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View Poll Results: Overall best foodie location?
Atlanta (Greater Atlanta) 14 15.91%
Dallas (Greater Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex) 2 2.27%
Houston (Greater Houston) 43 48.86%
Miami (Greater Miami/Fort Lauderdale) 9 10.23%
Washington D.C. (Greater Washington D.C.) 20 22.73%
Voters: 88. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-14-2017, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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I'm a foodie who eats out every meal, every day. Even for me, and I've eaten out extensively in Houston, Miami and eaten out plenty of times in Atlanta, DC (Dallas I'm not familiar with) I don't feel I have the necessary first-hand experience sampling scores of restaurants from these cuisines in all of these cities to answer this survey.

So take everything below with a huge grain of salt.

When it comes to European cuisines it's a close tie between Miami and D.C.
When it comes to Mexico/Central American, Houston leads the way.
When it comes to "American" (regional food from the USA), Houston leads the way.
When it comes to Caribbean cuisine, Miami leads the way.
When it comes to South American cuisine, Miami leads the way.
When it comes to African cuisine, DC leads the way.
When it comes to Subcontinental (Desi) cuisine, it's a close race between Houston and D.C.
When it comes to Eastern Asian cuisine, I give the nod to DC with Houston not far behind.
When it comes to Middle Eastern, DC leads the pack with Houston and Miami close together.
When it comes to seafood, Miami wins easily.

All in all, I'm voting for D.C. DC is strong in all categories while Houston and especially Miami have their "blind" spots.
Ill tell you that Indian food varieties are better in Dallas than Houston IMO.
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Old 08-14-2017, 11:47 AM
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Location: Miami
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Anyone who comes to this section of the forum should most likely know that Houston has a more diverse population than Atlanta, which would then mean it has more diverse food offerings.

Houston has just as good Southern cuisine, while also having more Cajun and Creole offerings. Texas BBQ. It has a more diverse Asian and Hispanic/Latin population as well which shows in the food offerings. Atlanta may have Houston on some Caribbean joints (mainly Jamaican) but Houston is coming up there as well.

DC, by default, has a wide range of offerings too.

Why dont you post why you think Atlanta has a more diverse range of options than Houston or DC because I don't see any evidence from you to support your vote.
It's an insecurity thing, most Atlanta posters believe that Atlanta should be included in everything even though it doesn't favor Atlanta at all. The thread says, "Food Variety Comparison" and DC/Houston strongly fits the mold here more so than Atlanta.
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Old 08-14-2017, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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It's an insecurity thing, most Atlanta posters believe that Atlanta should be included in everything even though it doesn't favor Atlanta at all. The thread says, "Food Variety Comparison" and DC/Houston strongly fits the mold here more so than Atlanta.
Oh, serve up another order of blah blah blah; sour grapes on the side. No one is suffering from any insecurities; simply mild annoyance regarding these abysmally tacky comments about a city that is truly hitting its' stride.
Oh, and Miami? It's already seen its' best days. Move over; Dallas, Houston and Atlanta are passing you by.
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Old 08-14-2017, 01:54 PM
 
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Oh, serve up another order of blah blah blah; sour grapes on the side. No one is suffering from any insecurities; simply mild annoyance regarding these abysmally tacky comments about a city that is truly hitting its' stride.
Oh, and Miami? It's already seen its' best days. Move over; Dallas, Houston and Atlanta are passing you by.
Since I moved to Miami, every year has brought more and more improvements to this city. More residences are being built at a staggering rate, the city is infilling at a staggering rate (and it's already far denser than Atlanta, Houston, Dallas), there are more cultural institutions being built, and the chief complaint about Miami has been the job market and that has drastically improved since I moved here.

Miami has a lot of potential in a way that the cities don't have. And unless it floods, Miami will go from a leisure city to a true economic hub for Latin America.
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Old 08-14-2017, 02:56 PM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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Since I moved to Miami, every year has brought more and more improvements to this city. More residences are being built at a staggering rate, the city is infilling at a staggering rate (and it's already far denser than Atlanta, Houston, Dallas), there are more cultural institutions being built, and the chief complaint about Miami has been the job market and that has drastically improved since I moved here.

Miami has a lot of potential in a way that the cities don't have. And unless it floods, Miami will go from a leisure city to a true economic hub for Latin America.
Miami is going to flood, though. I wouldn't invest too heavily there.
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Old 08-14-2017, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Since I moved to Miami, every year has brought more and more improvements to this city. More residences are being built at a staggering rate, the city is infilling at a staggering rate (and it's already far denser than Atlanta, Houston, Dallas), there are more cultural institutions being built, and the chief complaint about Miami has been the job market and that has drastically improved since I moved here.

Miami has a lot of potential in a way that the cities don't have. And unless it floods, Miami will go from a leisure city to a true economic hub for Latin America.
That's nice.
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Old 08-14-2017, 03:06 PM
 
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Miami is going to flood, though. I wouldn't invest too heavily there.
I wouldn't use the word "is" because even if you're certain that the models are correct, several feet of sea level rise can be countered by several feet of sea wall rise.

It's also not too difficult to raise the city several feet especially since more and more buildings are high rises. It's easy to just get rid of the first floor.

Who knows, maybe Miami will turn into a tropical Art-Deco Venice
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Old 08-14-2017, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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I wouldn't use the word "is" because even if you're certain that the models are correct, several feet of sea level rise can be countered by several feet of sea wall rise.

It's also not too difficult to raise the city several feet especially since more and more buildings are high rises. It's easy to just get rid of the first floor.

Who knows, maybe Miami will turn into a tropical Art-Deco Venice
Or the Lower Ninth Ward, perhaps.
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Old 08-14-2017, 03:19 PM
 
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Or the Lower Ninth Ward, perhaps.
Envy just hurts the jealous individual.

#pathetic
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Old 08-14-2017, 03:21 PM
 
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Or the Lower Ninth Ward, perhaps.
wow, you're just a doll, especially considering you just said the below about Atlanta, you turn into a hypocrite and do the same to Miami.

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Oh, serve up another order of blah blah blah; sour grapes on the side. No one is suffering from any insecurities; simply mild annoyance regarding these abysmally tacky comments about a city that is truly hitting its' stride.
Oh, and Miami? It's already seen its' best days. Move over; Dallas, Houston and Atlanta are passing you by.
Back on the topic of food, I always thought Dallas was really famous for it's BBQ? I don't have first hand experience but it's something I always heard.

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