America's Best Cities for Foodies
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No. 15 Austin, TX
Voters love the local barbecue and Tex-Mex, but the Texas capital offers foodies more than brisket and migas. The city’s surging South Lamar (or SoLa) zone has magnets such as Uchi (Japanese) and the homegrown small-plates at Barley Swine. For a picnic-table lunch alongside the brainy, affable locals, check out TacoDeli in the Rosedale area—and ask them for tips on where to experience that evening’s live music and bar scene.