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Old 05-05-2015, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Beard Awards is considered the Oscars of Food and here are the results

Top food cities:

1. New York
2. Chicago
3. San Francisco
4. Washington
5. New Orleans
6. Los Angeles
7. Portland
8. Boston
9. Seattle
10. Philadelphia

What Are the Beard Awards’ Favorite Cities for Food?

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Old 05-05-2015, 07:30 PM
 
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Makes sense to me. Beard Awards are basically for fine dining, and NYC, SF and Chicago, probably in that order, are the top fine dining cities in the U.S.

LA would be in that group, probably as high as #2 overall, but LA does ethnic stuff better than fine dining.
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Old 05-05-2015, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Peterborough, Ontario
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Makes sense to me. Beard Awards are basically for fine dining, and NYC, SF and Chicago, probably in that order, are the top fine dining cities in the U.S.

LA would be in that group, probably as high as #2 overall, but LA does ethnic stuff better than fine dining.
Haha. You make it sound as though "ethnic" and "fine dining" are mutually exclusive categories.

I think what you meant is that while LA has a creative/vibrant low-end/streetfood culture, it has a notoriously dull high-end/restaurant scene. I've never understood why that is.
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Old 05-05-2015, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Boston
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I'm not shocked, but based on personal experience, I'd move a few around. LA and Philadelphia would be a little higher, Portland would be a little lower. Other than that, I'd say it looks about right.
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Old 05-06-2015, 12:33 PM
 
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Beard Awards is considered the Oscars of Food and here are the results

Top food cities:

1. New York
2. Chicago
3. San Francisco
4. Washington
5. New Orleans
6. Los Angeles
7. Portland
8. Boston
9. Seattle
10. Philadelphia

What Are the Beard Awards’ Favorite Cities for Food?
Looks about right. D.C. needs to work on it's cheaper lower class street food culture big time, but the city does chef driven dining better than all but the three ahead of it for the most part.
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Old 05-06-2015, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Haha. You make it sound as though "ethnic" and "fine dining" are mutually exclusive categories.

I think what you meant is that while LA has a creative/vibrant low-end/streetfood culture, it has a notoriously dull high-end/restaurant scene. I've never understood why that is.
And yet, at the time of its last guide, it had more Michelin restaurants than Chicago, and far more than DC or New Orleans.

Michelin won't be publishing 2010 guides for L.A. or Las Vegas | Daily Dish | Los Angeles Times

It stands to reason that LA has added many more restaurants in the years since. If you're talking hot new restaurants and "rising star" chefs, then I can see LA placing low, especially during the stagnant GR years, but that's a bit different than saying DC is a better food city than LA.

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Old 05-06-2015, 04:48 PM
 
Location: LoS ScAnDaLoUs KiLLa CaLI
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I've eaten at a few high-end Michelin rated restaurants before. Meh.

You usually pay more for the ambiance rather than the food. I'm too young to really enjoy ambiance, so I don't care about it.
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Old 05-06-2015, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Seattle aka tier 3 city :)
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LA sucks for food.
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Old 05-06-2015, 06:54 PM
 
Location: worldwide
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Where's Miami ? Where's Vegas ? Where's Albuquerque / Santa Fe ?
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Old 05-06-2015, 07:01 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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LA sucks for food.
Top 5 North American cities that are your PERSONAL favorite places to eat?

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LA
Boston
SF
Vancouver
Miami
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