"Polare Maastricht, a bookshop housed in a centuries-old Dominican church [in Maastricht, Netherlands] . . . . Dutch design firm Merkx and Girod made dramatic use of the huge space, creating multistory steel shelving." "Truly Novel Bookstores," by Jemima Sissons. Wall Street Journal (July 6 - 7, 2013).
These are our 22 favorite places to eat in NYC. You won’t find many big-name-chef, Michelin-starred affairs here (you know those already). Rather, these are the spots we come back to again and again, the places that always get it right.
4. CHARLESTON, SC Our readers' favorite city in America has gone way beyond standard-issue Southern in recent years. New restaurants like The Ordinary (pictured)—where local oysters are shucked inside a former bank vault—and Xiao Bao Biscuit—where Lowcountry riffs make Asian recipes sing—prove that the trendsetting Husk—while still a winner.