|Wednesday, 22 August 2012 12:24|
EATING well while traveling doesn't always mean hitting up the newest, hottest and trendiest locales. Besides, given the notoriously high failure rate in the restaurant industry, chances are the memorable new restaurant you try this year won't be around in the years to come.
Those who want a side of history with their dinners -- and a higher probability for a return visit -- should seek out some of America's wonderful, still-thriving historic restaurants, from the centuries-old steakhouses in Manhattan to San Francisco's 100-year-old seafood counter, Seattle's midcentury four-star, and the Tex-Mex breakfast spot that Austin, Texas, politicos, from Lyndon B. Johnson onward, have called home for decades.
Keens has been serving up steaks in New York City for more than 125 years.
Keens Steakhouse, New York
Sample some typical German fare at Chicago's Berghoff.
Calumet Fisheries or Berghoff, Chicago
Ralph Dispigno's parents founded Ralph's in Philadelphia at the turn of the 20th century.