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View Poll Results: Best city by design?
Toronto 25 19.38%
Chicago 44 34.11%
San Francisco 24 18.60%
Washington DC 36 27.91%
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Old 04-24-2014, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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But dont get on me, you started it homie! BTW, I just got back from Montreal, the food was absolutely fuc*ing incredible.
Hmmm I think you started it.. go back you got into specifics about restaurants when the topic was only casually brought up that the best Restaurants in Toronto and Chicago were outside the DT core or each.. I wasn't even getting into rankings - just a matter of fact and truthful statement that wasn't at all controversial and in no way comparitive.. Eating in average restaurant in Little Italy or the Danforth is probably better than most dining Downtown i'd say. Anyway, It was a back and forth between Morathisu and I and like a bat out of the caves you come in with your North American rankings of culinary favs needing to underscore that Toronto was not in the top tier... Take a look I think you will startle yourself lol....

Anyway I'm glad you enjoyed your food in Montreal. Really I am.. just eat in moderation, the metabolism starts slowing down at our age.....

Now I do have hope for you that if in your own estimation Toronto's culinary scene matches or exceeds Montreal's, that you will be objective enough to admit such.. I have hope though i'm not 100 percent sure to be honest with you with all your YUL HEAT

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Old 04-24-2014, 06:59 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Hmmm I think you started it.. go back you got into specifics about restaurants when the topic was only casually brought up that the best Restaurants in Toronto and Chicago were outside the DT core or each.. I wasn't even getting into rankings - just a matter of fact and truthful statement that wasn't at all controversial and in no way comparitive.. Eating in average restaurant in Little Italy or the Danforth is probably better than most dining Downtown i'd say. Anyway, It was a back and forth between Morathisu and I and like a bat out of the caves you come in with your North American rankings of culinary favs needing to underscore that Toronto was not in the top tier... Take a look I think you will startle yourself lol....

Anyway I'm glad you enjoyed your food in Montreal. Really I am.. just eat in moderation, the metabolism starts slowing down at our age.....

Now I do have hope for you that if in your own estimation Toronto's culinary scene matches or exceeds Montreal's, that you will be objective enough to admit such.. I have hope though i'm not 100 percent sure to be honest with you
This is the post you are referring to:

Thanks for the link, Chicago has always been interesting to me, just a very polarizing but interesting place. I dig it.

From the map it seems like they are adding about 600 units within that immediate area of housing. That coupled with the hotel traffic should do wonders. Usually the people come first and then are followed by the restaurants and bars, it is interesting it developed the other way around.

I would also rank DC last and behind TO when it comes to restaurants. I just think that SF and CHI along with NYC, NOLA, LA, Montreal and D.F. are the premier culinary cities in N. America and deserve to be looked up to in that regard.


So that last paragraph is what got you all riled up? Okay good to know. The first two were about development, but I guess you missed that part.

Thanks for the concern about metabolism, trust me I am starting to feel it, lol. Good thing I run more miles in a month than most people run in an entire year.

Anyways, this is stupid. Really stupid.
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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This is the post you are referring to:

Thanks for the link, Chicago has always been interesting to me, just a very polarizing but interesting place. I dig it.

From the map it seems like they are adding about 600 units within that immediate area of housing. That coupled with the hotel traffic should do wonders. Usually the people come first and then are followed by the restaurants and bars, it is interesting it developed the other way around.

I would also rank DC last and behind TO when it comes to restaurants. I just think that SF and CHI along with NYC, NOLA, LA, Montreal and D.F. are the premier culinary cities in N. America and deserve to be looked up to in that regard.

So that last paragraph is what got you all riled up? Okay good to know. The first two were about development, but I guess you missed that part.

Thanks for the concern about metabolism, trust me I am starting to feel it, lol. Good thing I run more miles in a month than most people run in an entire year.

Anyways, this is stupid. Really stupid.
I know it'll be hard but I have faith that one day you will be able to make a post in here where food or restaurants aren't mentioned... Maybe when you get sick of eating
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:23 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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I know it'll be hard but I have faith that one day you will be able to make a post in here where food or restaurants aren't mentioned... Maybe when you get sick of eating
Touché lol

Maybe we should have another conversation about race relations, police brutality and healthcare economics. Those always seem to turn out well for you.
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Touché lol

Maybe we should have another conversation about race relations, police brutality and healthcare economics. Those always seem to turn out well for you.
Really ... race relations yes because I do have a passion about unity.. Healthcare and economics sure why not.. but Police brutality... really me?
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Old 12-09-2014, 09:04 PM
 
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Easily Chicago the polls dont lie.
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Old 12-10-2014, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Toronto
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Old 12-10-2014, 01:39 PM
 
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SF has a giant park that's far bigger than NYC's Central Park and has nice public spaces.

But overall, I'd say Chicago. Wonderful architecture and the city has a feeling of having been planned and thought out beforehand. Cities like NYC and SF feel too small for the amount of people quite frankly. Chicago has designated cab queue lanes, which are super convenient. They've added plastic flexible "bollards" to create "protected bike lanes" in the city recently too. The fact that their train is above ground, rather than below ground, gives the city a cool unique look as tracks cross overhead while you're on the street below. Combine that with the fact that Chicago has the best cost of living (a fact many people ignore) and you have yourself a winner.
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Old 12-10-2014, 03:52 PM
 
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I find chaotic, unplanned cities like London, France,Rome, NYC, and SF to be more exciting than planned cities.
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Old 12-10-2014, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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I'd say DC. Chicago is definitely up there too.
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