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My Top Fifteen Favorite Restaurants, in order.

1.   360 Restaurant at the CN Tower, Toronto, Canada. Very expensive, but I found it to be absolutely worth it, with a world class view to match.

2.   Fonz�s Restaurant, 1017 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach, California Steak and seafood, located just off Hermosa Beach. Soooo good.

3.   Shula�s Steak House, at the Dolphin at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. Black Angus sirloin that almost melts in your mouth. For some reason the Shula's in Manhattan (NYC) didn't quite stack up to the same level, for me.

4.   The Buffalo Grill, Zion Mountain Resort, 9065 W Route 9, Mount Carmel, UT 84755 - 435-648-2147, www.zmr.com - I don't think you can make a bad choice, here. Everything was especially good.

5.   La M�re Poulard, Grande Rue BP 18, 50170 Mont-St-Michel, France . Best omelettes in the world, in a fantastic location. Note: It's an omelette, and an expensive one, I loved it, but it is still an omelette. If you expect it to be steak & lobster, it just going to taste like eggs to you. The reason the price is so high is the location and the history. Maybe that somehow improves the taste for some of us.

6.   The Carnivore, Nairobi, Kenya. As much to do with exotic fare and locale as taste, but great service and a bit of everything. If, however, you are a bit squeamish about trying giraffe, zebra, crocodile, gazelle, wildebeest, etc., it's not for you.

7.   Fogo de Chao Churrascaria, 4300 Beltline Road, Dallas, Texas. This place could make this list on the salad bar alone ...really.

8.   Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House, 1024 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois

9.   Zum Landsknecht, Glaserstrasse 5, Kaiserslautern, Germany. Very quaint atmosphere, really good schnitzel. (This restaurant closed about the same time as the coronavirus restrictions and quarantines told hold of Europe, in 2019) :(

10.   The Cheesecake Factory. Honolulu, Hawaii.

11.   Chelinos Mexican Restaurant, 15 E California Ave., Oklahoma City, OK. Now that my old favorite closed, this is my favorite Mexican restaurant. Has a smaller location in Norman, OK, too.

12.   Vivoli's Gelato, 7, via isole delle stinche Florence, Italy. Best Ice Cream anywhere. World famous. I stayed in Florence for 5 weeks in 1976, and have visited on several other occasions.

13.   BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse, national chain. Quiet a few items on their menu that I really like, as well as several of their craft beers.
14.-15.   Unfortunately, quite a few of my all-time favorite restaurants were only open for a decade or two, and have since closed.
Okay, yes, a few of these might make anybody's world-class list; others are just my personal local favorites. Having visited over 30 countries on 4 continents, you think I could come up with a few more international blue-chip epicurean choices, right? Yes, I have eaten in some really world-class restaurants all over the world, and true epicureans would experience cardiac arrest if they knew some of the places I have tried and nonetheless leff off, in favor of these, but these are the restaurants that I personally enjoy the most ...and it is MY list of favorites, not a list of the most reknown restaurants that I have visited.

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