In Europe people often use the word gastronomy to describe the love of great, well made food, and we rarely do here in the states.  Its an awesome word and we should adopt its use more over here.  What goes better with food than wine.  What goes better with wine than food (okay, good friends, conversation, so forget that one).  This is a list of places that I really like, that keep drawing me back.  Some are new, some are old, but all have a magical combination of food, drinks, atmosphere, and charm.

NYC

Bikinis

Casa Mono/Bar Jamon

Diner

Hearth

Keens

Marlow & Sons

Otto Pizzeria

PT

Tertulia

Thirst Bar a Vin

LOS ANGELES

Dan Tana’s

Little Doms

LOU

Musso & Frank Grill

Sotto

Umami Burger

LONDON

Maggie Jones

PARIS

Anahi:  49 rue Volta, 75003 Paris, 01 48 87 88 24

Au Virage Lepic:  61 rue Lepic, 75018 Paris, 01 42 52 46 79

Chez l’Ami Louis:  32 rue Vertbois, 75003 Paris, 01 48 87 77 48 ‎

MILWAUKEE

Three Brothers:  2414 S Saint Clair St, Milwaukee, WI 53207, (414) 481-7530