Where in the Lone Star State can you find a tastiest bowl of chili?

Well, according to a recent survey - not in Lubbock...although that's up for debate.

How do I know? Well, LawnStarter ranked 2023's Best Texas Cities for Chili Lovers.


To come up with their ranking, they compared the 100 biggest Texas cities and looked for those with plenty of highly rated chili vendors. They also considered chili festivals and cook-offs in addition to accolades from state and international chili championships.

Lubbock was way down on the list at Number 28?!

The Top Ten is...

1.  Austin
2.  Houston
3.  San Angelo
4.  San Antonio
5.  Dallas
6.  Irving
7.  Garland
8.  Cedar Park
9.  Round Rock
10. El Paso

SOME OTHER NOTES...from the survey...
Austin is King: ATX offers the most chili vendors out of all the biggest cities in Texas, with high scores in Quality and Popularity.

Other cities close to Austin did well too...,Round Rock (No. 9) and Cedar Park (No. 8).

Chili has been popular in Houston (No. 2) and San Antonio (No. 4) since the 1800s. Space City rocketed to the top with the most Google searches from people looking for a some great chili. H-Town also has  the second-highest number of chili cook-offs.

Alamo City is home to numerous chili champions and festivals and currently boasts the second-highest Access to the official Texas State Dish.

San Angelo (No. 3) is a small city, but some residents here serve up an award-winning bowl. San Angelo takes home the gold in Accolades, being home to the most chili champions of recent years.

Well, Lubbock there's always next year - let's get cooking!

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