America's Not-to-Miss Eateries
Every city has one: an unassuming eatery, sandwich stand or fine-dining establishment that’s a gateway to a city's culinary heart and history. We're talking a dining landmark, a place that invented a town's staple food -- like roast beef in Boston or burgers in New Haven, CT -- or simply made its mark dishing up quality meals for generations. From Los Angeles to Philadelphia, these eateries offer culinary moments to savor.
Valerie Conners, a freelance writer and editor, has worked for publications such as the Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer and Frommer's Travel Guides. She's happiest when eating spicy massaman curries on the beach in Koh Mook, Thailand, snorkeling with sea turtles in Indonesia, and bargaining for bangles in Indian markets.