Wine Dine and Play: Articles By Country

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By: Sean Overpeck (CFE)

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Thank you for stopping by. I hope that you find some articles of interest here, and share your findings with others. This blog was started in November of 2012  and as of the summer of 2018, there are over 450+ articles published on this blog, including fifteen from the worlds top 100 lists of San Pellegrino and the Elite Travelers Guides best restaurants. I have articles on exotic world locations such as Victoria Falls, and South African Safari’s; food recipes an a Grand Food Dictionary; ethnic country cuisines such as Afghan, and Peruvian; tasting tours of world cities like Charleston, Cape Town, and Dubai; and of course wine from vineyards in California, Oregon, the Carolina’s, South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia, with much more to see and write. To make it easier for you to find, here is a glossary of all articles broken down by there country of origin, and listed in alphabetical order. 

Country Glossary Of Published Articles: 
The glossary is broken down by country then by region, state, followed by the city

# - (Articles with no Country Affiliation)
This first glossary grouping is articles without any country affiliation or they cover multiple areas of interest from recipes, dictionaries, travel, and food warnings.

Beef Recall Rancho Feeding Corp. Recall from February 2014
This article focuses on a major beef recall that mainly affected the United States, and the dangers posed to cutting corners when it comes to food safety.
Chicken Stock
There are hundreds of chicken stock or chicken base recipes on the internet today. As I was working with other recipes that required this stock be added, I made one really fast so that I could link it to the other recipes. Nothing special, its just chicken stock.
Codes on Fruit An article on the grocery store FFV codes and what they mean 
Converting a recipe card from Imperial to Metric Cooking Conversions made easy
Most of the world uses the metric system to calculate recipes, mathematics, and so on. Only a handful use the imperial system and Great Britain uses a mixture of both systems. While working overseas with groups of people that only knew the metric system it was a challenge because our recipes were all in imperial which I had grown up using. So I created this article as a go-to source for that information. The internet has several sights to go to and find this information, but here it is all in one. So if you have no idea how many kilos are in a pound or ounces versus grams, this will be a major help. 
Netflix Movie Codes search for your favorites
Unless you have lived under a rock, then you know that Netflix is the place for online movie and television watching in many countries, and they are expanding. Some guy spent the time to find all the codes to break down the movies in their category. While giving him full credit, I transcribed his findings into these 3 articles.
Pretty in Pink - Carbon Monoxide in Meat Why is meat so red? What are you really eating? You will be shocked at the answer.
Row 11 Red Wine Demi-Glace Classic French mother sauce prepared with a California Pinot Noir
Tipping in Restaurants Etiquette, customs, cultures, and assumptions. Every country is different, so know who to tip, when, why, and how much before you visit a country.
“Tipping is not a city in China” as the saying goes. Though most of Europe and parts of Asia the restaurants include a gratuity with the final bill, in some countries to include the United States, 95% of restaurants do not, and the servers live off of this wage that you give them base on their performance. This article covers that and gives you the new information you may not know about where that money goes and what the server gets in the end.  Hopefully, it makes you more aware.
From Yelp to the professional New York Times food writers, everyone has reviews out there, and all of them are subjective based on their experience. My restaurant reviews are the same way but I try to be as objective as possible and keep personal feelings aside so that I can judge the entire event as accurately as possible and give you the best information. This article describes the history of reviews, and how I review, to include the things I look for, and how I base my star ratings.


# - The Grand Food And Beverage Dictionary:
 If you're looking for it, then you just found it 
Go to the internet or a book in the library and you will find hundreds of selections to choose from when it comes to food and beverage dictionaries or encyclopedias. Some have lots of information while skipping out other info. Others are small and concentrate on specific things, but don’t cover everything that is food. This dictionary is broken down into 22 separate linked pages for all the letters of the alphabet. It not only covers foods, but also chefs, restaurants, markets, festivals, history, companies, food safety and government regulations, movies, television, and anything else you can think of. This dictionary is a constant work in progress as there is so much information. Feel free to recommend some additions… See the page Grand Food Dictionary above for full article listing.

Afghanistan: (The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan)
The culinary crossroads of Central Asia filled with rich history, food, and culture. With varied climate regions, it produces a wealth of fruits and vegetables along with wheat, maize, barley, and rice; followed by dairy products (yogurt and whey). With food influence incorporated by every invader from Macedonia, Mongolia, India, Islam, France, England, and Russia, this is Afghanistan in the 21 Century.

Afghan Cuisine + Markets Recipes, culture, history - A culinary tour of Afghanistan during the war
This article covers the history of Afghan cuisine and how it was shaped into what the commoner and the wealthier class eat to this very day. It goes over what is available, how it came to be in their diet, and several recipes so you can make these dishes at home. All these stories are put together from my five years of experience working here during a time of war.
Bagram Air Base
Bagram is a United States Air Force base and hub to Operation Enduring Freedom. Originally a Soviet airfield during the 1979 war, it was left unoccupied until the United States invasion in 2001. 

A Taste of Bagram working to bring quality meals to soldiers fighting the War on Terror 2009-10 (article coming soon)
I spent ten months here working in two different facilities, and once this article is complete it will tell the story from a food service workers perspective from serving the regular hard working soldier to the actors on USO tour visits, Generals, and the President of the United States.

FOB Shank Shank Airbase on google maps 
FOB stands for Forward Operating Base, and similar to the “Fire Bases” in Vietnam where the small and large military outposts are set up to conduct local operations.  Shank is a U.S. military-run combat base, located in the Logar province of Eastern Afghanistan, about 12 km south-east of the city of Baraki and 80 km south of Kabul. Opened in 2008 it was a central hub to anti-Taliban operations until being turned over to the ANA in 2014.

FOB Shank - Cooking with Incoming (article coming soon)

FOB Sharana
Sharana is a large Airbase in Southeastern Afghanistan’s Paktika Provence, opened in 2001 and handed over to the Afghan Government in October 2013

Chef Cooks Up Taste for Afghanistan A DVIDS interview from FOB Sharana, in 2012 

Herat is the third largest city in Afghanistan neighboring to the border with Iran and is home to historical landmarks such as a rebuilt Citadel of Alexander The Great, Minarets of Herat, and a Mosallah Complex. Before the Islamic takeover of the Taliban, it was also a major producer of saffron and red wine.

