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San Mateo Named America's Best Small Town for Food

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Three Restaurant and Bar PicmonkeyTrendy THREE Restaurant & Bar has replaced Astaria October 21, 2013 - Rand McNally has declared San Mateo the Best Small Town for Food in their 2013 Best of the Road competition. The diversity of food establishments combined with the ongoing amount of community support set San Mateo apart from other participating towns and impressed Rand McNally’s panel of judges.

Judges commented, “San Mateo won us over with the diversity of its culinary options and with all its online activity, which showed strong community support for the restaurateurs. The town clearly has ‘something for everyone’ and is dedicated to providing its patrons with the best.”

Building community support was a key factor in winning the competition. During the finalist round from September 9th through September 27th, Facebook likes increased by 114% totaling 651 and 63 community members posted reviews about their favorite dining experiences and restaurants at throughout the duration of the competition. The San Mateo community was in full support of the Best Food initiative and demonstrated an unparalleled level of enthusiasm for all San Mateo has to offer.

The town boasts an 350 food establishments, featuring Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin, European, Classic American and fusion cuisines. A video tour featuring San Mateo’s food industry gives a good idea of the quality and diversity of the city's food scene.

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