Tuesday, March 5, 2019

St. Louis Is the No. 2 Food City in the U.S., Yelp Says

Posted By on Tue, Mar 5, 2019 at 7:42 AM

click to enlarge Olive + Oak is among the St. Louis restaurants earning raves from Yelp. - MABEL SUEN
  • Olive + Oak is among the St. Louis restaurants earning raves from Yelp.

It's not just the national press eating up what St. Louis is serving: Yelp gives us five stars.

The crowd-sourced review site released a list this morning of its top ten destinations for food lovers — "food cities," in its shorthand. St. Louis placed No. 2 nationwide, just behind San Francisco and just ahead of Honolulu.

Per Yelp, the ranking examines new restaurants in each city, "looking at ratings, reviews, cuisine diversity and percentage of food photos, to reveal where Yelpers love to eat right now."

Here's what it had to say about St. Louis: "This Midwest hot spot holds a wealth of to-die-for eateries. From the s’mores French toast at Half and Half and the gaucho steak at Olive + Oak, the Gateway City’s food scene has something to offer for every meal." We couldn't agree more.

For those making travel plans, here's the complete list:

1. San Francisco, CA
2. St. Louis, MO
3. Honolulu, HI
4. Plano, TX
5. San Diego, CA
6. Las Vegas, NV
7. Richmond, VA
8. Pittsburgh, PA
9. Baltimore, MD
10. Austin, TX

We welcome tips and feedback. Email the author at sarah.fenske@riverfronttimes.com

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