Where to dine – great local cuisine around the world

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In the map below, pins mark the exact location of all the restaurants, diners, farmhouses, markets, and other places to eat and experience local cuisine that are mentioned in our many articles or recommended by our numerous media and travel partners. Zoom in or out on the map using the controls. Switch easily from map to satellite view. Click on each pin to pull up a tooltip with the name of the dining establishment including any additional information and key links. A perfect way to begin exploring where to dine next on your travels.

Mozzeeria Pizzeria - San Francisco

Mozzeria pizzeria on 16th Street in San Francisco’s Mission District seems like any other pizza joint from the outside looking in. Unassuming sign, simple door, narrow long room, tables full, a line of patrons waiting to be seated, and wait staff bustling about. The noise-level inside is subdued, but unless one is very observant, you may not even notice the out-of-the-ordinary experience provided by dining at Mozzeria.

Ogi Deli - Elko, Nevada

When you’re driving along Interstate 80 across frequently spectacular yet periodically desolate Nevada desert, eatery choices can be, well, less than inviting. So when we first found this amazing deli in Elko – now called Ogi Deli, but it was “2 Dames and a Deli” when we discovered it – we were utterly delighted.

Kellerwald Forchheim Beer Gardens - Germany

“Off to the cellar” is what you’ll hear from Forchheim locals when they disappear into the forest on trails (“auf die Keller”). What that means in local slang is that they are headed to a beehive of popular beer gardens nestled deep in the forest of Franconian Switzerland in Upper Bavaria – the Kellerwald Forchheim beer gardens.

Allez French Restaurant, Placerville, California

The HITT team could not have imagined what French culinary delight we were about to experience as we walked to the front door of Allez! Located just a few minutes from Placerville in the California Gold Country not far from Sacramento, Allez French restaurant is an intimate bistro owned and operated by Christian and Jennifer Masse. Christian is as French as they come — and Allez’s chef. It had just enough “quaint” to offer a casual European bistro feel.

Le Comptoir Du Pantheon, Paris

Sitting in front of the Pantheon in Paris on a hot summer day, nothing tastes better than a cool glass of light Rose wine while watching the world drift along. Le Comptoir Du Pantheon is a sumptuous escape.

Yumcha Heros, Berlin

Yumcha Heroes dumpling house with Asian dim sum, soups, salads and noodles for a refreshing break from German meats and cabbage. Read more here.

Süsse Sünde - Berlin

Süsse Sünde (Sweet Sins) walk-up ice cream counter across the street for desert (try “Schoko-Chili-Sauerkirsch” aka Chocolate Chili Sour Cherry, “Pfirsich-Lavendula” aka Peach-Lavender, etc…
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Cafe Fleury - Berlin

Cafe Fleury is a wonderful place for people-watching on the patio with quiche or salads. Read more here.

Cafe Anna Blum, Berlin

Café Anna Blum a mere 1.1 miles away (a very pleasant 25 minute stroll) on the happening Kollwitzplatz (Kollwitz Square) where you can easily while away several hours, as we did where this quick sketch and watercolor was created. Read more here.

Sowohl Als Auch Restaurant and Coffee House - Berlin

Another wonderful place to sit and while away time is at a sister location to Café Anna Blume, the “SowohlAlsAuch” restaurant and coffee house, diagonally across the street. Our team (that would be Therese) remains on a quest for the best cheesecake in Berlin, and while we cannot state for the record this location has the best cheesecake anywhere, it certainly ranks in the top tier. Testing continues of course. Read more here.

My Travel Tales with Luis Vargas of ModernAdventure.com

Luis Vargas, founder of ModernAdventure.com, talks with us about tranformative travel, curated experiential travel, and how his vision for a new type of travel company will help travelers connect with the intersections of art, music, food, culture, history, design, and fashion on a truly local level.

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Migraines and travel – Tips for headache relief when traveling

When heading out on a trip, the last thing you want is a pounding headache. But like it or not migraines and travel go together for a lot of reasons, including the emotional and physical stress of travel, dehydration, and lack of sleep. The best thing to do is be aware, be cautious, and be prepared.

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Meet the Spoon Family – Leipzig, Germany

Meet the Spoon Family -- This classic neon sign was installed in 1973 at the former East German company headquarters of VEB Feinkost Leipzig, a food manufacturer of canned soups, vegetables and other items. After the Berlin Wall came down the sign fell into disrepair....

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Urban Nation Berlin street art museum reopens with new exhibits

After being open just a year, the Urban Nation Berlin street art museum re-opened with a reinvention that truly speaks to its roots. A new exhibit, redesigned interior with an authentic street feel, and a number of artists residences make this museum in Berlin a must to visit for art lovers of all kinds.

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Where to dine – great local cuisine around the world