I love when people ask me where to eat. I love it because I feel like folks trust my opinion and I get genuine joy out of sharing my favorite restaurants and other things I love with people I care about.

Awhile back I had the idea of making a spreadsheet of all the restaurants that I love because I was afraid I would forget the names of the restaurants that Logan I went to on our honeymoon in New Zealand. That list turned into a list of all the restuarants I recommend from all over the place. I’m using the word “restaurant” loosely. There are wineries, bars, distilleries and, of course, restaurants on this list.

This post will act as a resource for me to look back and reflect on and use to issue out recommendations. And hopefully, my followers can look here when they are going somewhere new and need to find a good place to eat! Think of this as Guy Fieri’s Flavortown website, but with less flames.

I will update this post as I travel and as I eat.


New Zealand

Civil and Naval – 16 London Street, Lyttelton 8082, New Zealand

Devon on the Wharf – 1 Queens Parade Devonport Wharf, Devonport, Auckland 0624, New Zealand (Pictured above.)

Scratch Bakers – 5 Graham Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


United States

Connecticut

Banh Meee – 126 Ann Uccello St, Hartford, CT 06106

Birdcode Hot Chicken – 120 Park Rd, West Hartford, CT 06119

Bonfire Grille – 186 Hillside Ave, Milford, CT 06460

Brignole Vineyards – 103 Hartford Ave, East Granby, CT 06026

Craftbird Food Truck – 1044 Main St, Newington, CT 06111

Fuego Picante – 280 Park Rd, West Hartford, CT 06119

Harp & Dragon Pub – 130 Main St, Norwich, CT 06360 (Pictured above on the right.)

Harvey’s Café & Market – 161 Oakwood Ave, West Hartford, CT 06119

It’s Just Wings – 1035 Kennedy Rd, Windsor, CT 06095 (Inside the Chili’s)

Kokomo’s Restaurant & Beach Bar – 88 Hartford Ave, Old Lyme, CT 06371

Lis Bakeshop – 15 Holmes St, Mystic, CT 06355

Max a Mia Ristorante – 70 E Main St, Avon, CT 06001

Mexicali Cantina Grill – 935 Sullivan Ave, South Windsor, CT 06074

Mystic Pizza – 56 W Main St, Mystic, CT 06355 (Pictured above on the left.)

Peking Chinese Restaurant – 146 Broad St A, Windsor, CT 06095

Perkatory Coffee Roasters – 637 New Park Ave, West Hartford, CT 06110

Pure Love Bakery – 136 Simsbury Rd #16, Avon, CT 06001

Rebel Dog Coffee Co. – 393 Farmington Ave, Plainville, CT 06062

Second Poquonock Giant Grinder Shop – 75 Old County Rd, Windsor Locks, CT 06096

Small State Provisions – 637 New Park Ave, West Hartford, CT 06110

SPoT Coffee – 69 Memorial Rd, West Hartford, CT 06107

Stonebridge Restaurant – 50 Daniel St, Milford, CT 06460

Story and Soil Coffee – 387 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106

Union Street Tavern – 20 Union St, Windsor, CT 06095

Whole Deli Windsor – 700 Poquonock Ave, Windsor, CT 06095


Florida

Pop’s Sunset Grill – 112 Circuit Rd, Nokomis, FL 34275


Louisiana

Morning Call Coffee Stand – 5101 Canal Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124

Rivershack Tavern – 3449 River Rd, New Orleans, LA 70121


Maryland

Ava’s Pizzeria & Wine Bar – St Michaels – 409 S Talbot St, St Michaels, MD 21663

Barn 34 – 3400 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842

The Blue Crab – 102 S Fremont St, St Michaels, MD 21663

Café Dear Leon – 2929 O’Donnell St, Baltimore, MD 21224

Clavel – 225 W 23rd St, Baltimore, MD 21211

JJ Hoffman’s Creamery – 841 S Main St G, Hampstead, MD 21074

Limoncello Restaurant & Wine Bar – 200 S Talbot St, St Michaels, MD 21663 (Pictured above on the left)

LYON RUM // Windon Distilling Company – 605 S Talbot St #6, St Michaels, MD 21663

Rise Up Coffee Roasters – 618 Dover Rd, Easton, MD 21601 (Pictured above on the right.)

