We always knew it, right? Now, posted on Yahoo, we hear the readers of Travel + Leisure bounced San Antonio into the list of top 10
foodie cities in the U.S.
Freshly steamed chicken tamal a Tex-Mex favorite.
Our fair city, Tex-Mex capital of the universe, was rated No. 10. New Orleans, which San Antonio informally claims as a sister city, ranked No. 1. And, we won't argue with that -- we like NOLA, too. Our ethnic food (we figure they are largely referring to Tex-Mex and Mexican) and barbecue reportedly helped land us this ranking.
Other rankings, starting with No. 2, after New Orleans, and going down, were San Francisco; Providence, R.I.; New York; Chicago; Portland, Ore.; Seattle; Savannah, Ga.; and Charleston, S.C.
The article featured copy from the Rough Guide to describe San Antonio. As this writer put it, "Though now the seventh largest city in the U.S., it retains an unhurried, organic feel and is one of the nicest places in Texas to spend a few days."
Food critics might not have put us in, say, the Top 10 Fancy-Restaurant Cities in the nation, or the Top 10 Food-Trendsetting Cities, but we appreciate deserved recognition when we get it. Thanks, T+L readers!