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View Poll Results: Which city has the best food scene
Chicago 10 40.00%
NYC 12 48.00%
Philly 3 12.00%
New Orleans 11 44.00%
Houston 4 16.00%
San Francisco 5 20.00%
Baltimore 3 12.00%
Kansas City 2 8.00%
Memphis 4 16.00%
Buffalo 2 8.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 25. You may not vote on this poll

Old 09-24-2010, 10:10 AM
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Which city has the best LOCAL food scene? Which city offers the best selection of foods that that city is known for?

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Old 09-24-2010, 10:25 AM
Location: The City
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Well overall I really don't think any compare with the pure volume and diversity available in NYC - there are a few that can be equally as good but none with the sheer volume of excellent choices

Chicago, SF, NOLA, Philly, LA, Houston all have notable restaurant scenes but none even close to the scale of NYC even if some have comprable offerings in terms of scene none have the volume

In terms of Local - I would have to say NOLA as it is really the only city in America with an iconic food type not nearly duplicated in any other city
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:49 AM
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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I copped out and voted for all of them, except for Houston and Buffalo. Truthfully, I could have voted for both of those as well, but it would have been a complete cop out. I love all of these cities when it comes to cuisine.

Baltimore: blue crab. I miss them.
NYC: Pizza
Philly: Cheesesteak
Kansas City: best BBQ, fried chicken
Memphis: BBQ
San Fran: Dim Sum
New Orleans: probably the best all round, muffaletta, Po Boy, jambalaya
Chicago: italian beef, hot dogs
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:51 AM
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I voted Buffalo, because it gets no love here at C-D and it has some really great food! If you have not had Buffalo Wings from Duff's, Beef on Weck, Sponge Candy or Stuffed Banana Peppers then you have not truly lived!
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Old 09-24-2010, 11:59 AM
Location: Chicago
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Gyros, hot dogs, italian beefs, pizza, mexican joints, chinese joints, couple of specialty places.

That's all I live by.

Id hate to leave all that one day if I where to ever move.
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:43 PM
Location: In the heights
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San Fran has its own twists on mexican and chinese food. It's also probably the heart of "new american cuisine."
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:09 PM
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Clearly NYC.
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:25 PM
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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NYC and New Orleans.
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