Sometimes a stellar restaurant is all the reason you need to jet off to some corner of the world. Maybe it's an earthy soil soup that beckons from Tokyo or an edible cocktail in Chicago, a piquant shaving of sheep's milk cheese in rural Tennessee or simply a fresh filet of snapper caught somewhere off the coast of Tulum. These spots should be on any culinary bucket-list.
--By Nate Storey
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