Destination Undisclosed

AFAR media sent writer Nick Fauchald and photographer William Hereford on a two-day road trip in a Jaguar XFR without prior
information about their destination. Their assignment: to find those unexpected moments that make us feel alive.

Detours

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  • Where To Eat

    Tarry Lodge
    Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich partnered on this enoteca and pizzeria. Inventive pastas and wood-scented pies dominate the menu; after your meal, stock up on provisions at the gourmet market next door.

    18 Mill St., Port Chester, NY tarrylodge.com

    The Place Restaurant
    An outdoor restaurant where teenage grill masters cook lobsters, steaks, and corn over a giant fire pit, while diners huddle around red picnic tables on tree- stump benches.

    901 Boston Post Rd., Guilford, CT theplaceguilford.com

  • Gaslight Brasserie
    Sit at the giant zinc bar and enjoy one of Boston's best late-night menus, which covers all of the classic brasserie fare: oysters, rotisserie chicken, steak frites, and an excellent burger.

    560 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA gaslight560.com

    Farmstead
    Husband and wife, master cheese monger and pastry chef, respectively, team up to deliver an inspiring sweet and savory menu. notable eats: cheesy-chive biscuits, and the house pastrami.

    186 Wayland Ave., Providence, RI farmsteadinc.com

    Evelyn's Nanaquaket Drive-in
    Look no further for the proper, unadorned lobster roll. Local favorites are served at this clam shack in Tiverton; dine outside at the picnic tables overlooking Nanaquacket pond.

    2335 Main Rd., Tiverton, RI evelynsdrivein.com

  • Red Rooster Drive-in
    Pull up to this nostalgic-looking a-frame for greasy cheeseburgers covered in slippery onions, crispy onion rings, and fizzy egg creams.

    1566 Route 22, Brewster, NY

    Walter's
    The secret to the hot dogs at this 1919 stand is the sauce, which infuses the split-and-grilled franks with a buttery flavor as they cook. round out your order with spicy curly fries and a milk shake.

    937 Palmer Ave., Mamaroneck, NY waltershotdogs.com

    Where to Stay

    XV Beacon Hotel
    Housed in a landmark beaux arts building, this 60-room boutique hotel exudes cool and calm in the form of in-room gas fireplaces, dark wood, brushed steel and leather interiors. Try its contemporary steakhouse.

    15 Beacon St., Boston, MA xvbeacon.com

  • What To Do

    Addieville East Farm
    This woodsy 900-acre property is an outdoorsmen's playground, with a 15-stand sporting clay course, two stocked trout ponds, a bass lake, and a fly-fishing stream.

    200 Pheasant Dr., Mapleville, RI addieville.com

    WaterFire
    At this annual event (Saturdays from June through mid-October), 100 pyres of wood are lit at the intersection of Providence's three rivers, set to a soundtrack of international music.

    waterfire.org