On Food Network's Rachael's Vacation, Rachael Ray orders authentic Mexican fare from El Chabusco Mexican Grill, serving tostadas, burritos and tacos in Park City, UT.
Rachael Ray samples the selection of international wine, beer and cheese from Swirl Wine Bar & Market in New Orleans, LA, on Food Network's Rachael's Vacation.
On Food Network's Rachael's Vacation, Rachael Ray drops by Cuban Revolution Restaurant & Bar, a restaurant and jazz bar in Providence, RI.
On Food Network's Rachael's Vacation, Rachael Ray orders fresh baked breads, pastries and organic coffee from Olga's Cup & Saucer in Providence, RI.
Grass Skirt Grill specializes in fish burgers that forgo the beef but are still packed with “great grill flavor,” Rachael says. Her pick is the Hebi Burger made with lean white fish and served with a side of sesame mayo. Also try the fresh catch of the day or a crisp salad with papaya seed dressing.
Each of the three open-air decks at Friday’s Crabhouse satisfies one aspect of dinner. As Rachael learned, one deck is for seafood like steamer clams and Dungeness crab; one is for hamburgers and hot dogs; and the last is for drinks (the spectacular view of San Juan Island is on the house).
Leaf not only believes in farm-to-table but also a fork-to-bowl philosophy. Their Big 12 menu of salads uses a bounty of farm-fresh produce; the Strawberry Fields salad was filled to the brim with baby spinach, strawberries, goat cheese, bacon, sunflower seeds and even candied pecans.
Rachael swung by 5 Spot for a “hearty all-American breakfast.” The menu here is switched up regularly to showcase the best blue-collar recipes from around the USA. Some popular eats do stick around all year, such as the Hair of the Dog-wich that offers fried egg and bacon as a tasty hangover cure.
On Food Network's Rachael's Vacation, Rachael Ray stops by GustOrganics Restaurant & Bar, a certified organic restaurant serving organic meals, juices and even baby foods in New York, NY.
For a romantic getaway in the San Juan Islands, Rachael recommends the Inn at Ship Bay. The draw here is not only the cozy rooms, but also the spectacular restaurant. Ingredients are grown on the premises to use in dishes like Rachael’s pick, a vegetable pappardelle with garden-fresh herbs.
Rachael headed to Ono Hawaiian Foods to try some authentic home-style Hawaiian cooking. The specialty here is laulau, which is pork and salted butterfish wrapped in taro and tea leaves, then steamed for more than four hours. The result is an “authentic Hawaiian masterpiece,” Rachael says.
Designed by renowned interior designer Paul Duesing, the Vintner Grill is light, open and airy. According to Rachael, their Cobb Salad with Beef Tenderloin is "as colorful as it is delicious," and the Lobster Cannelloni will make you think you've "died and gone to heaven."
On Food Network's Rachael's Vacation, Rachael Ray visits CAV Restaurant, serving international, award-winning fare in Providence, RI.
Located on the California coast, Fish is a sustainable seafood eatery that sources its fare straight from the bay. Tyler Florence loves the Dungeness crab roll. The "delicious, fresh and moist" crab is flavored with butter and chives and then placed into a sourdough roll. Tyler says it's "insane."
Tourists and locals alike love CJ’s Deli and Diner. The diner set up shop in 2002 and has been serving delectable island cuisine and hearty comfort food ever since, including Rachael’s pick of “a thick, moist slab” of Mom’s Meatloaf served with fresh veggies and your choice of rice or potatoes.