I love authors who either create worlds that are so lushly described, I can see them in my own mind. Better still are those who play in my backyard and I can verify/reverify their statements.
Kevin Hearne (uber popular urban fantasy writer, etc. of the Iron Druid fame) talks about the Rula Bula Irish pub in downtown Tempe, AZ ... been there, photographed that. And yes, the fish and chips are that good.
I would have taken Blondie the last time we went, but he is too arthritic to sneak anywhere *sigh*.