Dining guide Zagat, a.k.a. the only dining guide you, your parents and your grandparents can all name, has decided that Austin is the second most exciting food city in the United States.

Noting that the Austin’s food scene "in 2017 proved to be more ‘here to stay’ than ‘up-and-coming,’” Zagat cited Kemuri Tatsu-Ya, June’s All Day, Bryce Gilmore’s (Odd Duck, Barley Swine) and Laura Sawicki’s (Launderette, Fresa’s) statuses as James Beard finalists, Le Politique, Yuyo and many, many more. 

You know what the number one was?

Dallas? Spare me. That place is No. 16.

Boston? Come on. No. 14.

Houston? No. 13, son. (But first in major league baseball)

Nah, you knew this was coming and there’s nothing you can do about it.

The most exciting food city in America is...

Los Angeles, Calif.

I know.

HOLD YOUR DOME, AUSTIN.

I mean, fair enough. Los Angeles is one of the most culturally powerful, ethnically diverse cities on the planet. It is full of some of the richest people alive. (And apparently some of the very worst.) 

But... man, it had to be Los Angeles? The place from whence Midland comes?

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