AFAR’s guide to the regional flavors, local classics, and innovative restaurants that define American food right now.
The West: Go for farm-to-table cooking, third-wave coffee, and a romp in the redwoods.
Ruth Reichl on California’s farm-to-table cooking roots.
Take a pampered paddle down Idaho’s Salmon River.
Jesse Kahn of New York’s Counter Culture Coffee Portland’s best brew.
How to book a table at Forage, the Salt Lake City restaurant redefining locavore cuisine.
The Midwest: Go for weird food on sticks, crowd-free wine tasting, and a 20-course dinner in the Twin Cities.
Peter Meehan finds the perfect sandwich in the Chicago suburbs.
Where St. Louis bartenders drink when off the clock.
Road trip: Eat your way through Michigan wine country.
From juneberry pie to Kansas City BBQ, five all-American classics.
A 20-course meal to book in Minnesota.
The South: Go for barbecue, bourbon, modern twists on Southern classics, and a heavenly farm stay.
Why John T. Edge will always find his way back to Cajun country.
A dreamy farm hotel, surrounded by Great Smoky Mountain flavor.
Where to eat the South’s tastiest seafood.
Barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn’s guide to the best barbecue in Texas.
The Northeast: Go for just-caught seafood, craft beers, old-school general stores, and freshly churned ice cream.
Summer on a bun: 10 killer lobster rolls.
Julia Glass on a Cape Cod tradition that improves with the years.
Book this table now: Ribelle in Brookline, MA