UNESCO Creative Cities Network

Application to UNESCO Creative Cities Network

The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was created in 2004 to promote cooperation with and among cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development.

San Antonio's rich culinary heritage is intertwined with our hospitality. Our friendly, welcoming environment starts at our dining tables, where our cuisine is deeply tied to family and culture. Recognizing the importance of this cultural heritage, the City of San Antonio and its partners are pursuing a UNESCO Creative City Designation under the theme of Gastronomy.

The application will be submitted on June 16, 2017. If San Antonio is selected it will join a network of 116 Members from 54 countries covering seven creative fields: Crafts & Folk Art, Design, Film, Gastronomy, Literature, Music and Media Arts. Cities will be informed of their selection on October 31.

To learn more about the UNESCO Creative City Network, visit: their website.

Culinary Heritage

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Bon Appetit Articles

The Best Food (and Drinks) in San Antonio, Texas - Bon Appétit | Bon ...

Sep 29, 2016 - "My favorite part of San Antonio is that no matter what restaurant or bar it is—whether it's a dive bar that's been there for 40 years or a cool new ...
How Puffy Tacos Became the Unofficial Food Mascot of San Antonio ...

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Hotel Emma Review | Bon Appetit

Aug 2, 2016 - The Hotel Emma would be a great home base for exploring everything that's going on in the San Antonio restaurant world, except for one thing: ...
Texas Food Ideas, Recipes & Trends | Bon Appetit

The Hot 10: America's Best New Restaurants 2016 | Bon Appetit
People think we have the best jobs in the world. They're right. Every year, we scour the country and eat ourselves silly searching for the best new restaurants in ...