THREE BEST OF EVERYTHING I GIVE THANKS FOR

It’s time to give thanks for all we have on this special holiday, so here’s a capsule list of my three favorites in assorted multiple categories, mostly in my two favorite pastimes; travel and eating:

3 Best Cities to Visit:

Capetown
Vancouver
Sydney

Tough to leave out:  London and Vienna

3 Best Breakfasts/Brunches in L.A.:

Nichols (MdR)
John O. Groats (Rancho Park)
Huckleberry (S.M.) (Saturday and Sunday)

3 Best Countries to Visit:

United States
Italy
Canada

3 Best Islands to be Stranded on:

Hawaii
Manhattan
Sardinia

3 Best Dining Rooms Visually:

Del Coronado Hotel, San Diego
Ahwanhee Lodge, Yosemite
Palace Hotel, S.F.

3 Best Hamburgers in L.A.:

Father’s Office (M)
The Counter (M)
Unami (M)

3 Best Classical Music Pieces:

Beethoven’s 9th
1812 Overture
Carmen

3 Best Movies of all Time:

Rocky (1976)
The Grey Fox (1982)
The Right Stuff (1983)

3 Best Comic Innovators:

Jonathan Winters
Robin Williams
Ernie Kovacs

3 Best Bike Trips:

San Juan Islands
Loire Valley
Vermont

3 Best Small Museums:

Shanghai
Victoria
Bowers (Santa Ana)

Special:  F. Weisman House (Beverly Hills)

3 Best Waterfalls:

Iguau (Argentina and Brazil)
Victoria (Zimbabwe)
Niagara (USA and Canada)

3 Best Steaks in L.A.:

Mastro’s Steakhouse
Mastro’s Steakhouse
Mastro’ s Steakhouse (Beverly Hills)

3 Best Sights to View:

Grand Canyon
Fall turning of the leaves in New England
Hong Kong Harbor

3 Best Rivers:

Amazon
Rhine
Nile

3 Best Jazz Bands:

Stan Kenton
Woody Herman
Duke Ellington

3 Best Cruises:

Barge trip (Dijon, France)
Quark to Antartica
Travel Dynamics West coast of Africa

3 Best National Parks:

Yosemite, California
Arches, Utah
Bryce, Utah

3 Best Modern Painters:

Pablo Picasso
Henri Matisse
Joan Miro

3 Best Tour Operators:

Tauck
A&K
National Geographic

3 Best Cities in the U.S.:

Washington, D.C.
New York
San Francisco

3 Best Land Trips:

Canadian Rockies
Burma
Spain

3 Best Salads:

Cobb at Cheesecake Factory (M)
Balsamic Chicken at Sammy’s in El Segundo
Salmon Salad at Seasons 52 (M)

3 Best Fish/Seafood Restaurants:

Gulfstream
Santa Monica Seafood Co.
Water Grill (M)

3 Best Musicals on Broadway:

Phantom of the Opera
Oklahoma
Cats

And who could leave out Toplitsky of Notre Dame

3 Best Big Museums:

Modern (MOMA), NYC
Victoria & Albert, London
Metropolitan, NYC

3 Best Restaurants:

Joe’s (Venice)
Café del Rey (MdR)
White House (Anaheim)

3 More Best Restaurants:

Parkway Grill (Pasadena)
L’Opera (Long Beach)
Drago (M)

3 Best Television Shows:

Law & Order
Steve Allen
60 Minutes

3 Best Jazz Combos:

Dave Brubeck
Miles Davis
Art Blakey

3 Best Overseas Dining:

Lyon, France
Italy, anywhere
Oceania cruises

3 Best Thanksgivings:

Every year, wherever we’ve been

– HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY –

M = Multiple locations

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