Ranch Nation – The New York Times

How one creamy, peppery salad dressing became America’s favorite flavor.


Coyoty eats a half-rack of baby back ribs.

At Wood -n- Tap in Rocky Hill, CT.

With sweet potato fries and cole slaw. I was told they would be fall-off-the-bone and I could eat them with knife and fork. I didn’t get to pick them up because the bones slipped right out, and I didn’t need a knife. I probably could have eaten them with a spoon. Good ribs.

Salad with blue cheese vinaigrette.

Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin and coffee.

Coyoty eats a chicken and biscuit sandwich.

Crispy chicken, buttermilk biscuit, bacon, provolone, grilled onions, and ranch dressing. From the Corner Cafe at Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT.

I think I actually ate a chicken shortcake. Biscuits don’t hold together very well for sandwiches. It tasted great, but needed a bowl for everything that fell from it, which was everything.