Sagamore Spirit Distillery – 301 E Cromwell St, Baltimore, MD 21230

Sumittra Thai Cuisine – 12 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701

Verde Pizza Baltimore – 641 S Montford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224


Massachusetts

Bread Euphoria – 206 Main St, Haydenville, MA 01039

Cedar’s Food Mart & Grill Halal – 405 Armory St, Springfield, MA 01104

Granny’s Baking Table – 309 Bridge St, Springfield, MA 01103

Hot Table – Multiple locations

La Fiorentina Pastry Shop – 883 Main St, Springfield, MA 01103 (Pictured above.)

Liberty’s Mediterranean Giant Grinders – 63 Liberty St, Springfield, MA 01103

Munich Haus Restaurant – 13 Center St, Chicopee, MA 01013

Nadim’s Downtown Mediterranean Grill – 1390 Main St, Springfield, MA 01103

Red Rose Pizzeria – 1060 Main St, Springfield, MA 01103


North Carolina

Camp Coffee Roasters – 921 Main St, Blowing Rock, NC 28605

The Cardinal – 1711 NC-105, Boone, NC 28607

Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint – 800 S Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948


South Carolina

Wahoos Fish House – 3993 US-17 BUS, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

The Wicked Tuna – 4123 US-17 BUS, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576


Texas

Bennu Coffee – 2001 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78702


Virginia

Bella Luna Wood-Fired Pizza – 80 W Water St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 (Pictured above on the left.)

Billy Jack’s Shack – 92 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Bonnie Blue Southern Market & Bakery – 334 W Boscawen St, Winchester, VA 22601

A Bowl of Good – 831 Mt Clinton Pike, Harrisonburg, VA 22802

Brix & Columns Vineyards – 1501 Dave Berry Rd, McGaheysville, VA 22840

Bro Bears Drive-Thru Coffee – 1141 Berryville Ave, Winchester, VA 22601

Chinatown Restaurant – 1085 Millwood Pike, Winchester, VA 22602

Clementine Café – 153 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Cordial Coffee Co. – 8 S Church St, Berryville, VA 22611

Cork Street Tavern – 8 W Cork St, Winchester, VA 22601

Espresso Bar & Café – 165 N Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601

Greenberry’s Coffee Co. – Harrisonburg – 400 S High St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Hideaway Café – 141 S Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601

Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint – 80 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 (Pictured above on the right.)

Jordan Springs Market BBQ – 741 Jordan Springs Rd, Stephenson, VA 22656

Juan’s Mexican Café and Cantina – 561 Bland Blvd, Newport News, VA 23602

Kline’s Dairy Bar – 58 E Wolfe St, Harrisonburg, VA 22802; 2425 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Little Grill Collective – 621 N Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22802

Magnolias at the Mill – 198 N 21st St, Purcellville, VA 20132

Mattie’s Soft Serve – 121 Gateway Dr, Winchester, VA 22603

More Better Restaurant & Beer Garden – 35246 Harry Byrd Hwy, Round Hill, VA 20141

Mr. J’s Bagel & Deli – 1635 E Market St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Newtown Baking & Kitchen – 960 W Beverley St, Staunton, VA 24401

Noku Sushi – 1607 Village Market Blvd SE #108, Leesburg, VA 20175

Pizzoco Pizza Parlor – 501 N Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601

Red Fox Creamery – 146 N Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601

Roma Old Town Wood-Fired Pizzeria – 21 N Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601

Sakura #16 – 235 Market St, Winchester, VA 22603

Santini’s New York Style Deli – Sterling – 46950 Community Plaza, Sterling, VA 20164

Sexi Mexi Burrito Bar – 21 E Boscawen St, Winchester, VA 22601

SideBar – 24 S King St, Leesburg, VA 20175

Skrimp Shack – 419 Gateway Dr #5, Winchester, VA 22603

Taqueria Guadalajara – 1181 Front Royal Pike, Winchester, VA 22602

Thai Winchester I & II – 24 S Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601; 2166 S Pleasant Valley Rd, Winchester, VA 22601

The Sweet Elephant Bake Shop – 23 W Main St, Berryville, VA 22611

Veramar Vineyard – 905 Quarry Rd, Berryville, VA 22611

Water Street Grille – 323 Water St, Yorktown, VA 23690

Water Street Kitchen – 2 S Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601


Washington, DC

Booeymonger – 5252 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015

Farmers Fishers Bakers – Harbour at The Georgetown Waterfront, 3000 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007


West Virginia

Bavarian Brother’s Brewing at the Bavarian Inn WV – 164 Shepherd Grade Rd, Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Hamilton’s Tavern 1840 – 914 Washington Street, Harper’s Ferry, WV 25425