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Reader: Don't trust a food list that puts Providence and Charleston in the top ten

Travel + Leisure

just released its 2011 roster of this country's

best American cities for "foodies"

-- and New Orleans came out on top of the 35 major metropolitan areas considered in the annual America's Favorite Cities survey. (New Orleans also ranks as an endangered Food Heritage site; read more about that at

foodmuseum.com.

)

Denver came in thirteenth in the Travel + Leisure survey, placing in the top half in all categories determined by readers, including twelfth in the big-name restaurants category, fourteenth in the ethnic cuisine category, twelfth for best farmers' markets and fourteenth in the neighborhood cafes category.

Still, that's not good enough for some Cafe Society readers:

Says gimpcom:

sorry I don't trust a list that has providence and charleston in the top 10. I've lived in San Antonio and DC for 5+ years each and return frequently. UNQUESTIONABLY DC is a better food city than San Antonio and Denver. Much more eclectic and ridiculously larger numbers of types of ethnic foods to access. And it is so accessible to people traveling as well with the Metro so convenient. I prefer living in Denver, and Denver is a good food town for it's lack of access to the sea, but I wouldn't compare it with a city like DC.

How do you think Denver stacks up? Post a comment below, or join the conversation already going here, after the original "Denver ranks No. 13" post.

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