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October 2002

Gayot introduces its new series of online travel guides, designed to help you find your way around the best restaurants, hotels and events in cities and countries around the world. You can also get tips on regional cookbooks and gifts so begin the journey.

Restaurant Ratings

Get ratings when you search for restaurants in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area and California's Wine Country! Now Gayot's restaurant reviews for those areas feature numerical ratings and a key to help explain the rating system. Look for other rated cities in the future.

Steeped in the semitropical Louisiana air, tinged with Creole and Cajun spices, heavy with jazz and blues, and at times giddy with laughter and Mardi Gras thrills… New Orleans is a city that will get into your blood and infect you with it's joie de vivre.

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!

At least for the origin of the Zinfandel wine grape...and it's not made in the US or Italy (primitivo) but in Croatia. We remember Mike Grgich telling us: "that grape look no further, it come from my country." Well he was almost right. The origin is Croatia... Click here to read more.

Baltimore has much more to offer than fabulous seafood...although there's plenty of that to go around! Explore this charming city and its up-and-coming eateries. You'll discover a lot more to feast on than fabulous Maryland crab cakes.

The French will tell you Lorina is the taste of childhood. Created in 1895, the company has been producing what the French called "limonade" for over 107 years. With five flavors and two different sizes, there's a limonade for everyone.

At The Bodega Bay Lodge & Spa in Sonoma County, California everything has a Scottish feel: bird-filled marshes, flower-covered dunes, pristine beaches, championship golf, deep-sea fishing and great food.

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