With all the business travel that I have done, as well as personal travel, I have eaten in some great establishments. Here are a sampling of a few of my favorites.

1. Zushi Puzzle, San Francisco, CA
Best zushi (err – sushi) in SF. Go for Roger’s unique and tasty rolls. His exotic fishes melt like butter. Try the Armadillo Roll with Toro and Butterfish! Roger has a dedicated following of customers who know quality, but now Zagats has found the Puzzle. Damn!

2. Nanuet Restaurant, Nanuet, NY
I grew up on their special brand of pizza. The consensus is that Nanuet pizza is the best ever!! No embellishment – Nanuet Restaurant is Great!

3. Wo Hop, New York, NY

Chinatown’s finest authentic Chinese food! Tasty, open late, great Wonton Soup!

4. Fornos of Spain, Newark, NJ
The Ironbound is home of the best Spanish food I have ever had. A new tradition when I return home to NY

5. Liverpool Lils, San Francisco, CA
The food is great, just simple and tasty American fare. Very east coast!

6. Thep Phenom, San Francisco, CA
My friend Jane and I call it “Best Thai”.

7. Rick’s Club American, Congers, NY

Best chicken and ribs!!!

8. Bobo’s, San Francisco, CA
Great SF steakhouse in the tradition of old school steak joints. Only four years young, a must for all steak eaters!

9. Alan Wong, Honolulu, HI
Best restaurant on Oahu! The Opakapaka is so so good. Celebrated a memorable birthday there a few years ago. Very special restaurant.

Honorable mentionThang Long, San Francisco, CA; Peppercorn’s, Park Ridge, NJ and New China, Montvale, NJ (home of Nixon’s picture – see above!), Hong Kong Flower Lounge , Millbrae, CA (Dum Sum), Villa Roma, South Lake Tahoe, CA

Have an opinion? Don’t be shy, share it with me! Drop me an email at resumes@allan-brown.com.