If there is one universal truth, it's that we all love going out to eat or ordering takeout. Beyond the love of not having to cook, enjoying a meal out gives us a chance to try new foods, new spices, new dishes and new creations.
As much as we love to eat, those who prepare our favorite dishes love to make them. These chefs are true visionaries, their work akin to artistic masterpieces. Artists want to be recognized; they want to put out their best work. And so, diners reap the benefits.
Where are the best restaurants, the best chefs, the best creativity on a plate? Foodies from across the nation, as well as regular Joes like us, weigh in on review sites like Yelp and TripAdvisor, while food journalists share their opinions at outlets like U.S. News and 24/7 Tempo.
We've combined them all to create the ultimate list of the best foodie destinations in America as well as some of the tastiest eats across the nation for you and the family to enjoy.