More from those Snooty Foodies, who want to start a comment war. Really, they’d like that. Read below and tell us what you think:
DALLAS RANKED 4TH BEST FINE DINING CITY IN U.S.
No, not from those hacks at Zagat (yes, we still hate you for what you said about us in 2006) or Citysearch that like to disguise their online popularity contests as restaurant reviews. Nope, this is all according to Dallas’ own snootyfoodie.com. If you’ve been on snootyfoodie, you know we believe in our hearts and stomachs that Dallas is a top tier fine dining city. Call us homers if you want, but the progress that’s been made in our city by our top chefs and restaurants is still overshadowed by those so called national experts that think the only thing we can cook are steaks and Tex-Mex. Bastards! We’ve been an afterthought for far too long so consider our grass roots campaign to fine dining stardom officially underway!
Our criteria for the ranking is simple. How do the top 10 fine dining restaurants in each city stack up? We’re not evaluating the single best restaurant in each city, the sheer number of fine dining restaurants, depth of ethnic spots, and certainly don’t care what some tire company thinks. Your 10 vs our 10, got it? And even though this is our 1 million %, completely subjective and perhaps somewhat jaded list of the top fine dining cities in the U.S., we’ve visited all the others on our list enough times to stand by our rankings.
So, listen up all you Cali transplants and damn Yankees – Dallas is #4. That’s right, numero cuatro!!! Wanna dispute it? Hey, we’re down for a foodie fight so bring it on!
1. New York City – not even close, clear cut #1.
2. Chicago – equally unclose. Silver medal hands down.
3. San Francisco – if you pulled in the wine country, they could contend for 2nd.
4. Dallas – our top 10 contends with any in the country.
5. New Orleans – a frequent destination for us and a definite top 5.
6. Las Vegas – big name restaurants, but the chefs cook absentia
7. Los Angeles – I can hear the crying already but try finding a decent steak in La La land.
8. Houston – Status is rising almost as fast as Dallas.
9. Atlanta – It’s like Dallas without a regional cuisine to call its own.
10. Miami – Solid restaurant city but wildly overrated.
Hm. What about D.C.? Boston? Seattle? And what about LA in the #7 position? I’ll bet Leslie Brenner might have something to say about that.