Places from the reporting trail
Magnolia Hotel is one of Places from the reporting trail.

1. Magnolia Hotel

7.3
1401 Commerce St (at S. Akard St.), Dallas, TX
Hotel · Main Street District · 46 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Booked less than 48-hours before check-in, this hotel was offered with a great discount. Spectacular building that was once the HQ for the Magnolia Petroleum Company.

Charlie Palmer at The Joule is one of Places from the reporting trail.

2. Charlie Palmer at The Joule

1530 Main St (btwn Akard St. & Ervay St.), Dallas, TX
Steakhouse · Main Street District · 21 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Great place to eat if you have some money left in your travel budget. Sit at one of the bar tables to get around the even pricier dinner menu. The food and service are great regardless.

Texas Chili Parlor is one of Places from the reporting trail.

3. Texas Chili Parlor

8.7
1409 Lavaca St (btw West 14th & 15th St.), Austin, TX
American Restaurant · Downtown Austin · 86 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: You probably want to stop here with a few colleagues if you had a long day and just want to grab some beer and eat some chili. Authentic Texas cuisine, and you feel like you're in the right spot.

Rosario's is one of Places from the reporting trail.

4. Rosario's

9.1
910 S Alamo St (at St Mary's St), San Antonio, TX
Mexican Restaurant · King William · 185 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Just a few blocks from downtown and a great place to enjoy the evening. Spacious room, large windows and very elegant decor.

Seco's Latin Cuisine is one of Places from the reporting trail.

5. Seco's Latin Cuisine

7.6
2536 Nottingham St (Kirby Drive), Houston, TX
Mexican Restaurant · University Place · 11 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: If you're in the area, this is probably a good place to stop and get lunch. Very fast service, cheap food, but you know you feel good about not ending up at the Subway across the street.

Town Talk II BBQ is one of Places from the reporting trail.

6. Town Talk II BBQ

7.0
3509 N 19th Ave (North of Osborn), Phoenix, AZ
BBQ Joint · 11 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: A must-visit in Phoenix, especially if you are staying or working within a 15-min drive. Authentic Southern BBQ from a gentlemen who knows his stuff.

The Vig is one of Places from the reporting trail.

7. The Vig

9.0
4041 N 40th St (at Indian School), Phoenix, AZ
Lounge · Camelback East · 76 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Great place for a last night in town - and if you have some money left to spend. If you're lucky you'll get a table outside. If you're into New American, you'll like it.

Zoës Kitchen is one of Places from the reporting trail.

8. Zoës Kitchen

8.8
521 W McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ
Mediterranean Restaurant · Roosevelt · 30 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Great place for lunch in PHX. Quick and easy to order at the counter, but at least you didn't go with the traditional fast-food options.

9. Posidon Greek Restaurant & Market

961 W Main St (at Alma School Rd.), Mesa, AZ
Greek Restaurant · 2 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: It definitely helps if you're one of the few customers for lunch, and bring a Greek journalist along with you. The owner will bring out a lot more food than ordered.

Da Vàng Restaurant is one of Places from the reporting trail.

10. Da Vàng Restaurant

8.9
4538 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ
Vietnamese Restaurant · 34 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: One of those whole-in-the-wall Vietnamese places that will fill you up for a very cheap price.

Hominy Grill is one of Places from the reporting trail.

11. Hominy Grill

9.0
207 Rutledge Ave (at Cannon St), Charleston, SC
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Cannonborough - Elliottborough · 240 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Great place for breakfast, or brunch if you had to film something early and want to skip lunch. The grits will make your trip to Charleston.

Poogan's Porch is one of Places from the reporting trail.

12. Poogan's Porch

9.1
72 Queen St (Meeting), Charleston, SC
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Downtown Charleston · 173 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Sit at the bar if there's no space and talk to the bartender about alligator meat and the culinary variety of the Old South.

Boone Hall Plantation is one of Places from the reporting trail.

13. Boone Hall Plantation

8.9
1235 Long Point Rd, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Museum · 45 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: One of those must-see places if you're into Civil War- and Southern history. Stick around for the Gullah play.

Fort Sumter National Monument is one of Places from the reporting trail.

14. Fort Sumter National Monument

8.8
1214 Middle St, Sullivans Island, SC
Monument / Landmark · 36 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Take the ferry to this Civil War landmark. The first shots were fired here and its geographical importance is clear once you take a 360-degree view from the island.

OAKLEYS bistro is one of Places from the reporting trail.

15. OAKLEYS bistro

8.1
1464 W 86th St (at Ditch Rd), Indianapolis, IN
American Restaurant · North Willow Farms · 15 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: You probably won't make it this far out, but if you do you might as well stop at this place. Great local beer and food that is a lot better than the strip-mall location promises.

Bluegrass Kitchen is one of Places from the reporting trail.

16. Bluegrass Kitchen

8.3
1600 Washington St E (at Elizabeth St.), Charleston, WV
New American Restaurant · East End · 49 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: This place will surprise you. Great food and local specialties in the middle of West Virginia. Definitely worth a stop for lunch.

Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) is one of Places from the reporting trail.

17. Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP)

4300 Glumack Dr (at MN Hwy 5), Minneapolis, MN
Airport · 1389 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: If you need to stop for a layover, MSP is probably the best place in the North to do so. Very clean, new, and electric sockets under the bar table. Finally, an airport for the 21st century.

Lighthouse Restaurant is one of Places from the reporting trail.

18. Lighthouse Restaurant

8.3
12495 Padgett Switch Rd, Irvington, AL
Seafood Restaurant · 10 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Kendall runs this place which has been demolished and rebuilt after every major Hurricane. Come here for the real local flavor, of both food and people, and don't be afraid to order the fried onion.

Mama's is one of Places from the reporting trail.

19. Mama's

8.1
220 Dauphin St, Mobile, AL
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Central Business District · 16 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Nice lunch and dinner spot in Mobile. If it's not quite summer, yet, you can sit at one of the tables outside, right along Mobile's main street.

Black Velvet Oyster Bar & Grill is one of Places from the reporting trail.

20. Black Velvet Oyster Bar & Grill

7.2
105 Everard Ln, Buras, LA
Cajun / Creole Restaurant · 1 tip

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Byron runs the Black Velvet. He's a great guy and can tell you some Hurricane stories - and in this part of the world, his place is the best dinner food you will get.

21. Watusi

33115 highway 11, Empire, LA
Uncategorized · 2 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: The place is not easy to find, because the GPS will have a hard time finding the address. Still, if you come early (I think they close at 6pm) you will get treated to some great local ribs.

Chess Club & Scholastic Center of STL is one of Places from the reporting trail.

22. Chess Club & Scholastic Center of STL

4657 Maryland Ave (Euclid), St Louis, MO
Event Space · Central West End · 2 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: If you're in town and you have a bit of time, go visit the Chess Club of Saint Louis. This is where the annual US Championship is held. The occasional Grand Master might want to play with you.

Sykora Bakery is one of Places from the reporting trail.

23. Sykora Bakery

7.2
73 16th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA
Bakery · Southwest Area · 4 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: In the heart of the Czech Village, this bakery doesn't just offer a great place for lunch, but also features Elijah Wood's father, the manager, behind the counter.

Nana Lil's Cafe is one of Places from the reporting trail.

24. Nana Lil's Cafe

51 Railroad St SE, Killdeer, ND
Café · 2 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: A local hangout for the oil workers on the nearby rigs. Nana Lil and her family own this place, and are quite busy with the nearby oil boom. Go for breakfast, and watch the oil ticker on CNBC.

Hotel Ménage is one of Places from the reporting trail.

25. Hotel Ménage

6.5
1221 S Harbor Blvd (at W Ball Rd), Anaheim, CA
Hotel · The Anaheim Resort · 49 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Pretty affordable, yet stylish hotel in Anaheim, and right across from Disneyland if you have time. The lobby and bar area looks like it could be quite popular in the evenings.

Pho 79 is one of Places from the reporting trail.

26. Pho 79

9200 Bolsa Ave #117 (btw Magnolia & Bushard), Westminster, CA
Vietnamese Restaurant · 5 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: You probably have to look a while until you find some bad Vietnamese food in Little Saigon, but Pho 79 was still amazing. Authentic food for very little money - surrounded by locals.

John Wayne Airport (SNA) is one of Places from the reporting trail.

27. John Wayne Airport (SNA)

18601 Airport Way (I-405 & MacArthur Blvd), Santa Ana, CA
Airport · John Wayne Airport · 680 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Fly into John Wayne for anything Orange County related. It will save you hours of driving on I-405, and the security lines are a few yards compared to the miles of LAX.

Oak Food Carts is one of Places from the reporting trail.

28. Oak Food Carts

8.6
500 SW Oak, Portland, OR
Food Truck · Downtown Portland · 20 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: If you're in Portland, you need to make a lunch stop at the food carts on Oak. At least a dozen different options on one block and a communal atmosphere unlike any other.

The Hollywood Roosevelt is one of Places from the reporting trail.

29. The Hollywood Roosevelt

9.0
7000 Hollywood Blvd (at Orange Dr), Los Angeles, CA
Hotel · Central Hollywood · 156 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: One of those American icons. Probably hard to defend for a business trip, but well worth it if you travel on your own dime. Be sure to hang out at the pool.

Fishbones Oyster Bar & Grill is one of Places from the reporting trail.

30. Fishbones Oyster Bar & Grill

7.5
136 Richmond St. (btwn Queen St. & Great George St.), Charlottetown, PE
Seafood Restaurant · 8 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Really good food in the middle of Charlottetown. The big windows let in the remaining sun rays in the evening, and the staff waits patiently before they turn on the lights.

Brits Fish and Chips is one of Places from the reporting trail.

31. Brits Fish and Chips

6.6
41 University Ave. (btwn Grafton St. & Kent St.), Charlottetown, PE
Seafood Restaurant · 7 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Can't go wrong with Canadian Fish and Chips. Fresh halibut from the Atlantic, and all served on old newspapers.

The Black Tomato is one of Places from the reporting trail.

32. The Black Tomato

6.3
11 George St (Sussex Dr), Ottawa, ON
Bistro · Byward Market-Parliament Hill · 24 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Very nice bartender will talk to you all evening while you enjoy your food. If you like 'New American', this is your place.

River City Brewing Co is one of Places from the reporting trail.

33. River City Brewing Co

8.5
150 N Mosley St (at 1st St N), Wichita, KS
Brewery · Old Town · 45 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: There's probably better restaurants in Wichita, but if you need to stop somewhere for a quick bite for dinner, this is close to the Highway, and in an interesting part of town.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is one of Places from the reporting trail.

34. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

8.8
400 Beach Street (btw Riverside Ave & Cliff St), Santa Cruz, CA
Theme Park · Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk · 168 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Don't miss out on this American classic. The wooden roller coaster, the pier, and the Eastern European summer workers make this place what it is: Great!

The Fairmont Chateau Whistler is one of Places from the reporting trail.

35. The Fairmont Chateau Whistler

8.9
4599 Chateau Blvd (at Blackcomb Way), Whistler, BC
Hotel · 36 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Very friendly staff in case you need a nice place to shoot an interview. Be sure to email them in advance, but it's worth it.

36. Earls

6.8
1095 Mainland St. (at Helmcken St.), Vancouver, BC
Restaurant · Yaletown · 42 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Good place to have dinner in Vancouver's Yaletown (think Meatpacking District the Canadian Way). But come early, especially when the Olympics are in town.

Granville Island Public Market is one of Places from the reporting trail.

37. Granville Island Public Market

9.3
1661 Duranleau St (at Johnston St), Vancouver, BC
Market · Fairview · 166 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: A must-stop for every tourist and every business traveller. Get anything fish related at the market and sit on the water with a view of the fantastic Vancouver skyline.

Spanish Banks is one of Places from the reporting trail.

38. Spanish Banks

9.4
4707 NW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC
Beach · 26 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Great spot to run and look at the city from the distance.

39. Whole Foods Market

9.2
301 Manufacturers Rd, Chattanooga, TN
Grocery Store · Northside Community · 67 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: It's the Whole Foods of Chattanooga. Good place for lunch as you can take food from the hot buffet and eat it right there.

The Schlafly Tap Room is one of Places from the reporting trail.

40. The Schlafly Tap Room

9.3
2100 Locust St (at N 21st St), St Louis, MO
Brewery · Downtown West · 146 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: When Schlafly opened shop in the 1990s, they were the only alternative in town to Budweiser. Now they have to locations, and the Tap Room is a must-visit of you like beer.

Denver Museum of Nature and Science is one of Places from the reporting trail.

41. Denver Museum of Nature and Science

9.4
2001 Colorado Blvd (btwn 23rd Ave & 17th Ave), Denver, CO
Science Museum · City Park · 115 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: If you need a great view of the Denver skyline (with the Rocky Mountains in the background), go to this Museum and walk to the west-facing side.

The Brown Lantern is one of Places from the reporting trail.

42. The Brown Lantern

7.9
417 Howard St E, Live Oak, FL
American Restaurant · 14 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Local favorite and for good reasons. When you drive along I-10, be sure to get off exit 283 and stop by.

Glider Diner is one of Places from the reporting trail.

43. Glider Diner

8.6
890 Providence Rd, Scranton, PA
Diner · 26 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Every politician that comes to Scranton (and there are many) needs to make a stop here. It's not better than the diner you're used to, but it seems to be an important campaign stop.

Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown is one of Places from the reporting trail.

44. Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown

7.1
215 W South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT
Hotel · Rio Grande · 32 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Decent hotel with a great view over the city. Delta must like this place, too, because the lobby is always filled with flight attendants and pilots.

Ensign Downs Park is one of Places from the reporting trail.

45. Ensign Downs Park

120 E 775 N, Salt Lake City, UT
Park · 1 tip

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Drive around that neighbourhood and find great spots to shoot a view of downtown SLC.

Su Casa is one of Places from the reporting trail.

46. Su Casa

6.8
516 E 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT
Mexican Restaurant · Central City · 14 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Nice place to sit outside and grab a quick lunch. Very close to the center of the city.

Communal is one of Places from the reporting trail.

47. Communal

8.8
102 N University Ave, Provo, UT
American Restaurant · Central Business District · 28 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Open kitchen and a very good food selection. Fairly easy to walk in and have dinner at the bar.

Snakebite is one of Places from the reporting trail.

48. Snakebite

8.4
401 Park Ave, Idaho Falls, ID
Burger Joint · 37 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Great lunch place. The fish sandwich tastes as fresh as it can get.

Red Feather Lounge is one of Places from the reporting trail.

49. Red Feather Lounge

7.8
246 N 8th St, Boise, ID
Lounge · Downtown Boise City · 49 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Very relaxed outside seating area, and decent food. Any restaurant along this street will probably serve you well for lunch.

Fork is one of Places from the reporting trail.

50. Fork

9.3
199 N 8th St (Idaho), Boise, ID
American Restaurant · Downtown Boise City · 73 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: An old bank vault downstairs is not the only highlight of this place. The staff is very friendly, the food as good as you expect when you first walk into the very open, and pretty fancy restaurant.

Memorial Stadium is one of Places from the reporting trail.

51. Memorial Stadium

7.2
5600 N Glenwood St, Garden City, ID
Baseball Stadium · Northwest · 9 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: If you like the 'boys of summer' be sure to stop by this place to watch the Boise Hawks compete in Minor League Baseball. Not a fancy stadium, but the crowd makes up for it.

The Fishermans Corner is one of Places from the reporting trail.

52. The Fishermans Corner

Tangier, VA
Seafood Restaurant · 2 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Great local seafood restaurant and very welcoming crowd.

Hoy Como Ayer is one of Places from the reporting trail.

53. Hoy Como Ayer

7.7
2212 SW 8th St, Miami, FL
Music Venue · West Flagler · 16 tips and reviews
Azucar Ice Cream Company is one of Places from the reporting trail.

54. Azucar Ice Cream Company

9.3
1503 SW 8th St, Miami, FL
Ice Cream Shop · Little Havana · 92 tips and reviews
Little Havana Cigar Factory is one of Places from the reporting trail.

55. Little Havana Cigar Factory

8.0
1501 SW 8th St (15 Av), Miami, FL
Smoke Shop · Little Havana · 26 tips and reviews
P.F. Chang's is one of Places from the reporting trail.

56. P.F. Chang's

8.6
901 South Miami Avenue (at Mary Brickell Village), Miami, FL
Chinese Restaurant · Miami Financial District · 76 tips and reviews
Pepper Sprout is one of Places from the reporting trail.

57. Pepper Sprout

7.7
378 Main St, Dubuque, IA
American Restaurant · 10 tips and reviews
Sandwich Bowl is one of Places from the reporting trail.

58. Sandwich Bowl

7.6
1008 6th St, Harlan, IA
Sandwich Place · 4 tips and reviews
The Farmer's Kitchken is one of Places from the reporting trail.

59. The Farmer's Kitchken

319 Walnut St, Atlantic, IA
American Restaurant · 5 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: If you want a flavour of Iowa and talk some politics, this is the place to be. Politicians stop by here all the time on their quest to become leader of the free world.

L.May Eatery is one of Places from the reporting trail.

60. L.May Eatery

8.4
1072 Main St (10th and Main), Dubuque, IA
Italian Restaurant · 11 tips and reviews
DW Diner is one of Places from the reporting trail.

61. DW Diner

7.8
416 Daniel Webster Hwy (Merrimack Village Mall Shopping Center), Merrimack, NH
Diner · 14 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Great American diner near Manchester, NH, and probably a good spot to interview some American voters before during and after the primary.

The Red Blazer Restaurant & Pub is one of Places from the reporting trail.

62. The Red Blazer Restaurant & Pub

7.5
72 Manchester St, Concord, NH
American Restaurant · 17 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Good local food (aka fish) and beer. Very friendly staff and the college hockey game on the TV reminds you that you are up north.

The Barley House Restaurant & Tavern is one of Places from the reporting trail.

63. The Barley House Restaurant & Tavern

8.9
132 N Main St, Concord, NH
Pub · 49 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Right across from the state capitol and a good atmosphere. Very good, hearty food.

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium is one of Places from the reporting trail.

64. Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

8.6
931 Senate St (Park St), Columbia, SC
Beer Garden · The Congaree Vista · 63 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Absolutely packed and loud at night, but very calm and relaxed for lunchtime. It's up to you, but either way the beer selection won't fail you.

Saigon Fast Food is one of Places from the reporting trail.

65. Saigon Fast Food

7.5
1013 N Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville, SC
Vietnamese Restaurant · Eastside · 6 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Great insider tip if you like Vietnamese food. Absolute whole-in-the-wall restaurant but friendly staff and amazing food menu.

Liberty Bridge is one of Places from the reporting trail.

66. Liberty Bridge

8.1
601 S Main St, Greenville, SC
Bridge · Falls Park · 20 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: You have to see it to believe it. A curved bridge that spans a waterfall in the middle of Greenville. Great park around it with plenty of places to sit, eat and relax.

Trappe Door is one of Places from the reporting trail.

67. Trappe Door

9.0
23 W Washington St, Greenville, SC
Beer Garden · Downtown Greenville · 32 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: If you like Belgian beer you cam to the right place. Recently opened in the basement of a downtown building. Only one TV screen, so you really want to come here for the food and the beer.

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Greenville RiverPlace Downtown is one of Places from the reporting trail.

68. Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Greenville RiverPlace Downtown

7.6
171 Riverplace, Greenville, SC
Hotel · 11 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Didn't stay here myself but the location is hard to beat. From the outside it looks like the fanciest Hampton Inn I've ever seen.

Fluor Field is one of Places from the reporting trail.

69. Fluor Field

9.2
945 S Main St, Greenville, SC
Baseball Stadium · 33 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Minor League Baseball and yet it looks like you're at Camden Yard with an urban landscape surrounding the field. Great spot to catch a game.

Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries is one of Places from the reporting trail.

70. Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries

1037 N Breazeale Ave, Mount Olive, NC
American Restaurant · 1 tip

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Started in 1991 just up the street in Goldsboro, this chain is now all over the Carolinas with hundreds of locations. Good chance you get to meet Andy's dad, the founder, sitting at one of the tables.

Draft Carolina Burgers & Beers is one of Places from the reporting trail.

71. Draft Carolina Burgers & Beers

510 Glenwood Ave Ste 10 (at Johnson St & Tucker St), Raleigh, NC
Burger Joint · 46 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Big place and good atmosphere. The local beer selection is probably the best thing about this joint, but the menu isn't too bad, either.

The Raleigh Times Bar is one of Places from the reporting trail.

72. The Raleigh Times Bar

8.6
14 E Hargett St (at Fayetteville St), Raleigh, NC
Gastropub · Central Raleigh · 221 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Right in downtown Raleigh. Has a great vibe inside, good for lunch, and the menu is printed on a fake newspaper.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is one of Places from the reporting trail.

73. Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

8.5
4350 Lassiter at North Hills Ave (at Six Forks Rd), Raleigh, NC
American Restaurant · 51 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Try to sit in the biggest room so you can stare at the moose on the wall all night. Good food, great atmosphere and in the middle of what appears to be a high-end outdoor shopping mall.

Moonrise Hotel is one of Places from the reporting trail.

74. Moonrise Hotel

9.1
6177 Delmar Blvd (btwn Skinker Blvd & Rosedale Ave), St Louis, MO
Hotel · 45 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Really nice hotel near The Loop and just a few minutes drive from downtown STL. Parking there can be a bit tricky with a big concert venue right next door.

Duff's Restaurant is one of Places from the reporting trail.

75. Duff's Restaurant

392 N Euclid Ave, St Louis, MO
American Restaurant · Central West End · 16 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Local neighborhood restaurant, owned since 1971 by Karen Duffy. Look for her to make the rounds during lunch hour to greet the customers/friends from the area.

Mr. C's Frozen Dessert Emporium is one of Places from the reporting trail.

76. Mr. C's Frozen Dessert Emporium

15069 Manchester Rd, Ballwin, MO
Dessert Shop · 1 tip

Franz S.Franz Strasser: An Australian, Steve Christensen, runs this place. In the winter he also teaches a class there which people from all over the country attend. Needless to say, he knows what he's doing.

Serendipity is one of Places from the reporting trail.

77. Serendipity

8.9
8130 Big Bend Blvd (Log Cabin Lane), St Louis, MO
Ice Cream Shop · 34 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Great local ice cream shop right next to the Webster U campus.

Capitol Hill is one of Places from the reporting trail.

78. Capitol Hill

7.2
Salt Lake City, UT
Park · 8 tips and reviews
Craters of the Moon National Monument is one of Places from the reporting trail.

79. Craters of the Moon National Monument

9.1
Arco, ID
Nature Preserve · 11 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Unbelievable landscape and definitely worth the detour of you're going from Idaho Falls (or Montana) towards Boise.

Tacos El Gordo is one of Places from the reporting trail.

80. Tacos El Gordo

9.2
1724 E Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV
Mexican Restaurant · The Strip · 76 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: This Mexican chain knows how to do tacos and that the local approves becomes clear the minute you walk in. Order pretty much anything on the menu, it's hard to go wrong.

Welcome To Fabulous Las Vegas Sign is one of Places from the reporting trail.

81. Welcome To Fabulous Las Vegas Sign

9.3
5100 S Las Vegas Blvd (at E Oquendo Rd), Las Vegas, NV
Monument / Landmark · 111 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: When you need that classic photo or a nice timelapse of the sun setting over the strip.

munchbar is one of Places from the reporting trail.

82. munchbar

3570 Las Vegas Blvd S (in Caesars Palace), Las Vegas, NV
American Restaurant · The Strip · 38 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Stuck in the middle of Caesars Palace? This place and its food are a good refuge from the mayhem.

Todd English Pub is one of Places from the reporting trail.

83. Todd English Pub

8.2
3720 Las Vegas Blvd S (at Crystals at CityCenter), Las Vegas, NV
Pub · The Strip · 231 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: The city center is a spectacular structure and this pub is the perfect combination of pub-like food in a very modern setting.

The Beat Coffeehouse is one of Places from the reporting trail.

84. The Beat Coffeehouse

8.7
520 Fremont St (at 6th St), Las Vegas, NV
Coffee Shop · Downtown Las Vegas · 111 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Great local coffee and sandwich shop just off the northern part of the strip.

Sunset Park is one of Places from the reporting trail.

85. Sunset Park

9.3
2601 E Sunset Rd (at Eastern Ave), Las Vegas, NV
Park · 44 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Good place to catch planes landing at McCarran and watch various sports performed in the evening hours.

Seasons is one of Places from the reporting trail.

86. Seasons

7.5
Lone Pine, CA
American Restaurant · 8 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: As good a dinner as you will find this close to Death Valley. Make sure to stop here on your way through.

Alabama Hills Cafe is one of Places from the reporting trail.

87. Alabama Hills Cafe

7.9
111 W Post St., Lone Pine, CA
Café · 15 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Skip the hotel breakfast and come to this place but do arrive early if you want to avoid the weekend line out the door. Their bread is to die for and the crowd reminds you that Mt Whitney is nearby.

John Wayne Airport (SNA) is one of Places from the reporting trail.

88. John Wayne Airport (SNA)

18601 Airport Way (I-405 & MacArthur Blvd), Santa Ana, CA
Airport · John Wayne Airport · 680 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Even if you are close to LAX, take John Wayne into consideration. The lines are 10 times shorter, and everyone just so much more relaxed.

The Glenn Hotel is one of Places from the reporting trail.

89. The Glenn Hotel

7.9
110 Marietta St NW (at Spring St NW), Atlanta, GA
Hotel · Downtown Atlanta · 36 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Great boutique hotel right next to the Olympic Park and Atlanta's downtown. Bar and restaurant at the ground floor and skylounge on the roof.

Fat Matt's Rib Shack is one of Places from the reporting trail.

90. Fat Matt's Rib Shack

9.4
1811 Piedmont Ave NE (at Montgomery Ferry Dr NE), Atlanta, GA
BBQ Joint · Morningside - Lenox Park · 184 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: You can't go wrong with this rib shack! Bring some time waiting for a free parking spot and don't wait in line when you want to order another beer.