Isteqlal Restaurant “The Freedom Restaurant” Traditional Afghan dishes in Herat, Afghanistan
Traditional Afghan cuisine for the wealthier class, as you will see a mixture of old and new dishes delicately prepared, and Afghan dining customs followed to the letter. This is the only restaurant I have ever been to that you had to go through three security and bomb checkpoints to include personnel pat downs before you even reached the parking lot, and the outside dining area, had an anti-missile system in place.
United States Marine Corps Birthday 2013 at the US Consulate in Herat, Afghanistan

Two times larger than Australia, and about the same size as the United States and parts of southern Canada, Antarctica is also known as the ice continent and is 98% covered in an ice sheet that averages 1.9 km (1.2 mi; 6,200 ft) in thickness. It holds 90% of the world's ice and has the record for the lowest natural temperature ever recorded −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F) at the Soviet (now RussianVostok Station on 21 July 1983. There are currently 76 research bases on the continent controlled by thirty countries with McMurdo Station being the biggest. 

McMurdo Station, Ross Island
McMurdo Station was founded in 1957 at the southern tip of Ross Island on the McMurdo Sound. It is the largest research facility on the continent operated by the United States and the National Science Foundation. During the summer months, it supports as many as 1,400 people from scientists, visitors, and support staff. 

A Taste of McMurdo - 8 Months on the Ice Ross Island, Antarctica 
This article looks at the food service perspective of working in Antarctica as well as things to do and see on Ross Island. 
Thanksgiving in Antarctica An American tradition with turkey and football at the bottom of the world


Officially called the Commonwealth of Australia is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands, broken down into six separate states. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area. Australia has the world's 13th-largest economy and ninth-highest per capita income. The country also ranks highly in quality of life, health, education, economic freedom, civil liberties and political rights.

State of New South Wales
Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Located on Australia's east coast, the metropolis surrounds the world's largest natural harbor and sprawls about 70 km (43.5 miles) on its periphery towards the Blue Mountains to the West, Hawkesbury to the North and Macarthur to the South. As of 2016, the population is over 5 million “Sydneysiders.” Sydney is amongst the top fifteen most-visited cities in the world and was home to the 2000 Olympics, plus has four restaurants on the San Pellegrino or Elite Travelers top 100 in the world lists. This is a wonderful city with much to see and do. I wish I spent more than the two days I had planned and done a week or more, but time was not on my side.

Aria Restaurant Modern Australian haute cuisine in Sydney, Australia
Quay Restaurant Quintessential modern Australian cuisine in Sydney, Australia
Located at the Overseas Passenger Terminal with stunning views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge they match the breathtaking setting of modern Australian cuisine. Quay is on both the San Pellegrino and Elite Travelers top 100 restaurants of the world lists.
Sydney Wine Tasting Yearly tasting event at Hyde Park in Sydney Australia
Tetsuya’s Eclectic French-Asian Tasting Menu restaurant in Sydney, Australia
An art-filled restaurant overlooking a Japanese garden, offering an acclaimed French-Asian tasting menu. Tetsuya Wakuda refurbished this heritage-listed site, with influences of traditional Japanese-inspired style, to create a serene dining enclave in the city.

State of Victoria

Coldstream is a locality and township within Greater Melbourne beyond the Melbourne metropolitan area Urban Growth Boundary, 36 km north-east and part of the greater Yarra Valley wine region.

Oakridge Winery Is known for the 864 block label in Coldstream, Yarra Valley
Dominque Portet Winery Heritage wines and ties to Château Lafite-Rothschild in Coldstream, Yarra Valley

Dixons Creek
Is a small town in Victoria, Australia, 46 km north-east of Melbourne and part of the greater Yarra Valley wine region

Locale Seasonal Northern Italian at the De Bortoli Winery in the Dixons Creek, Victoria, Australia

Gruyere is a town in Victoria, Australia, 43 km north-east from Melbourne with a population of 700. No, this is not the cheese.

Coldstream Hills Vineyard A Taste of James Halliday in Gruyere, Yarra Valley, Australia
Yarra YeringWinemakerss of the year by James Halliday famous battle named blocks in Gruyere, Yarra Valley

Melbourne is the capital city of the state of Victoria in the Southeastern portion of the continent. With over 4 million people it was founded in 1835 by free settlers from the British Crown colony of Van Diemen's Land. It is a beautiful and culturally rich city. 

Queen Victoria’s Market Two city-block landmark market in Melbourne, Australia
Vue de Monde Elegant Modern Australian with Molecular Gastronomic dining in Melbourne, Australia
Tasting menus, molecular gastronomy at the Rialto Tower with full city views where you can experience classical fine dining in a modern context. Formally on the Elite Travels top 100 list of worlds best restaurants in 2015.

Ripponlea is an inner suburb of Melbourne, named after the adjoining Rippon Lea Estate. After the death of Frederick Sargood in 1903, the estate's original owner, some of his property was subdivided to form the current suburb of Ripponlea. It is 7 km south east of Melbourne's Central Business District.

Attica Innovative and eclectic tasting menu restaurant in Ripponlea, Australia
An Acclaimed restaurant serving inventive tasting menus and select wines in crisp, low-lit surrounds, known for using an organic and sustainable product. Attica is on both the San Pellegrino and Elite Travelers top 100 restaurants of the world lists.
Ripponlea Food and Wine Rustic café for Modern Australian food in Ripponlea, Australia

Yarra Glen
Is a town in Victoria, Australia, 40 km north-east of Melbourne, and part of the greater Yarra Valley wine region.

TarraWarra Restaurant Creative modern Australian dining in Yarra Glen, Victoria, Australia
Sticks Wines in Yarra Glen now named Greenstone Vineyards, Yarra Valley, Australia
Yering Station Victoria’s First Vineyard from 1838 in Yarra Glen, Yarra Valley, Australia

Canada is a North American country stretching from the United States in the South to the Arctic Circle in the North. Major cities include Toronto, west coast film center Vancouver, French-speaking Montréal and Québec City, and capital city Ottawa. Canada's vast wilderness includes Banff National Park in the Rocky Mountains. It's also home to Niagara Falls.

Province of Ontario
Ontario is one of 13 Canadian Provinces and accounts for a total of 40% of the Canadian population and borders five separate US States. The province is named after Lake Ontario, a term thought to be derived from a Huron (Wyandot) word meaning "great lake.”
City of Niagara
Niagara is located on the western bank of the Niagara River in Southern Ontario, incorporated in 1903. The city is dominated by the Niagara Falls, a world-famous set of three large waterfalls on the Niagara River. The American and Horseshoe falls can be best seen from the Canadian side of the river, so the city has one of the world's major tourist attractions, with millions of tourists yearly.

Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse Rodízio buffet and churrascaria in the Hilton, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada 
Ponte Vecchio Fine dining Italian classics in the Fallsview Hotel, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Inside the Fallsview Hotel and Casino, This Italian restaurant that has a CAA/AAA Four Diamond rating, with cuisine styles straight from Florence just like the ancient bridge it is named after. 
Watermark Restaurant Elegant seasonal Continental cuisine in the Hilton, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada  

A Canadian town where the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario. It is across the Niagara River from Youngstown, New York, US. It is the only town in Canada that has a Lord Mayor. Known for its War of 1812 history, and wineries it is a short drive from the falls.

HobNob Restaurant French & Canadian cuisine at The Charles Hotel, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Pillitteri Winery Excellent Ice-Wine producer in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada

Toronto is the most populous city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. With a population of 3 million, Toronto is an international center of business, finance, arts, culture, and is recognized as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world.

360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower Regional Canadian fare & view in Toronto, Ontario, Canada 

Officially called the French Republic (République française), the country extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. Formally known as Gual and the Frankish Empire, France is has a wide history covering many areas and more Michelin star restaurants than any other country in the world. They are also famous for their many wine regions, culture, and art.

Chef Bernard Loiseau Is Michelin at fault?
A French Chef (13 January 1951 – 24 February 2003) who committed suicide in 2003 after it was rumored that Michelin was going to remove his restaurant from the 3-star rating. A special tribute is given to him in the Disney movie Ratatouille. 

Is a port city on the Garonne River in southwestern France, and is the major producer and exporter capital for the French wine industry. The City is also on the UNESCO World Heritage List as "an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble" of the 18th century.

Bordeaux - A Sip and Taste Wine tours and restaurants in Bordeaux, France
Château Lachesnaye Lanessan’s Baby Brother with a castle in Haut-Médoc AOC, France
Château Lanessan A Cru Bourgeois Supérieur in Haut-Médoc AOC, France
Château Prieuré-Lichine Quatrieme Cru Tasting in Margaux AOC, France
Château Toinet Fombrauge A Saint-Émillion Grand Cru in Saint-Christophe-des-Bardes, France
Clos du Marquis A Saint-Julien AOC BY Domaines Delon, Saint-Julien-Beychevelle, France
Restaurant Le Gabriel Haute Gastronomique French restaurant & bistro in Bordeaux, France

A historical territory and a former administrative region of east-central France, that trace their name from the Burgundians, an East Germanic people who moved westwards beyond the Rhine during the late Roman period.

The Bourgogne Tasting A tasting of the Vougeot AOC, caves, and the Hospices de Beaune tour


Domaine William Fevre A Grand Cru producer in the Burgundy-Chablis region, France

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Côtes du Rhône

Château Mont-Redon 13 blended grapes with harmonious complexity, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France


Le Grand Chancelier Countryside French Bistro in Cheverny, Loire Valley, France

Cote d'Or

Pierre LaForest Les Montespierres Tasting in a cave, Cote d'Or, Vougeot, Burgundy, France


Domaine Hubart Brouchard Wines Sancerre wines in the Loire Valley, France 


Domaine Guy and Yvan Dufouleur 1st Cru producer in Nuits-Saint-Georges, Burgundy, France


La TABLE de Joël Robuchon Haute French Restaurant in Paris, France (now L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon)
On the Elite Travelers top 100 restaurants of the world list

Vougeot, Burgundy

Clos de Vougeot A Grand Cru Classe Pinot Noir and castle in Vougeot, Burgundy, France

Domaine Bertagna Elegance and purity of fruits, terroir’s, and vintages in Vougeot, Burgundy, France


Josty Bistro Eatery serving German regional cuisine at the Potsdamer Platz Sony Center in Berlin, Germany

Restaurant Mark Brandenburg Sustainable & regional German cuisine at the Hilton in Berlin, Germany



Sula Vineyards An Indian Sauvignon Blanc tasting from Nashik, Maharashtra, India


Irish Flag Vegetable Medley A recipe for St. Patrick’s Day, Irish patriotism, or any time of the year 


Alex Restaurant Eclectic Irish cuisine in Dublin, Ireland (Now Called The Coburg Brasserie)

Gilroy’s Bistro serving Irish cuisine at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland (NOW 1837 BAR & BRASSERIE)

L’Ecrivain Seasonal Irish ingredients with full modern French gastronomic dining in Dublin, Ireland

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud Impeccably prepared French fine dining in Dublin, Ireland 
On Elite Travelers top 100 restaurants of the world lists



Bourj Al Hamam Restaurant Levant, Jordanian, and Lebanese cuisines with a buffet in Amman, Jordan

Jordan River Wines A Haddad Estate Shiraz from the Jordan River Valley

Sufra Restaurant Traditional and Authentic Jordanian Cuisine in Amman, Jordan

Wadi Musa

Petra One of the seven wonder of the world, part of the old Nabataeans kingdom, Wadi Musa, Jordan


Monte Carlo, Monaco

The Brasserie at the Café de Paris A Parisian style bistro rendez-vous in Monte-Carlo, Monaco



Café Cocó a chocolate and champagne bar by the Rothschild family at the Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam

Kebaya Asian Brasserie Technology and taste with cuisine styles from Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, and China at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam

The Dutch Kitchen Buffet of Dutch and French cuisine at the Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam

New Zealand:


Misha Vineyard Wine Tasting The High Note Pinot Vineyard in Cromwell, New Zealand

Base Woodfired Pizza A Re: Start business at “Little High Eatery” in Christchurch, New Zealand

Canterbury Cheesemongers Artisan cheese & pastry shop in Christchurch, New Zealand

Cook'n' With Gas Bistro High end bistro with modern New Zealand cuisine in Christchurch, New Zealand

Fiddlesticks Eclectic and Innovative New Zealand cuisine in Christchurch, New Zealand

Harlequin Public House Bistro serving Contemporary kiwi cuisine in Christchurch, New Zealand

Re: Start Funky Cargo container mall built after the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand

Regatta on Avon Bar, pub grub and New Zealand cuisine in Christchurch, New Zealand

