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?
What'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."