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View Poll Results: Which city is better?
St. Louis, MO 79 67.52%
Indianapolis, IN 38 32.48%
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Old 07-03-2011, 10:47 PM
 
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Big Ten Football Championship? You mean, the brand new concept? How does Indy grab these events anyways -- because they are in the middle of the Midwest? Indy sure does take advantage of its location between ponts A and B!
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:57 AM
 
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Big Ten Football Championship? You mean, the brand new concept? How does Indy grab these events anyways -- because they are in the middle of the Midwest? Indy sure does take advantage of its location between ponts A and B!
LOL, I'll admit location probably does have something to do with it, but for the most part it's because Indy knows how to handle big time sporting events. The NCAA is already on record several times stating Indy is the best location for the Final Four. The B10 Men's and Women's tournament in basketball is way better than Chicago. Let's face it, the United Center is away from everything in a neighborhood where there are bound to be more shots outside the stadium than inside the stadium. Solider Field isn't actually in downtown Chicago where Lucas Oil is in Downtown Indianapolis where everything is just a short jaunt away and if it's cold, you really don't have to go outside for anything ever. Plus Lucas Oil is just better than the new spaceship known as solider field. They never should of changed it. The Big 10 is headquartered in Chicago and for Indianapolis to continue to wrestle away these events from the Windy city should tell you something.
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Earth
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Yes, location of a facility makes a huge difference. Despite Chicago's downtown being the second largest developed urban core in the country Indy just happens to have the amenities closer to it's door step. Now if IMS where in downtown holly crap imagine the traffic. Chicago, Minneapolis, and Indianapolis have the most vibrant active downtowns in the Midwest per capita.
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:59 PM
 
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STL has the blues, the cardinals and Rams who all play downtown. That is a lot of home games. STL has many more vibrant areas than just downtown though. Indy does not.
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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STL has the blues, the cardinals and Rams who all play downtown. That is a lot of home games. STL has many more vibrant areas than just downtown though. Indy does not.
Not to mention, the food is way better in the Lou.
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:01 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Not to mention, the food is way better in the Lou.
Yeah, I'm sure you've been to all the neighborhoods and restaurants around Indianapolis and St. Louis and can base that statement on experience. I don't see how any cities really have better food than the others unless you're talking about NYC or Chicago vs. Indianapolis or St. Louis. Every large city in the Midwest other than Chicago has the same quality of restaurants. Just depending on the cuisine, you may have to look harder in certain places.
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Yeah, I'm sure you've been to all the neighborhoods and restaurants around Indianapolis and St. Louis and can base that statement on experience. I don't see how any cities really have better food than the others unless you're talking about NYC or Chicago vs. Indianapolis or St. Louis. Every large city in the Midwest other than Chicago has the same quality of restaurants. Just depending on the cuisine, you may have to look harder in certain places.
I used to cook professionally, I have been to Indy many, many times.
So yes, I can say with some authority that the food scene is better in STL.
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:53 PM
 
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Yeah, I'm sure you've been to all the neighborhoods and restaurants around Indianapolis and St. Louis and can base that statement on experience. I don't see how any cities really have better food than the others unless you're talking about NYC or Chicago vs. Indianapolis or St. Louis. Every large city in the Midwest other than Chicago has the same quality of restaurants. Just depending on the cuisine, you may have to look harder in certain places.
this is completely untrue. st. louis has a far superior culinary scene than indianapolis.
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:51 PM
 
Location: NC
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Saint Louis
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:25 PM
 
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STL has the blues, the cardinals and Rams who all play downtown. That is a lot of home games. STL has many more vibrant areas than just downtown though. Indy does not.
St. Louis also has way more crime in way more areas than Indianapolis, what's your point? Despite having the blues, cardinals and rams play downtown, Downtown Indianapolis is still better and more vibrant with only the pacers and the colts. Indianapolis has plenty of vibrant neighborhoods, they only talk about the designated cultural districts as a marketing scheme, but you have places like Irvington, Fletcher Place, Ransom, North Meridian and International village or whatever it's called where over an est. 90 different languages are spoken in the neighborhood on the north side not far from Butler-Tarkington which is a nother area.

St. Louis is way more compact than Indianapolis and easier to get around and see and experience things where Indianapolis is VERY spread out with a crappy public transportation system. You ask the average Indianapolis person and they couldn't tell you outside of the main marketing points because people here all tend to go downtown if they are not dt then it's whatever side they live on. North Siders stay north, South siders stay south, so on and so forth because their are amenities on each side of town.

As far as restaurants to kill two birds with one stone, that is a matter of opinion. My times in the Lou tasted like well Indianapolis. As a matter of fact, the best mexican food I had ever had outside of East Chicago, IN was actually in Indianapolis at la casa del sol. St. Elmo's isn't the best steak in town even though they are famous for it and we have an abundance of authentic restaurants here in Marion county in which I can honestly say 100% you have never eaten at just like their are a ton of restaurants in St. Louis that I haven't eaten at so again, you stating St. Louis has an over abundance in the culinary arts is well pure conjecture and being a chef means absolutely jack.
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