PORTLAND, Maine — Are chefs in Portland hotter than chefs in Phoenix? Does the service in Maine’s largest city outflank Seattle?

Food and Wine magazine is asking for input in ranking America’s favorite food cities. Portland is one of 40 metro hubs in the online survey at foodandwine.wylei.com/Survey/Index/36.

In 25 categories, including which city has the best looking cooks to most affordable eats to most adventurous diners, can Portland top Austin, Texas, New Orleans or New York City?

Results will be be unveiled in the September 2014 print edition.