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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

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Old 08-07-2011, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX & Miami, FL
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Leaving Philly off the list doesn't make sense... and not just to a biased Philly resident. Any reasonable amount of research will show that Philly should be in your list. Where it ranks, that's up to you but leaving it off the list makes no sense. I love BBQ but that's not the only reason Dallas was on the list, and it could have been Houston from what I'm reading. I wanted to include Texas, don;t make me regret it. Philly does Italian so well, you gotta give it a nod... and if cheap eats are a plus then how can the BYO capital of the USA be ignored?
Chill out bro, its just the internet.

In my defense, I have no beef with Philadelphia or its food. I just meant to imply that of course the best dining scene or scenes in the country obviously belong to the largest metro areas for variety and diversity and even regional like cuisines. Of which, yes that also includes Philadelphia, Minneapolis, and also Seattle. I just don't know Philadelphia (or Minneapolis or Seattle) on a standard basis to tell you much about its food scene. It was implied, but I just don't go off trying to make myself seem idiotic talking about places I don't know or haven't experienced enough of.
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:18 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Dallas has killer BBQ
The best BBQ in Texas is generally in the central part of the state, not Dallas.

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But the best Texas bbq is in the hill country. It not only has the best bbq, but the beat bbq scene, atmosphere, and culture that Texas has to offer.
^This.

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I think there is better variety in Houston and would offer it as a choice long before Dallas.
I agree. Dallas is known for having a few of the high-priced hoity-toity places, but as far as overall food scene and variety, Houston is superior (not just according to me, but several publications that rank restaurant cities.)

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I have days where I instantly crave a certain food and thats all I would ever want to eat that day, eating anything else is just rubbish, its one of those type of days where I would wish a city like Austin would have more food choices amongst varied ethnicities.
Austin is underrated on traffic and overrated on food, among other things. Moving from Austin to Houston, I was blown away at how much better the restaurant scene was.

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Can you believe Chinatown in Austin is the same size as the Chinese strip center in Sugar Land, TX? You cant imagine how horrifically awful ethnic food is in Austin, yes it has Thai, Chinese, whatever but it has neither the quantity nor the quality. Its just good enough to "get you by the way".
No, I can believe it. But there's more than just one strip center in Sugar Land, and some of the best ethnic places are the hole-in-wall places rather than what's in one of the nice strip centers in an MPC. Sugar Land has several great places, and is even starting to attract second locations of a few Houston originals (not just Asian either.)
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I'm really just kidding. Since I know so little about the Texas food scene, this article has been enlightening. All I knew was that some restaurants in Dallas have a good rep, and that in Texas BBQ is taken very seriously. There's a Texas-style BBQ joint near my house - Percy St. BBQ - pales compared to the real thing but I suspect I eat there more often than anywhere else in Philly. I've been curious about Houston for some time, it being a city of almost the exact same size as Philadelphia, and I like Texas.

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Chill out bro, its just the internet.

In my defense, I have no beef with Philadelphia or its food. I just meant to imply that of course the best dining scene or scenes in the country obviously belong to the largest metro areas for variety and diversity and even regional like cuisines. Of which, yes that also includes Philadelphia, Minneapolis, and also Seattle. I just don't know Philadelphia (or Minneapolis or Seattle) on a standard basis to tell you much about its food scene. It was implied, but I just don't go off trying to make myself seem idiotic talking about places I don't know or haven't experienced enough of.

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Old 08-07-2011, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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I'm really just kidding. Since I know so little about the Texas food scene, this article has been enlightening. All I knew was that some restaurants in Dallas have a good rep, and that BBQ is taken very seriously. There's a Texas-style BBQ joint near my house - Percy St. BBQ - pales compared to the real thing but I suspect I eat there more often than anywhere else in Philly. I've been curious about Houston for some time, it being a city of almost the exact same size as Philadelphia, and I like Texas.
You know that TEXAS takes it bbq seriously, not just Dallas right? Just letting ya know
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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Just had to leave Atlanta out.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/city-vs-city/1188401-city-vs-city-dining-scene-2010-a.html
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I meant to write... 'in Texas'. Edited. Yes I know, if I was that ignorant I wouldn't have touched upon the subject at all, I mean c'mon.

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You know that TEXAS takes it bbq seriously, not just Dallas right? Just letting ya know
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Dead link. I wanted a list of 10, Atlanta didn't come to mind. Sorry 'bout that, nothing personal.

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Old 08-07-2011, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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I meant to write... 'in Texas'. Edited. Yes I know, if I was that ignorant I wouldn't have touched upon the subject at all, I mean c'mon.
well I dunno what you know (seeing how you included Dallas and Not the better food city it wasn't a bad assumption on my part )

anyway like I said, just letting you know
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX & Miami, FL
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I'm really just kidding.
Thanks for understanding. You'll notice in various posts that I create that I will often not talk about Philadelphia, maybe sometimes even when the thread is about it. Its mostly because I am inexperienced there and have only been for two very short visits before and wouldn't want to talk about a place like I know it off of those stint visits.
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Now I know, and you know what they say about knowing...

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Thanks for understanding. You'll notice in various posts that I create that I will often not talk about Philadelphia, maybe sometimes even when the thread is about it. Its mostly because I am inexperienced there and have only been for two very short visits before and wouldn't want to talk about a place like I know it off of those stint visits.
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