With a modern layout and luscious photographs, these city-specific guides unearth distinctive, locally-owned and operated eating and shopping destinations. Designed for both locals and tourists, these indispensable tools feature listings to more than 90 spectacularly original businesses that encapsulate the core character of each given city. Ideally sized for backpacks or purses, each guide also features easy-to-read maps and hotel suggestions.
Anna H. Blessing is the author of "eat.shop.boston "and "eat.shop.dc" and a correspondent for "Lucky "magazine. She lives in Chicago.