Here's a few of my favorite blue-collar places. Anyone else? The Wayside, Berlin, Vt., Exit 7 off I-89 The best of down home New England cooking, amazing pies baked every morning (banana cream a revelation). Redbones BBQ, 55 Chester St., Somerville, Mass. Get the Memphis ribs, BBQ beef and the corn-green chile pudding. Really. Little Saigon, Tampa, Florida. Pho (basil-laced beef noodle soup) to die for in an unassuming strip mall. Enough to soak your head for $6. If I had to drown this is the wayI would go. The Southeast Asian, 343 Market St., Lowell, Mass. The best lunch buffet ever: $5.95 for Thai, Cambodian, Laotian and Vietnamese dishes. Transcendent minced chicken with chile, a brutal yet gorgeous beef with green beans.