Surrounded by mountain ranges and fertile farmland, this scenic winery has been producing some of the area's finest barrel-aged vinos since 1983. Rachael recommended the $10 tasting tour, where visitors can see the winemaking process from grape to glass.
The elegant side of Aspen escapes the busy streets at Cache Cache Bistro. An outdoor patio and indoor bar and dining room are always full of fresh-off-the-slopes diners savoring steamed mussels, rainbow trout and Colorado rack of lamb from a rotating "upscale French bistro" seasonal menu.
Perfect for a sushi outing, this Japanese restaurant is a Sag Harbor, N.Y., favorite. According to Rachael, Sen's "menu is as innovative as their fish is fresh," and she swears by the yellowtail roll. The fun bar crowd makes it worthwhile for a pre-dinner drink, as well. Rachael loved the Saketini.
The pecan pie at Brigten's is a "sit back, relax and luxuriate in the moment kind of pie," according to food writer John T. Edge, who brought us there on The Best Thing I ever ate. He says they have the secret to Southern food: simple honest cooking done exceedingly well.
Make a pit stop at R.P.'s to pick up an energizing smoothie, salad or sandwich before hiking the Grand Canyon. Stop along the way for an impromptu picnic, which Rachael terms easy on the budget (and it comes with a spectacular view). R.P.'s also has art and gifts to remember your trip by.
Little Rooster Cafe takes the farm motif to another level: they've even got seats painted to look like birds' nests. Rachael loves this spot for their savory omelets and other breakfast foods.
The Big Wrap is a favorite among Aspen's local working crowd. Named one of the area's top affordable lunch spots, The Big Wrap has a monster menu for all tastes, with wraps, salads, tacos, smoothies and zesty citrus corn chips. Seating is limited, so enjoy it alfresco or call for midday delivery.
Reigning as one of central Maui's most popular Asian restaurants, A Saigon Cafe serves authentic Vietnamese cuisine with fresh, local ingredients. Some are even grown in the garden of Jennifer, the owner. Try building your own Vietnamese-Style Burrito, the house specialty.
On Food Network's $40 a Day, Rachael Ray goes to Citizen Cake, a restaurant, bar and patisserie from Chef Elizabeth Falkner with a recommendation from the Michelin Guide, in San Francisco, CA.
Milwaukee's German influence can really be seen in its food. A visit to Mader's family-owned restaurant is like a visit to historic Bavaria. Since 1902, generations of the Mader family have dished up popular specialties like its famous Pork Shank and housemade Sauerkraut in this traditional setting.
Firefly Tapas Kitchen & Bar offers a plethora of small, inexpensive appetizers perfect for lunch or a light dinner. On $40 a Day, Rachael calls their Gazpacho "delicious and refreshing," and the Artichoke Toasts "just perfect."
Corkscrew Cafe was initially going to be a museum for owner Walter Georis' expansive corkscrew collection. The superb grounds surrounding the space soon gave way to a garden, however, that now supplies the cafe kitchen. Stop off for a sandwich or salad whose greens were picked on-site that morning.
An Italian market and deli, Parisi serves some of the best lunch specials in Denver. With fresh pizzas, salads and pastas with homemade sauce, there are authentic Italian options to please every palate. Rachael recommends trying a sandwich with fresh mozzarella on "fantastic" homemade focaccia.
Santa Barbara Shellfish Company is the perfect port for hungry diners. Owner Tom White keeps prices low so customers can buy lots of fish and he can make space for daily fresh catches. Rachael was impressed by this commitment to freshness, as even her Caesar salad dressing was mixed to order.
Rachael Ray dines at F. Scott's, in Nashville, TN, for a late-supper of contemporary American cuisine and live Jazz bar, on Food Network's $40 a Day.