Five Meals You Can’t Miss in North Carolina

In the 12 years since author Jason Frye moved to North Carolina, he’s eaten in just about every county and corner of the state. Whether he’s ordering Spanish tapas with a Southern twist, traditional barbecue with vegetarian options, or inventive dishes that play with local flavors, here are five spots where Frye’s had meals that kept him coming back for more.

Restaurants in Puerto Los Cabos

This guide to restaurants in Puerto Los Cabos highlights contemporary and traditional Mexican cuisine for a range of budgets, and it also introduces visitors to the unique organic food experience found at Flora Farms.

Fine Dining or Fish Shacks: Seafood in Tampa Bay

Rivers, bays, and the Gulf of Mexico provide a smorgasbord of fish and shellfish, which you can sample at fancy emporiums of haute cuisine or scruffy-around-the-edges fish shacks. Here are some top picks for Tampa Bay on either end of the budget spectrum.

Coastal Maine’s Best Restaurants

In recent years, Maine’s restaurant scene has gained increasing national attention, with top awards and mentions in the most influential foodie magazines. If you want to dine your way through Maine, here’s where to go to hit the biggies.

Best Beach Barracas in Fortaleza, Brazil

Throughout the Northeast, beach-going would be unimaginable without the ever-present seaside restaurant-bars where friends and family settle in for a long day of chatting, drinking beer, and nibbling on portions of fried fish and seafood.

Exploring Brazil’s Cocoa Coast: Ilhéus

Today, traces of the legacy of the “colonels” can be glimpsed by wandering among the handful of grandiose mansions and civic buildings of Ilhéus’s small historical center. Surrounded by native Atlantic forest and, to the north and south, boasting some attractive white-sand beaches—Ilhéus is well worth exploring.

Visiting Baja Mexico’s Bahía Magdalena

At the western edge of the Magdalena plain on the Pacific coast, a long string of barrier islands protects a series of shallow bays that fill with gray whales during calving season, from January–March. Sheltered Canal Gaviota links the two largest bays in the system, Bahía Magdalena and Bahía Almejas, to create some of the best kayaking and windsurfing conditions anywhere on the peninsula. Visitors here enjoy paddling the bay, climbing 30-foot sand dunes, bird-watching, and gray-whale encounters.