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View Poll Results: Best food city after NYC?
Los Angeles 46 22.44%
Chicago 53 25.85%
Washington DC 5 2.44%
San Francisco/Bay Area 26 12.68%
Dallas-Fort Worth 5 2.44%
Philadelphia 25 12.20%
Houston 18 8.78%
Atlanta 6 2.93%
Miami 7 3.41%
Boston 4 1.95%
Other 10 4.88%
Voters: 205. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 03-16-2012, 06:42 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Speaking of South LA, I am pretty sure an ordinance was passed that made it so no new fast food chains can come into the area... I could be wrong though but this sounds very familiar to me. It would be really great for the area.
Yea, the ordinance was a temporary measure because there was obviously a problem. It's now actually enacted as more than a temporary measure.
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Old 03-16-2012, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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I put SF and LA over NYC, personally.
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:25 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Chicago, Bay Area, Los Angeles, Houston, and Philadelphia

Of course New Orleans should be on this list. Vegas probably should be as well.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:22 PM
 
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In order: Chicago, SF, LA, Philly

Philly is the honorable mention for me and is getting better. I didn't think much of it, but was blown away by the food scene from the new restaurants to the standby cheesesteak/roast pork italian joints. I need to hit up Reading terminal when I go back.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Greater Houston
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Pretty ridiculous thread title. Who says NYC is "hands down" in this department? For day to day eating, L.A. is superior to New York City IMO.
I agree. S.F. blows N.Y.C. out of the water with what is going on at the Ferry Building.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:48 PM
 
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I agree. S.F. blows N.Y.C. out of the water with what is going on at the Ferry Building.
Out of curiosity, what is going on in that one building that blows the NYC food out the water?
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Old 03-17-2012, 02:07 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Chicago has great Mexican? Compared to NE cities, I guess. Also, it's Asian offerings are pretty weak. Being strong in Polish doesn't make up the difference. The quality of its low end places must be suspect during this time of the year.
Chicagoland has the third largest Mexican American population in the nation after the Los Angeles and Houston areas. Are you sure you know what you're talking about here? It has pretty weak, but not awful East Asian offerings, but has does pretty well in regards to South Asian food.

I'd put LA and the Bay Area above Chicago, sure, but it's by no means a slouch. The only issue is the same one with LA--a lot of unremarkable chains especially in the ultra bougie areas, much of the suburbs, and the much impoverished areas (south side). It's worse in Chicago than in LA and Chicago has a smaller population so it can't make up for it raw numbers the way LA does.
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Old 03-17-2012, 02:58 AM
 
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Los Angeles= Good mexican.

Chicago= Deep Dish Pizza/Hotdogs.

DC= Good Ethiopian food/soul food.

SF= Best Chinese food in the country/Seafood.

Dallas= Barbecue/tex-mex.

Philadelphia= Good Italian/Cheesesteaks.

Houston= Tex-mex/crawfish.

Atlanta= Hot wings.

Miami= world class caribbean food/Seafood

Boston= Clam chowder/Seafood


Every city has a specialty, what city is the best is subjective.

I like seafood and chinese so I choose San Francisco.
Houston= Tex-mex/crawfish/Vietnamese
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Old 03-17-2012, 03:51 AM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Chicago and NYC win this one for me.
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:22 AM
 
Location: The City
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In order: Chicago, SF, LA, Philly

Philly is the honorable mention for me and is getting better. I didn't think much of it, but was blown away by the food scene from the new restaurants to the standby cheesesteak/roast pork italian joints. I need to hit up Reading terminal when I go back.

I agree with you ranking; I also find Houston to be very good and if pushed to rank might put it next.

The RTM is very good


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