We like these road trip articles where "Road Food" is compared to "Fast Food". Look - no one is telling you to pull over and eat a giant burger from In-And-Out - but given the food we've experienced at local joints on long road trips - this can be a safer bet if you don't have 3 weeks to roam around and find great "Road Food".
Scripps Howard News Service: "A fire crackles softly beneath an outdoor grill, and the faint scent of burning juniper wood hangs in the air as evening settles in over the desert.
At the Mexican Hat Motor Lodge, ribeyes sizzle on the open grill, pots of beans simmer on an outdoor stove, and plastic tubs of salad sit on a counter. The nearby canyons, majestic rocks in iridescent shades of red, orange, brown and purple, practically shimmer when illuminated by the setting sun.
Most people come to this corner of southeastern Utah for the scenery, not the food. Alton Brown came for the food. Or, more precisely, the food AND the scenery."