NY.
fran cannane: I remember most the butchersville pub in louisville, kentucky, in may 1991 as I was so amazed they would give us food for free. I cannot recall this ever happening to us in australia. no idea what the food was though.
kim baxter: rotown in rotterdam. it was so good that we went back for breakfast the next morning.
allen clapp: slims in san francisco has a wonderful veggie buffet!
matt lorelei: einstein a-go-go in jacksonville, florida. sadly it is no longer, but the spread they had for us was amazing. that’s the best we’ve ever been treated.
gordon the fan modine: the rooster’s wife in aberdeen, NC. they sit everyone down to a home-cooked meal from their garden in a beautiful old southern home.
stephen the real tuesday weld: blois festival france.
jennifer o’connor: it’s all a blur honestly.
ian musical chairs: maxwell’s, hoboken, NJ.
bridget st john: otterton mill, devon, UK.
jim ruiz photo courtesy of jim ruiz.