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Austin ranks among top foodie cities in US

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Tech town or city of foodies?


Austin's flourishing food scene was ranked fifth for best foodie city, according to a new report by financial site WalletHub. The site compared 180 U.S. cities across 29 categories, including affordability, accessibility of high-quality restaurants and food festivals per capita.

Getting Austin so high on the list was its diversity, accessibility and quality ranking at No. 11 and affordability ranking at No. 14.

Source: WalletHub

Rising above Austin were Portland, Oregon; Orlando and Miami, Florida; and San Francisco. Of the top five, Austin had a significantly higher affordability ranking.

Don't know where to get started? Austin's numerous food trucks are a great place to start for affordable options. And if you're looking to get immersed in the culinary world, Ausitn's Food + Wine Festival are just around the corner from Nov. 5-7.

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What's new in Austin food & drink this week:

  • Nau's Enfield Drug closing after losing their lease. Did McGuire Moorman Lambert buy the building, with its vintage soda fountain?
  • Nixta Taqueria Chef Edgar Rico named to Time Magazine's Time 100 Next influencer list, after winning a James Beard Award earlier this year.
  • Question: From what BBQ joint did pescatarian Harry Styles order food this week?
  • Austin Motel is opening the pool and pool bar Wednesday nights in October for Freaky Floats.
  • Vincent's on the Lake closing due to "economic conditions and low water levels [at Lake Travis]."
  • Cenote has closed its Windsor Park location. The East Cesar Chavez location remains open.
  • The Steeping Room on N. Lamar has closed.
  • Local startup It's Skinnyscored new financing for its gluten-free pasta business.
  • P. Terry's opened a new location in Kyle, at 18940 IH-35.