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What's America's Next Great Food City?

Columbus, Ohio SkylineWhat's Columbus, OH, got going for it? According to The Washington Post, a lot. It's poised to become America's next big food city. Writes Jane Black, "The once-conservative Ohio capital has blossomed into a certified food lovers' town, with serious cocktails and microbrews, pastries worthy of Paris, fantastical ice cream flavors . . . and extraordinary food shopping."

The boldness of her statement got me thinking about what other US locales have proven themselves worthy food destinations. I'd personally argue Austin, TX — it's known for everything from barbecued brisket to crêpes to breakfast tacos. What town do you think has what it takes to become America's next big food city?

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gingrlj gingrlj 5 years
I agree with Portland Oregon as a new happening place. Aside from the food carts (which are rad all in it's own thing) the trends of old school cocktails, and newer fresher takes on Pac-North West food flavors are really nice.
fuzzles fuzzles 5 years
Susannah, Minnesota (the Twin Cities in particular) has the largest Somali population in the nation. That really adds another great layer of flavor to the awesomeness that already exists! :drool:
snarkypants snarkypants 5 years
columbus, really? i must have gone to all of the wrong places...
Katie-Sweeney Katie-Sweeney 5 years
I think my hometown of Petaluma, California is going to be the next big wine country city.
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 5 years
Fuzzles, my friend swears by the Ethiopian in Minneapolis!
fuzzles fuzzles 5 years
Minneapolis-Home of the Juicy Lucy! You may need nipple warmers six months out of any given year, but man, we have some good eats! Lots of incredible Mom and Pop restaurants, every type of cuisine and price range available. And then there are the walleye, small breweries, local cheeses and apples, wild rice, and the many food celebrations/festivals and farmers markets during the summer and fall. Hummmmina hummmmina!!!
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