If the 10 burgers on the Burger Bar menu don't make your mouth water, you can build your own from nine burger bases, six types of buns and 46 toppings, with eight kinds of fries. Giada opted for a Turkey Burger with provolone, avocado and pickled green tomatoes on ciabatta with sweet potato fries.
For handcrafted, traditional Italian gelato that Giada calls "rich, dense and super creamy," head to Cold Fusion in Newport, R.I. Visit the store for a sampling of the latest flavors, or look for prepackaged pints in more than 20 locations throughout New England.
There's no better place to enjoy an amazing sunset than at The Sunset Restaurant. Giada is a huge fan of the sangria, calling it ''sweet, refreshing and absolutely perfect.'' Try the restaurant's most delicious meals: Fish and Chips for dinner and the Crème Brulée for dessert.
Giada says she knows the secret to McConnell's Fine Ice Cream’s nearly seven decades of success: "They make their ice creams and sorbets with 100 percent fresh ingredients and cream from a local dairy." The result is ice cream that is "creamy and rich." Giada could not stop saying "mmm."
There are plenty of fantastic places to shop and eat at the Los Angeles Farmers Market, and one of Giada’s favorites is the French Crêpe Co. The specialty: a dessert crepe spread richly with Nutella. According to Giada, it’s the perfect breakfast for a vacation.
When Giada goes to Vail, Colo., she stops at this local favorite. Sitting on a deck overlooking the majestic views of Gore Creek, guests can savor award-wining modern cuisine and libations. Sweet Basil is a lovely lunch spot, with a creative seasonal menu of plates like Seared Rocky Mountain Trout.
On Food Network's Giada's Weekend Getaways, host Giada DeLaurentiis grabs a cup of coffee at The Flying Goat Coffee, brewing coffee in Healdsburg, CA.
Giada De Laurentiis hits our nation's capital for Zola, serving exciting new American cuisine in Washington DC, on Food Network's Giada's Weekend Getaways.
Start your Sonoma experience off with a visit to the American Center for Wine, Food & Arts. Take in art exhibits, cooking classes and the three-acre edible garden. Once you've worked up an appetite, stop by the property's restaurant, like Giada did, for a glass of wine and a freshly prepared lunch.
Catch a sunset along Narragansett Bay in Newport, R.I., at The Mooring Seafood Kitchen, famous for its views and award-winning clam chowder. Try a bowl with the bag of donuts appetizer--lobster, shrimp and crab fritters that are fried on the outside but "silky and velvety" inside, Giada said.
The Sidewalk Café built a reputation as one of the best places to people watch in Los Angeles, and it's one of Giada's favorite haunts when she's on vacation there. This spot serves breakfast all day, including entrees like the café's signature Huevos Rancheros and Breakfast Burrito.
When Giada went on vacation in Santa Fe, she thought the best way to cap off her visit to the beautiful Shidoni art gallery would be to have lunch at the Tesuque Village Market. She was blown away by their tortilla soup, filled with chicken, vegetables and blended tortilla chips.
Visit this quintessential New England general store. Giada affirmed that "they've got a little bit of everything," but it's the "outrageous pizza" that drives Martha's Vineyard, Mass., residents wild. Chilmark General Store makes the dough fresh in-house before loading it with gourmet toppings.
Located just off of the only publicly open grass tennis courts in the country, La Forge is where locals go for lunch or dinner after a round of tennis or a visit to the Tennis Hall of Fame. Giada recommends trying the "rich and meaty" lobster roll, which has been on the menu for more than 50 years.