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Best hamburgers in the USA: Zagat's picks in 25 cities

Warning: After reading this, you're probably going to crave a nice, juicy cheeseburger. The good news: We'll tell you where to find one.

As Adam Berger travels from town to town recruiting hockey players, he also seeks out the best hamburgers wherever he goes.

"There is nothing better than a simple char-grilled burger with cheddar cheese and fresh-cut fries," says Berger, the assistant hockey coach at Saint Michael's College in Colchester, Vt. "It's always interesting to try the different grinds and creations."  [Read More]

Tour the presidential homes of the National Park Service

The mention of national parks most likely brings to mind images of Yellowstone, Yosemite, Death Valley, and the many natural wonders administered by the National Park Service.

Less well known are the many former presidents' homes administered by the National Park Service. Some served as long-time residences for presidents prior to and/or following their service in Washington, D.C. Others are birthplace or boyhood homes where the future presidents lived for only a short time. All offer visitors an opportunity to learn about our nation's history. [Read More]

Who’s Serving Up the Best Service? The Top-Rated Restaurants in 25 Cities

At Zagat we’re obsessed with helping the world find the very best places. We have 33 years of experience working in the field alongside passionate communities of local experts to uncover all the hidden gems in your city. So when you see the maroon Zagat brand - whether it’s in a restaurant window or on a Google Search results page - you know you’re in good hands.
Quality of service is a big factor people consider when choosing a place to eat. With that in mind, and with one of the busiest dining nights of the year coming up on Valentine’s Day, we want to help you find the restaurants that get good service right.

8 national parks to visit with your Valentine

There are good reasons why national parks aren’t the first thing that come to mind when you want a romantic getaway. Packed tour buses, geology lessons, campsite bathrooms and the very notion of “roughing it” just don't set the right mood. It's a shame because national parks are certainly not short on romantic appeal, with sunsets, stargazing, waterfalls, wildflower-filled meadows, remote beaches, crisp alpine air, and a  [Read More]

Route 66: The Haunted Stops Along America's Road

I decided to write Haunted Route 66 because I wanted to chronicle some of the more interesting and bizarre tales of the "Mother Road." However, the project took on a life of its own: Rather than simply collecting ghost stories, I found myself driving down a road -- metaphorically and physically -- toward something profound.

Kingsford factory tour: How charcoal is made

Next time you are in or around Belle, MO stop in and visit the Kingsford Charcoal factory.
    There are four Kingsford factories in the U.S., and the one in Belle, Mo., sometimes offers tours
The Kingsford furnaces burn 550 to 600 tons of wood a day and 200,000 tons a year The charring process creates a manageable material to form into a briquette