We travel all over the country and over the past few years we've been keeping a list of our favorite places to eat, drink, or both. And, like George Clooney's character in Up in the Air, we have our favorite travel partners too.
Here are a few of our favorite things, for your entertainment or as a reference if you're traveling.
Food and Drink Fiori's Pizza, Pittsburgh Casbah, Pittsburgh Edgar's Taco Stand (outside Reyna's), Strip District, Pittsburgh Point Brugge, Pittsburgh The Cafe at Enrico Biscotti, Pittsburgh Meat and Potatoes, Pittsburgh Smallman Galley, Pittsburgh Cure, Pittsburgh Il Pizziaiolo, Pittsburgh Barcelona, Fairfield, CT (also DC and Boston) Parallel Post, Trumbull, CT Ibiza, New Haven (Paella Tuesdays) Westville on Hudson, NYC Blue Ribbon Sushi, NYC Babbo, NYC Lupa, NYC The National, NYC Trattoria Spaghetto, NYC (calamari!) Le Pain Quotidien, NYC (brunch) Grand Central Oyster Bar, NYC Rosa Mexicana, NYC and DC Lee and Rick's Oyster Bar, Orlando Norman's, Ritz-Carlton, Orlando Casa Nueva, Athens, Ohio Goldy's, Boise (for breakfast) Cottonwood Grille, Boise (try the elk) Lula Cocina Mexicana, Santa Monica Zono Sushi, Burbank Sushi Deli 1, San Diego El Callejon, Encinitas, CA Humpy's, Anchorage Snow City Cafe, Anchorage (breakfast) Acme Oyster House, New Orleans Cafe Du Monde, New Orleans (beignets) Seva, Ann Arbor Pat's Steaks, Philadelphia Columbus Fish Market, Columbus, OH Cvi.Che 105, Miami Grillfish, Miami Soya y Pomodoro, Miami Hole in the Wall Pub, Miami (grilled wings!) Alegria Taco, Ft. Lauderdale Cazadores, Greeley, CO HRD, San Francisco La Bricola, San Francisco Don Pisto's, San Francscio Franchino, San Francisco Cafe DeLucchi, San Francisco (brunch) The Inkeeper, Seattle Pho Viet Ahn, Seattle Red Papaya, Seattle
Go for the Drinks! Seghesio Vineyards, tasting room, Healdsburg, CA Orin Swift, tasting room, St. Helena, CA Wine Institute of New Orleans (Their acronym is WINO, really) William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh (lobby bar) Brewer's Alley, Frederick, MD The Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood, CA (lobby bar) The Modern Hotel, Boise George's at the Cove, La Jolla (for the view, too) The Whaler Bar, La Jolla Attitude Sky Lounge, Marriott Gas Lamp, San Diego, (rooftop bar) Snow Goose Brewery, Anchorage (for the view, too) Orso, Anchorage (the Orso margarita) Lowes Hotel, Miami (outside on the veranda) Smallman Galley, Pittsburgh The Garret, NYC