America's Best Cities for Foodies
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No. 31 Memphis
How could the No. 1 city for barbecue score this low? Perhaps it was that voters didn’t find anything else to eat—but who cares? You could build a whole vacation around the local BBQ: Rendezvous may be considered the king of dry-rub Memphis-style, but you can also sample the barbecue spaghetti at Interstate Barbecue (owned by the Neelys of Food Network fame) or local favorite Cozy Corner BBQ, a few blocks from the Pyramid. The great Tennessee city, alas, took last place in the survey for its coffee, eco-friendliness, and romance.