Worst U.S. Cities For Food Enthusiasts
1. San Bernardino, CA
2. Garland, TX
3. North Las Vegas, NV
4. El Paso, TX
5. Laredo, TX
6. Fort Worth, TX
7. St. Petersburg, FL
8. Corpus Christi, TX
9. Detroit, MI
10. Chesapeake, VA
Gotta agree with San Bernadino but I have never been to the other cities that made the list.
I'm not sure what you mean by "dog pound Tramp" but don't believe everything you hear or read about Detroit. Lots of thriving artisan and high-end eateries downtown and in the surrounding areas. Eat It Detroit has a great article exposing the doofus who wrote the Eater article.
Can you provide a link to that post? I looked for it, but all I could find was EID explaining why they weren't interested in the Eater Detroit gig. (Also a worthwhile read, btw.)
Been meaning to do a long food/drink weekend in Detroit for a while now...this has just lit the fire under my ass to make it happen that much sooner.
Like most of these contrived lists, the results are debatable. For the most part, the list appears to be the complement to places that are demographically young, have a large affluent segment in the population, and are "destinations". I can't argue with the Texas choices; Garland will always be the home of prime beef cooked well-done for me. But I wonder how many of the yelps are from people who were looking for sushi in Laredo or oysters in Detroit?
And how did Chesapeake get on the list? Is the more than 1:100 who could tell you where it is?
I almost spit my breakfast out from laughing. I recently ended a 4 year stint in Ft. Worth and found the food scene atrocious. It was only my opinion, but I see that others feel the same way.
I think most list of cities type things are suspect. I recently read a list of best cities in the US to retire, and most of the listed places would drive any retiree I know to go stark raving mad.
But the lists are great for entertainment and chat :)
I do stand by my Ft. Worth opinion, though. A good meal could be had in Dallas, but that could be quite a hike. And in traffic, not even worth it.