The Brewer’s Arms Pub style New Zealand cuisine in Merivale, Christchurch, New Zealand

The Pegasus Arms Casual tavern serving contemporary New Zealand cuisine in Christchurch, New Zealand

Winnie Bagoes Gourmet Pizza Bar Pizza with traditional Kiwi cuisine in Christchurch, New Zealand


Red Snapper Kiwi “fush n’ chups” takeaway restaurant in Sumner, New Zealand


Peruvian Cuisine Andes, Amazon, and Lima - A culinary tour with recipes and history




Boas Quintas Wine One Winemaker, Various Regions & wines, in Giesta Dão, Mortágua, Portugal

South Africa:

Cape Town and Constantia in unincorporated Cape Town

Aubergine Restaurant Innovative East meets West in Cape Town, South Africa
Formally on the San Pellegrino a top 100 restaurants of the world list

Constantia Glen Bespoke wines and panoramic views in Constantia, South Africa

Constantia Uitsig Best bubbly and Muscat in the country, Constantia, South Africa (Now Silvermist Wine Estate)

La Colombe Restaurant Country-style local ingredients w/French flair in Cape Town, S. Africa
On Elite Travelers top 100 restaurants of the world list

Eagles Nest Exceptional Shiraz and eagle sanctuary in Constantia, South Africa

Mount Nelson Afternoon Tea Banquet of pastries & sandwiches at the Belmond, in Cape Town, S. Africa

Signal Restaurant Contemporary Cape Malay Cuisine at the Cape Grace Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

Steenberg Vineyard Heritage meets contemporary, oldest farm in the Constantia Valley, South Africa
The Five Flies Cape Malay cuisine in Cape Town, South Africa

The Test Kitchen Modern eclectic and Nouvelle Latin cuisine in Cape Town, South Africa
On both the San Pellegrino and Elite Travelers top 100 restaurants of the world lists

Two Oceans Restaurant Seafood and sushi with panorama views in Cape Town, South Africa


Cape Chamonix WineryA beautiful Troika blend and others, in Franschoek, South Africa 

La Motte Pierneef and Chardonnay wines overlooking the mountains in Franschoek, South Africa

The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français African-French tasting menu in Franschhoek, SA
Formally on the San Pellegrino top 100 restaurants of the world lists

Shark Cage Diving Adventure with the Great White Shark Tours company in Gansbaai, South Africa

Hout Bay
Dunes Beach Restaurant & Bar Eclectic Cape Malay cuisine w/sushi in Hout Bay, South Africa

Signature Restaurant Contemporary & elegant eclectic eatery in Johannesburg, South Africa

The Cradle Restaurant Bush to Bistro concept in Lanseria, South Africa

Rorke's Drift (KwaZulu-Natal Provence aka Zululand) 
Fugitives Drift Lodge and Zulu Battlefields African Cuisine Buffet, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Sabi Sabi - Sands
Leopard Hills Lodge Safari’s with contemporary African cuisine in Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa

Tradewinds Restaurant Local and International cuisine in Sandton, South Africa


De Trafford Winery Elevation 393 tasting in Stellenbosch, South Africa

Gourmet Wine Tours of South Africa A wine and food tour of Stellenbosch, South Africa

Ken Forrester A focus on the Rhône vs Bordeaux Meritage in Stellenbosch, South Africa

Kleine Zalze Vineyards Classic structure and vibrantly flavored wines in Stellenbosch, South Africa

Meerlust Winery The Rubicon Blend tasting and heritage since 1756, in Stellenbosch, South Africa 

Sijnn Wines Pioneering wine estate in Malgas, Western Cape, South Africa

Terroir Seasonal South African cuisine bistro in Stellenbosch, South Africa

South Korea:


Norovirus Hits The Olympics 300+ workers and athletes are sick from contamination of water and food in South Korea

United Arab Eremites:

Abu Dhabi


A Taste of Dubai - The Oasis of Luxury I began dining in Dubai in 2009. This article covers the food scene and tourism (article coming soon) 

Al Fanar Restaurant and Café Authentic Emirati Cuisine, Festival City, Dubai, UAE

Al Tawasol Restaurant Yemeni Cuisine featuring Mandi in Deira Dubai, UAE

Armani / Amal A tasting tour of India at the Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa Tower, Dubai, UAE

Asail AlSham Sweets “Mastic” Ice-cream in Deira Dubai, UAE

Aseelah A Modern Twist on Emirati Cuisine, at the Radisson Blu, Dubai Creek, Dubai, UAE

Ashiana The First Indian Fine dining restaurant at Sheraton Dubai Creek, Garhoud, Dubai, UAE

At.mosphere Upscale fine dining global cuisine on the 122nd floor, Burj Khalifa Tower in Dubai, UAE

BiCE Restaurant Acclaimed upmarket classic with innovative Italian at the Dubai Marina in Dubai, UAE

Burj Khalifa Tower Take a tour of the tallest building in the world, Dubai, UAE

Café Arabesque Contemporary Middle Eastern and Levant buffet in the Hyatt Park, Dubai, UAE

Cave Dubai A French Style Wine Bar at the Conrad Hotel, Downtown Dubai, UAE

Enigma Restaurant Turkish culinary journey with an eclectic European twist In Dubai, UAE

Frevo Restaurant Authentic churrascaria-style dining at the Fairmont on Palm Island, Dubai, UAE

Heritage Desert Safari Sand dunning followed by traditional Emirati cuisine in a Beduin village, outside of Dubai, UAE (review coming soon)

Junsui An eclectic taste of Asia at the Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai, UAE

La Petite Maison Relaxed French-Italian Restaurant at the DFIC in Dubai, UAE 
Formally on the San Pellegrino list 

Napoletana Pizzeria Wood-burned stone oven pizza restaurant at the Dubai Marina, UAE

Pachanga Restaurant Blend of Argentinean & Brazilian cuisine at the Hilton Dubai Marina, UAE

Plantation Restaurant and Lounge French cuisine Dubai Marina, UAE (Now AOC French Brasserie)

Qwaider AlNabulsi Sweets and Restaurant Kunāfah Specials and restaurant in Deira Dubai, UAE

Red Shrimp A Japanese / Emirati Cuisine Beach-style Restaurant at Bur Juman Mall, Dubai, UAE

Reflets Par Pierre Gagnaire Posh and artful French cuisine + culinary experimentalism in Dubai, UAE
The Paris restaurant of Pierre Gargnaire is on the Elite Travelers top 100 restaurants of the world list

