February 4, 2008 Spicy Sichuan-style hot pot is a signature dish in Chongqing, a mountainous city on the Yangtze in southwest China, and small, family-run restaurants draw the real connoisseurs. China correspondent Anthony Kuhn visits one of the best.
January 24, 2008 Housed in a building of the former Imperial Academy of Sciences, Restoran offers classic Russian dishes in a chic-minimalist atmosphere. Russia correspondent Gregory Feifer says it's a welcome change from the neon of the city's other eateries.
January 9, 2008 Lively Alsatian eatery Bofinger — the city's oldest brasserie — dishes up a grand dining experience in a Belle Epoque setting. Paris correspondent Eleanor Beardsley says it's both a historic symbol and a temple to the French way of eating.
December 21, 2007 The River Cafe is frequently hyped as the best restaurant in London, and has prices to match. NPR correspondent Rob Gifford worried that the food might not be as good as the publicity. One dinner proved his worries unfounded.
December 14, 2007 Buenos Aires' restaurant scene oozes with options. The staples, of course, are meat: beef, lamb and pork. But what keeps Julie McCarthy, NPR's South America correspondent, going back to Dominga isn't meat but the raw fish — and the staff.
December 7, 2007 A glass and steel dome designed by Sir Norman Foster is the crowning glory of Berlin's Reichstag, or parliament building. But foreign editor Loren Jenkins says there's another reason to go to the Reichstag's roof: the Dachgarten Restaurant.
November 30, 2007 Located in Paris' Gare de Lyon station, Le Train Bleu is a far cry from Paris' crowded, noisy brasseries. And its priceless ambience is well worth a splurge, at least once, writes Rome-based correspondent Sylvia Poggioli.
November 15, 2007 The former Portuguese colony of Macau has recently overtaken Las Vegas as the world's gambling capital. But Anthony Kuhn, who covers China and Northeast Asia, says visitors would be missing out if they dined only at swish new casinos.
November 9, 2007 Comfort food meets kitsch, and bow-tie sporting waiters serve up warmth, charm and hearty dishes, at Liguria in Santiago, Chile. Here, artists and intellectuals can settle their differences over a bottle of wine from an expansive cellar.
November 1, 2007 Enjoy a whimsical yarn and hearty food at Warsaw's Inn Under the Red Dog. It's where party bigwigs are purported to have indulged in luxury dining during Poland's Communist era, writes Berlin-based correspondent Emily Harris.
October 25, 2007 Diners at Buka Restaurant in Accra, Ghana's capital city, enjoy ocean breezes and delicious West African specialties, writes Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, West Africa correspondent. It's a stylish and friendly place for good food and fresh juices.
October 18, 2007 In Amsterdam, De Brakke Grond, or The Brackish Ground, serves up snacks and drink from mid-morning to late night, in an atmosphere much more pleasant than the name suggests, writes Berlin-based correspondent Emily Harris.
October 4, 2007 One of the ironies of Mexican cuisine is that the most humble eateries often provide the inspiration for the most highbrow food. Nowhere is it done better than at Aguila y Sol, says Mexico City-based correspondent Lourdes Garcia-Navarro.
September 27, 2007 An out-of-the-way Roman eatery offers the feel and flavors of owner Anna Maria Tozzi's grandparents' country home south of the city. Montevecchio only seats about 20, though, so Rome correspondent Sylvia Poggioli recommends reservations.
September 20, 2007 Hip cafe Kakao's signature creation tastes nothing like the powder you spoon into a glass of microwaved milk. Berlin-based correspondent Emily Harris' favorite concoction? The orange hot chocolate — 60 percent cocoa, 40 percent milk, with orange oil blended in.
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