From classic pubs to gastropubs and smoking good BBQ, Long Island, NY is slowly but surely blending its food culture with the neighboring boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens and NYC. Sometimes you can get that variety of style in just one town.
I'm a sucker for al fresco dining -- and so here are my top five picks from across the country. Would you like a view with your salad? Fall is my favorite time of year, as I love planning weekend getaways around California, my new home state, cruising around and enjoying the crisp air.