If you want a classic meal in a timeless Chicago environment, the Chop House is where to go. Giada loves the petit filet and gets a kick out of the photo walls: one with all the town's mayors, one with all its gangsters.
On Food Network's Giada's Weekend Getaways, Giada DeLaurentiis visits Emeril's Delmonico, where Emeril Lagasse is serving dishes like Crispy Pork Cheek with Creole Dirty Rice and Roast Chicken Bonne Femme, in New Orleans, LA.
Atop Rockefeller Plaza, this 65th-floor restaurant and bar offers one of the city's most stunning views. Sample classic dishes, sip cocktails at Bar SixtyFive or head to Sunday brunch with 360-degree views.
A Chicago institution since 1949, Garrett Popcorn Shop is known for gourmet popcorn made fresh daily in a variety of flavors, from Plain to Buttery to Caramel Crisp to the Chicago Mix.
On Food Network's Giada's Weekend Getaways, host Giada DeLaurentiis settles in for a mountain meal and fly fishing at Spring Creek Ranch and Jackson Hole, WY, on Food Network's Giada's Weekend Getaways.
Giada calls Michael Mina "the perfect spot for a Friday-night feast." While their menu is known for trios (a single dish prepared three different ways), Giada's allegiance lies with the decadent Lobster Pot Pie, made with fresh vegetables, double-poached lobster and brandy-white truffle cream sauce.
Everything about The Modern pays tribute to art, from the dining room overlooking the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden to its location inside NYC's Museum of Modern Art. But the food is a true work of art, as Michael Psilakis loves the liverwurst tha's just as decadent as the foie gras.
On Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Claire Robinson orders the crunchy egg rolls at Chinatown Brasserie in New York, NY.
Artiste Winery and Tasting Studio is a "combination art gallery, art studio and wine tasting room." Every bottle of wine is a limited edition blend with a "one of a kind label inspired by the work of local artists." Giada enjoyed a crisp white wine during her painting lesson with a guest artist.
A local favorite located at the end of Bannister's Wharf in Newport Harbor, The Coffee Grinder is a great stop for authentic Italian espresso and homemade pastries in Rhode Island. Sit along the wharf and enjoy the view with breakfast; or order an espresso to go, like Giada.
Grab your fishing poles! For a fun family activity, learn to fly-fish on the Snake River with one of Four Seasons' seasoned guides. Full-day lessons come with a gourmet picnic, wine included, and all half-day lessons feature a gourmet snack selection. Giada caught a trout on her trip -- will you?
Ask Wolfgang Puck what's the perfect fish and he'll say the Salt-Crusted Branzino at Angelini Osteria. On The Best Thing I Ever Ate, he admitted to dreaming about the Branzino's light, delicate flavors. Angelini's also has another admirer, as Giada dreams about the Lasagna Verde with spinach pasta.
For a crash course in crawfish, Giada visits the Ritz-Carlton's Crawfish Concierge. Every Sunday from 2 to 4pm, the hotel hosts an authentic crawfish boil, open to the public, where the chef goes from table to table giving every attendee a quick tutorial on how to eat the tasty crustaceans.