Collected by Emily Glenn
15 Entrance Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544, USA
I’m not sure at what age humans develop the skill to stand still and appreciate scenery, but based on a scientific survey of kids who live in my house, it’s not age seven. (On a trip to the Canadian Rockies, as my wife and I snapped photos of the...
905 Alarid St, Santa Fe, NM 87505, USA
Located in the Railyard District, the friendly and efficient La Choza (Spanish for “the shed") doles out traditional New Mexican fare. Start with the satisfying posole (a hominy). Try the stuffed sopapillas with an earthy red chile, and classic...
1438 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211, USA
Empty glasses join cleaned plates at this NE Portland brunch bar. I'm always happy to wait in the rain to find a seat in the enclosed, heated patio dining space. They peel off all the plastic and open things up when the weather gets nice, but it's...
231 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
Since 1983, Santacafé has been a culinary destination for the chic lunch set (Tom Ford is a fan). Opt, as they do, for eclectic "classics" like crispy calamari with four-chile lime dipping sauce, shrimp and spinach dumplings with...
1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
Lately, the sounds of Music City have trended toward rock and folk, especially in the Eighth Avenue South District. One Cannery Row offers three venues under one roof that have hosted the likes of the North Mississippi Allstars, She & Him, and...
2506, 1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
The exterior of this Midtown lodging won’t win any design awards—the building previously housed an insurance company—but that’s what makes the art-filled, wood-accented lobby such a pleasant surprise upon arrival. With its...
402 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
At first pass, you might think Station Inn is nothing special, a little dumpy even—an old cinder-block box in the heart of the shiny new condos and restaurants in the Gulch. Inside, it’s dark, with a dropped ceiling and a mishmash of...
2020 Lindell Ave, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
This up-and-coming area near Greer Stadium, where the Nashville Sounds baseball team plays, holds an art crawl on the first Saturday of every month, with hours running until 11 p.m. Bounce around between several galleries in the area, but begin at...
1006 Forrest Ave, Nashville, TN 37206, USA
More pop-up than restaurant, Atomic Yardbirds Hot Chicken might feel more elusive than others, but catch it if you can. Three restaurant industry pros perfected their take on the Nashville treasure and tied for first place in the 2013 Music City...
407 Gallatin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206, USA
This bar, along gritty Gallatin Avenue in East Nashville, serves expertly made cocktails like the Sam Malone with bourbon, rose vermouth, and cherry liqueur to a eclectic group of folks. The shotgun space has a long elevated bar on the right-hand...
718 Division St, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
Chef Matt Lackey takes the farm-to-table term to heart by harvesting and bringing fresh vegetables to the restaurant from his family’s Castalian Springs property about 45 minutes from downtown. He partners with many local farmers as well to bring...
623 7th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
Third Man Records, the Nashville outpost of musician Jack White's record label and store, is hard to define. It's both a retail outlet for vinyl and offices for his label, sure, but it also includes a "novelty lounge" with coin-operated video...
2318 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204, USA
The fall temperatures make for a perfect time to dine outdoors, and the 12th South neighborhood is a good option for people watching. Several restaurants such as 12 South Taproom (pictured), Taqueria del Sol, Burger Up, Mafiaoza's, and Edley's...
935 W Eastland Ave, Nashville, TN 37206, USA
This beautiful little bar and restaurant with chandeliers and exposed brick through plaster is a favorite in this enclave of East Nashville for its cocktails. And should you crave a change of scenery, The Pharmacy Burger Parlor and Beer Garden...
1210 McGavock St, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
Jonathan Waxman's Nashville venture transformed an old tire shop in the Gulch into a comfortable and breezy open space. Two long bars -- one for drinking and another chef's bar looking into the open kitchen -- anchor the two dining rooms in the...
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