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View Poll Results: Which US city has the best local cuisine?
Seattle 4 4.00%
Memphis 5 5.00%
New York City 9 9.00%
Baltimore 0 0%
Houston 7 7.00%
San Francisco 7 7.00%
Boston 1 1.00%
San Antonio 0 0%
Kansas City 1 1.00%
Philadelphia 4 4.00%
St. Louis 1 1.00%
Los Angeles 4 4.00%
Washington DC 1 1.00%
New Orleans 38 38.00%
Portland, OR 3 3.00%
Chicago 1 1.00%
Miami 4 4.00%
Pittsburgh 1 1.00%
Atlanta 1 1.00%
Minneapolis 3 3.00%
Other 5 5.00%
Voters: 100. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-19-2014, 07:53 AM
 
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Charleston SC has to be on that list. there are a lot of nationally recognized restaurants in a very small metro area.

FIG
Husk
McCrady's
Hall's
Hominy Grill

and tons that are awesome but aren't getting written up in NY Times or whatever.
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:57 AM
 
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I'm gonna go with Honolulu on this one for its ubiquitous plate lunch. Ahi poke, chicken katsu, chicken adobo, kalbi, spam musubi, loco moco, lomi lomi salmon, kalua pig, pork lau lau, mahi mahi, haupia, and shave ice are just a few of the dishes I've enjoyed there. I didn't care much for poi though. There are a plethora of cultures represented on a single plate lunch that could have influences from American, Japanese, Korean, Hawaiian, Filipino, and Portuguese cuisines. That diversity on a plate really tantalizes the taste buds.
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Old 04-19-2014, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Cleveland
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Love my Cleveland Pierogies, Michael Symon, the West Side Market.
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:14 PM
 
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Little Rock, Arkansas......its like Memphis and Chicago mixed. Little Rock, Memphis, and new Orleans has the best food in the south.
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Old 04-23-2014, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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Indianapolis: tenderloin sandwiches, sugar cream pie, fruit pies, yeast doughnuts, craft beer, smoked meats, bbq, small batch whiskeys.
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Old 04-23-2014, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Little Rock, Arkansas......its like Memphis and Chicago mixed. Little Rock, Memphis, and new Orleans has the best food in the south.
You got 2 out of 3! Surprised no one went for Memphis until I did - Gus' Chicken, Payne's, NO is more flashy/trendy and diverse, but no metro does the Southern basics as well as Memphis. I just don't see Little Rock in the conversation, though admittedly my experience is comparatively low.
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Both coasts
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I am partial to Southern food, so I'd say Atlanta and New Orleans for regional cuisine
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I'm gonna go with Honolulu on this one for its ubiquitous plate lunch. Ahi poke, chicken katsu, chicken adobo, kalbi, spam musubi, loco moco, lomi lomi salmon, kalua pig, pork lau lau, mahi mahi, haupia, and shave ice are just a few of the dishes I've enjoyed there. I didn't care much for poi though. There are a plethora of cultures represented on a single plate lunch that could have influences from American, Japanese, Korean, Hawaiian, Filipino, and Portuguese cuisines. That diversity on a plate really tantalizes the taste buds.
Great insight..... but fried pork, macaroni salad and spam are probably more of a curiosity than a staple of excellent cuisine. I like it, it is unique, but really can't compare to New Orleans.
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Old 04-24-2014, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Charleston
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I'm gonna go with Honolulu on this one for its ubiquitous plate lunch. Ahi poke, chicken katsu, chicken adobo, kalbi, spam musubi, loco moco, lomi lomi salmon, kalua pig, pork lau lau, mahi mahi, haupia, and shave ice are just a few of the dishes I've enjoyed there. I didn't care much for poi though. There are a plethora of cultures represented on a single plate lunch that could have influences from American, Japanese, Korean, Hawaiian, Filipino, and Portuguese cuisines. That diversity on a plate really tantalizes the taste buds.
You're right. I can't believe I forgot about that. Hawaii is another place with very unique cuisine. It should defintely be on the list Some of the stuff takes a little getting used to like poi but I love ahi poke and pork lau lau!

I did mention Charleston which is not on the list. Also I noticed Miami has gotten few votes but I have to say it too is unique because of the strong Cuban and Caribbean influence. When I lived there meals like palomilla steak or lechon with maduros (fried plantains), black beans and rice were common fare everywhere and the all the different kinds of tropical fruit batidos (smoothies)!

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Old 04-24-2014, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Denver
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You got 2 out of 3! Surprised no one went for Memphis until I did - Gus' Chicken, Payne's, NO is more flashy/trendy and diverse, but no metro does the Southern basics as well as Memphis. I just don't see Little Rock in the conversation, though admittedly my experience is comparatively low.
I didn't think Memphis did anything that well outside of BBQ. Guess that's a myth..
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