First, resist the urge to turn to restaurant rating sites, says Zimmern. “There’s a difference between popular and good,” and establishments with the top ratings can leave discerning foodies disappointed.
“I don't believe in a lot of the giant crowdsourcing apps, Yelp being the most famous one,” says Zimmern.
Instead, Zimmern advises seeking out recommendations from people who are actually in the know. In every city, there are professional foodies – local chefs, food writers, food editors – who know what is happening on the restaurant scene, from the hottest chefs and buzziest restaurant openings to the best hidden mom-and-pop gems in every neighborhood. Read more at: