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10 Best American Food Cities?

Let the debate begin! Tom Sietsema, food writer for The Washington Post, did some extensive dining across America, with the goal of determining the nation’s top ten eating cities. Some results? The top three cities are all on the Pacific coast! Houston beats Philadelphia, and both beat Chicago and New York! We’re glad to see the recognition for Charleston, SC and New Orleans, two truly fabulous and unique food cities. Gotta hand it to Mr. Sietsema, agree or disagree, it took a lot of research and a passion for eating (and big brass ones) to produce such a list. There is a ton of great info here for future travelers, and a lot of appetizing reading. See for yourself.

2nd Kreuz Market Now Open in Bryan TX

Last month Kreuz Market of Lockhart, Texas opened a second location in the town of Bryan, a little less than two hours east of Austin. Kreuz owner Keith Schmidt has family connections to the rapidly growing Bryan-College Station region, and it seemed like a good spot for expansion. Lucky Houstonians have just saved about an hour-and-a-half off their round trip to the sauceless, forkless Kreuz! Read more in The Eagle of Bryan-College Station.

Top 20 Food Cities in the U.S.A.

The list is presented by Travel + Leisure, and chosen by their readers, as the best “food snob” cities but it doesn’t appear that any sort of pretentiousness is part of the equation. These seem more to be the 20 cities for people whose primary travel activity is eating, and that includes us. The list begins at #20 with Seattle. Louisville, at #16, gets recognition for the Hot Brown sandwich invented at The Brown Hotel. #15 New Orleans (#15! Wow!) topped the survey for fine dining, like Brennan’s, and sandwiches, such as the great ones served at Parkway Bakery. NYC is #10 and Cleveland (!) is seventh. Best food city in the U.S.? Houston!

LAF in the A.M. February 27th, 2015

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day

HAPPY NATIONAL STRAWBERRY DAY!

Meatless Fridays in San Antonio

Another Favorable Review of Deli Man

Chicago Fire in Texas

40 Great Minnesota Food Experiences

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LAF in the A.M. December 11th, 2014

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day

The Elusive Shake Shack Breakfast

First Report on Houston Gino’s East Is Positive

A Look at Cafe du Monde

Is Los Angeles Now the True Home of the Jewish Deli?

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LAF in the A.M. December 3rd, 2014

A Morning Menu of Stories We Think You’ll Find Interesting

Tom & Jerry Season

Kroll’s and The Packers

Gino’s East Arrives in Houston Next Week

14 Artisan New England Chocolates

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LAF in the A.M. November 26th, 2014

A Morning Menu of Stories We Think You’ll Find Interesting

Whoopie!

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Coming to NJ

Top 5 Pizzas in Connecticut

Texas Fried Chicken Throw Down

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LAF in the A.M. November 16th, 2014

A Morning Menu of Stories We Think You’ll Find Interesting

David’s Country Kitchen in NYC?

How to Get By at a BBQ Chain

Top 101 American Breakfasts, Says Playboy

Tony Luke’s Watch

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Gino’s East Bringing Chicago Deep-Dish Pizza to Texas

So what is it with Texas’ infatuation with Chicago edibles? Not only is Al’s #1 Italian Beef coming to Dallas but Gino’s East, Windy City deep-dish pizza specialist, is opening their first branches outside of the Chicago region this year, in the Lone Star State. The four pizzerias will be located in Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and the Houston suburbs. Like the Al’s restaurants, they will be franchises. Word is the pizzerias will add Texas barbecue pizza to the menu. Can Garrett’s be far behind? Continue reading

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