Food Nation

Go Way Out to Eat: 5 Favorite Dining Destinations

Food & Wine magazine recently featured a series of articles on culinary destinations, or "...the world's best food pilgrimages," as they put it.

While it was indeed interesting, I must say that places like Bangkok, Rome and India are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to food travels.

The series does feature some domestic flavor -- Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the Finger Lakes make cameos -- but I think they missed a spot or two.

When I plan a trip, it starts and ends with what I'm going to eat, when I'm eating it and how far I have to walk afterward while bearing a second-trimester food baby. Here are five spots Food & Wine missed:

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Sam Brown