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Old 05-12-2015, 09:29 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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What is so great about food in NYC or DC? I think just about ANY southern city blows NYC out of the water for taste. The NE seaboard seafood just doesn't impress me at all. The crab is *okay* ... but we get better stuff out of the gulf, including crab.
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Old 05-12-2015, 09:35 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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New Orleans and Portland really punch above their weight.
How? New Orleans is regarded as a high end food city world wide. It has some of the best fine dining options you'll find. Not only that, but the food from New Orleans is rarely ever replicated elsewhere - and even then almost never done correctly.

Also, pretty surprised with everyones surprise that SF is on the list. You've heard of Napa Valley right? Salad Bowl of the country? It's like ... right there! SF has ALWAYS been known as a foodie city.
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Old 05-12-2015, 11:06 PM
 
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Only one weirdo was really questioning SF:

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So then please explain to me why

- San Francisco
- Portland
- Boston
- Seattle
- Washington

Are on the list, sounds to me you've never been to Miami, Vegas, Albuquerque, or Santa Fe.

That's if you've even travelled anywhere outside of where you currently live aka no where.
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So then please explain to me why
San Francisco is great in what Seafood ? Asian?

What if you don't care about those types of food?

The list was clearly compiled by white people who have no taste.
But the weirdo says things like that so no one really paid the weirdo much mind.
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Old 05-13-2015, 12:44 AM
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Location: Atlanta
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But the weirdo says things like that so no one really paid the weirdo much mind.
I have a gut feeling said weirdo is posting from his parents basement somewhere in Yonkers.
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Old 05-13-2015, 03:28 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Oh, okay... yeah I thought everybody in the world fell on their head. I thought I saw more but it was 1 person doing it.
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Old 05-13-2015, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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How? New Orleans is regarded as a high end food city world wide. It has some of the best fine dining options you'll find. Not only that, but the food from New Orleans is rarely ever replicated elsewhere - and even then almost never done correctly.

Also, pretty surprised with everyones surprise that SF is on the list. You've heard of Napa Valley right? Salad Bowl of the country? It's like ... right there! SF has ALWAYS been known as a foodie city.
New Orleans has some of the best regional cuisine in the US.

New Orleans' ethnic variety is ok, but not what I would consider great.

I personally would prefer a city like Houston over New Orleans food wise, but I can see why one would think otherwise.
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Old 05-13-2015, 02:45 PM
 
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What is so great about food in NYC or DC? I think just about ANY southern city blows NYC out of the water for taste. The NE seaboard seafood just doesn't impress me at all. The crab is *okay* ... but we get better stuff out of the gulf, including crab.
Not sure about DC, but I think for NY it's based on number of restaurants. When a city is that large it's got to have some great restaurants.
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Old 05-13-2015, 03:08 PM
 
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What is so great about food in NYC or DC? I think just about ANY southern city blows NYC out of the water for taste. The NE seaboard seafood just doesn't impress me at all. The crab is *okay* ... but we get better stuff out of the gulf, including crab.
DC is overrated in almost every aspect imaginable, but NYC is fantastic in most food categories.
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Old 05-13-2015, 03:36 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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New Orleans has some of the best regional cuisine in the US.

New Orleans' ethnic variety is ok, but not what I would consider great.

I personally would prefer a city like Houston over New Orleans food wise, but I can see why one would think otherwise.
Hmm... okay. If ethnic variety is what floats everyones boat, I won't argue that. Our ethnic variety ends up turning into something more regional anyways (Throw some Tabasco and shrimp in there!) - and damn delicious. I'd figure food quality that you can't get anywhere else would be more important than just being able to get some pretty good stuff of everything.

But pretty much anywhere you go in New Orleans is gonna be damn good and you can't deny that. You're not gonna get better begniets in Paris (an ambassador of France even said ours is better), and our food sauces can't be compared to by anything. That's probably why we don't do foreign very much - we end up putting our stuff on it.

Houston's got good food. I love Texas Baja. But pretty much everything else is done better elsewhere.

EDIT: as I eat my crawfish plate with potatoes and corn that were soaked in the boil ... I'm reminded of how I'll never, ever move from this backwards, unmanaged state.
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Old 05-13-2015, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Downtown LA
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Rasika in D.C. is said to be the #1 Indian restaurant in America and it's ethnic. Cheap and ethnic seems to be what isn't mutually exclusive.
Rasika is not the #1 restaurant in America. Its not even the #1 restaurant in DC. For a fusiony Indian restaurant like that, I'll take Badmaash here in LA any day over Rasika. Tastier and more interesting dishes, hipper vibe, way less stuffy.

For proper North Indian give me Heritage India in Georgetown.

For proper South Indian give me Woodlands in Langley Park, MD.

Here's a video featuring the Badmaash, and then Alma after that- another DTLA favorite (and also #1 new restaurant in America last year by Bon Appetit.)


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