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America's Snobbiest Cities

America’s Snobbiest Cities: Houston

The Menil Collection

No. 18 Houston

While Houstonians are quick to point out that folks in Dallas are snobbier—and readers agreed this time—Houston’s oil-tycoon types have a history of investing their money in blue-chip ventures. The city has a deep art collection, from the Menil Collection to the Rothko Chapel, and it also ranked at the top of the survey for its elegant wine bars; raise your glass at Midtown’s 13 Celsius or Camerata at Paulie’s in Montrose. Houstonians are also legitimate snobs about their Tex-Mex. For what purports to be the nation’s original fajitas, head to Ninfa’s and order Mama’s Tacos al Carbon.

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