Foodies, take note: For your next dining adventure skip the big-name — and super-pricey — restaurants in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. A new survey says some of the best places to find good eats are midsize cities and small towns across America.
RewardExpert, a company that helps travelers maximize their mileage and points for travel, set out to find top culinary hubs across the country outside of the go-to dining meccas. They tracked 100 cities and towns with populations less than 100,000 and ranked them according to nine key metrics, including number of award-winning chefs, number of restaurants with four or more stars per capita, Yelp reviews and even the number of food festivals. They tasted nothing. The result of all this number crunching: The 2017 Best American Foodie Towns.