Roberto’s Ristorante A walk into the Piemonte with a contemporary twist at the DIFC, Dubai, UAE

Safar Restaurant Arabic and Emirati blended buffet at the Dubai International Airport (DXB), UAE

Sushi Sleek Japanese eatery with sushi/sashimi at The Grand Hyatt Dubai, UAE 

Table 9 Stylish modern Spanish and global cuisine at the Hilton Dubai Creek in Deira Dubai, UAE

Tirquaz Bistro and Garden Lounge  W. Asian, N. African, & European dishes in Bur Dubai, UAE

Wellington’s Lounge Relaxed bar and lounge with English cuisine at the Royal Ascot Hotel in Dubai, UAE

Wheeler’s of ST. James by Marco Pierre White Traditional British seafood spot in Dubai, UAE

Zuma Contemporary Japanese restaurant, sushi, and cocktail mixology in Dubai, UAE
Formally on the San Pellegrino top 100 restaurants of the world list

United Kingdom:
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is off the north-western coast of the European mainland. the United Kingdom includes Scotland, Wales, and the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that shares a land border with another sovereign state‍.

Britain or England
Is part of the United Kingdom, and shares land borders with Scotland to the North and Wales to the West. The Irish Sea lies northwest of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the Southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the East and the English Channel to the South.


The Dickens Inn 1800s warehouse dockside style British pub, in London, UK 

The Ivy Modern British cuisine in Art Deco Space, Theatre District, London, UK 

The Medieval Banquet Medieval-style British cuisine banquet plus 2-hour dinner show in London, UK


Mr. Todiwala’s Kitchen Vibrant Pan-Indian Cuisine in Slough, United Kingdom

United States of America: 
+ its commonwealths and territories

federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessionsAt 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2) and with over 324 million people, the United States is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations and is home to the world's largest immigrant population. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the largest city being New York. 

State of California: 

Is the most populous state in the United States and the third most extensive by area, bordered by Oregon to the North, Nevada, to the East and northeast, and Arizona to the Southeast. It also shares an international border with the Mexican State of Baja California to the South. Admitted as the 31st state in 1850 two years after the famous gold rush started.

Napa - A Sip and Taste in Wine County A 3-day tour of wineries and fine dining restaurants

American Canyon

Gaia Restaurant Organic and a Sustainable concept in American Canyon, California (now Table 29 Bistro & Bar)


Castello di Amorosa Tuscan inspired castle with wine tours - Friends of the Baron - Calistoga, California

Chateau Montelena The famed Bottle Shock “Judgement of Paris” winner in Calistoga, California

Greystone Restaurant Italian CIA school restaurant in Calistoga, California (Now Gatehouse Restaurant)

Twomey Wine Tasting Napa and Sonoma wines owned by Silver Oak, Calistoga, Napa California

City of Napa  In Napa County

Blackbird Vineyards Wine Tasting An ultra-premium terroir in Napa, California
Gustavo Winery Artisan winemaker whose story is tied to “The Judgement of Paris” in Napa, California

Napa - A Sip and Taste in Wine County A 3-day tour of wineries and fine dining restaurants

Red Mare Wine Tasting Handcrafted and micro sourced appellations in Napa, California

Stag’s leap Winery Cask 23, a Napa gem on the Silverado Trail in the City Of Napa, California


Twomey Wine Tasting Napa and Sonoma wines owned by Silver Oak, Healdsburg, Sonoma California


Bridesmaid Wine Tasting Impressive Bordeaux-style blends in Oakville, California

Flying Horse Wine Tasting A spirited winery with Arabian horses in Oakville, California

Ghost Block Vineyard Cult Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc organic wine producer in Oakville, California

Hoopes Winery Cult cabernet wine maker with Liparita and Hoopes labels in Oakville, California

Napa Wine Company A wine bar representing cult Napa Classics in Oakville, California

Oakville Winery Tasting A single family vineyard since 1903 in Oakville, California

Silver Oak Cellars Near the Silverado Trail, known for high-end cabernet in Oakville, California

Switzer Family Wines A Cult cabernet producer and famed football coach in Oakville, California

Point Reyes Station

Cowgirl Creamery Artisan cheese shop “aka” Cowgirl Cantina in Point Reyes Station, California


Emmolo Wine Tasting A merlot like no other in Rutherford, California

Saint Helena 

Crocker and Star Wine Tasting Capturing the Essence of Cabernet in St Helena, California

Johndrow Vineyards Wine Tasting The JV - a true cult wine in St Helena, California

Mirror Wine Tasting A beautiful cabernet from a family of entrepreneurs in St Helena, California

Pahlmeyer Jason Wine Tasting A proprietary Bordeaux-style red blend in St Helena, California

Volker Eisele Wine Tasting An elegant family estate in the Chiles Valley District of St Helena, California

San Fransisco

5A5 Steak Lounge Modern Japanese steakhouse with chic design in San Francisco, California

Alioto’s Restaurant Historic restaurant serving Sicilian-infused seafood in San Francisco, California

Chinatown Restaurant Classic Chinese dishes in Chinatown, San Francisco, California 

Fleur de Lys Lavish French-Californian by Hubert Keller in San Francisco, California

Wipeout Bar and Grill Surf shack theme with Californian and Mexican cuisine in San Francisco, California

Santa Barbara

Jonata Wines Screaming Eagles Sister Winery, El Desafio Cab, in Santa Barbara, California

Santa Maria

Row 11 Red Wine Demi-Glace This classic Mother Sauce recipe cooked with a California Pinot

Row 11 Santa Maria Pinot An Old World style Pinot from Santa Maria, California

Row 11 Tasting Pinot grapes using Dijon clones in Santa Maria, California


Harvest Moon Café Farm-to-Fork Daily changing New American fare menu in Sonoma, California

Kamen Estates Low yield, high quality + film writing in Sonoma, California

Ottimino Winery Exclusive red Zinfandel producer partnered with William Knuttel in Sonoma, California


Cosentino Winery  The Meritage of a “Poet” in Yountville, California

Ma(i)sonry Wine Tasting An aesthetic portfolio of wines in Yountville, California

The French Laundry French-American fine dining restaurant in Yountville, California
On both the San Pellegrino and Elite Travelers top 100 restaurants of the world lists

State of Colorado:


