Head to market
One of this year's dining trends puts a new spin on an old standard, meaning you basic dinner date will be anything but boring. Market-style restaurants, where you pick your food at a counter, and then sit down to eat in a restaurant with an upscale vibe, are becoming increasing popular. Standouts include Chicago's Little Goat, Denver's upcoming Source, and Oakland's Duende, where you can stroll among local art and listen to live jazz as you get your grub on.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Duende