La Mariana--a marina, gift shop and Honolulu's last original tiki bar--has been a favorite since 1957. Soak up nostalgic Hawaiiana in the dining room and bar as you feast on rare tuna and hibiscus-adorned island salads. Rachael suggests ordering a special, such as Surf and Turf, to keep costs down.
When Rachael couldn't decide on what to have at Hudson's on the Docks on $40 a Day, she found the perfect dish — the Can't Decide, a plate with five appetizers, including oysters rockefeller, oysters hudson, scallops, crab cakes and stuffed mushrooms. Try the hush puppies, a local favorite.
This nostalgic sweets shop harkens back to the good old days with its handmade caramels, chocolate-dipped marshmallows, peppermint bark and other freshly made nostalgic confections. Rachael raved about the chocolate-covered buttercreams and reasonable prices.
Pat and Gina bring their authentic barbecue to New York City with Neely's Barbecue Parlor. The space is elegant yet homey, much like a traditional Southern home. You'll find plenty of barbecue, as well as fried-green tomatoes, fried pickles, cedar-plank salmon and award-worthy fried chicken.
Just steps away from the marina, locals and tourists alike head to the "Cadillac of local fish shacks" for fried fish, chicken wings and freshly shucked oysters at the raw bar. Rachael tried the beer-battered soft shell crab sandwich, which she described as "super crispy" and "insanely good."
Rachael Ray headed to this oceanfront spot to watch a stunning sunset over the water while savoring a cocktail. She enjoyed the Rum Runner, light and dark rum mixed with fruit liqueurs. Curtis Stone stopped in to try the creative beach eats on the menu while taking in the harbor views.
Coos Bay's bogs are overflowing with ruby red gems, so Cranberry Sweets & More has packed its popular sugared Pate de Fruit with the tart-sweet punch of local cranberries. Not to be outdone by Oregon wine country, the treats also come in flavors like Merlot and Zinfandel - perfect edible souvenirs.
When Rachael went on vacation in Ashevile, N.C., on $40 a Day, she stayed at the inn located on the massive Biltmore Estate. Originally built by George Vanderbilt over a century ago, this gorgeous property is now home to a winery producing award-winning Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines.
Some of the world's best cheese - according to their London World Cheese Award - is churning out of Rogue Creamery. Tasting the Rogue River blue cheese is a must! The Oregonzola, Blue Heaven and a rotating cast of cheddars can also be seen in production, sampled, and shipped at their factory store.
The Apple Barn is filled with homemade goodies, Vermont products, cheeses and the largest selection of Maple syrup in the area. Be sure to try their Apple Pie a la Mode, a favorite of Rachael Ray.
Rachael Ray grabs a cup of fresh roasted coffee and gourmet pastries from Kaffe 101 Inc, in Coos Bay, OR on Food Network's $40 a Day.
Tuck into breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes from around the world at this cozy diner, which serves fresh seafood, Mexican comfort food and savory Korean pancakes. Rachael called the crispy stuffed flounder "light" and "fresh," and the restaurant atmosphere "relaxed and fun."
Rachael Ray hits a home run at Danny's Main Street Market, a down-to-earth supermarket in Cooperstown, NY, serving picnic perfect sandwiches and snacks on Food Network's $40 a Day.
There is so much food at Quincy Market that ''you could spend all day in here and just eat from one end to the other.'' Rachael decided on a strawberry smoothie made with fresh fruit and yogurt from the Monkey Bar. With so much variety, ''the hard part is trying to make a choice.''
Rachael Ray heads to Bush Garden Japanese Restaurant, in Portland, OR, to sample the authentic Japanese-style sushi and kicks it in the karaoke lounge, on Food Network's $40 a Day.