America's Snobbiest Cities

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Which locals hold their noses highest in the air? Travel + Leisure readers crowned snobbiest cities in America—and, admittedly, they have good reason to be proud.

No. 18 Houston

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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.

America's Snobbiest Cities

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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