BRITAINFrench and friendly
Le Champignon Sauvage (the Wild Mushroom) is a wonderful French restaurant in the Cotswolds. It is unpretentious and friendly. Reservations suggested.
Le Champignon Sauvage, 24-26 Suffolk Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire; 011-44-1242-573-449, www.lechampignonsauvage.co.uk. Dinners about $55
--Roberta Hopkins, Rossmoor
HAWAIIWhere locals go
Back in the '60s, we thought that if someone opened Zippy's in California, he would be a zillionaire. In Oahu, the locals eat there. The food is delicious. It is always my first stop when I touch down in Honolulu.
Zippy's Restaurants, with locations across Oahu; (877) 677-8842, www.zippys.com. Lunches about $10.
--Sherrill Bowers, PacificaCopyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times