When you're musing over the menu at your favorite spot this weekend, take a moment to reflect on the luxury of living in a “foodie” city.
Livability.com named Chapel Hill seventh among the nation’s Top 10 Foodie Cities and third in the South. You can read more about it at: http://bit.ly/153qlBl.
“Chapel Hill's culinary scene combines the staples of great Southern cuisine, the intricacy of Asian fusion and the simplicity of a sandwich,” Livability.com’s writers said.
“Residents strongly support local restaurants in Chapel Hill, where foodies don't just have favorite chefs but favorite farmers. A bounty of local farms – more than 100 within a 50-mile radius of Chapel Hill – supply restaurants with fresh ingredients from pork shanks and short ribs to lamb and cheese,” they said.
The rankings, released Thursday, were based on a high ratio of top-rated restaurants and chefs to the number of residents in cities with populations under 250,000. The rankings also looked at “signature indigenous foods that help define the culinary scene and the availability of fresh, quality ingredients.”
The top three cities: Decatur, Ga., Hoboken, N.J., and Bloomington, Ind.