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Max Brenner – New York, NY

Max Brenner is a great place in New York City to meet up with your friends and/or your family for a cozy cup of cocoa and dessert. I visited the restaurant near the holidays...
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U.S.S. Chowder Pot III – Branford, CT

In November 2008, Connecticut held a restaurant week. My mom and I stopped at the U.S.S. Chowder Pot III in Branford after a New Haven art show to unexpectedly discover the special menu they...
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Abigail’s – San Francisco, CA [CLOSED]

If you’re in San Fran and you need a quick place to stop after a morning Marina walk, try Abigail’s on Greenwich and Fillmore. Upon stopping in, Abigail’s appears to be a small bakery...
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Trattoria Zà Zà – Florence, Italy

Though Trattoria Za Za is recommended in various tourist guidebooks, the food was fantastic. The inside was very quaint, tavern-like, and cozy. I’d recommend a reservation; the place was packed even in the off-season....

Chez Black – Positano, Italy

This beachside restaurant attracted us by their tables, just a few feet from the sand and rolling surf of Spaggia Grande Beach. Even in November, the sun warmed our faces and the sound of...
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Antico Caffé del Moro (“Café des Artistes”) – Florence, Italy

Everybody calls Antico Caffé del Moro the Art Bar. You wouldn’t be able to tell by the décor because the art refers to the drinks. The bar is a fairly unassuming storefront down a...