Monday, May 17, 2010

Lynn's Bucket List

Last week I held a drawing on Facebook for a signed, pre-release copy of Summer Shift. (Congratulations, Lynne and Leigh!) Given that the book is about a woman who owns a clam bar, I asked people to share with me their favorite food haunts anywhere in the world. The list of entries that came back were fantastic, and I imaged what it might be like to embark on a spiritual/culinary journey a la Eat, Pray, Love that would take me around the world to visit each one. Something about the serendipitous origins of this endeavor, the range of establishments, and the appeal of the destinations themselves made it seem like a great idea. And if I win the lottery, I’ll send you all postcards. (Except the friends who chose Burger King, Bertuccis and The Olive Garden. They’re coming with me.)
In the meantime, thanks to all who participated. Here's the list.

Cape & Islands
Abba, Orleans, MA
Saltwater Grille, Orleans, MA
The Lost Dog Pub (formerly Adam’s Rib), Orleans, MA
Pisces Restaurant, Chatham, MA
Sesuit Harbor Café, Dennis, MA
Thompson’s Clam Bar, Harwich Port, MA (RIP)
Napi’s, Provincetown, MA
Mac’s Shack, Wellfleet, MA
The Beachcomber, Wellfleet, MA
The Dockside, Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Boston & Burbs
Number 9 Park, Boston, MA
Scutra, Arlington, MA
Il Casale, Belmont, MA
Taberna de Haro, Brookline, MA 
Zaftig’s Deli, Brookline, MA
The Lafayette House, Foxboro, MA

Around New England
Harry’s Mount Holly Café, Mount Holly, VT
XYZ, Manset, ME 
The Cookhouse, New Milford, CT
Shannon Door Pub, Jackson, NH
Bangkok City, Middletown, RI 

Other States
Mill Pond Inn, Centerport, NY
Carolina Road House, Myrtle Beach, SC 
Commander’s Palace, New Orleans, LA
Southport Raw Bar, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 
Taverna Opa, Hollywood, FL
Monty’s, Coconut Grove, FL 
The Dock Cafe, Stillwater MN
Lost Pericos, Oklahoma City, OK
Lo Lo’s, South Phoenix, AZ

Balthazar Restaurant, Soho, London, UK  
Zushi, Cardiff, UK
Els Quatre Gats, Barcelona, Spain
Chez Andre, Paris, France

Burger King (Ok, know the person who entered that one and I think it was a joke.)

PS. My favorite restaurant is Michael's Genuine, Miami, FL


Alex de Frondeville said...

You should put together the required budget including airfare, meals, etc. and see what it could cost!

Anonymous said...

Just want to say what a great blog you got here!
I've been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work!

Thumbs up, and keep it going!


Lynn Kiele Bonasia said...

Thanks, Christian. Appreciate the vote of confidence.