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Chowhound has the inside scoop on the off-the-radar restaurants that will make you push your food limits and experience the most exciting and authentic foods that have been hiding in your backyard. These restaurants are helping turn the neighborhood into a destination for dining, but they are not yet on the national radar despite the memorable meals, high-quality food, and impressive pedigree of chefs that are calling the neighborhood home.

San Francisco

The Mission District in San Francisco has been hot for years, but it’s time for the Tenderloin to get more restaurant love. It is snuggled between quickly developing South Market Street, touristy Union Square, and residential Nob Hill. Our Road Less Traveled series takes us... Read More

Los Angeles

LA might just be the most exciting food city in America. Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Silver Lake, and Venice have been popular dining destination for years, but Chinatown is the new up-and-coming culinary hotbed that boasts a diverse mix of high-quality American, Thai, Korean... Read More


There's much more to Philadelphia than cheesesteaks-- and we know just the restaurants, bars, breweries, and distilleries that will make you push your food limits, and embrace the most exciting dishes that have been hiding in your own backyard. Trust us, these spots promise... Read More

New York City

The Big Apple boasts five boroughs saturated with restaurant options, but to make this beast of a dining town manageable, here are some of our favorite eating and drinking experiences that are not to be missed. Our guide to NYC will make you even more appreciative of New York... Read More


Even though we’re big fans of barbecue, brisket, Tex-Mex, and tacos, there’s much more to Dallas than these iconic dishes, which many people expect to eat when visiting Texas. Here are a few of our favorite spots that promise to show a side of Dallas that embraces the authentic... Read More


Although steakhouses, deep-dish pizza, and Chicago-style hot dogs stereotypically characterize the Windy City’s dining scene, Chicago has much more to offer than these iconic dishes. Push beyond the clichéd tourist traps of Navy Pier and Michigan Avenue with Chowhound's recommendations... Read More