What You Need To Know Before You Go

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by Aaron Stark

America has some really good food. There are all different types of cultural influences, depending on area. But what are the best food cities in America. Here is my list with explanations, in no particular order.

No one will question New York City as a predominant food authority. From pizza to gourmet Italian, French, Asian, Sushi, Greek and any other type of food, New York has it. Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens in particular are packed with excellent restaurants.

New Orleans – When it comes to culture, New Orleans has every other American City beat. The food is no exception. Creole food is in a league of its own, taking French influence and Cajun flavors to create a unique style of cooking. Some popular Creole dishes include Crawfish etoufee and gumbo.

I hate to admit it, but Vegas has some of the best restaurants in the country. I guess this makes sense as so many people make money out there and don’t know how to spend it fast enough. How about going to a top establishment like Aureole and doing the 9 course chefs tasting with wine pairing?

San Francisco is crawling up on New York’s trail. I think in the next few years, it will overtake New York as the best food city in America. Standouts include Cyrus, Manresa, and of course, Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry.

Chicago – Chicago may be the only American city that people are heading to solely for a restaurant. Alinea is known as one of the best restaurants in the world and through use of molecular gastronomy, is changing the food game forever.

Of course, there is Los Angeles. LA has some great restaurants, but its true strength lies in its sushi. Urasawa is known to have the best fish in the country and chances are the average sushi joint here would be the best in your town.

So this is the list. Notables go to Dallas, Washington and Philadelphia. Sorry Miami, not yet.

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