April 14, 2024

47 spots you need to visit in 2024

We get the question all the time: What restaurant should I try? It comes from friends looking for the latest and greatest, family visiting from out of state and readers who trust our expertise.

As journalists, it’s a question we love, a point of pride. We know our communities. From the Des Moines Register and the Bergen Record to The Arizona Republic and Florida Today, we’re embedded across the country, always in search of the next best bite.  

That’s why when we set out to spotlight the USA TODAY Restaurants of the Year, we didn’t select the places you would find on your average roundup of best restaurants. We’re not just spending a few days passing through a city in search of what it has to offer. We’re here. We know.