Rioja Creatively presented high-energy Mediterranean fare in Denver, Colorado


Pizza Republica Trendy Italian trattoria and pizza restaurant in Centennial, Colorado
The Zink Kitchen + Bar Modern and sleek American cuisine in Centennial, Colorado

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico:

San Juan

El Jibarita Casual spot for traditional Puerto Rican cuisine, Old San Juan, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, USA

State of Florida:


A Taste of Berlin Relaxed hangout serving German grub in Brandon, Florida
A Taste of India Casual curries of North & South with Buffet in Brandon, Florida
Miller’s Ale House Casual Floribbean and American pub chain; Reviewed in Brandon, Florida
O’Brein’s Irish Pub Convivial sports bar with Irish pub grub in Brandon, Florida
O’Brein’s Irish Pub - Second Review May 2017
Romano’s Greek & Italian Restaurant Casual Greek & Mediterranean Dining in Brandon, Florida
Stonewood Grill and Tavern Stylish chophouse chain with surf ’n’ turf; reviewed in Brandon, Florida

Carrollwood (Unincorporated Tampa)

Vizacaya Restaurante and Tapas Bar Vibrant spot for classic Spanish dishes & tapas in Tampa, Florida

Clearwater and Clearwater Beach

Clearwater Beach Taste Fest 2017 music, food, and wine near Pier 60, Clearwater Beach, Florida
Ruth Eckerd Hall A Star Trek Music Experience with dinner in Clearwater, Florida
Sea-Guini Chic restaurant with seafood & Italian-inspired cuisine in Clearwater Beach, Florida


Sea Sea Riders Restaurant Homey seafood eatery in a 1903 cottage in Dunedin, Florida

Fort Myers

Murder Mystery Train 5 course American meal with a show in Fort Myers, Florida


Gulfport Tuesday Market Merchants on Beach Boulevard in Gulfport, Florida
La Cote Basque Winehouse French & continental cuisine in Gulfport, Florida
Manatees on the Bay Bar foods and casual eats, in Gulfport, Florida
O’Maddy’s Bar and Grille Waterfront American Eats and drinks in Gulfport, Florida
Pia’s Trattoria Tuscan-themed old school Italian restaurant In Gulfport, Florida
Stella’s Restaurant Southern-inspired comfort eats and diner in Gulfport, Florida

Indian Shores

Salt Rock Grill Fine-dining waterfront spot for grilled fish and steaks with a raw bar in Indian Shores, Florida

Key West and Other Key’s

Ambrosia Japanese restaurant & saké bar with sushi in Key West, Florida
Captain Tony’s Saloon Old school pub and landmark from 1851 in Key West, Florida
FOCUS Wines A blend of Napa/Sonoma with % to a children's foundation. Cape May, New Jersey
Key West Food and Wine Festival Multi day festival and tasting in Key West, Florida
Nine One Five Globally accented tapas with innovative American fare in Key West, Florida
Sloppy Joe’s Bar Landmark bar serving Floribbean and American classics since 1933 in Key West, Florida
The Cork and Stogie Laid-back bar with cocktails, wine, & Cigars in Key West, Florida

Madeira Beach

South Beach Bar and Grille Beach tavern with seafood in Madeira Beach, Florida


Squid Lips Eclectic and casual style seafood dishes in Melbourne, Florida

New Smyrna Beach

The Garlic old world style Italian with Mediterranean classics in New Smyrna Beach, Florida


Morimoto Asia Japanese and upscale Pan-Asian fare with sushi at Disney Springs Orlando, Florida
Wolfgang Puck Celebrity Chef’s California cuisine & fine dining chain; reviewed in Orlando, Florida

Palm Beach

Brandon’s Contemporary twist on American favorites in Palm Beach, Florida

Pass-a-Grille Beach (Unincorporated St Pete Beach)

Hurricane Seafood Restaurant Beachside Victorian-style seafood restaurant in St Pete Beach, Florida
Paradise Grille Beachside joint offering casual American eats in Pass-A-Grille, Florida

Pinellas Park

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse Chain (180+) for pub grub & brewed beer; Reviewed in Pinellas Park, Florida
Carmelita’s Mexican Restaurant casual local chain for traditional meals in Pinellas Park, Florida
Tasty Phở Quaint contemporary cafe for Phở and Bánh Mì in Pinellas Park, Florida


Old Castle Restaurant German specialties at a world-style tavern in Ruskin, Florida

Sanibel and Captiva Islands

The Mad Hatter Waterfront upscale new American cuisine on Sanibel Island, Florida


BRIO Tuscan Grille Relaxed Tuscan-inspired Italian chain eatery, reviewed in Sarasota, Florida
Columbia Restaurant Traditional Spanish & Cuban chain since 1905; reviewed in Sarasota Florida
INKANTO Authentic and traditional Peruvian Cuisine in Sarasota Florida
Jack Dusty’s Nautical themed eatery with crafted cocktails and raw bar at the Ritz Carlton in Sarasota Florida
Waterfront Restaurant Steakhouse restaurant on inlet offering Gulf views in Sarasota Florida


Osaka Sushi and Thai Restaurant Thai and Japanese fare including sushi in Seminole, Florida
Osaka Sushi Thai Restaurant - Second Review

Saint Augustine and Saint Augustine Beach  

Mojo Old City BBQ Vibrant Southern cuisine & BBQ in St. Augustine, Florida
The Floridian Restaurant Modern and locally sourced café for southern grub in St. Augustine, Florida

Saint Petersburg (St Petersburg or St Pete)

