I'm a fellow 'hound from NYC and I work for a magazine that does intense, city-focused tastings across the country for editorial features as well as our up-and-coming chef award.
We have yet to hit any cities in Texas, but myself and several
others in the office have lobbied and won for a Texas event. There's only one problem....we can't decide which city.
Half the office is calling for Houston, the other half says Dallas. We're looking for a city that's got a hot dining scene that's not all about looks but about taste. The food doesn't have to be fine-dining, but it's got to be fantastic. Think Abacus in Dallas or Cafe Annie in Houston (as reported by friends).
So if anyone has an opinion...I'd love to hear it.(The idea of San Antoinio is great too, but at this time it's got to be Dallas or Houston.)
Many thanks for any advice that you all have to offer - and if anyone need NYC recs, feel free to ask.