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Old 08-31-2013, 03:06 PM
 
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One can easily find places in SF serving <$15 entrees that serve better food than Boston's most hghly regarded restaurants restaurants (menton, neptunes oysters, etc)
One can easily find places in Burlington, Vermont, or Boise, Idaho, or any town USA serving cheap entrees that serve better food than San Francisco's most highly regarded restaurants, what's your point?

This thread is not about Boston vs. San Francisco, why come in here and try and turn it into that?
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:26 AM
 
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One can easily find places in Burlington, Vermont, or Boise, Idaho, or any town USA serving cheap entrees that serve better food than San Francisco's most highly regarded restaurants, what's your point?
Nope. SF is universally regarded as one of he best, if not he best food city in the world.
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:32 AM
 
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I love Boston but travel all over -- I'm spent this week in London and Paris -- and don't find Boston to be a great food city. There were almost no good restaurants in Boston 25 years ago. Now there are some. SF is a great food city, though I think NY is clearly superior in terms of quality and variety and Paris has much less variety but so many restaurants of such high quality, but there are as Oistrakh says, good inexpensive restaurants in SF (don't know that there are so many, but I've never lived in SF proper but am giving some thought to buying a house in Berkeley at some point). When I lived in NY, I used to frequent great, inexpensive restaurants. Boston doesn't really have them. But, so what. Boston's food scene is generally improving -- not by nearly as much as London's has -- but it is pretty good. I eat out less in Boston -- I like to stay at home when I'm home and my wife is an excellent cook (I just told her about the creme brulee with black sesame seeds I had last night in Paris and she's going to try to figure out how to make something like that.) The good news and the only thing this thread was intended to focus on is that things in Boston have markedly improved.
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:03 AM
 
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Nope. SF is universally regarded as one of he best, if not he best food city in the world.
Having lived there for over a year (Inner Richmond district) and eating out most of the time, it is good in some respects, but not mind blowing. The Asian (including Burmese) and Tex-Mex food was fantastic. Lots of eh places though.

But I'd agree Boston isn't a great food city. I have found pretty great eats in Burlington VT and Boise ID on the cheap though. It is getting better though since the 80s.
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Old 09-12-2013, 02:18 PM
 
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He should try coming to Providence, there are so many incredible restaurants there, on Federal Hill there's one after another. Providence,RI is to restaurants, is what Switzerland is to banks.
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Old 09-17-2013, 03:16 PM
 
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I find the restaurant scene here very limited. In SF, there are tons of inexpensive yet great independent restaurants in literally every neighborhood and block , including downtown. I was blown away by the sheer number of ethnic foods as well as the reasonable prices. There are also tons of breakfast and donut places. You can get a great dinner for ten to fifteen bucks anywhere in the city (for dinner). The differences between SF and Boston are so stark. There are also tons of great Mexican, Indonesian, and Filipino restaurants, none of which Boston has!!
I agree with the highlighted piece... where the heck do I get a donut in the morning in Boston?
I had to walk a whole 2 blocks once between donut places.

Or are these "magical gourmet donuts" that New Englanders just "wouldn't get man".
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