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Lancaster's food scene, part of the city's downtown attractions, has been noted by The Daily Meal website.

Lancaster has found itself on yet another national list of towns visitors should explore for its food culture.

Late last month, The Daily Meal, a national travel, food and lifestyle website produced by Tribune Publishing, put the Red Rose City on its list of “35 great food towns nobody knows about."

In the article, writer Syjil Ashraf makes note of the farms and farmers markets in the Lancaster area, and calls the food scene here “truly inspired.”

The article touts the open kitchen and seasonal dishes of Ma(i)son, the North Prince Street restaurant run by Luca chef-owner Taylor Mason, placing the small eatery “at the forefront of the slow-food movement.”

“For a more low-key night,” Ashraf adds, “enjoy the gourmet pizza and craft cocktails at The Pressroom Restaurant.”

Other cities on The Daily Meal’s top-35 list include Santa Fe, New Mexico; Asheville, North Carolina; Dallas, Texas; Boulder, Colorado; St. Louis, Missouri; and Honolulu, Hawaii.

But if Ashraf thinks no one has heard of Lancaster, perhaps she should read the previous big-city and national coverage of Lancaster’s food scene, such as the 2016 New York Post article that dubbed Lancaster a “mini-Brooklyn” for its arts and food scene.

Ashraf may also have missed Paste magazine’s article that called Lancaster the new “Portlandia” (the IFC network's take on Portland, Oregon) for its hipster culture and artisanal menu items in local restaurants.

Also apparently missed was Thrillist.com calling Lancaster "a top up-and-comer" on its list of Best New Food Cities in 2017. Or Forbes naming Lancaster a top-10 “coolest” place to visit in the U.S. last year.


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