The gourmet’s bible for what to eat and drink, Food & Wine magazine has tallied up a list of 32 places to find the best food around the country this year, and unsurprisingly, two Texas cities have made the cut.
Houston is, in fact, second on the list (and almost knocked Los Angeles from its first-place spot). The city’s foodie scene is praised for its global offerings, from Vietnamese pho to Indian brunches and good ol’ honky tonk cuisine. Throw Houston’s new food halls into the mix, and you’re left with a whole lot of choice. And for all you Beyoncé fans, you’ll find the superstar’s favorite French fries at Frenchy’s Chicken (we hear the fried chicken and red beans and rice are all pretty good, too).
Also making the list was San Antonio, which scored spot number four on the list of the country’s best cuisine. Unlike it’s Texas cousin to the southeast, San Antonio won points for its more authentic and “pronounced sense of place.”
If praise from Food & Wine wasn’t enough, consider this: it wasn’t the only magazine to recommend a culinary cruise through Houston. Travel + Leisure also listed the city as one of the 50 best places to travel in 2019 (we’re talking worldwide!). Food was given some well-deserved praise, and the magazine also talked up several notable Houston museums.
Whether you’re lucky enough to live in either Houston or San Antonio, or are planning a visit to either of these standout cities, you can check out Food & Wine‘s full list of recommendations here.