A Single Pebble: Classic Chinese Cuisine in Burlington, Vermont

A Single Pebble is a restaurant that not only serves delicious Chinese food; it also encourages guests to sit and linger over conversation around the table. All the dishes served “family” style, arrive as soon as prepared. Round tables, outfitted with Lazy Susans, allow the plates to spin so that diners can help themselves to…

Gandy Dancer: Fine Dining in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Starting with a faint rumble, it becomes louder, and then the vibration begins. A passenger train roars past, with a friendly toot of the horn, and Gandy Dancer’s diners break into applause as the train safely passes the restaurant. It’s a tradition. Location: The Gandy Dancer located at 401 Depot Street in Ann Arbor, Michigan….

Slugburgers: Signature Treat at Borroum’s Drug Store, Corinth, Mississippi

What began as a pharmacy in 1865, Borroum’s Drug Store is now Mississippi’s oldest drug store in continuous operation and now a wildly popular lunch choice for the locals in Corinth, as well as savvy travelers along Highway 72 heading to and from , Tennessee. Location: 604 East Waldron Street, Corinth, Menu: With its old-fashioned soda fountain…

Castle Hill Inn – A Historic Hotel and Restaurant in Newport, RI

The Castle Hill Inn in Newport, Rhode Island, has a special place in American History. Most noteworthy, it was once the summer home of marine biologist Alexander Agassiz of Harvard University.  Built in 1874, the sweet, shingled beach “cottage” allowed Agassiz the opportunity to appreciate the beautiful environment above and below the surface. The mansion acted…

Graft in Downtown Madison, Wisconsin

Graft is a small plates restaurant inspired by wine and the bounty of Midwestern ingredients. A friendly, knowledgeable wait staff creates a warm and welcoming environment. If the source of your food is important to you, the staff at Graft will be able to tell you where the food comes from. Location: 18 North Carroll…

Lucile’s Creole Café – Fort Collins, Colorado

When Lucile’s first opened their doors in 1980, Cajun food was a rarity in Boulder, Colorado. Fletcher Richards and his mother Lucile Richards did not let that stop them from carrying out their vision of becoming the premier breakfast and lunch establishment in the area. They purchased a small, yellow, Victorian house, and developed a…

Luke’s Lobster: Fresh and Sustainable Seafood in Philadelphia

Say Philadelphia, and the mind immediately goes to Philly cheesesteaks. What doesn’t come to mind is lobster and seafood in general. Pennsylvania does not have any coastal exposure to the Atlantic Ocean, and there is no Cape Cod or Boston or Bar Harbor in the state. It took a native of Maine to bring the…

Occidental Grill: Washington D.C.

The Occidental Grill & Seafood Restaurant has stood the test of time in Washington D.C. for more than 110 years. Location: Occidental Grill & Seafood Restaurant located at 1475 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW in Washington, D.C. is just over a block from the White House. Find a great Washington DC hotel by visiting TripAdvisor (here) for…

smith. in Corinth, Mississippi: Lowercase s, Uppercase Cuisine

It’s odd to see the name of a restaurant begin with a lowercase letter and end with a period, but the 1869 building in which smith. is housed was a former printery, so the title, menu, and associated pieces are made to look as if they were typed on an . The dishes served inside, however,…