Dallas has landed on a tasty year-end list: Food guide Zagat has named Big D one of the top food cities of 2015.
Editors around the U.S. made a case for the cities they believe had the biggest year in food, based on "the caliber of new openings, award recognition, and national media attention."
Dallas comes in at No. 9, with editor Steven Lindsey calling 2015 "a spectacular year for food enthusiasts in Big D." He notes that the food scene has expanded beyond tried-and-true Tex-Mex and steakhouses, citing James Beard semi-finalist Matt McCallister's highly anticipated Filament, Graham Dodds' Wayward Sons, and new NorthPark Center eatery The Theodore. Rapscallion furthers the case, as do Remedy, 18th & Vine BBQ, and Austin imports Uchi and Tacodeli.
The 17 cities that comprise the list span Seattle to Miami, with staples such Los Angeles; San Francisco; Boston; New York City; and Washington, D.C. making an appearance.
The No. 1 food city in America this year? That honor goes to Pittsburgh for its big growth spurt and innovative spins on East Coast and Midwest cuisines.