When we travel to cities (big and small), we aim to maraud through all of the most regarded eateries, drinking holes, and worthwhile placemaking landmarks they offer. We’re very much “steakhouse, cocktails, and dive bar combo” seekers, and many of these guides reflect the best of both vibes.

Nearly all of these places in the guides below have been vetted and enjoyed, otherwise they’re on our list for next time. Anything I’ve written tagged ‘travel’ is here.