Buckhead Diner is one of Places from the reporting trail.

91. Buckhead Diner

8.2
3073 Piedmont Rd NE (at E Paces Ferry), Atlanta, GA
Diner · Buckhead · 84 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: An upscale diner like you haven't seen in a while. Great service, valet parking, and the food is outstanding.

Fido is one of Places from the reporting trail.

92. Fido

8.9
1812 21st Ave S (at Belcourt), Nashville, TN
Coffee Shop · Hillsboro West End · 211 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Perfect lunch spot near Vanderbilt U's campus. Laptop's here, business people there, but a great crowd altogether.

The Frothy Monkey is one of Places from the reporting trail.

93. The Frothy Monkey

9.2
2509 12th Ave S (at Gilmore Ave.), Nashville, TN
Coffee Shop · Bellmont-Hillsboro · 119 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Make the trip to Gilmore Ave for this very local, very hip coffee place. They do serve sandwiches, too.

Third Man Records is one of Places from the reporting trail.

94. Third Man Records

9.3
630 7th Ave. S, Nashville, TN
Record Shop · 44 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: This is Jack White's office when he's home. If you get lucky to get to go through the entire building, not just the front room.

Gabby's Burgers & Fries is one of Places from the reporting trail.

95. Gabby's Burgers & Fries

8.8
493 Humphreys St, Nashville, TN
Burger Joint · South Nashville · 78 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: If you're in need of a serious burger fix, Gabby's is your place to go. But come early because they close at 2.30p on most days.

Ryman Auditorium is one of Places from the reporting trail.

96. Ryman Auditorium

9.5
116 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN
Music Venue · 131 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: The church of bluegrass and Nashville sound. Legendary concert venue.

United Record Pressing is one of Places from the reporting trail.

97. United Record Pressing

453 Chesnut St. (Houston St.), Nashville, TN
Building · South Nashville · 4 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Vinyl is still made with great pride in this place. Third Man Records (Jack White, etc) presses here.

Tender Greens is one of Places from the reporting trail.

98. Tender Greens

8.1
1352 Locust St (Mt. Diablo Blvd.), Walnut Creek, CA
Salad Place · Downtown Walnut Creek · 38 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Local chain with eight locations all over California. The locals clearly like it, the staff is very friendly.

A Sweet Affair Bakery is one of Places from the reporting trail.

99. A Sweet Affair Bakery

7.7
1815 Ygnacio Valley Rd Ste F, Walnut Creek, CA
Bakery · 34 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Great local spot with amazing sandwiches. It's all about the bread!

Looney Bean is one of Places from the reporting trail.

100. Looney Bean

7.3
26 Old Mammoth Rd. (Old Mammoth Rd), Mammoth Lakes, CA
Café · 16 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Cool coffee shop with wireless internet, friendly staff and a good amount of locals hanging out in cozy chairs.

Burgers - Mammoth Lakes is one of Places from the reporting trail.

101. Burgers - Mammoth Lakes

7.1
6118 Minaret Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA
Burger Joint · 18 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: You should probably order a burger in this place - it's worth the wait. Reserved parking right outside the restaurant.

Twin Lakes is one of Places from the reporting trail.

102. Twin Lakes

Mammoth Lakes, CA
Lake · 3 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: If you're driving up or down 395, make a turn to Mammoth Lakes and drive up to see the lakes. Spectacular views as far as the eye can see.

25° is one of Places from the reporting trail.

103. 25°

8.5
7000 Hollywood Blvd (at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel), Los Angeles, CA
Burger Joint · Central Hollywood · 148 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Open 24/7 in the ground floor of the Roosevelt Hotel. They know burgers.

Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles is one of Places from the reporting trail.

104. Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles

9.1
1514 N Gower St (at Sunset Blvd), Los Angeles, CA
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · 220 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Local institution that is worth the wait if you see a line outside. Come hungry and don't mind if the place is a bit noisy.

Hyatt Place Reno-Tahoe Airport is one of Places from the reporting trail.

105. Hyatt Place Reno-Tahoe Airport

7.5
1790 E Plumb Ln, Reno, NV
Hotel · 21 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Very new hotel right next to the airport. Clean and modern look with a friendly staff and big rooms.

Golden Bowl is one of Places from the reporting trail.

106. Golden Bowl

7.8
207 E Rowland St, Covina, CA
American Restaurant · 15 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Get the teriyaki bowl with avocado, and thank me later.

Bear Flag Fish Company- Newport Peninsula is one of Places from the reporting trail.

107. Bear Flag Fish Company- Newport Peninsula

9.3
3421 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA
Seafood Restaurant · Eastside Costa Mesa · 77 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Must-visit when you're in Newport. Great for lunch.

Wood Spoon is one of Places from the reporting trail.

108. Wood Spoon

8.0
107 E 9th St, Los Angeles, CA
Brazilian Restaurant · South Park · 48 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Downtown LA has become quite the foodie hotspot and this Brazilian restaurant with its Chicken Pot Pie is right in the thick of things.

Trang Viet Cuisine is one of Places from the reporting trail.

109. Trang Viet Cuisine

7.8
1524 E Fowler Ave (at N 17th St.), Tampa, FL
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant · Village of Tampa · 23 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: A hole-in-the-wall Vietnamese restaurant in an unassuming stripmall that won't disappoint.

Cafe Dufrain is one of Places from the reporting trail.

110. Cafe Dufrain

8.1
707 Harbour Post Dr, Tampa, FL
American Restaurant · Harbour Island · 37 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Nearby the convention center and the Times Forum this restaurant on adjacent Harbour Island offers a little break from whatever business trip you're on.

Pizza Fusion is one of Places from the reporting trail.

111. Pizza Fusion

777 N Ashley Dr Ste C (at E Zack St), Tampa, FL
Pizza Place · 46 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Neat pizza place with local beer and great food.

Little Apple Brewing Co. is one of Places from the reporting trail.

112. Little Apple Brewing Co.

8.2
1110 Westloop Pl (Anderson Ave), Manhattan, KS
Brewery · 35 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: The stripmall location is the only negative. The specials are local food and beer.

The Chef Cafe is one of Places from the reporting trail.

113. The Chef Cafe

9.1
111 S 4th St (at Poyntz), Manhattan, KS
Breakfast Spot · Downtown Manhattan · 57 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Great lunch place in downtown Manhattan (Kansas that is), especially if you like eggs.

Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue is one of Places from the reporting trail.

114. Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue

9.2
101 W 22nd St (at Baltimore Ave), Kansas City, MO
BBQ Joint · Crossroads · 183 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Can't visit Kansas City without having some BBQ and you might as well eat it here. Very large and barely lit dining room.

Canoe Club is one of Places from the reporting trail.

115. Canoe Club

8.0
27 S Main St, Hanover, NH
American Restaurant · 27 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Right on main street this place will make you feel like you're with the locals. Great food and beer from the region.

The Farmhouse Tap & Grill is one of Places from the reporting trail.

116. The Farmhouse Tap & Grill

9.1
160 Bank St, Burlington, VT
Gastropub · 145 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Very friendly staff, good local beer selection and just a block from Burlington's Church Street.

August First Bakery is one of Places from the reporting trail.

117. August First Bakery

8.5
149 S Champlain St (at Main St), Burlington, VT
Bakery · 53 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Their selection of breakfast sandwiches will get you ready for your day.

Haskell Free Library and Opera House is one of Places from the reporting trail.

118. Haskell Free Library and Opera House

5.9
93 Caswell Ave (at Rue Church), Derby Line, VT
Library · 5 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: If you forgot your passport and still want to stand in Canada (or the US) just walk into the Haskell and cross the border there.

Rooster is one of Places from the reporting trail.

119. Rooster

9.2
1104 Locust St (at 11th St), St Louis, MO
Breakfast Spot · Downtown East · 166 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Great breakfast place in downtown St Louis, especially if you like crepes.

The Inn at Newtown is one of Places from the reporting trail.

120. The Inn at Newtown

19 Main St, Newtown, CT
Restaurant · 3 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Good selection of local food and a very friendly atmosphere inside.

Lambert's Downtown BBQ is one of Places from the reporting trail.

121. Lambert's Downtown BBQ

9.1
401 W 2nd St (at Guadalupe St), Austin, TX
BBQ Joint · Downtown Austin · 253 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Perfect place for dinner if you don't mind it a little loud. Excellent Texas BBQ.

South Congress Cafe is one of Places from the reporting trail.

122. South Congress Cafe

9.1
1600 S Congress Ave (at E Monroe St.), Austin, TX
Café · Bouldin Creek · 161 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Head across the river and up the hill for lunch at this place. Sit at the bar and talk to your neighbours.

Salty Sow is one of Places from the reporting trail.

123. Salty Sow

9.4
1917 Manor Rd, Austin, TX
American Restaurant · Upper Boggy Creek · 124 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Across the highway, but worth the trip for a dinner.

Arlyn Studio is one of Places from the reporting trail.

124. Arlyn Studio

200 Academy Dr, Austin, TX
Professional & Other Places · 2 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Originally founded by Willie Nelson's nephew, this studio space has been re-invented and re-introduced to the Austin music scene.

Fork & Spoon Patio Cafe is one of Places from the reporting trail.

125. Fork & Spoon Patio Cafe

8.5
651 N Business Ih 35 (in Marketplace Shopping Center), New Braunfels, TX
German Restaurant · 30 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Great spot for German food and bakery goods.

Jupiter is one of Places from the reporting trail.

126. Jupiter

9.2
2181 Shattuck Ave (at Allston Way), Berkeley, CA
Brewery · Downtown Berkeley · 186 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: If you're lucky you will get a table outside with live music playing.

Hotel Shattuck Plaza is one of Places from the reporting trail.

127. Hotel Shattuck Plaza

6.2
2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA
Hotel · Downtown Berkeley · 30 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Great location, very modern rooms and a nice bar downstairs.

Happy Dog is one of Places from the reporting trail.

128. Happy Dog

9.3
5801 Detroit Ave (at W 58th St), Cleveland, OH
Hot Dog Joint · Detroit - Shoreway · 130 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Excellent neighbourhood bar with live music. Also, the Cleveland Orchestra might perform here if you're lucky.

Le Petit Triangle Cafe is one of Places from the reporting trail.

129. Le Petit Triangle Cafe

8.3
1881 Fulton Rd, Cleveland, OH
French Restaurant · Ohio City · 34 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Great place to sit outside and have lunch on a nice day. The crepes are excellent.

Severance Hall is one of Places from the reporting trail.

