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The Dune Preserve is a small local spot on Rendezvous Bay Beach, located next to the CuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa. Shoes are optional, and everyone comes for the signature Duneshine drink, a fermented ginger concoction. It's slightly sweet but...
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159 Avenue du Pylône, 06600 Antibes, France
Undoubtedly one of the most popular vacation spots in France, Nice attracts people from all over the world, and although the beaches tend to get especially crowded during the summer, the scenery is absolutely gorgeous anytime of the year. What I...
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37 Rue de Verneuil, 75007 Paris, France
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The historic Androuet fromagerie has been sourcing and maturing exceptional cheeses since 1909. Their shop on rue Mouffetard is staffed by friendly English-speakers who will be happy to explain and vacuum-seal your selections, including the...
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You'd think that having a Meilleur Ouvrier de France (a prestigious crafstman title) at the helm of a restaurant would imply steep prices, but at Semilla, you're in for both a great meal and a great deal. The international influence is strong...
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172 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris, France
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Go for the scene, not the food, and enjoy the Art Deco décor and great people-watching at this buzzy Left Bank landmark. Despite a limited menu and steep prices, the place is packed day and night. Order a chocolat chaud and sit on the...
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34 Rue Yves Toudic, 75010 Paris, France
Situated a block from the Canal St.-Martin in the 10th arrondissement, Du Pain et des Idées is your favorite corner bakery—only better. The owner, Christophe Vasseur, was named best boulanger in Paris in 2008, and for good reason....
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1200 Story Ave, Louisville, KY 40206, USA
A celebrated new bar in the Butchertown neighborhood, Meat serves the city’s most complex cocktails, such as the Bold & Fashioned, in a Prohibition-era ambiance. 1076 E. Washington St., (502) 354-3212. This appeared in the May 2013 issue.
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544 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
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A two-story dining room with an always-packed raw bar, The Ordinary serves some of the South’s best seafood. Here, chef Mike Lata dishes up must-try options like a seafood tower, crab toast, fish chowder, and triggerfish with fingerling...
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416 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23219, USA
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This city is a new destination for food pilgrims. At Pasture (shown above), nibble from small plates of creamy pimento cheese on Ritz crackers; at the Roosevelt, try the rutabaga gratin with peanut sauce; then pick up some Rappahannock River...
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1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
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Chef Tory McPhail was recently named James Beard's Best Chef South and his forward-looking take on Creole classics keeps this New Orleans institution, which has launched the careers of the likes of Paul Prudhomme and Emeril Lagasse, current....
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100 Southside Square, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
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Huntsville's favorite chef, the renowned James Boyce, opened his Cotton Row restaurant in 2008 and it has become the cornerstone of the city's fine dining and modern cuisine. The menu changes based on freshest available ingredients. Chef Boyce and...
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930 Tchoupitoulas St b, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
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Bourbon St. is the most (in)famous street in New Orleans, but I would argue Andrew Higgins Blvd has the most to offer in the Crescent City. A few blocks away from the French Quarter, you can find the National World II Museum and the amazing Cochon...
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13 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801, USA
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Felix Meana and Katie Button, veterans of elBulli in Spain, converted Asheville’s former downtown bus depot into a stylish tapas bar. Curate means to cure oneself, which diners can do with traditional Spanish dishes such as Catalan sausage...

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1100 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA
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Every city needs a go-to brunch spot and for me it's West Egg Cafe over on Atlanta's Westside. Named for the setting of The Great Gatsby, you will find a line out the door nine times out of ten. It's definitely no longer Atlanta's best kept...
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120 W Gordon St, Kinston, NC 28501, USA
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Yes, there's a real, Court of Sommeliers' certified sommelier in ENC. Waiting for that elusive reservation slot at Chef Vivian Howard’s acclaimed Chef & The Farmer restaurant to open up? Stop by for a sip or two next door at The Wine Shop, Chef...
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108 W North St, Kinston, NC 28501, USA
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This casual, family-friendly, lively diner venture by Chef Vivian Howard is a stone's throw from the "mothership" Chef & The Farmer restaurant and doesn’t skimp on quality nor sourcing locally. Here, foodies nosh on local and gourmet oysters like...
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1614 Camden Rd, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
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Line up--with cash--and get your box of chicken, perfectly fried to a crisp. It comes with flattened tater tots, slaw, delicious hush puppies, and a roll of bread. There's no place to eat inside at Price's, but head back to your car, grab a seat...
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731 Mcferrin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206, USA
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See our full list of Where to Go in 2015. The Pharmacy offers a unique environment in Nashville, as the city's eating scene generally ranges from swanky lounges to honky tonk bars. In this casual setting, college students are found chatting on the...
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700 Taylor St, Nashville, TN 37208, USA
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Rolf and Daughters opened in 2012 in the midst of a restaurant boom, but even with all the new options in Nashville, it has remained one of the hottest tables in town. Located in the 100-year-old Werthan factory building in Germantown, the...
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1471 W Millers Cove Rd, Walland, TN 37886, USA
Don’t fret if your cell phone doesn’t work here; just surrender to your surroundings at Blackberry Farm—4,200 secluded acres of hillocks and ponds, gardens and lawns at the foot of the Tennessee Smoky Mountains. This...
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1300 Clinton St, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
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Sarah Souther started out making her inventive marshmallows at a commissary and selling them at restaurants and shops around town. Now she has a brick-and-mortar shop in Marathon Village (a giant brick building where cars were made in the early...
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300 Franklin St SE, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
Rounding out Chef James Boyce's trio of upscale dining in historic downtown Huntsville is Commerce Kitchen. Chef Boyce offers up traditional Southern comfort food, but with the modern twist that he is does so perfectly. The classic BLT is dressed...
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113 20th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA
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Cafe Dupont is housed in a building dating back to the 1870s, and the exposed brick and high ceilings enhance the traditional bistro atmosphere. The Dupont serves "slow food," and sources locally. The menu changes daily based on availability, so...
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923 Van Buren Ave, Oxford, MS 38655, USA
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A really nice spot to go for breakfast or lunch. I had the Van Buren Best Seller sandwich and fruit salad. My friend had the soup of the day and I was envious. The sandwich was huge; I would order half a sandwich and soup next time.
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101 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019, USA
The service at the Quin is friendly and unobtrusive, and all of the electronics in the room—the window shades, the lights, the air conditioning—are controlled by a tablet that sits by the bed. The location near Central Park is pretty...
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112 Academy Dr, Austin, TX 78704, USA
A compound-like hideaway on a leafy street a block from trendy South Congress, Hotel Saint Cecilia is a retro-glam love letter to the 1960s and '70s rock music scene, named for the patron saint of music and poetry. But that doesn’t mean that...
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Shanagarry, Midleton, Co. Cork, Ireland
Myrtle Allen is Ireland’s answer to Alice Waters: The centenarian chef has lobbied the Irish parliament for better food policies, earned some Michelin stars, and, 50 years ago, opened a restaurant called the Yeats Room in the town of...