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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 07-05-2011, 07:10 AM
 
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there is no "indianapolis style" whatsoever. no indy style pizza, no indy style barbecue, no indy style anything. it's just not a city that has had any consequential influence on anything. st. louis, on the other hand, has a very distinctive style of food, architecture, culture, etc. deny it all you want, it doesn't make it untrue.
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:44 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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there is no "indianapolis style" whatsoever. no indy style pizza, no indy style barbecue, no indy style anything. it's just not a city that has had any consequential influence on anything. st. louis, on the other hand, has a very distinctive style of food, architecture, culture, etc. deny it all you want, it doesn't make it untrue.
Enlighten me on St. Louis's "distinctive" food style please. And explain to me how I can't find it in Indianapolis. Apart from deep dish pizza in Chicago, I can't even think of a Midwestern city where I can't find their "signature" food in any other city. And honestly, I know it's not true, but when most people think of St. Louis, they think of crime and compare it with Detroit. I don't think of it that way, but that's its general influence on the country. Maybe not on the City Data forum where everyone tends to know more about cities, but just in the general population.
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Enlighten me on St. Louis's "distinctive" food style please. And explain to me how I can't find it in Indianapolis.
St. Louis has it's own style of pizza. You can't find it in Indianapolis. I don't care much for the STL style of pizza you find at Imo's, though I do like the standard thin crust pizzas you can find around Indianapolis.

STL is also know for toasted ravioli. It is incredible, I wish that was more available in Indianapolis. If you want to try it "homemade," you can get a box of frozen toasted ravioli from Super Target, I highly recommend it.

Indianapolis is known for its Pork Tenderloin.
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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there is no "indianapolis style" whatsoever. no indy style pizza, no indy style barbecue, no indy style anything. it's just not a city that has had any consequential influence on anything. st. louis, on the other hand, has a very distinctive style of food, architecture, culture, etc. deny it all you want, it doesn't make it untrue.
As to your first point, so what? Yeah, St. Louis may be known for bad pizza and ribs. But distinctive architecture and culture?? C'mon, man. What St. Louis has in those departments can be found elsewhere. You're just being a blind homer (or whatever you call a transplant who seems hell bent on trying to make the city where he goes to school seemingly as cool as he perceives his hometown to be).
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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St. Louis has it's own style of pizza. You can't find it in Indianapolis.
Monical's is pretty close.
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:41 AM
 
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As to your first point, so what? Yeah, St. Louis may be known for bad pizza and ribs. But distinctive architecture and culture?? C'mon, man. What St. Louis has in those departments can be found elsewhere. You're just being a blind homer (or whatever you call a transplant who seems hell bent on trying to make the city where he goes to school seemingly as cool as he perceives his hometown to be).
i am from philadelphia. no city in the united states does brick better than st. louis. period.
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:27 AM
 
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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.
It's hard to compare the crime in St. Louis to the crime in Indy. St. Louis is separate from St. Louis County, Indianapolis is combined with Marion County. So if you wanted to accurately compare Indy to St. Louis, you'd have to compare it to St. Louis City+County. I'm not sure what the crime rate would be, but I guarantee you that it would be significantly lower and wouldn't be among the highest.

In fact, the Indianapolis metro area has a higher crime rate than the St. Louis metro area...
http://os.cqpress.com/citycrime/2009...9_Rank_Rev.pdf

Indy is ranked 38th most dangerous, Stl is ranked 103rd. And if you're wondering why I used the 2009 numbers, it's because St. Louis was left off of the 2010 numbers for some reason, but Indy was ranked 53rd on that one.
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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St. Louis has it's own style of pizza...
which is nothing to brag about....
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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i am from philadelphia. no city in the united states does brick better than st. louis. period.
They do it pretty well, but I wouldn't call it distinctive, let alone unique.
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:41 PM
 
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Enlighten me on St. Louis's "distinctive" food style please. And explain to me how I can't find it in Indianapolis. Apart from deep dish pizza in Chicago, I can't even think of a Midwestern city where I can't find their "signature" food in any other city. And honestly, I know it's not true, but when most people think of St. Louis, they think of crime and compare it with Detroit. I don't think of it that way, but that's its general influence on the country. Maybe not on the City Data forum where everyone tends to know more about cities, but just in the general population.
Are you saying you can't find Chicago-style pizza everywhere?

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