Washington Post ranks New Orleans as country's fourth-best food city; so who's 1-3? _lowres

Advocate photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Established in 1905, Galatoire's Restaurant is currently located at 209 Bourbon Street in the city of New Orleans, La. on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014.

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The Washington Post's Tom Siestsema ate, drank and shopped in 271 restaurants, bars, food stores and farmers markets in 2015 to help rank the country's 10 best food cities.

In New Orleans, he tried places like Brennan's, Central Grocery, Galatoire's, Herbsaint and Guy's Po-boys among others. His "defining moment" came at Galatoire for a Friday lunch.

Altogether, what he found were the flavors, service and sights were worthy of ranking the Big Easy as the country's fourth-best food city.

Who did New Orleans beat out? And who's ranked 1-3? Click here to read more.

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