Blue Harbor House, 67 Elm St., Camden ME 04843-1904; (207) 236-3196, www.blueharborhouse.com. "This delightful B&B is a short walk from downtown Camden. It features comfortably decorated rooms with private baths. The breakfasts are wonderful: blueberry pancakes with banana-blueberry butter." Doubles from $95.
Lynn and Harvey Shields
Sea Coast Inn, 33 Ocean Drive, Hyannis MA 02601; (800) 466-4100, www.seacoastcapecod.com. "My husband and I wanted to let readers know about a wonderful little place we found in Hyannis, Mass., called Sea Coast Inn. What makes this inn so special are the owners, Terri and Al Noyes, who make every guest feel as if they are staying at their own home. The inn is within walking distance to all Hyannis attractions, with the ferries to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket only a five-minute walk." Doubles from $48.
Playa del Rey
Barnaby Inn Bed & Breakfast, 36 Main St., Route 28, Box 625, West Harwich MA 02671; (800) 439-4764, www.barnabyinn.com. "The inn, at the center of Cape Cod, has six beautifully decorated rooms. A cottage that sleeps seven also is available. The personable, knowledgeable proprietor made our family reunion a wonderful occasion." Double rooms from $95; cottage from $200 per night.
Memphis Championship Barbecue, 2250 E. Warm Springs Road, Henderson NV; (702) 260-6909, www.memphis-bbq.com. "They offer pulled chicken, Memphis hot links and a Southern catfish sandwich. Their baby-back ribs are the only three-time world grand champion winners at the renowned Memphis in May barbecue competition." Lunch and dinner from $3.99.
Osteria Lupa Romano, 170 Thompson St., New York NY; (212) 982-5089, www.luparestaurant.com. "Just off Bleecker Street in the West Village, this restaurant is a gem. Cozy, not unlike restaurants one might find off a side street in Rome. Executive chef Mark Ladner offers a wonderfully varied menu of Italian fare. Best espresso we've ever had as well." Lunch and dinner entrees $16-$20.