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View Poll Results: Better food city
Philly 38 50.00%
Atlanta 14 18.42%
Phoenix 3 3.95%
Seattle 11 14.47%
Miami 10 13.16%
Voters: 76. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-03-2018, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Which has the best food scene:

Variety:
Exclusivity:
Fine-dining
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Old 11-03-2018, 11:01 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Atlanta gave rise to two of my favorite restaurants, Chick fil A and Waffle House......
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Old 11-03-2018, 11:44 AM
 
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We probably all win in our own local categories.

Seattle would win for some Asian cuisines and anything related to Pacific seafood. It's a "foodie" city where chef-run places are common. Fast food is more often holes in the wall serving poke or teriyaki vs. hamburger chains. Additionally, the massive tech presence has helped expand demand for takeout from the countries the workers come from. I say takeout because often it's about 20-somethings.
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Old 11-03-2018, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Hard to say between Atlanta and Seattle, as both are darlings of the foodie community these days.

https://www.11alive.com/article/life...s/85-500926499

https://www.zagat.com/b/30-most-exci...n-america-2017
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Old 11-03-2018, 12:57 PM
 
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Definitely Philly!
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Old 11-03-2018, 01:11 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Atlanta.

Waffle House
Chick fil a
Zaxby's
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Old 11-03-2018, 01:50 PM
 
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Based on the criteria of the OP, I would say Philly or Seattle.
I've had only excellent hospitality experiences in Seattle and Philly is no slouch either.

I love me some Waffle House, but I don't think posters are reading the criteria.
To me Waffle House doesn't scream fine dining or exclusivity. Although getting a table on Sunday mornings is a challenge.

Miami has that exclusivity, variety and fine dining also, but my decision was based on how I felt the service was in these cities and I got that Royal treatment in Seattle and Philly
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Old 11-03-2018, 02:09 PM
 
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Atlanta.

Waffle House
Chick fil a
Zaxby's
I'm not sure if any of these are good examples for the three categories laid out by the OP.
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Old 11-03-2018, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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I'm not sure if any of these are good examples for the three categories laid out by the OP.
Lol, right??!

So first off I do not know Phoenix whatsoever, and have minimal experience with Philly.

This one is tough but I lean towards Atlanta, probably simply cause I have the most foodie experience there. Even more than Miami even though I live here now lol. Atlanta really rose to national prominence about five years ago, and I think they offer some seriously good and diverse options. But really the same exact thing can be said for Seattle and Miami so it's only a marginal difference in my eyes. And there's no denying that Asian cuisine is the lens by which I see everything (even just subconsciously) and I would have given that to Seattle before but Atlanta has seen some gigantic leaps in that department in recent years that again makes it pretty close to call just on Asian cuisine alone.
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Old 11-03-2018, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Miami, The Magic City
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If one is looking for high end/“exclusive” and “fine dining”, it would be tough to top Miami from above list.

Miami attracts top chefs based on their cooking accolades—not just, or because of, celebrity status or TV appearances. This list includes Thomas Keller (Surf Club at Four Seasons Surfside—same owner of Michelin starred French Laundry and Per Se); Stephen Starr, Jean-Georges, Jose Andres, etc etc all have a presence here....highly rated NYC outposts/spinoffs such as Azabu, Lure, Michelin starred Caviar Russe, Il Mulino, Quality Meats, Wolfgang’s, Upland, Scarpetta, etc; and first ever US openings/debuts from successful overseas restaurants such as London/Dubai based La Petite Maison, Salt Bae’s Nusr-et, London based Novikov, and Santa Margherita Winery from Italy’s La Centrale 3 story/7 station restaurant. Throw in Cipriani, Estiatorio Milos, and Le Sirenuse for good measure as well as iconic Joe’s Stone Crab—second highest grossing restaurant in the entire US. One can also add local based Jose Mendin, Michael Schwartz, Michelle Bernstein, etc.

Might not compete as highly in terms of variety, primarily due to lack of abundance of Asian cuisine (though NAOE, aforementioned Azabu, and Makoto are all highly rated and Bombay Darbar is quite good) but it would be hard to beat based on the other 2 criteria from above selection of cities.

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