Frankies Spuntino

During lockdown in April, my friend Josh asked me what I was most looking forward to doing once things opened up a little. My answer was easy…

Frankies

Sitting in the garden at Frankies Spuntino, our homey neighborhood Italian spot. The Aperol Spritzes! The fennel salad! The cavatelli with sausage and sage! It’s worth going even if you run into your ex.

Eventide Portland

Eventide Portland

Also, I can’t wait to return to Eventide Oyster Co. in Portland, Maine, with their brown butter lobster rolls. My heart!

papalote

papalote

And Papalote Taco House in Austin, Texas, for those incredible breakfast tacos.

I’m rooting so hard for these — and all — restaurants to survive during these wild times. To help support them, you can purchase gift cards for future use, and here are a few other ideas. Where would you love to beam yourself right now? xoxo

P.S. Six favorite Brooklyn restaurants, and the restaurant surprise we’re still thinking of two decades later.