∇ Minneapolis, Minnesota Venezuela’s iconic stuffed arepas are cause for celebration at Herepa, which is jam-packed for weekend brunch, dinner, and every minute in between. The brunch routine is easy: one Bloody Mary and one arepa—a palm-size knife-and-fork sandwich of crisped, golden masa patties filled with juicy, flavorful meats (such as sliced chorizo or slow-roastedContinue reading
∇ Savannah, Georgia A restored 1930s Greyhound station is now Savannah’s hub for new twists on Low Country cuisine. The chef of The Grey, Mashama Bailey, who has roots in Savannah, gives Low Country fare a worldly education, intertwining squid with shelling beans, clams with dumplings, and catfish with preserved lemon. Restaurant goers love “The Yard,” the Grey’sContinue reading
∇ Salisbury, Connecticut The Dining Room at the White Hart Inn turns a Berkshire foothills town into a dining destination. Chef Annie Wayte takes the best ingredients local farms have to offer and adds a homey touch creating outstanding and crave-able entrees like tender braised pork cheeks. You must order the parker house rolls and theContinue reading
∇ Nashville, Tennessee As far as Southern foods go, nothing beats a warm biscuit just out of the oven, slathered in butter, and drizzled with honey.The name says it all at this Nashville morning spot where you can get (pretty much) anything you want on a biscuit. Their biscuits are so good you can expectContinue reading
∇ Austin, Texas Austin gets its very own Scandinavian moment at Gardner in Austin, Texas. The stunningly designed space, with concrete floors, custom woodwork, and glowing lights, is a great change from the city’s barbecue shacks. A meal at Gardner truly feels like a special night out. Most of the menu is vegetable driven but the ribeye wasContinue reading
∇ New York, New York After spending all day looking at beautiful people, give yourself a little ego boost at Locanda Verde. If you want to be fabulous post – Altuzarra and sip cocktails with the stars, Locanda Verde is the move. It is located in the Greenwich Hotel and is a cool spot toContinue reading
∇ Charleston, South Carolina There are a lot of sandwich shops in the world, but only a few of them cure their own meet like Artisan Meat Share. The mastery of Craig Diehl has resulted in a full blown butcher counter, sandwich shop, and wine-and-meat meet-up spot. This shop has the vibe of a countryContinue reading
∇ Portland, Maine Comfort classics and cheffy twists make East Ender gastropub stand out from the crowd. Owners Karl and Bill’s best food ideas were born in a food truck. They opened East Ender so they could have a bit more room to cook, play and have a good time. What to order: local beef tartare with hash browns,Continue reading
∇ San Juan, Puerto Rico The wait for a table at José Enrique can approach the two- hour mark. Want to know why? Prepare to be wowed with their house-made hot sauce, mignon empanado (yes, that’s filet mignon empanadillas), fried fish, carne guisada (beef stew with plantain tostadas), longaniza (homemade Spanish sausage), ensalada tropical, cangrejo (crab in fried pastry cups), coffee flan, tembleque (a Puerto Rican coconutContinue reading
∇ Madison, Wisconsin Graze is your Madison take on a gastropub. It values and puts forth the farm to table movement. Looking at the reverse side of the menu, or their website, you will see the extensive list of local farms that source their ingredient list. Graze is a spot to do just that, graze. ComeContinue reading
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