Denver ranks No. 13 on Travel + Leisure's America's Best Cities for Foodies list
The best city in America for foodniks? According to the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, which just released its 2011 roster of the best American cities for "foodies," New Orleans is the best city in the country to feed your gullet.
Lori Midson It's dishes like Euclid Hall's duck poutine that catapulted Denver to No. 13 on Travel + Leisure's America's Best Cities for Foodies list
The magazine, which unleashes its America's Favorite Cities survey every year, asks readers to weigh in on everything from the best big-name restaurants to farmers' markets to neighborhood cafes to ethnic cuisine.
How did Denver's dining landscape stack up?
Not bad, as it turns out.
In the big-name restaurants category, Denver came in twelfth; the city ranked fourteenth in the ethnic cuisine category, twelfth when it came to best farmers' markets and fourteenth in the neighborhood cafes category. A total of 35 major metropolitan cities were surveyed, which means that Travel + Leisure readers ranked Denver in the top half across the board. And, when it came to ranking the best overall cities for foodophiles, of which there were twenty, the Mile High City peaked thirteenth, smack dab between Los Angeles, which ranked twelfth and San Diego, which came in fourteenth.
Travel + Leisure scribe Katrina Brown Hunt flattered Euclid Hall, the Cheeky Monk, Manna from Heaven and the Big Fat Cupcake Truck in her Denver shout-out: