Here are some of our favorite restaurants, by city.
Berkeley, CA: Skates on the Bay--great seafood, excellent water view if it's not foggy http://skatesonthebay.citysearch.com/1.html
Chicago: Szechwan East--best Orange Beef I've ever had
Eureka, CA: Seafood Grotto--if you can't make it to Manly Beach (near Sydney, Australia) for fish and chips, this is the place to go.
Glendale, AZ: El Paso BBQ Co.
Kentfield, CA: Pacific Cafe--good, local, relatively inexpensive seafood
London: Khun Akorn--Thai food to die for; service one doesn't normally encounter in London
London: Cafe Spice Nanaste--best Indian food in London (where there are lots of Indian restaurants)
New Orleans: Louisiana Kitchen--internationally known for its seafood gumbo
New York: Imperial Dragon--if you can't make it to Szechwan East in Chicago for Orange Beef, come here
Phoenix: Mary Elaine's--best $800 meal we've ever had http://www.cityspin.com/phoenix/dining/edits/e559mar0.htm
San Francisco: Shanghai 1930--best lunch in SF http://www.sallys-place.com/food/dining_directory/north_america/sf/shanghai1930.htm
San Francisco: Aqua--most overrated, overpriced lunch in SF http://www.bayinsider.com/auto_docs/dining/31638.html http://www.sallys-place.com/food/dining_directory/north_america/sf/sf02.htm
San Francisco: Izzy's--best steakhouse in California
San Francisco: Lavash--try the chicken borg sandwich, but only if you're hungry
San Francisco: Flying Saucer--they give you cotton candy before bringing your dessert
San Rafael, CA: La Toscana--basic, good Italian food, served by old guys who yell at each other in Italian and seem to know all the customers but us.
Tokyo: Tony Roma's--what? you think we'd actually recommend a sushi place?
Tucson: The Grill at Hacienda Del Sol--do the Chef's Table if you can
Tucson: El Charro--awesome, authentic Mexican food & mariachis