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Liz Ozaist isn't a meat eater, but she loved the sauce at Calhoun's in Knoxville.
The Tattered Cover proved a cozy respite from Denver's frigid January temperatures. "I kept finding books to buy so I could put off going back outside," says Beth Collins.
Amy Chen had eaten gumbo in a fancy New Orleans spot the previous night, but the Gumbo Shop's version was "a lot better—and a lot cheaper!" she says.
Route of the Matter
A scenic drive from Portland, Ore., to Bend was one of Naomi Lindt's favorite reader tips. "The route took us across Mount Hood one way and through Sisters on the way back," she says. "The scenery was stunning."
The Big Cheese
Sean O'Neill liked Obikà, a mozzarella bar in Rome, so much that he ate there twice. Both times he ordered the mozzarella di bufala campana, served with bresaola (cured meat), tomatoes, and basil. "It was the best mozzarella I've ever had," says Sean. "Deliziosa!"
Barging Right In
The guided boat tour of the canals was the perfect introduction to Amsterdam. "We took the tour on our first full day there," says Suzanne McElfresh. "It was a great way to get a feel for the layout of the city before setting out on foot. My son loved it!"
Thanks Sew Much
Thanks to a reader's tip, Laura MacNeil went to the tailor shops as soon as she got to Hoi An so her custom clothes would be ready before she left. "I got two dresses and a winter coat," she says. "All three were done in a day and a half!"