ST. LOUIS – Local food and dining critic Holly Fann aggrandizes our region’s cuisine in the publication Food & Wine, as readers chose St. Louis as the Next Great Food City.

The editors of Food & Wine selected seven of the “most exciting up-and-coming destinations for food lovers” and four smaller cities with “vibrant food and drink scenes”:

  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Boise, Idaho
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Tucson, Arizona
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Bozeman, Montana
  • Biddeford, Maine
  • Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Greenville, South Carolina

But when the time to give the readers a voice via social media, St. Louis was the overwhelming favorite. Why? Fann says St. Louisans are “engaged and informed” when it comes to local dining. So as the rest of nation realizes what a culinary destination the Gateway City is, locals already have a finely-tuned, built-in cuisine confidence.

You can read Fann’s full Food & Wine editorial online by clicking here.