Romance and 12-Layer Cake at Peninsula Grill in Charleston, SC

Walking through Charleston’s Historic District, you will find a wrought iron gate leading to a brick alleyway with flickering lanterns and dreamy . For a truly elegant evening, you will be glad you chose Peninsula Grill.  It is connected to Planters Inn (read reviews here),  choice as the #1 Best Small Hotel in the U.S.  Location: 112…

Founding Farmers DC: 47,000 Farmers Feeding DC

Owned by more than 47,000 family farmers, the values of the American family farmer are at the heart of everything done at Founding Farmers. Started in 2005 by members of the Farmers Union, Founding Farmers chose to showcase their philosophy of making food from scratch, using only the freshest ingredients supplied by hundreds of farms….

The Turquoise Room, Winslow, Arizona

Rarely do history and contemporary culinary talent meet in the same place; they do at The Turquoise Room at La Posada Hotel in . The restaurant, in the renovated historic hotel, once the crown jewel in the Fred Harvey empire, merges vintage touches with chef/owner John Sharpe’s innovative farm-to-table menu. The to retro touches such…

Family-Style Dinners at Bavarian Inn, Frankenmuth, Michigan

The Bavarian Inn Restaurant’s German roots are evident the minute you see the building. Its traditional alpine-style with half-timbered architecture has a Glockenspiel clock tower, which rings four times daily. The nearby fountains remind me of those found in traditional European town squares. You’re immediately in traditional . Location: The Bavarian Inn is at 713 S….

etc. in Nashville – Upscale in the Green Hills Neighborhood

Chef Deb Paquette’s newest location in the Green Hills neighborhood of , Tennessee, is only a year old but is gaining loyal fans among the locals as well as long-time lovers of Chef Paquette’s creative and tasty dishes. Etch, which has been open in downtown Nashville since 2012, now has a sister restaurant simply called etc.,…

Downtown Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Seafood Eatery – Pier 14

Myrtle Beach is well known for golf and great food.  For sweeping scenic views of the Atlantic, while you’re eating, it doesn’t get much better than Pier 14.  Open for lunch and dinner, this oceanfront eatery offers a tasty dining experience.  As soon as you arrive, you’ll notice this striking 300-foot fishing pier and restaurant. …

Real Southern Comfort at Mama Dip’s Kitchen, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Just a short walk from , North Carolina’s pretty downtown is an institution. Mama Dip’s Kitchen is where locals flock, college students bring out-of-town family, and tourists throng to feast on genuine home-style southern cooking. Think fried chicken, BBQ pork, fried green tomatoes, mac ’n’ cheese, and sweet potato pie and you’ll get the idea….

Amazing Coastal Cuisine at Owen’s Restaurant, Nags Head, NC

On my first visit to the , I was shocked that the area had so many locally owned restaurants. After trying several of them over the course of four days, I discovered that the food in the Outer Banks is stellar. Think the freshest of seafood, tastiest of desserts, and everything in between. One stand…

Get your ‘cue at Boar and Bull, Loveland, Colorado

When we’re traveling we love to get restaurant recommendations from locals. If you know a local travel writer who covers the area that’s even better. Craving some good barbecue on a recent trip to Loveland, Colorado, we reached out to a local blogger we know and asked where we could get the best ‘cue in…