20. Eat your way across America
Zagat recently released a list of top-rated restaurants around the country. Skip the multi-city tour and check out local taste-alikes instead. Bacchanalia in Atlanta gets praise from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for its prix fixe menu and “easygoing luxury.’’ For a similar experience, try EVOO in Cambridge (350 Third Street, Cambridge, 617-661-3866, evoorestaurant.com ); For sushi you can’t beat Urasawa in Los Angeles. But you can’t beat Boston’s O Ya, either. (9 East Street, Boston, 617-654-9900, oyarestaurantboston.com ); A butcher shop and wine bar in New Orleans, Cochon Butcher is a Zagat favorite. Boston’s own Butcher Shop serves delectable house-cured meats and much more (552 Tremont Street, Boston, 617-423-4800, thebutchershopboston.com ).