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View Poll Results: Which city has the best culture, food, and quality of life?
Chicago 140 31.32%
New York 194 43.40%
San Francisco 113 25.28%
Voters: 447. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-05-2014, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Why you fat-shaming the crab!? lol
You call that a crab?

I thought it was a burger advocating obesity and sedentary habits.
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Old 01-05-2014, 05:16 PM
 
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It's also not something that most people would identify as from NYC since it's obviously from Jamaica.
Yeah, I get it, but that's true with most "native" foods. Burritos aren't from San Francisco, pizza or bagels aren't from NYC, etc. The Jamaican patties aren't even really Jamaican, they're obviously adaptations of those Cornish patties they have in the UK.
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Old 01-05-2014, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Most of these posts are.
There's nothing subjective, NYC is light years superior to these other burgs.

Lights out SanFran and Chi. Lights out
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Old 01-05-2014, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Yeah...they have Yuca/Plantains/Jamaican Patties/Pigeon Peas/Cuban Sandwiches in pretty much every publix (standard grocery store) (at least ones in Florida) and have seen them served back in middle school, I thought it was normal, guess not. lol

NY and Florida of course have close relations, despite being so far away, probably more so than any other separated states.

I know for instance they used to have Miami Subs up around NYC, might still have them.
What a coincidence. I'm making plantains right now to eat with sea urchin.

Small world.
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Old 01-05-2014, 06:46 PM
 
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There's nothing subjective, NYC is light years superior to these other burgs.

Lights out SanFran and Chi. Lights out
NYC is considered the top world city it lights out or other cities in the world with an exception of London and Paris. It has no real contender in the world so how could it be seriously compared to any other us city? Lol
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:01 PM
 
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Here are the numbers for population gains from 2000-2010 in Manhattan from the top of Central Park all the way down to 14th in Lower Manhattan. No it doesn't count Central Park in its size also.

Area, population gain, area in square miles

Manhattan Community board 5 - 7645 1.6
Manhattan Community board 4 - 15,766 1.8
Manhattan Community board 6 - 6593 1.4
Manhattan Community district 7 - 1385 1.9
Manhattan Community district 8 - 2857 2.0

34,246 - 8.7

Chicago greater downtown area from the Near North side up to the Near South Side, including the West Loop.
Near south side 11,890 1.75
Loop - 12895 1.58
Near North Side - 7673 2.7
West Loop - 9634 1.5

42,092 - 7.53
Why did you stop at 14 street???? There is not downtown below 14th, right where the actually city hall is located? Lol
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:30 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Why did you stop at 14 street???? There is not downtown below 14th, right where the actually city hall is located? Lol
Because the first estimate counted 2 miles from city hall and would have included that already.
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:12 PM
 
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San Francisco's city sandwich might be a Dungeness Crab Roll, or perhaps the Mission-style Burrito (if you are like some who consider them "wraps". Or, you could try to classify these "signature city sandos" more for the meat used. In that case, grilled tri-tip roast on a sourdough roll would be the signature SF sandwich. In terms of ubiquity, however, I think a grilled chicken, bacon and avocado on sourdough is the city sandwich.
I would also go with the dungeness crab roll, though I don't know anyone who really eats them. I've had one once, in Fisherman's Wharf. But then again, its not like everyone in Philly eats cheese steak sandwiches or everyone in Chicago eats beef dip sandwiches. Of course San Franciscan's eat far more burritos, but I don't really consider that a sandwich. I also thought of the grilled chicken, bacon and avocado sandwich. I love making tri-tip sandwiches on white bread or burger buns, but tri-tip is a California thing in general, not specifically San Francisco.

But overall I can't really say that SF has a signature sandwich.
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:15 PM
 
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Same could be said of NYC street halal foods which dominates, due to the influx of Muslim immigrant groups over the past 20 years.
Honestly those carts are awesome! Not very authentic, but definitely a good deal. I had a few late night meals from those carts.
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:18 PM
 
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Another signature dish of Chicago is the Jibarito, from Chicago's Puerto Rican community, basically like a Cuban sandwich, but stuck in between two big ass pieces of fried plantain.

Jibarito - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

File:Jibarito.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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