Addo: pacific northwest meets molecular gastronomy.

In a nutshell: When a pioneer for molecular gastronomy collaborates with one of Seattle’s most creative chefs for a two-day pop-up, you know you have to find a way to be in the room where it happens.

Northwest Chocolate Festival: we ate a chocolot.

In a nutshell: We’re cuckoo for cocoa, puffs or otherwise! Our attendance at this Seattle-based celebration of all things chocolate was mint to be – it was a berry good time that was s’more than we could’ve asked for.

Cowabunga Burger Bash: do you want fries with that?

In a nutshell: 650 pounds of Snake River Farms American Wagyu Beef. 30+ toppings at the french fry bar. 10 top restaurants vying for the prize. 2 trophies for Best Burger (which conveniently both went to the same team). 1 unforgettable experience.

Good Food on Montford: it’s in the name.

In a nutshell: “Good food” might be the vaguest query you could search for when trying to locate a dinner spot, but fortunately this Charlotte spot touts its strength in its name.

Café Fleuri: dessert opulence.

In a nutshell: No special occasion needed: for those with a serious sweet tooth, this Financial District restaurant located in the swanky Langham Hotel satisfies any dessert cravings and then some during its famous Saturday Chocolate Bar.

Victoria & Albert’s: a royal tasting menu experience.

In a nutshell: When you’re at “The Most Magical Place On Earth”, it’s only fitting that you treat yo’ self and your stomach to a magical experience. The Grand Floridian restaurant delivers an innovative multi-course meal with special Disney touches that make it the finest dining experience on Walt Disney World’s property.

Vernick Food & Drink: i’ll toast to that.

In a nutshell: This Rittenhouse-but-not-quite neighborhood spot knows how to make you feel right at home, making it the perfect place to while away an evening with good food (think toasts, wood-fired oven options, and an exquisite blueberry pie) and company.

Supper: post-valentine’s pajama partying perfection.

In a nutshell: Stroll down South Street in Washington Square West for some mighty fine supper at Supper. Or brunch it up at Supper… that’s not confusing, is it? In any case, the latter is most fun at the urban farmhouse’s annual Pajama Brunch.