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View Poll Results: Which city has the most virant restaurant/food scene as of summer 2011
Boston 1 0.81%
Chicago 19 15.32%
Dallas 2 1.61%
D.C. 5 4.03%
Los Angeles 11 8.87%
Miami 3 2.42%
New Orleans 9 7.26%
New York 45 36.29%
Philadelphia 13 10.48%
San Francisco 16 12.90%
Voters: 124. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 08-07-2011, 10:50 AM
 
Location: At the Root
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For the kind of regional cuisine that I like, plus great gourmet and world cuisine, Houston is the best in the nation

Everything I love is in H-town. Barbecue, tex-mex, soul food, cajun, Chinese
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I love those things too, and had a hard time choosing between Houston and Dallas. BBQ & Tex Mex are my favorites.

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For the kind of regional cuisine that I like, plus great gourmet and world cuisine, Houston is the best in the nation

Everything I love is in H-town. Barbecue, tex-mex, soul food, cajun, Chinese
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:22 AM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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1) NYC
2) Boston (tied with SF)
2) San Fran (tied With Boston)
3) Philly
4) New Orleans (tied with Chicago)
4) Chicago (tied with new Orleans)
6) Miami
7) Los Angeles
wow...that's a joke
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:28 AM
 
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wow...that's a joke
Just like your police force
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:31 AM
 
Location: The City
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And the Italian market is really making some positive changes and expect even better things as Passyunk continues to become a new destination neighborhood


‪APA Awards 2009: Lower Italian Market Revitalization Project - South Philadelphia, PA‬‏ - YouTube
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:35 AM
 
Location: NY-NJ-Philly looks down at SF and laughs at the hippies
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wow...that's a joke
Grapico, I believe you are speaking of New Orleans? I agree with you, New Orleans is overrated in the food/restaurant scene. I don't enjoy jambalaya, sweet tea, gumbo, dirty rice, catfish poboys, crawfish or any type of greased up fried southern dish with a slice of pecan pie on the side for dessert. My top three dining cities in order would be New York, Chicago and Philadelphia because I could eat Italian food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:00 PM
 
Location: At the Root
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Wow. Someone just showed their ignorance about New Orleans
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:01 PM
 
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I really have to second that one. Chinese food in SF is mind-blowing. Pastrami in Manhattan, equally ethereal. Philly Cheese Steaks, not quite on the same level but famous. Any city that has good slices in abundance is a great city. Mexican foo in L.A., mmmm. My only disappointment in the cheap food category was Chicago hot dogs, I guess I like my Nathan's or Sabrette, with natural casing.

Philly has byzantine liquor laws that created an unusually large and high-quality collection of BYO restaurants. That's a high point of the city but they are all tiny places. Little Fish comes to mind when I think of a budget, top quality meal.

I will also nominate Philly for best burger, seriously. I did a burger roundup and never in my life have I had such great examples of the sandwich. The ultimate? The 1/2 pound 'Supper Burger' Supper Philly Dinner
Lol, a real Chicago hot dog is supposed to have natural casing(Vienna beef).
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:11 PM
 
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Grapico, I believe you are speaking of New Orleans? I agree with you, New Orleans is overrated in the food/restaurant scene. I don't enjoy jambalaya, sweet tea, gumbo, dirty rice, catfish poboys, crawfish or any type of greased up fried southern dish with a slice of pecan pie on the side for dessert. My top three dining cities in order would be New York, Chicago and Philadelphia because I could eat Italian food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Sweet tea in New Orleans? Haha, where? Maybe at Popeye's... No need to speak ignorantly just to prove a point...stick with what you know.
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Old 08-07-2011, 01:44 PM
 
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I like this article and largely agree but imo another extremely important criteria that defines a great food city is Exceptional Food at Any Budget Level.
Very good point.
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