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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 08-09-2017, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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I really want to just compare these 5 with each other, directly, on a topic that I have personal interest in and a discussion that I hope that one day I could put to good use in actual life.

I'll give you a list of different types of culinary choices, they will range from localized to regional to international.

For each food group, list which of the four cities are the best option for each of the categories. Just simply write the city/metropolitan area name after the designated culinary group. Some of the ethnic foods will not come in overabundant amounts, that's fine, as some countries send far less immigrants to America than others, so just go off what you do have anyways.

Use metropolitan areas here, not city propers. I want the totality of an area's offerings to be taken into consideration not just the limits of what is in the city proper.

The categories are in no particular order and also pictures are more than welcome in the thread as well. All five places are large and cosmopolitan, all five have good-to-great food scenes and are constantly evolving and becoming even better. An argument could be made that these 5 are among the 5 fastest evolving foodie scenes in America, especially with regard to ethnic varieties. So this should by no means be any sort of landslide at all.

- Barbeque:

- Seafood:

- Fusion (any kind):

- Native American:

- Italian:

- French:

- Korean:

- Japanese:

- Thai:

- North Indian:

- South Indian:

- Vietnamese:

- Cantonese Chinese:

- Hunan Chinese:

- Szechuan Chinese:

- Ethiopian:

- Nigerian:

- Pakistani:

- Nepalese:

- Mexican:

- Mexican Seafood:

- Peruvian:

- Argentine:

- Chilean:

- Brazilian:

- El Salvadoran:

- Cuban:

- Venezuelan:

- Colombian:

- German:

- Mediterranean:

- Greek:

- Israeli:

- Russian:

- American-Mexican:

- Cambodian:

- Malaysian:

- Dominican:

- Jamaican:

- Cameroonian:

- Ghanan:

- Moroccan:

- Afghan:

- Iraqi:

- Persian:

- Lebanese:

- Angolan:

- Tunisian:

- Bangladeshi:

Probably forgot a lot of them, so feel free to add any that I may have missed.

I've included what many consider the 10 most popular ethnic cuisines in the United States and have gone even further and included several more as categories as well. Should be a worthwhile discussion and feel free to express your personal thoughts on it, remember food is a subjective comparison, so any difference in insight point is valuable.

Again, this is a metropolitan area to metropolitan area comparison. Meaning if the city proper, per se, doesn't have it and somewhere else in the metropolitan region does, then feel free to include that since that is fair game in my book.

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Old 08-09-2017, 05:43 PM
 
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DC and Houston are going to be at the head of the pack, with Houston haven't the edge in Vietnamese and barbecue in DC will have the edge in Korean and Ethiopian.
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Old 08-09-2017, 07:01 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Houston all the way as a landslide. Atlanta as second fiddle.
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Old 08-09-2017, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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My opinions below:

- Barbeque: Houston

- Seafood: Miami or Houston

- Fusion (any kind): No one better than the other

- Native American: Im not sure any of them have Native restaurants

- Italian: DC

- French: DC

- Korean: DC and Atlanta. Dallas is pretty good too.

- Japanese: DC

- Thai: You can find good in all of the above

- North Indian: Dallas

- South Indian: Definitely Dallas

- Vietnamese: Houston then Dallas then DC then Atlanta

- Cantonese Chinese: DC and Houston

- Hunan Chinese: DC and Houston

- Szechuan Chinese: DC and Houston

- Ethiopian: DC with no close 2nd

- Nigerian: Houston

- Pakistani: Houston

- Nepalese: Dallas

- Mexican: Houston and Dallas

- Mexican Seafood: Houston

- Peruvian: Houston and DC

- Argentine: Houston

- Chilean: Not sure.

