Here’s your chance to write a culinary love letter for our new CityEats series.

What's the absolute best thing to eat in your city or neighborhood, and where do locals go to get it? Participate in our new CityEats series!

We're soliciting odes to your favorite, iconic local dishes, and the restaurants and cafes that make your city feel like home. Write us a one-paragraph love letter about the one food everyone who lives in or visits your city must try. Find the entry form here.

Our editors will select the best entries and eight lucky winners will receive a $50 gift card to order food from a delivery service that services local restaurants. A selection of entries will also be published on CityLab. By entering, you’ll also be signed up for our newsletter. The contest ends on November 1, 2016. Read the full rules here.

About the Author

Most Popular

  1. Design

    A History of the American Public Library

    A visual exploration of how a critical piece of social infrastructure came to be.

  2. Equity

    Berlin Builds an Arsenal of Ideas to Stage a Housing Revolution

    The proposals might seem radical—from banning huge corporate landlords to freezing rents for five years—but polls show the public is ready for something dramatic.

  3. Maps

    Mapping the Growing Gap Between Job Seekers and Employers

    Mapping job openings with available employees in major U.S. cities reveals a striking spatial mismatch, according to a new Urban Institute report.

  4. A photo of a design maquette for the Obama Presidential Center planned for Jackson Park and designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects with Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates.
    Design

    Why the Case Against the Obama Presidential Center Is So Important

    A judge has ruled that a lawsuit brought by Chicago preservationists can proceed, dealing a blow to Barack Obama's plans to build his library in Jackson Park.

  5. A sanitation employee helps homeless people with their possessions in New Orleans in October 2017.
    Equity

    Because of Louisiana, the Minimum Wage in New Orleans Is a Poverty Wage

    Around the World Day of Social Justice, we should consider why cities pay poverty wages, and why 28 states can preempt local efforts to raise the minimum wage.