Austin's culinary climate is hot, and if the scope of restaurants expected to open this year is any indication, it's only getting hotter. According to a new list, Austin is a sought-after spot for food snobs too.
On Tuesday, Travel + Leisure published its list of America's Best Cities for Food Snobs, where readers ranked "the cities that make their mouths water." While Austin doesn't take top billing, we do land on the list, ranking No. 12 out of 20.
"The brainy hipsters in the Texas capital exude a unique brand of snobbery," writes T+L, describing it as an "angsty nostalgia for the way the still-growing city used to be (even if they only moved here last month)."
T+L goes on to spotlight our Tex-Mex, barbecue and — drum roll — food trucks.
Taco Flats gains a mention for its Burnet Road rebirth; Iron Works BBQ, The Salt Lick and Franklin Barbecue represent the new and old styles of our high-ranking barbecue scene. As for food trucks, Hyde Park's Down Home Diner gets a nod for its Blanco hot dog, and Kerlin BBQ represents with kolaches (which we're told are the new cronut).
Houston tops the list as the No. 1 city for food snobs. Dallas ranks No. 17. For all the food snobbery you can handle, check out the full list.