12. Tamales. Everywhere.
Everyone you know has an aunt or grandma who makes and sells hot and delicious homemade tamales out of a cooler.
13. We are a food town
When your city is home to James Beard-caliber chefs like Stephan Pyles, Matt McCallister, Omar Flores, John Tesar, and David Uygur, you know you’re not messing around.