The Windy City has plenty of places to keep foodies busy, and
of course deep dish pizza in Chicago
is a must. Try the famous stuffed pizza of Giordani’s. Also visit the famous sushi
restaurant Japanois Chicago or the
award-winning Charlie Trotter’s. For
French cuisine, make reservations at Tru of Chicago, and for a fine dining
experience, try “culinary wunderkind” Alinea.
The al fresco L.A.
food scene is not only healthy and fresh, but you also have a fantastic
diversity of authentic cuisines with everything from Asian, Latino, and
American fusion. Try the famous beachside-eatery Moonshadows, upscale Chinese
Chow or master chef Wolfgang Puck’s Cut and Spago. For budget-friendly
dining, try classic West Coast hamburgers at In-N-Out Burger, get a
legendary Pink’s hot dog on Hollywood Blvd, or
eat under the California
sun at Joan’s on Third. To get your dessert
fix, stop by celebrity-favorite Sprinkles Cupcakes or Diddy Riese cookies and ice
Arguably one of top foodie destinations in the world, Northern California boasts innumerable wineries, ocean
access, and a strong multicultural presence to tantalize your taste buds with a
variety of sights and smells. In San Francisco, eat
authentic Chinese cuisine in Chinatown, or
sample fresh seafood and sourdough bread at Fisherman’s Wharf. Get an Irish coffee
at the Buena Vista Café or go Italian
with North Beach Restaurant
in Little Italy. French restaurant Fleur de Lys is a must, as is The Cliff
House, where the views are as good as the food. And of course, don’t forget
about the wineries of Napa and Sonoma.
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