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Old 01-30-2019, 07:11 AM
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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Originally Posted by Foamposite View Post
I know Flushing has a better selection of Chinese food, though I don't think Manhattan is a slacker here. My point was really just that that plenty of Chinese and Chinese American people seem to like lower Manhattan as a place to eat and hang out. Even if every last one of them is of Cantonese or Fujianese descent, they are just as Chinese as people from anywhere else in China (and as you know, Guangdong and Fujian are part of mainland China)
I never stated they don't like hanging out in Manhattan. This entire thing is about food, and I wouldn't say Manhattan is a slacker in the category in an absolute sense. Relatively is the point though and how a lot of them are. If they've been exposed to a place like Flushing enough, they realize it definitely has better mainland food.
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Old 01-30-2019, 03:48 PM
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Seattle - Dungeness crab, halibut and lots of excellent Alaskan catch, smoked salmon eggs benedict for breakfast, and the best city for Thai food.
Also the best Bahn Mi I've had anywhere (never been to Vietnam) and very good Ethiopian and Middle Eastern food as well.
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Old 01-30-2019, 04:05 PM
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For me it would be:

San Francisco - Standards for food there are just incredibly high and it excels in so many cuisines. Pound for pound it's number 1 for me

NYC - as a result of the sheer quantity NYC has more amazing places to eat than any other city, by far. Every category is covered.

Seattle - The seafood (ranging from fish and chip shacks to fine dining) and Southeast Asian food are the very best in the country, in my opinion. So many places have Pad See Ew and Bahn Mi that will blow your mind. Also excellent Ethiopian and Middle Eastern food. I'm a sucker for a Seattle-style hot dogs with cream cheese and sriracha late night as well.

Chicago - Amazing Greek and Indian food. I love Chicago-style pizza but the city also has many vastly underrated thin-crust pizza places. Italian Beef, Chicago-style hot dogs, etc.

Nashville A bit of a wildcard, but I honestly cannot sing the praises of Nashville Hot Chicken enough. It is so absurdly good. Also great soul food and generally high standards across the board.
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Old Today, 08:29 PM
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
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1. NYC
2. San Francisco
3. Chicago
4. Nashville
5. Kansas City
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