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Old 05-09-2014, 06:05 PM
 
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Apparently "taste" comprehension is as well.



Sonoran style Mexican food is NOT Tex Mex.
Tex Mex is "more common" in Phoenix and Los Angeles than in Albuquerque. I did not say it is what is exclusively available in those locations, and I expressed an overall preference for the New Mexican cuisine.

More reading comprehension issues...blame the schools much?
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Old 05-09-2014, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Paris
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Honestly, I'm sorry I started this thread, given that problem. Again, sorry, I'll NEVER start another comparison thread again guys. I'll also throw my laptop over a cliff. Happy guys??
Ha, don't get discouraged, this is nothing compared to the St. Louis is like the SF of the Midwest thread! It was another simple thread that just involved some rather broad similarities, mostly just areas of the regions being "versions" of each other, that exploded with ignorant pretentiousness and comparisons (such as gdp) that had nothing to do with the scope or intention of the OP. Ah City-Data
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Old 05-09-2014, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Tex Mex is "more common" in Phoenix and Los Angeles than in Albuquerque. I did not say it is what is exclusively available in those locations, and I expressed an overall preference for the New Mexican cuisine.

More reading comprehension issues...blame the schools much?
So you think Tex Mex is more common in Arizona than Sonoran style?
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Old 05-09-2014, 06:19 PM
 
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So you think Tex Mex is more common in Arizona than Sonoran style?
I did not say that. I said Tex Mex is "more common" in Phoenix and Los Angeles than in Albuquerque.

Seriously, some of you guys need to go back to high school and get a refund (or maybe that is where you are now).
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Old 05-09-2014, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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It's really a cross between Denver and Phoenix imo
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Old 05-09-2014, 06:38 PM
 
Location: New Mexico --> Vermont in 2019
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It's really a cross between Denver and Phoenix imo
Yeah kinda. It's a mile high with mountains at the edge of the city and politically center left like Denver. It's also a spread out desert city with super blocks and commercially lined boulevards with lots of southwestern stucco style development like Phoenix. Albuquerque is also pretty isolated so the city and New Mexico in general is in a little world of its own. It always amazes me how the scenery, culture, and environment go through immediate change with palpable contrast crossing the state line from New Mexico into Colorado. I'd say Albuqueque's peer cities are Tucson and El Paso.
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Old 05-09-2014, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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No, my writing is just fine, thank you, and you guys are just a bunch of ******** who like to poke 'holes' without contributing anything to the conversation.

Contribute or move along.
Two completely unrelated thoughts in once sentence? Bad writing. I'm assuming what you meant to say is that Albuquerque has more culture than Phoenix so they aren't a great comparison and also that Phoenix is much larger so it is a better comparison to Los Angeles - combining those thoughts into one sentence is very confusing. So yes I guess my reading comprehension of poorly written run-on sentences is lacking.

By the way I did contribute something thoughtful to the discussion:

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Albuquerque is like a more city-ish version of the Inland Empire.

The urban design is nothing alike - Los Angeles is a nearly continuous grid network of commercial boulevards spaced about .5-1 mile apart with medium-to-high-density housing on smaller arteries. This stretches for miles, from DTLA to Hollywood to Beverly Hills to Santa Monica. ABQ is large subdivisions in an inconsistent grid of superblocks, with commercial activity on a couple major boulevards

As far as the people go, I have no idea I haven't spent that much time in ABQ. It seems like the OP is largely going off of stereotypes about Angelinos though.
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Old 05-09-2014, 06:44 PM
 
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Tex Mex is "more common" in Phoenix and Los Angeles than in Albuquerque. I did not say it is what is exclusively available in those locations, and I expressed an overall preference for the New Mexican cuisine.

More reading comprehension issues...blame the schools much?
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Old 05-12-2014, 02:47 AM
 
Location: Both coasts
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Albuquerque is like the size of just 3 LA suburbs- Pasadena, Glendale and Burbank alone. So, no.

Albuquerque is to be said in the same breath as Tucson or Oklahoma City, not LA.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:11 AM
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Location: Ontario
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Albuquerque is like the size of just 3 LA suburbs- Pasadena, Glendale and Burbank alone. So, no.

Albuquerque is to be said in the same breath as Tucson or Oklahoma City, not LA.
True but the OP stated like a "little" Los Angeles.

Albuquerque can compare to Tucson, Denver, maybe EP...but not OKC

ABQ is like LA having many sunny not a cloud in the sky dry days (both can be smoggy too)
ABQ is like LA having dry looking mountains looming in the background.
ABQ is like LA having a strong Hispanic presence.
ABQ is like LA homes predominantly bungalows, stucco/Spanish (though ABQ more adobe look).

Both are more laid back than more fast paced eastern US too.
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