- Brazilian: DC

- El Salvadoran: DC and Houston

- Cuban: Houston

- Venezuelan: Definitely Houston

- Colombian: Definitely Houston

- German: Dallas (specifically the Bavarian Grill)

- Mediterranean: All the above have good options

- Greek: Not 100%

- Israeli: Not Sure

- Russian: Not Sure

- American-Mexican: Dallas

- Cambodian: Dallas or DC

- Malaysian: Houston

- Dominican: Atlanta or DC

- Jamaican: Atlanta

- Cameroonian: Houston

- Ghanan: DC

- Moroccan: DC

- Afghan: Houston or DC

- Iraqi: Houston or DC

- Persian: DC

- Lebanese: DC

- Angolan: Not Sure

- Tunisian: Not Sure

- Bangladeshi: Dallas
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Old 08-09-2017, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL and Orlando, FL
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- Barbeque: Houston or Dallas (Tied)

- Seafood: Miami

- Fusion (any kind): DC

- Native American: Atlanta

- Italian: Miami

- French: DC

- Korean: DC

- Japanese: DC

- Thai: DC

- North Indian: DC

- South Indian: DC

- Vietnamese: DC

- Cantonese Chinese: DC

- Hunan Chinese: DC

- Szechuan Chinese: DC

- Ethiopian: DC

- Nigerian: DC

- Pakistani: DC

- Nepalese: DC

- Mexican: Houston

- Mexican Seafood: Houston

- Peruvian: Miami

- Argentine: Miami

- Chilean: Miami

- Brazilian: Miami

- El Salvadoran: DC

- Cuban: Miami

- Venezuelan: Miami

- Colombian: Miami

- German: DC

- Mediterranean: DC

- Greek: DC

- Israeli: DC

- Russian: DC

- American-Mexican: Houston

- Cambodian: DC

- Malaysian: DC

- Dominican: Miami

- Jamaican: Miami

- Cameroonian: Miami

- Ghanan: Miami

- Moroccan: DC

- Afghan: DC

- Iraqi: DC

- Persian: DC

- Lebanese: DC

- Angolan: DC

- Tunisian: DC

- Bangladeshi: DC
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Old 08-09-2017, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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To me, this is between Houston and DC and I have to slightly go with Houston. It's very close.
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Old 08-09-2017, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Houston all the way as a landslide. Atlanta as second fiddle.
I wouldn't it a landslide by any means. I frankly think that among the five it's simply too close to call.
There certainly are no losers here.
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Old 08-09-2017, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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I wouldn't it a landslide by any means. I frankly think that among the five it's simply too close to call.
There certainly are no losers here.
Agreed fully.

On a side note I missed Miami in the title. That would change some of my answers.
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Old 08-12-2017, 01:02 AM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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IMO.

- Barbeque: Houston

- Seafood: Houston and Miami

- Fusion (any kind): Houston and Miami

- Native American: Atlanta and Dallas

- Italian: Miami

- French: Washington D.C.

- Korean: Washington D.C.

- Japanese: All 5 (tie): Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Washington D.C.

- Thai: All 5 (tie): Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Washington D.C.

- North Indian: Dallas, Houston, Washington D.C.

- South Indian: Dallas

- Vietnamese: Dallas and Houston

- Cantonese Chinese: Houston

- Hunan Chinese: Washington D.C.

- Szechuan Chinese: Houston

- Ethiopian: Washington D.C.

- Nigerian: Houston

- Pakistani: Houston

- Nepalese: Dallas

- Mexican: Dallas and Houston

- Mexican Seafood: Houston (from Mexico's Gulf Coast)

- Peruvian: Miami

- Argentine: Miami

- Chilean: Miami

- Brazilian: Miami

- El Salvadoran: Houston, Miami, Washington D.C.

- Cuban: Miami

- Venezuelan: Houston

- Colombian: Houston and Miami

- German: Dallas

- Mediterranean: Houston and Washington D.C.

- Greek: Miami

- Israeli: Miami

- Russian: Miami

- American-Mexican: Houston

- Cambodian: Washington D.C.

- Malaysian: Houston

- Dominican: Miami

- Jamaican: Miami

- Cameroonian: Atlanta and Washington D.C.

- Ghanan: Washington D.C.

- Moroccan: Washington D.C.

- Afghan: Houston and Washington D.C.

- Iraqi: Houston and Washington D.C.

- Persian: Houston and Washington D.C.

- Lebanese: Houston

- Angolan: Atlanta and Dallas

- Tunisian: Washington D.C.

- Bangladeshi: Dallas, Houston, Washington D.C.

Some that I forgot about;

- Soul Food: Atlanta

- Haitian: Miami

- Traditional Southern: Atlanta

- Cajun American: Houston

- Creole (South Louisiana): Houston
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles & Houston
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It's either Houston or DC. I dont even know why Atlanta has 5 votes (probably just ATL homers).
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