For generations, New Orleanians grew up playing along the shore of Lake Pontchartrain from West End Park to South Shore Harbor, an area prized for dining family and fine, along with boating and entertainment. Decimated by the Seventeenth Street Canal flood wall breach after Katrina, the neighborhood was devastated, with many restaurants closing their doors. But as the locals in this well-heeled part of town rebuilt, restaurateurs wanted a seat at the neighborhood table, with much, but not all, the action dotting Harrison Avenue. Restaurants like Ming’s, Backyard, District Donuts, Lakeview Burgers and Station 6 are all relative newcomers, with more in the pipeline – look for Azul, Danny Millan’s casual family eatery, to open at 117 Harrison by early summer.
We needed way more than 50 spots. To properly reflect the Atlanta of today—its many cultures, neighborhoods, and iterations of dry-fried eggplant—a reckoning was in order. But even settling on 75 restaurants was hard. One of the first questions we asked ourselves: Would we drive across town to eat there? In determining the top 10 specifically, we thought less about where we most want to eat when we’re celebrating than where we most want to eat, period. We ended up with a no. 1 pick that’s been open for nearly 10 years yet has never before topped this list. As for the 30 newcomers, they’ve been around for as little as four months and as long as four decades, specializing in everything from vegan wraps to modern French cuisine, $1.50 tacos to a $165 tasting menu. And yes, all of them are worth the drive—especially that Oaxacan joint in Suwanee.
Source: 75 Best Restaurants in Atlanta
The gleaming glass and steel towers of Canary Wharf: it isn’t all power lunches and after-work booze-ups, you know. Inside and among glittering skyscrapers, an array of restaurants offer cuisines from around the world. Independents are few and far between, but eschewing the big chains, there’s still plenty of scope for a satisfying meal.
With one of San Diego’s most varied dining scenes, La Jolla’s restaurants offer everything from shrimp Po Boy sandwiches to street tacos to the finest dining in town. Here are some of the best places to eat west of “the 5” in La Jolla and Bird Rock.
Source: Where to Eat in La Jolla
A robust immigrant community makes the Maryland suburb of Wheaton one of the most diverse areas to dine around D.C. Just north of the Beltway, the second-to-last stop on the Red Line is surrounded by some of the best pupusas, dim sum, salteñas, ramen, shawarma, cannolis, pad thai, sushi, and momo in town.
Much of the eating action centers around the intersection of Georgia Avenue and University Boulevard. This map covers a wide swath of cuisines in a relatively small space.
Source: Where to Eat in Wheaton
Al fresco dining – It’s finally warm enough to eat in the open air, to find your way to a restaurant where you can sit near water or a lovely field, or in a sheltered urban space that makes you feel as though you are eating in a secret garden.
Chairs and tables are being moved onto decks, patios, rooftops and big, wide porches in anticipation of al fresco dining. It’s one of the sweetest signs of early summer in New England for those of us who wait impatiently for a chance to eat in the open air.
It’s finally warm enough to find your way to a restaurant where you can sit near water or a lovely field, or in a sheltered urban space that makes you feel as though you are eating in a secret garden.
Whatever may lead someone to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center — be it a car show, furniture expo, or Comic Con — it’s probably not the food. The dining options in those far west Manhattan environs are limited, though the opening of Hudson Yards has provided a slight boon. Be forewarned that there’s nothing immediately adjacent, but some light walking will procure such delights as sherry and Spanish ham, one of the city’s best burgers, and juicy, char-grilled lamb kebabs.
Here’s where to eat and drink near the Javits Center.
Downtown Seattle has no shortage of restaurants, but like most American cities, the bulk of them seem to shut down once the lunch rush is over. Here’s a list of dinner spots concentrated around the downtown malls and the Washington State Convention Center if you need a great meal once the conference and/or movie is over. These restaurants are not ranked, but listed geographically, from west to east. If you think there’s anything we missed or would like us to add for next time, send us a tip.
As Voted by OpenTable Diners
The 2019 list of the 100 Best Restaurants in America for a Big Night Out highlights restaurants that not only feature delicious food and drink, but also vibrant bar scenes and lively atmospheres. The list of honorees is based on an analysis of 12,000,000+ reviews, canvassing more than 30,000 restaurants across the country — all submitted by verified diners.
More than 21,000 conventions and meetings take place Las Vegas every year. For a city that has built its reputation on showgirls, nightclubs that don’t close until 6 a.m., and margaritas sold by the yard, Sin City can be a surprisingly productive place. When it comes to doing business in Vegas, the Las Vegas Convention Center reigns supreme. Located on Paradise Road about three miles from 100,000 hotel rooms, the Las Vegas Convention Center features 3.2 million square feet of space including 13 exhibit halls and parking for approximately 10,000 cars. The Las Vegas Convention Convention Center does offer some limited dining choices for grabbing a quick bite in between meetings, but everyone knows that no business trip to Las Vegas is complete without a side of pleasure. For the food lover, that means stepping outside of the Las Vegas Convention Center and having a meal at one of these nearby restaurants.