Travel + Leisure Magazine recently released its list for the best cities for food.  One Texas city made the list.  Here's the list:

  1. New Orleans, Louisiana
  2. Charleston, South Carolina
  3. New York City, New York
  4. San Francisco, California
  5. Chicago, Illinois
  6. Savannah, Georgia
  7. Santa Fe, New Mexico
  8. Austin, Texas
  9. Portland, Oregon
  10. Portland, Maine

Should more Texas cities be on the list?  Houston has great food overall.  Dallas-Fort Worth should probably be on that list as well.

The best thing about Austin is the variety of food you can get there.  A lot of chefs from other cities like Los Angeles have moved their over the last few years.  Obviously, you can get great Bar-B-Que there (hello Franklin's!).  However, you can get great Sushi, Asian, Tex-Mex, and good ol' home cooking there as well.

Each city has at least a few great restaurants. In Amarillo, I like 575 Pizzeria and Thai Taste just to name a couple. I'm still looking for more great restaurants here!