Caffeine is served in many carefully brewed forms at this downtown coffee bar. Giada sipped on a "fruity" and "smoky" Ethiopian blend from a Clover machine, which combines a vacuum brewer and French press to brew fresh grounds into a custom cup for each customer.
Chef Jeff Drew of Snake River Grill, the quintessential fine-dining spot in Jackson since 1993, offers a small plate of morels in spring and sometimes early summer, depending on availability. When morels are in season in Teton Valley, you’ll find both locals and chefs out in the wild foraging the coveted wild mushrooms. Drew allows the morels to shine, serving them simply in a delectable bath of buttery and herbed sauce, salted to draw out the earthiness. On The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Giada raves about Snake River Grill's famous Eskimo Bars -- and it's no wonder why. They make these ice cream bars with artisanal Scharffen Berger chocolate and a rich caramel dipping sauce. For an equally dip-worthy dish, try the Branding Iron of Sweet Onion Ring
Cap off a day of sightseeing with dinner at Zin, where farm-fresh produce, local wines and homegrown ingredients are the stars of the menu. If there's a long wait for a table, Giada recommends grabbing a seat at the bar and ordering zinfandel-glazed barbecue-beef short ribs with mashed potatoes.
When Giada ended her weekend getaway to Miami she finished at The Pelican Café. The café wows tourists with their diverse take on coastal fare from Italy to the Peruvian Coast. Make it a Pelican double by reserving one of their eclectic and funky decorated hotel rooms.
Emporio Rulli's dessert cases offer an array of delicious Italian treats, including mixed berry tortes and limoncello cakes. But come the holidays, Giada wants none other than the panettone Milanese. The sweet, buttery bread is unlike any other. As she says, "this is love."
Todos Santos in Santa Fe is known both for its delicious handmade chocolates and its inventive Day of the Dead-inspired decor, making it a prime spot for Giada's Weekend Getaways. Giada helped herself to a variety of treats made with a special French dark chocolate known as Valrhona.
One of the oldest specialty food shops in Charleston, Bull Street Gourmet carries wine, groceries and made-to-order sandwiches. On Giada's Weekend Getaways, Giada took the brown sugar granola and the "simple and delicious" tomato-mozzarella sandwich to go for a perfect lunch on the water.
Host of Food Network's Giada's Weekend Getaways, Giada De Laurentiis travels to Newport Vineyards, in Middletown, RI, to visit the largest grower of wine grapes in New England.
You can't visit Seattle without a stop at the world-famous Pike Place Fish Market, a must-see experience where fish fly high over heads. Watch as its fishmongers throw fish like hot potatoes and poke fun at customers, and buy from its fleet of sustainable salmon, white fish, shellfish and more.
Giada De Laurentiis visits the Santa Barbara's Farmer's Market to shop for fresh bread, local produce, wine and cheese in Santa Barbara, CA, on Food Network's Giada's Weekend Getaways.
The General Store is that perfect spot to soak up Napa's beautiful scenery and enjoy an outdoor breakfast, lunch or wine tasting. Built in 1940, the building, once a hay barn, is now home to a gift shop and restaurant. Enjoy a flute of champagne and a weekend brunch here, just as Giada did
Chef Sean Brock prepares seasonal low country cuisine at this upscale Southern dinner spot. Try the chef’s tasting menu, which features a rotation of dishes such as local roast chicken with chow chow and morel mushrooms and South Carolina peaches dressed with creme fraiche, cinnamon and basil.
Foreign Cinema in San Francisco offers dinner and a movie with style — customers can watch classic films while enjoying dishes like oysters and fried chicken. Giada is a big fan of the brunch menu, and she thought the baguette French toast was soft, creamy and delicious.
Giada De Laurentiis, host of Food Network's Giada's Weekend Getaways grabs a slice of Wood-oven pizza in a Western setting at Old Yellowstone Garage.