400 Beach Seafood and Taphouse Relaxed coastal cuisine in St. Petersburg, Florida
Acropolis Greek Taverna Modern café-tavern chain with Greek eats; reviewed in St. Petersburg, Florida
Bonefish Grill Contemporary 200+ chain with a seafood-centric menu; reviewed in St. Petersburg, Florida
Bonefish Grill - Second Review April 2017
Brick and Mortar Rustic-chic new American dining in St. Petersburg, Florida
FarmTable Kitchen Casual Cal-Italian cuisine and chef tables in St. Petersburg, Florida
Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill Casual pub grub sports bar in St. Petersburg, Florida
Fresco’s Waterfront Bistro Laid-back dockside spot for global eats in St. Petersburg, Florida
Fresco’s Waterfront Bistro - Second Review April 2017
Gratzzi Italian Grille Traditional and classic Italian plates in St. Petersburg, Florida
Iberian Rooster Colonial Portuguese Fusion with Tapas Restaurant in St Petersburg, Florida
Jack’s London Grill Casual British cuisine and some Scottish favorites in St. Petersburg, Florida 
Metro Diner Local diner chain with classic American Breakfast & Lunch; Reviewed in St. Petersburg, Florida
Metro Diner - Second Review May 2017
Noble Crust Modern contemporary Italian and Southern dishes in St Petersburg, Florida
Nueva Cantina Vibrant, Authentic, and contemporary Mexican Cuisine
Parkshore Grill Sophisticated American fare in St. Petersburg, Florida
Periscope Restaurant American Cuisine in the Magnuson Hotel, Marina Cove, St Petersburg, Florida
Punky’s Bar and Grill Casual LGBT bar and burger joint in St. Petersburg, Florida
St. Pete Saturday Market Farmers market in Pioneer Park, St. Petersburg, Florida
Sea Salt Fine-dining & innovative seafood with raw bar in St. Petersburg, Florida
The Avenue Eat + Drink Rustic restaurant known for its burgers in St. Petersburg, Florida
The Chattaway  Old-school English-American Eatery in St. Petersburg, Florida
The Hangar Restaurant & Flight Lounge Relaxed eatery & comfort foods in St. Petersburg, Florida
The Lemon Grass Casual fusion of Thai and Japanese with tapas portions in St Petersburg, Florida
The Melting Pot Casual Swiss Fondue restaurant chain. Reviewed in St. Petersburg, Florida
The Mill Restaurant New American fare with a southern spin in St. Petersburg, Florida
The Oyster Bar Elegant tavern seafood with oysters and brunch in St. Petersburg, Florida
The Tap Room Lively Bar and Grill at the Hollander Hotel, St. Petersburg, Florida
Z Grille Colorfully inspired twists on American Classics in St. Petersburg, Florida

Saint Pete Beach (St Pete Beach)

Beachcomber Bar and Grill Comfort foods, drinks, at the Don CeSar, in St. Pete Beach, Florida
Blue Fugu Japanese Steakhouse Table-side Hibachi with a sushi bar in St. Pete Beach, Florida
Bongos Bar and Grille Eclectic Beachside Bistro at the Grand Plaza Hotel, in St. Pete Beach, Florida
Castile Restaurant Med-Latin & tapas café with 360 views at the Hotel Zamora, in St. Pete Beach, Florida
Chill Restaurant & Bar New American Cuisine, tapas, and exotic cocktails in St. Pete Beach
Crab Daddy’s Waterfront Beach and Seafood Bar in St. Pete Beach, Florida
Hurricane Seafood Restaurant Beachside Victorian-style seafood restaurant in St Pete Beach, Florida
Level 11 Rooftop Artisan Fusion Bistro at the Grand Plaza Hotel, in St. Pete Beach, Florida
Level 11 - Second Review May 2017
Rowe Bar Cool cocktails and coastal eats at the Loews Don CeSar in St. Pete Beach, Florida 
Spinners Rooftop Revoling Bistro Buzzy seafood spot & 360-degree views in St. Pete Beach, Florida
The Salty Rim Grill Nautical themed American eats with a Caribbean flair in St. Pete Beach, Florida


725 South Casual American eats At The Westin Tampa Harbour Island, Tampa, Florida
Besito Mexican Restaurant creative Mexican-blend eats chain; reviewed in Tampa, Florida
California Pizza Kitchen Chain eatery for creative pies; reviewed in Tampa, Florida
Ciro's Speakeasy & Supper Club Prohibition-themed New American cuisine in Tampa, Florida
Copperfish Casual Seafood eatery in Tampa, Florida 
Council Oak Steakhouse Upscale eatery with butchery at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, Florida
Edison Food + Drink Lab Eclectic & innovative gastropub using molecular gastronomy in Tampa, Florida
First Watch Café chain for health-minded breakfast, brunch, & lunch; reviewed in Tampa, Florida
First Watch - Second Review
First Flight Wine Bar Chic Airport Bar offering wine and charcuterie at the (TPA) in Tampa, Florida
Gino’s Restaurant & Bar Old-school & modern genial Italian eatery in Tampa, Florida
Hablo Taco Mexican-blend joint known for tacos and margaritas in Tampa, Florida
Kona Grill Sleek chain with Hawaiian menu + sushi, reviewed in Tampa, Florida
Panfilo’s Bar and Grill New American Cuisine, at the Sheraton East, Tampa, Florida
Rock 'N' Raw Asian restaurant with sushi at the Hard Rock Casino, Tampa, Florida
Simply Phở, Contemporary Vietnamese in modern digs in Tampa, Florida
The Cheesecake Factory American chain with 200+ locations, large menu; reviewed from Tampa, Florida
Ulele Rustic chic for native American and Floridian fare in Tampa, Florida
Vizacaya Restaurante and Tapas Bar Vibrant spot for classic Spanish dishes & tapas in Tampa, Florida
Yacht Starship Seasonal American cuisine dinner cruise in Tampa, Florida
Yeoman’s Cask and Lion Hip British-inspired and themed pub with microbrews in Tampa, Florida

Tierra Verde and the Pinellas Bayway

The Island Grille and Raw Bar Relaxed waterfront seafood restaurant with a raw bar in Tierra Verde, Florida

Treasure Island

Feola’s Italian Ristorante relaxed eatery for pizza and pasta in Treasure Island, Florida

Vero Beach

Cobalt upscale locally sourced seafood eatery with ocean views in Vero Beach, Florida

West Palm Beach

Food Code Violations at Mara-a-Lago President Donald Trump’s Kitchen, West Palm Beach, Florida  

Winter Park

Prato Rustic Italian bistro with modern takes on classic dishes in Winter Park, Florida

State of Georgia:


BLT Restaurants Swanky French-American Steakhouse chain (now called Laurent Torendal)
Dragon-Con 2008 Yearly Science Fiction Convention at the Hyatt, Hilton and other Hotels, Atlanta Georgia 
Ecco Restaurant Seasonally inspired European fare at the Atlanta Hartsfield Airport, Atlanta, Georgia
FLIP Burger Boutique Hip burger chain with the space-age decor, reviewed in Midtown, Atlanta, Georgia 
Fogo de Chão Upscale Brazilian chain with 49 locations. Review based in Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia
Holman and Finch Public House Modern gastropub & whole animal cookery in Atlanta, Georgia
Jekyll Island Seafood Company, New American Seafood Restaurant, Atlanta Airport, Atlanta, Georgia
Lobby at Twelve Boutique hotel bistro, new American, and Southern favorites at Atlantic Station, Atlanta
The Varsity Iconic drive-in chain restaurant serving hot dogs & other American classics in Atlanta, Georgia


