THIS JUST IN… Food titan Daym Drops will join Traveling Dad and Traveling Mom to celebrate his new book “Eating Across America” at a March 19 Twitter party, during which we’ll share our favorite things to eat and drink across the USA and give away two copies of Daym’s book. Party details follow at the end of this post.

Maybe you haven’t been living under a rock. Perhaps you have other stuff going on and haven’t heard the name Daymon Patterson or his also-known-as name, Daym Drops.

If you haven’t heard of Daym, then you don’t know that while working in retail, he’d regularly slide into his car during lunch breaks and record himself talking about his food. Or that one such review of a Five Guys burger changed absolutely everything.

You can be forgiven for not knowing this, because we all have real high-priority stuff going on amid a roiling sea of other things vying for our attention. I mean, do you really need another YouTube video, another book, another dude talking to us about his food?

Yes, you do. Because Daym isn’t just another guy talking about his food.

Eating Across America

Daym’s experience with his food, his relationship with it, is the relationship you wish you had with your food. His work ethic, the one that enabled him to get what he has and go where he’s going, is the work ethic you wish you had. And he’s a good man, and a good husband, dad, and son.

And not incidentally, he’s senior correspondent at large for Traveling Dad.

Yes, I’m a fan. So I am predisposed to talk favorably about his first-ever book, Eating Across America, and suggest you read it.

But don’t just take my word for it. Take it from a completely unbiased source, Daym’s mother:

Daymon S. Patterson…the man, the myth, the legend! His life is an open book. He is straightforward and he sugar coats nothing. I have known him his entire life and he encourages, amazes, and shows others how to attain their life’s desires. There is nothing one can’t attain if they want it bad enough.

In this book, he takes you on his personal life’s journey from beginning, middle, and present. There is no end because he is ever evolving, ever growing, and ever constant in his endeavors. He reaches, he teaches, and he entertains the masses through his food reviews, his spoken words, his guidance, and unending zest for what matters.

I truly hope all have enjoyed this book and gotten some more insight into the author and what motivates and drives him.

With Love, Mom,
Valerie Patterson
(Excerpted from Eating Across America, March 2018, Mango Publishing Group)

Here now, another taste

You likely don’t need me to repeat the book’s somewhat explicit subtitle but should you decide to crack the hard-back cover or download it on your Kindle you’ll find that the book is indeed a “foodie’s guide to food trucks, street food, and the best dish in each state.”

But when Daym talks about food, as his mom and I have noted, he doesn’t just talk about food. He’s demonstrating with every word why he’s been successful talking about it  — his relatability, candor, humor, and something else you need to understand about good public speakers if you don’t already, they make their ability to clearly explain things in an entertaining way look easy. It’s not.

With that in mind, here’s another taste of Eating Across America, in which Daym suggests that “what stands out about a home cooked meal is that you can actually taste the LOVE and preparation in these dishes.”

So see if you can taste the love in this excerpt and come March 13 when the book comes out, perhaps take a bigger bite.

Also, Party With Us

If the book whets your appetite for more… specifically, more recommendations for the best things to eat and drink in the USA, we’ve got an app for that… Twitter. Join Daym and the many other foodies of the Traveling Dad and Traveling Mom networks for a Twitter party to celebrate “Eating Across America” and our personal favorite food finds.


WHEN: March 19, 2018, 9-10 pm ET (8-9 p.m. CT; 7-8 p.m. MT; 6-7 p.m. PT)

HOW TO JOIN: Follow the #TMOM hashtag

SPREAD THE WORD: Tweet – Want to eat your way across America? Join us at the 3/19 #TMOM-#TDAD Twitter party 9 pm ET to celebrate Eating Across America by @DaymDrops and share your favorite things to eat in the USA!


Daym Drops is the author of a new book, "Eating Across America."