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November 2002

Gayot is continually expanding its selection of "Best of" lists for major U.S. cities. So whether you're looking for a romantic spot in Chicago, a BBQ joint in Atlanta, a brunch spot in DC, or sushi in L.A., Gayot has the answer. Click here to browse through all of our current lists.

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Get ratings when you search for restaurants on in 17 major U.S. markets, as well as in Paris! Now Gayot's restaurant reviews for those areas feature numerical ratings. Check out the key to help acquaint yourself with the rating system. Look for other rated cities in the near future.
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Visit our Best of France page to help plan your next trip to Paris. Search the recently expanded restaurant database, or browse through this month's Hot Ten Restaurants. Find out why top chefs will be giving out free soup next month in the restaurant news section, or read about this year's Christmas window themes at major department stores in the events section.

Taos is said to be the soul of New Mexico. D.H. Lawrence put it perfectly: "You cannot come to Taos without feeling that here is one of the chosen spots on Earth." Get an up-close look at its soulful side with our 72-hour itinerary.

One can make the argument that the ultimate food wines—the only ones you should be stuck with on a desert island—are those made from the French grape Pinot Noir. Why? It's a red wine, with moderate degrees of tannin (the stuff derived from the skins and seeds of fermenting grapes), so it goes perfectly well with meats with some degree of fattiness—especially with a twist of pepper or slightly bitter vegetables on the side... Click here to read more.

Few of us have not dreamt of retreating to a remote island somewhere in the Caribbean Ocean. Petit St. Vincent is the island resort of your imagination, part of the Grenadine Islands near Barbados.

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Atlanta has much to offer the opinionated diner: from Buckhead greats like Guenther Seeger's eponymous restaurant to downtown digs, foie gras to collard greens, sushi to "boil" peanuts. As always, only the best, whether the avant-garde and chic, the traditional or the small and fun little quick bites, have been condensed into one savvy handbook.

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