The Washington Post food critic's guide to the nation's top ten culinary capitalsplus restaurant recipes you can make in your own kitchen.
Follow Tom Sietsema as he dines, drinks and browses at 271 restaurants, bars, and shops while reporting for his America's Best Food Cities project. Along the way, he measures how each city stacks up in terms of creativity, community, tradition, ingredients, shopping, variety, and service.
Sietsema offers a guidebook to his top recommendations, garnished with short descriptions of the eateries he visited, the best things he ordered in each city, and even some signature recipes from notable restaurants along his path, so that you too can make the best dishes without buying a plane ticket. Along the way he dishes out surprises and tips to satisfy the palate of every culinary adventurer.
This is the ultimate guide to eating well in America's top 10 food cities, whether you're a resident of one of them or planning a visit. Bon appetit!