Art Smith's Favorite Restaurants

Art Smith dishes on his favorite dining spots

Art Smith dishes on his favorite restaurants.

Chef Art Smith, who has cooked for Oprah Winfrey and other celebrities and is the executive chef and co-owner of five restaurants, dished on his favorite restaurants around the world.

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Whether he is sitting down for a pizza at Nancy Silverton and Mario Batali’s Pizzeria Mozza in Los Angeles or indulging with a Nutella crepe made fresh by a Parisian street vendor, Smith's favorite restaurants serve some of the finest food in the world. Though some of his selections feature less-than-healthy fare, Smith is a supporter of eating healthy on-the-go.

Smith is the judge of the SweeTango Writing Contest, which invites apple lovers to describe the sensation of biting into a SweeTango apple in 50 words or less for a chance to win $5,000, a box of SweeTango apples, and have their description featured in stores. The SweeTango Writing Contest ends Oct. 12, 2012. Entrants must be residents of the U.S. or Canada, excluding the province of Quebec.

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"On the road, in the air, or at the table, eat food that’s fresh," advises Smith, who is the executive chef and co-owner of Table Fifty-Two in Chicago, Art and Soul in Washington, D.C., Southern Art and Bourbon Bar in Atlanta, Joanne Trattoria in New York City, and LYFE Kitchen in Palo Alto, Calif.

Lauren Mack is the Travel Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @lmack.

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