I'll start off by throwing in my own 2 cents worth: Caracas in the EV and Nizza in Hells Kitchen are both inexpensive and (assuming you order the right things) the food is healthy as well as delicious.
Robert Camuto declares French Beaujolais the champion.
Easy Crab Cakes
Crab cakes are so often disappointing -- mushy or gummy, full of starchy filler. But these easy cakes are full of beautiful lump crabmeat, and a light panko coating ensures they fry up crispy and golden brown. Bright, lemony aioli makes a piquant counterpart to the sweet, sweet crab.
This classic should be in every Southern woman's repertoire. A moist, delicious Chocolate-Mayonnaise Cake pleases crowds of all ages, and is the perfect dessert to bring to a neighbor, to a potluck, or to a summer party.