Favorites in Dining

There are plenty of restaurants I like.  Heck, many of them I like a lot.  But for a restaurant to make it to my "Favorites" list, it has to have blown me away in some fashion and, most importantly, it has to make me crave going back again and again.  This list is organized by metropolitan area and is always under construction.  Some of these establishments (especially ones not in Pittsburgh) I may not have visited in a while so I can't vouch for their current status, but I can say that at one point these have all caught my attention and I can't wait to go back!

Pittsburgh Area
Braddock's American Brasserie | see my posts here & here
Coffee Buddha | see my post here
Fukuda | see my post here & here
Golden Pig Authentic Korean Cuisine | see my post here
Pamela's P&G Diner | see my post here
Razzy Fresh Frozen Yogurt | see my post here
Root 174 | see my post here & here
Salt of the Earth | see my posts here & here
Smiling Banana Leaf | see my post here
Zuppa's Deli | see my posts here & here

Washington DC Area
G & M Restaurant & Lounge (Linthicum, MD) - known for their crab cakes

Columbus OH Area

Toronto Area
Caffe Demetre | see my post here
Guu Izakaya | see my post here
Smoke's Poutinerie | see my here
Sukho Thai | see my post here

Kansas City Area
Bandana's Bar-B-Q | see my post here
Foster's Martini Bar (St Joseph) | see my post here
Tea Drops | see my post here

New Orleans Area
Cafe Du Monde | see my post here
Commander's Palace | see my post here
Palace Cafe | see my posts here & here

Chicago Area

Chains that cross state lines (No, I'm not above chains) ;-)