On You’re Next Trip to America, Try the Most Exciting Food
Smaller cities like Philadelphia, Indianapolis, and Asheville are where the culinary heat is right now. Here’s what you need to know

Still think the most interesting dining scene is in the Big Apple? So-called second cities that are leading the charge when it comes to culinary innovation in America. So, what’s a second city, anyway?

The locations selected here traditionally have been overshadowed by a larger metropolitan neighbour. (These spots are all east of the Rockies; most cities on the West Coast don’t have the same sense of culinary rivalry.)