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The Best of New Orleans

Naughty but Nice
We are quite proud to have created the most comprehensive guide with candid reviews of the best dining, accommodations, nightlife, shopping, sightseeing, arts & culture, excursions and recreation.

From the gaudy fun of Mardi Gras and silly beads to smooth jazz and stellar cuisine, The Best of New Orleans is the must-have guide to the Crescent City!

"This guide to one of America's premier dining cities is reviewed and rated by Gene Bourg, who received the National Magazine Award for his Saveur cover story on Louisiana, and publisher Andre Gayot. " — Amazon.com

Retail price: $20
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The Best of Hawaii

Aloha

For Gayot's fifth edition of The Best of Hawaii we have turned the islands upside down and picked out all the hot spots of this domesticated paradise-and we're not talking lava. From Lanai, "The Millionaire's Island", Niihau, the "Forbidden Isle," Oahu with its multitude of attractions, Maui with its glamour and natural beauty to the glitzy appeal of the Big Island; learn where to look for the most talented chefs producing Hawaii Regional cuisine, where to find the serenest spas, grandest resorts, most stunning tours and choicest shops. Of course, we didn't fail to include the bargains, the tiny, inexpensive places for an original quick bite to eat, the charming B&Bs, the little shops for art bargain hunting. It's all there, in one exclusive package.

Retail price: $20
Amazon price: $16
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The Best of New York

The seventh edition of The Best of New York offers candid and opinionated reviews of the many shops, restaurants, hotels, clubs and sights in the Big Apple. Visitors and locals use the guide as a shortcut to the good life in this city that truly never sleeps: hot new spots in the Meat-Packing District, luxurious Uptown hotels and spas, elegant new restaurants by award-winning chefs, classic shops and more. Most importantly: see which restaurants and hotels won top ratings in this edition.

Retail price: $18
Amazon price: $16
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The Best of Los Angeles & Southern California

The Very Best of the City of Angels

More than 1700 frank and witty reviews of restaurants, hotels, nightspots, shops and more. This seventh edition has been expanded to include a chapter on beauty, health and fitness—after all it's L.A., the beauty-fitness capital.
Orange County, Santa Barbara and San Diego also receive extensive coverage!

Retail price: $20
Amazon price: $16
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The Best of Las Vegas

A Sure Bet for Las Vegas
The Best of Las Vegas captures all the excitement of this booming, ever-changing city. Our newest guide gives you the scoop on the top chefs, internationally renowned hoteliers, upscale retailers, Broadway-style shows and family attractions. As always, you can count on Gayot for the most comprehensive restaurant and hotel reviews of any guidebook. Discover all the city has to offer.
Retail price: $15

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The Best of Beverly Hills

Small City—Big Name

Glamorous and celebrity-studded—that's Beverly Hills for you, truly the world's smallest city with the biggest name. You'll find at least 160 eateries here and well over 400 beauty salons—not to mention countless shops selling everything from designer wear to Bentleys. Rodeo Drive north of Wilshire Boulevard and the adjacent streets boast perhaps the greatest concentration of famous-name designer boutiques and jewelry stores in the world. Thus the name "The Golden Triangle." But Beverly Hills has a friendly small-town feel, and in The Best of Beverly Hills we haven't forgotten about the mom-and-pop establishments that make it that way. Retail price: $8.95

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The Best of Chicago

America's Biggest Small Town

The Best of Chicago
offers a lively, refreshingly honest report on Chicago's best—and worthiest—restaurants. Discover where to get the nicest steaks in town—and that Chicago has a lot more to show for than steakhouses. Find out why it is the best place on the planet for fast, bargain-based American eats—barbecue, pizza and hot dogs. and where to find the city's charming little cafés and great ethnic spots. In The Best of Chicago you also have a hotel guide to suit every taste—and every budget; find the best lake view, coziest rooms or friendliest service. We have also sought out the slickest bars, hottest music clubs, coolest jazz joints and nightclubs as well as the best stores from designer fashions to folksy antiques. All in all, more than 1,000 frank and witty reviews!
Retail price: $20

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The Best of London

London's Calling


In its seventh edition, The Best of London is a unique travel guide with over 1,700 reviews of London's best and undiscovered. Written by our Gayot-trained staff, of in-the-know local writers, the guide is intended for locals as well as visitors. The Best of London with expanded coverage "out of town" (to Oxford, Cambridge, Bath, Brighton, Windsor, and York) delves into the special, secret places many Londoners do not even know about. Gayot finds those architectural gems, art-rich museums, verdant English gardens and history-laden theaters. Also, everything that's good, bad, and sometimes ugly about the food scene. Retail price: $22

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Paris & Provence

City of Light, Land of Sunshine

This new guide covers France's two most popular destinations: Paris, the capitol, the area around it and Provence including the Riviera. We have tailored this book to help the reader appreciate and enjoy, worry-free, those two areas and to discover some of the many charms of France. The purpose of this guidebook is to help the reader steer an informed course through the many restaurants, hotels, and gourmet shops and wine shops. Contributors have scoured the country, visiting urban centers and tiny hamlets, in search of worthwhile places to eat and stay. Our thorough, unvarnished appraisals of restaurants, bistros, brasseries, auberges and hotels, are presented in a witty, entertaining style that has earned Gayot its international reputation. Retail price: $15

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The Best of San Francisco
& Northern California

Everyone's Favorite City
More than 1,200 frank and witty reviews of restaurants, hotels, nightspots, shops and more! From gourmet spots to quick bites, posh to practical, after-dark spot to museums...plus a section on sightseeing and spas, sports and leisure ("How to have fun in the City by the Bay.") Includes Wine Country, East Bay, Marin County, Monterrey and Carmel.
Retail price: $20

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Guide to the Best Wineries of North America

Join André Gayot and his team in Guide to the Best Wineries of North America on their exploration of the wineries of the United States, Canada and Mexico. André shares with you the many facets of the wine industry so you can develop your knowledge of wine. A delight to read, this comprehensive volume welcomes both the eager novice and the seasoned connoisseur to a world of discovery. Find reviews of the best 400 wineries in North America, full geographical coverage of wineries and renowned vintners, an index of wineries by state and country, recommendations for food and wine pairings, varietals defined and a glossary of terms. Retail price: $18

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The Best of France

A Savory Journey

Discover the true face of France, presented in all its splendid diversity. We have classified the country into seventeen regions, and we've scoured score upon score of cities, towns, villages and remote hamlets to uncover all the best restaurants and hotels. Whether you are looking for a world-famous restaurant, a romantic resort, or a charming village inn, you'll find it among these thousands of in-the-know reviews. And at the end of each chapter, you'll find sources for regional foods and wines.
Retail price: $25

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The Best of Germany

The New Taste of Germany: Guten Appetit!

It's time to forget the clichés about food in Germany. Of course, Germans are still patriotically fond of their beer and wurst, but no more so than their neighbors are of their own respective indigenous cuisines. Today, there are more spectacularly good restaurants to be found than ever before and this guide, keeping you abreast of the ever-changing culinary landscape, brings you both the best values and the very best dining experiences. In addition, we have prepared a guide to many of Germany's best wineries. And, of course, we provide hotel recommendations to help you choose the most appropriate lodging for your stay. Retail price: $20.

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(Updated: 08/27/08 HC)


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