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View Poll Results: Which one is better?
Chicago 94 53.11%
L.A. 83 46.89%
Voters: 177. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-04-2011, 10:12 PM
 
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Which is the better restaurant city?
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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LA..Duhh
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Chicago (from pittsburgh)
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New York, San Francisco, and Chicago are the best restaurant cities in America.
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Chi-ca-go
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Old 11-05-2011, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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If you picked L.A.--you made the right choice.
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Old 11-05-2011, 01:10 PM
 
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Chicago if you actually love to eat.

L.A. if you are trying to be hot.
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Old 11-05-2011, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Chicago if you actually love to eat.

L.A. if you are trying to be hot.
Sounds right. 3 million foreign born (in L.A. County alone, more than the entire population of the city of Chicago) are eating at the countless ethnic eateries in the city...because they want to look hot.

The exits that way.
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Old 11-05-2011, 03:39 PM
 
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Sounds right. 3 million foreign born (in L.A. County alone, more than the entire population of the city of Chicago) are eating at the countless ethnic eateries in the city...because they want to look hot.

The exits that way.
Whoa, easy there!!!!

You totally misinterpreted was I was getting at!

I'm actually going to moving to LA at the begining of next year and I can't wait!

Don't get me wrong I love deep dish pizza and barbecue. Chicagoans love eating and drinking.

However, in terms of an exciting city, with a great social scene, I put a high premium and priority on a place where eating healthy, and trying to look your best is highly valued!

Chicago being a midwestern city, is more about eating hearty, filling meals, and honestly it does affect the general abundance of eye candy. Not that I'm a shallow, sexist guy. But in Chicago slim-figured women are a smaller percentage than in LA, and therefore they get more attention, and act a little more stuck up because of it.

Not that there aren't stuck up women in LA, but lets be honest, what is considered an "8" in Chicago is a "5" or "6" in SoCal.
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Old 11-05-2011, 03:58 PM
 
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Chicago!
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Old 11-05-2011, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Chicago - The Miami of Canada
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I'm shocked that Chicago isn't taking names in this poll. Chicago isn't the best in a lot of things, but there is one thing that Chicagoans like to do, and that's eat. It currently has some of the best ranked restaurants in the country/world, and ranks up with NYC, SF, and New Orleans for biggest food cities. And the argument about LA's diversity fueling ethnic cuisine can also be said about Chicago.

Sorry LA, you'll win in other things, but not this... That's not to say that LA isn't a great restaurant city, but rankings and polls are overwhelmingly in favor of Chicago. Let's look quantitively...

American Cities with Michelin Guides:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelin_Guide

New York, San Francisco, Chicago
(Los Angeles & Las Vegas guides suspended)

American Cities with Michelin 3-Star Ranking
New York (7)
San Francisco & Chicago (2)
Las Vegas (1)
Los Angeles (0)

2011 World's Best Restaurants
The Top 50 Best Restaurants 1-50 | The World

6. Alinea (Chicago)
10. Per Se (NYC)
11. Daniel (NYC)
18. Le Bernardin (NYC)
24. Eleven Madison Park (NYC)
40. Momofuku Ssam Bar (NYC)
56. The French Restaurant (SF)
62. Jean Georges (NYC)
65. Momofuku Ko (NYC)
69. Manresa (SF)
75. Coi (SF)
81. WD~50 (NYC)
85. The Bazaar by Jose Andres (Los Angeles)
91. Blue Hill at Stone Barns (NYC)
95. Masa (Boston)


2011 Travel & Leisure Polls
America's Favorite Cities 2011 - City Comparison - Chicago vs Los Angeles | Travel + Leisure

5. Chicago
16. Los Angeles


2010 Esquire Best Restaurant Cities
1. New York City
2. Chicago
3. San Francisco
4. New Orleans
5. Los Angeles


2008 Food & Wine Best Restaurant Cities in the World
10 Best Restaurant Cities | Food & Wine

1. Tokyo
2. Paris
3. New York City
4. London
5. Barcelona
6. Sydney
7. Madrid
8. Chicago
9. Stockholm
10. Vancouver


2009 Top Five Restaurant Cities in the US
Daily Fork - Top Five Restaurant Cities in the U.S.

1. New York City
2. Chicago
3. San Francisco
4. New Orleans
5. Seattle
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