Chesapeake Bay is famous for its killer seafood — and there's few better places to try it than Faidley's Seafood. Founded in 1886, this Lexington Market standout offers an array of fresh seafood, including a raw bar with clams and oysters, as well as beer and wine. But what it's best known for is its award-winning, ball-like lump crab cakes, which are available both by themselves or on a tasty sandwich that goes great with one of the aforementioned beers.
Don't let the slogan fool you — while the Bacon Bros. Public House certainly is "powered by bacon", there's plenty more on the menu than breakfast meat cured in-house. Consider: the excellent charcuterie, the smoked turkey gumbo, the chorizo on a roll, the wild shrimp and grits, and the trout BLT (okay, that one has bacon, but still). They also offer a solid selection of beers on tap, a full bar — including some rare bourbons — and a casual, friendly atmosphere that belies the quality of the food. [Scouted by Prem]
You would expect a place that sits atop the sea to serve up some super-fresh seafood. And in the case of The Rock, your expectations will most certainly be met. Perched atop a natural rock outcropping not far from the shores of Michanwi Pingwe beach, this unforgettable eatery serves up a short but satisfying menu that includes fish, prawns, squid, octopus, crab, and other seafaring creatures, along side fresh vegetables, rice, pasta, and even fried chips. Stop in for a leisurely lunch, or arrive later for spectacular sunset views.
It's nice to go out to fancy dinners every once in a while, but when all you want is some great barbecue, there's really no need. Take the Peg Leg Porker for example. Located in the Gulch district, this no-nonsense smokehouse serves up some of the best barbecue in town, with a short but simple menu of specialties like pulled pork, dry ribs, wet ribs, BBQ nachos, wings, smoked green beans, fries, BBQ beans, and mac and cheese. Enjoy your food inside or head out onto the patio to take in the great views of downtown.
French Canadians tend to be a fiercely nationalistic bunch, going to great lengths to recognize and honor their Gallic heritage. So you know that when a restaurant is allowed to break their language regulations, it must be something special. And special Schwartz's is. Founded by a Jewish immigrant in 1928, this landmark shop is widely known for its delicious smoked meats and sandwiches, as well as for the long lines that you'll frequently find outside — so planning to get there early is definitely recommended.
What do you get when three friends from Tijuana and California decide to open up a taco shop on the East Coast? Los Tacos No. 1, that's what. Located in Chelsea Market, this handsome stand offers up tacos, tostadas, quesadillas, and mulas filled/topped with steak, chicken, pork, or grilled cactus, along with chips and salsa, chips and guacamole, and a range of drinks that includes both aguas frescas and Mexican Coke. That's pretty much it, but when you're hungry and looking for some tasty, quick Mexican, that's really all you need.
Every once in a while we run across a restaurant that looks so spectacular that we'd recommend going there anyway, even if you don't get anything to eat. The Jane would be one of those, but fortunately, it offers top-notch dining as well. Housed in the former chapel of a military hospital, the space is dominated by The Lamp, a huge multi-bulb statue created by .PS Lab, and also features faux stained glass windows designed by Studio Job and an Upper Room Bar for cocktails. But the real attraction is the fantastic food from Sergio Herman and Nick Bril, the duo behind the three Michelin star Oud Sluis. So grab a reservation — and your camera — and go enjoy. [via]
Normally when you head to a restaurant, you have a choice of one menu — the one they're serving. At The Standard Copenhagen, you have a choice of three, because the building actually houses three separate eateries. The choices include Almanak, a modern Danish joint, Verandah, a contemporary Indian restaurant, and Studio, a Nordic spot helmed by ex-Noma chef Torsten Vildgaard. Oh, and when you're done eating, head over to the namesake jazz club that's under the same roof, offers a full bar, and hosts two shows every night.
The atmosphere at 29 South might be casual, but the food is anything but. Located just a couple blocks from the ocean on Amelia Island, this farm-to-table spot serves up an eclectic menu of tasty food with a Southern slant — think shrimp and grits, terrific hash browns, the best fish tacos in the area, and even Lobster Corn Dogs. Joining the food on the menu is a large selection of wine and a decent list of beer, but whatever you choose to wash down your meal, you're sure to love it.
It might be pint-sized, but Holeman & Finch Public House has a huge reputation — just not for the reasons you might think. This Buckhead eatery serves up tasty dinner and drinks, offering everything from hot dogs to steak tartare alongside original cocktails, wine, and craft beer, but it's perhaps best known for its burgers. Every night at 10:00, they serve up 24 — and only 24 — double patty cheeseburgers, placed on house-made buns, and served with hand-cut fries, homemade ketchup, mustard, and pickles. You need to get there early to claim yours, but if you miss on your first try, don't despair — the burger is available all day on Sunday's brunch menu.
There are plenty of places in London to grab some Chinese food — but only one of them is in Europe's tallest building. Based on the Hong Kong restaurant of the same name, Hutong serves up a wide array of dishes that reflect the diverse regions and cuisines of Northern China, each as tasty and carefully prepared as the last. The cocktails are outstanding as well, but perhaps the most memorable thing about it is the view: thanks to its perch on the 33rd floor of The Shard, it offers some of the best restaurant views around.
It doesn't matter which side of the pond you're from — if you're looking for a taste of the US in the UK, Jackson & Rye is a solid pick. This new SoHo restaurant and bar features a sleek, inviting interior that recalls the golden age of cocktails, and a drink menu to match. On the food side of things, the all-day menu includes such comfort foods as cheeseburgers, fried chicken sandwiches, truffled mac & cheese, meatballs, and crabcakes, while brunch kicks things up with shrimp & grits and steak and eggs. Oh, and as the name suggests, they have quite the selection of ryes, as well. [via]