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View Poll Results: Which is more urban and has more of a "big city" feel?
Houston 69 29.11%
Seattle 168 70.89%
Voters: 237. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 08-22-2010, 09:57 AM
 
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Probably if they have a documentary for over priced coffee they will give Seattle a call

You really don't want to go there. Coffee in Houston doesn't exist.

 
Old 08-22-2010, 10:16 AM
 
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I've spent a whole lot more time in Houston than you have in Seattle. I'd bet my house on it. Way more than should be legal. I love the restaurants in Houston. But you suggest "food" is about the "variety of international cuisine"? Seattle has plenty of ethnic restaurants, but it has something Houston does not.

I mean seriously. Come to Seattle and check for yourself.

When it comes to food, the availability of fresh LOCAL produce, LOCAL fruits, LOCAL vegetables and LOCAL seafood in Seattle is almost impossible to compete with. Spend a single hour at the Pike Place Market and then get back to me.

This year is the only year that I have not been to Seattle in the last 6 years.

And yes, it the category is fruits and stuff then I give you the edge there.
If the category is Asian food I would even give you the edge too.

But if the category is a variety of good food that is where I go
 
Old 08-22-2010, 10:20 AM
 
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You really don't want to go there. Coffee in Houston doesn't exist.

Oh I am going there. I gave you guys the award for coffee. Did you mistake what I said?

And on the first page I did say that I like Seattle's Best coffee. Although they are owned by the same company, I don't like Starbucks coffee though. their mixed drinks are great but their coffee stinks

I ued to go get breakfast every morning in the little cafe at nordstrom downtown
 
Old 08-22-2010, 10:30 AM
 
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Seattle, of course.

I've never seen so much surface parking as I did in Houston. There are a handful or so of office towers and simply an endless amount of parking lots. It was very obviously built for cars and suburban people to clock in at 9 and cruise home at 5. There is nothing remotely urban about it, unless you mistake office buildings for urbanity.

On the other hand, Seattle very definitely offers you an urban lifestyle in which to live, not merely to work. Urban hoods, markets, public transit and the whole nine yards. Plus, it's green and everything looks fresh and full of life
 
Old 08-22-2010, 10:46 AM
 
Location: morningside, atlanta
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600,500+ riders per day to be exact...Denver averages about half of that.
where are your figures from, out of curiosity? APTA's most recent ridership report lists metro auth of harris @ 227,400 daily (unlinked) trips.

interesting that nobody has mentioned bellevue or tacoma when discussing skylines. i think bellevue gives uptown houston a decent run for its money:


Bellevue Skyline (http://www.flickr.com/photos/n8zim/4906910870/ - broken link) by N8Zim (http://www.flickr.com/people/n8zim/ - broken link), on Flickr


Bellevue Skyline (http://www.flickr.com/photos/leneslana/3565817340/ - broken link) by leneslana (http://www.flickr.com/people/leneslana/ - broken link), on Flickr

(tacoma's not too bad either, example (http://www.flickr.com/photos/riceimages/4479704380/ - broken link))
 
Old 08-22-2010, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Seattle, of course.

I've never seen so much surface parking as I did in Houston. There are a handful or so of office towers and simply an endless amount of parking lots. It was very obviously built for cars and suburban people to clock in at 9 and cruise home at 5. There is nothing remotely urban about it, unless you mistake office buildings for urbanity.

On the other hand, Seattle very definitely offers you an urban lifestyle in which to live, not merely to work. Urban hoods, markets, public transit and the whole nine yards. Plus, it's green and everything looks fresh and full of life
A handful of office towers in Houston? Emporis listed over 200 office towers 12 stories or more in the City of Houston alone last time I checked & that's not even a complete list of finished or under construction buildings. There are 3 or 4 skyscrapers under construction in DT Houston right now & twice that many in the Texas Medical Center.
 
Old 08-22-2010, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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where are your figures from, out of curiosity? APTA's most recent ridership report lists metro auth of harris @ 227,400 daily (unlinked) trips.

interesting that nobody has mentioned bellevue or tacoma when discussing skylines. i think bellevue gives uptown houston a decent run for its money
:


Bellevue Skyline (http://www.flickr.com/photos/n8zim/4906910870/ - broken link) by N8Zim (http://www.flickr.com/people/n8zim/ - broken link), on Flickr


Bellevue Skyline (http://www.flickr.com/photos/leneslana/3565817340/ - broken link) by leneslana (http://www.flickr.com/people/leneslana/ - broken link), on Flickr

(tacoma's not too bad either, example (http://www.flickr.com/photos/riceimages/4479704380/ - broken link))
That's the funniest statement I've heard on C-D in awhile. The Med Center I can see it, but Uptown...Seriously?
 
Old 08-22-2010, 11:02 AM
 
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That's the funniest statement I've heard on C-D in awhile. The Med Center I can see it, but Uptown...? Fat chance.

LOl I love how when people are comparing the city of Houston to another city they always have to add two or more other cities to it just to come close.
 
Old 08-22-2010, 11:06 AM
 
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Oh I am going there. I gave you guys the award for coffee. Did you mistake what I said?

And on the first page I did say that I like Seattle's Best coffee. Although they are owned by the same company, I don't like Starbucks coffee though. their mixed drinks are great but their coffee stinks

I ued to go get breakfast every morning in the little cafe at nordstrom downtown
Neither Seattle's Best nor Starbuck's enter into a serious discussion of coffee with anyone in Seattle.

There are countless places in Seattle that have vastly superior coffee. Seattle has taken espresso and coffee to an art form.

Here are but two of the better places. One cup of this and there's no turning back.

Victrola
Victrola Coffee - Seattle Coffee Roaster (http://www.victrolacoffee.com/about.php - broken link)

Vivace
April Pollard
 
Old 08-22-2010, 11:18 AM
 
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Neither Seattle's Best nor Starbuck's enter into a serious discussion of coffee with anyone in Seattle.

There are countless places in Seattle that have vastly superior coffee. Seattle has taken espresso and coffee to an art form.

Here are but two of the better places. One cup of this and there's no turning back.

Victrola
Victrola Coffee - Seattle Coffee Roaster (http://www.victrolacoffee.com/about.php - broken link)

Vivace
April Pollard

Yeah I have been to Vitriola, and I have seen a program on TV about the Coffee art, but one area of food doesn't make that particular city have better food.

Its the variety of quality food that matters
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