6th Street Pier Steak and Seafood Grill Eclectic eatery with sushi & raw bar in Griffin, Georgia
J-Henry’s Restaurant Classy American fare with steak and seafood options in Griffin, Georgia


Waffle House A Southern 24/7 breakfast chain known for their hash browns, based in Norcross, Georgia

Peachtree Corners

Grace 17.20 Modern and contemporary American cuisine in Peachtree Corners, Georgia 

Sandy Springs

Food 101 Farm-to-table eatery offering Southern classics in Sandy Springs, Georgia

State of Illinois:


Alinea Highly creative new American molecular gastronomy tasting menus in Chicago, Illinois
On both the San Pellegrino and Elite Travelers top 100 restaurants of the world lists. Also on my top 100.

Cape Cod Room Classic New England cuisine at the Drake Hotel Chicago, Illinois
Chef Charles " Charlie" Trotter Famous Chicago Chef passes away
Gino’s East Pizzeria Chain serving Chicago-style deep dish pizza & other Italian eats in Chicago, Illinois

State of Indiana:


Charleston’s Restaurant Casual American eatery; reviewed in Indianapolis, Indiana

State of Louisiana:

New Orleans

Café du Monde Iconic café & coffeehouse serving beignets since 1862 in New Orleans, Louisiana
Commander’s Palace Refined and elegant creole fare since 1880 in New Orleans, Louisiana
The Gumbo Shop Acclaimed gumbo and creole staples in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana
Willie Mae's Scotch House Acclaimed soul food spot for fried chicken in New Orleans, Louisiana

State of New Jersey:

Cape May

FOCUS Wines A blend of Napa/Sonoma with % to a children's foundation. Cape May, New Jersey

State of North Carolina:


Biltmore Estate Wines Local and California grapes produced in Asheville, North Carolina
Bistro at Biltmore Classy farm to table eatery in Asheville, North Carolina
Sunset Terrace A classic outdoor American chophouse at Omni Grove Park Inn, in Asheville, North Carolina
The Biltmore Dining Room Seasonal American cuisine in Asheville, North Carolina

State of Ohio:


Fleming’s Steakhouse High-end steakhouse chain (65+) with aged prime cuts, reviewed in Akron, Ohio


91 Wood Fire Oven Refined rustic American fare in Canton, Ohio
Basil Asian Bistro Pan-Asian favorites from China to Vietnam with sushi specials in Canton, Ohio
Table Six Kitchen + Bar Casual American gastropub & elevated comfort foods in Canton, Ohio
Tapas 218 Cozy tavern severing traditional Spanish small plate cuisine in Canton, Ohio

North Canton

Samantha’s Restaurant Mellow new American fare in North Canton, Ohio

State of Oregon:

A Taste of Willamette Damn It! A tour of food and wine from a 2015 tour in Oregon wine country


Archery Summit Winery Côte d’Or in the Willamette in Dayton, Willamette Valley, Oregon


Argyle Winery Sparkling and Pinot producer in Dundee, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Dobbes Family Estate Distinctively crafted wines by Joe in Dundee, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Erath Vineyards Pioneers in Oregon Pinot in Dundee, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Red Hills Market Country style market & café w/craft beer in Willamette, Oregon


Bergström Wines Kings of Pinot in Newburg, Willamette Valley, Oregon  
Penner-Ash Wine Cellars Passion, Science, sustainability in Newburg, Willamette Valley, Oregon

State of Pennsylvania:


Bistrot La Minette Charming French Bistro with movie filmed terrace in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Moshulu New American dining on a restored ship in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pat’s King of Steaks Home of the original cheesesteak in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

State of South Carolina:


Carolina’s Southern Bistro with Seafood, in Charleston, South Carolina
Cypress Refined creative American fare in Charleston, South Carolina
Grill 225 Top 10 American fine-dining ornate chophouse, Market Pavilion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina
Halls Chophouse Esteemed old-school steakhouse with gospel brunch in Charleston, South Carolina
Hank’s Seafood A classy southern seafood eatery house in Charleston, South Carolina
High Cotton Refined eatery with Lowcountry fare and Southern Brunch in Charleston, South Carolina
Hyman’s Seafood Enduring southern seafood eatery in Charleston, South Carolina
Magnolia’s A refined upscale take on traditional southern cooking in Charleston, South Carolina
McCrady’s Tavern Acclaimed high-concept inspired Farm to Table tavern in Charleston, South Carolina 
Formally on Elite Travelers top 100 restaurants of the world lists

Muse Italian villa with Classic Mediterranean dishes and wine bar in Charleston, South Carolina
Oak Steakhouse High-end elegant steakhouse with sustainable seafood in Charleston, South Carolina
River Street Sweets Candy shop that is known for homemade pralines in Charleston, South Carolina
Slightly North of Broad (S.N.O.B) Bistro w/Southern & Lowcountry cuisine in Charleston, S. Carolina

State of Texas:


Benji’s Cantina Innovative approach toTex-Mex cuisine in Austin, Texas
Güero's Taco Bar Landmark Mexican Restaurant on Congress Ave. in Austin, Texas
Home Slice Pizza Thin-crust New York style pizza restaurant in Austin, Texas
Jack Allen’s Kitchen Farm-to-fork upscale local chain for Southwestern cuisine in Austin, Texas
Perla’s Seafood and Oyster Bar Laid-back Cape Cod-style seafood restaurant in Austin, Texas
Qui Restaurant Eclectic global plates and sushi in Austin, Texas
Texas Chili Parlor Local eatery for Tex-Mex, chili, & American cuisine in Austin, Texas

San Antonio

Zink Bistro and Bar Southwestern-inspired New American fare in San Antonio, Texas

Washington State:


Pike Place Market Iconic seafood market in Seattle, Washington
The Pike Brewing Company Brewpub with a locally sourced menu in Seattle, Washington


Vatican City:

The article is coming soon


Victoria Falls

Boma, A Place Of Eating Taste of tribal Zimbabwe cuisine with a buffet in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
The Jungle Junction Zimbabwe & European buffet at the Victoria Falls Hotel in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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