130. Severance Hall

9.4
11001 Euclid Ave (at East Blvd), Cleveland, OH
Concert Hall · University Circle · 21 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Come here for some world-class classical music.

Skinny J's is one of Places from the reporting trail.

131. Skinny J's

8.3
205 S Main St, Jonesboro, AR
Steakhouse · 20 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Relaxing place to get some food after a long workday. Very friendly staff.

Screaming Banshee is one of Places from the reporting trail.

132. Screaming Banshee

9.2
200 Tombstone Canyon, Bisbee, AZ
Pizza Place · 20 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Leave the tourist in downtown behind and drive up the road to this pizza place. Won't regret it.

The German Cafe is one of Places from the reporting trail.

133. The German Cafe

7.2
1805 Paseo San Luis, Sierra Vista, AZ
German Restaurant · 9 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Great little lunch place when you're on your way to or from the border.

The Cup Cafe is one of Places from the reporting trail.

134. The Cup Cafe

8.9
311 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ
American Restaurant · 47 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Amazing breakfast right inside the Congress Hotel. Beautiful location, very friendly staff.

Pasco Kitchen And Lounge is one of Places from the reporting trail.

135. Pasco Kitchen And Lounge

8.0
820 E University Blvd (University and Euclid), Tucson, AZ
American Restaurant · West University · 44 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Great food right next to U of A's campus. Try whatever they have as special, and the local beer of course.

Padre Hotel is one of Places from the reporting trail.

136. Padre Hotel

7.9
1702 18th St, Bakersfield, CA
Hotel · Downtown Bakersfield · 28 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Beautifully renovated building in Bakersfield. Very big and modern rooms and a good selection of restaurants and bars in the lobby area.

Comet Cafe is one of Places from the reporting trail.

137. Comet Cafe

9.0
1947 N Farwell Ave (at E Irving Pl), Milwaukee, WI
Café · Lower East Side · 219 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Great lunch spot and easy going atmosphere, especially when you sit at the bar.

Milwaukee Athletic Club is one of Places from the reporting trail.

138. Milwaukee Athletic Club

7.3
758 N Broadway (at Mason St), Milwaukee, WI
Gym / Fitness Center · Juneau Town · 23 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Very nice rooftop bar overlooking downtown Milwaukee.

Graze is one of Places from the reporting trail.

139. Graze

8.9
1 S Pinckney St (at Main St), Madison, WI
Gastropub · Downtown Madison · 126 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Very cool lunch spot. A bit crowded, but sit at the bar and enjoy the view of the state capitol building.

Smoke on the Water is one of Places from the reporting trail.

140. Smoke on the Water

8.2
77 Young St (at Delaware St), Tonawanda, NY
BBQ Joint · 27 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Escape the city, sit by the water, see people arriving and leaving on boats and eat some great BBQ.

Burgers, Fries & Cherry Pies is one of Places from the reporting trail.

141. Burgers, Fries & Cherry Pies

5.6
5210 W Wadley Ave, Midland, TX
Burger Joint · Fairmont Park · 12 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: You're in Texas, so you might as well load up on some burgers, fries and a pie.

Yellow Brix is one of Places from the reporting trail.

142. Yellow Brix

6.8
201 N Canal St, Carlsbad, NM
Café · 19 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Some of the slowest service I've ever encountered, but the outdoor setting and a beautiful NM evening made up for it.

Zanzibar's Coffee Adventure is one of Places from the reporting trail.

143. Zanzibar's Coffee Adventure

8.1
2723 Ingersoll Ave (28th St), Des Moines, IA
Coffee Shop · Woodland Heights · 49 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Nice little spot away from downtown. Very nice service.

Renata's Creperie is one of Places from the reporting trail.

144. Renata's Creperie

8.5
1030 G St (btwn 10th & 11th), Arcata, CA
Restaurant · 3 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Perfect start to the day. They know how to make crepes.

Oberon Grill is one of Places from the reporting trail.

145. Oberon Grill

7.3
516 2nd St, Eureka, CA
American Restaurant · 6 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Nice restaurant, great venue.

Beachcomber Cafe is one of Places from the reporting trail.

146. Beachcomber Cafe

8.1
Trinidad, CA
Café · 11 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: I love that they don't provide paper cups but allow you to buy a jug for an extra $1!

Atomic Ale Brewpub & Eatery is one of Places from the reporting trail.

147. Atomic Ale Brewpub & Eatery

8.0
1015 Lee Blvd (btw Goethals Dr & Cullum Ave), Richland, WA
Brewery · 15 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: You're in the home of the nuclear bomb, so go have an Atomic Ale.

Palace Kitchen is one of Places from the reporting trail.

148. Palace Kitchen

8.7
2030 5th Ave (at Lenora St), Seattle, WA
New American Restaurant · Belltown · 103 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Very good dinner spot, excellent food and a great atmosphere.

Lola is one of Places from the reporting trail.

149. Lola

9.1
2000 4th Ave (at Virginia St), Seattle, WA
New American Restaurant · Belltown · 299 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: What a spot for a breakfast.

Salmon Bay Cafe is one of Places from the reporting trail.

150. Salmon Bay Cafe

6.6
5109 Shilshole Ave NW, Seattle, WA
American Restaurant · Ballard · 7 tips and reviews

Franz S.Franz Strasser: Get away from the city a bit and have breakfast near the docks.