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Old 05-10-2009, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Chicago - mudhole in the prairie...
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Whereever you can get a Paczki daily is the best city for food.
The famous Polish greasy donuts? Be carefull with those, each one is woth a billion of callories.



Seriously now, New York is the best town for food, due to its size, being a internationla port, largest foreign born population and abundance of the rich and famous (people with money) there is no type of food or cuisine that can't be had in New York. The best New York secret though are those small mom-and-pop restaurants serving incredible home-made cooking..

If you really like Polish food check out Greenpoint in Brooklyn or Royal Warsaw Restaurant in New Jersey.
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Old 05-10-2009, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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In my experience, the best food cities in the US are...

San Francisco
New Orleans
New York
Oakland(and Berkeley)
Los Angeles
Chicago
Las Vegas
Honolulu
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Old 05-10-2009, 04:40 PM
 
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Vegas is really overrated for food. One of my favorite restaurants is in Vegas, but overall, I dont think it touches Philly and other major cities at all.
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Old 05-10-2009, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Vegas is really overrated for food. One of my favorite restaurants is in Vegas, but overall, I dont think it touches Philly and other major cities at all.
Your probably right. I just like being able to eat late nights there.
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Old 05-10-2009, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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The famous Polish greasy donuts? Be carefull with those, each one is woth a billion of callories.



Seriously now, New York is the best town for food, due to its size, being a internationla port, largest foreign born population and abundance of the rich and famous (people with money) there is no type of food or cuisine that can't be had in New York. The best New York secret though are those small mom-and-pop restaurants serving incredible home-made cooking..

If you really like Polish food check out Greenpoint in Brooklyn or Royal Warsaw Restaurant in New Jersey.

Maspeth in Queens has a large Polish population. I get my pierogies from this one Polish grocery store. They have an amazing (and very cheap) restaurant south of the LIE. I think it's called like ABC or some weird non-polish name like that, lol.
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Old 05-10-2009, 06:11 PM
 
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My experience has been that in certain cities, food is just more important. (I'm not making any connection to overweight people here, it's just a cultural thing). Two come to mind immediately: Chicago and New Orleans. Chicagoans love their food whether it be deep dish pizza or hot dogs. And frankly (pun intended), food does tend to taste better in Chicago due to the competition and the passion for it from the citizenry. New Orleans is probably driven more by tourism, but still what wonderful flavors from that city!
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Old 05-10-2009, 07:10 PM
 
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I agree with Jman...San Diego burritos pale in comparison to Bay Area burritos. French fries in your burrito are terrible, not to mention most taquerias that Ive been to in San Diego do not spice and flavor their meat in a way that is the accepted norm in the Bay Area.

Now, as I said earlier, for sit-down places its a whole 'nother story...
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Old 05-10-2009, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Chicago - mudhole in the prairie...
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Maspeth in Queens has a large Polish population. I get my pierogies from this one Polish grocery store. They have an amazing (and very cheap) restaurant south of the LIE. I think it's called like ABC or some weird non-polish name like that, lol.
There are many neighborhood in NY with large Polish population but Maspeth in fact has one the largerst. There is something there called Polsih Alley with some good restaurants, too.

I really recommend Rotal Warsaw in New Jersey (Elmwood Park/ Garfield off rf 80)
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:32 PM
 
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Chicago is #1 for street food and indulgent heart attack food. Pretty good for upscale but not the best in that category.
Now if only we can get some street vendors to serve it up!

I actually think NYC has the best street food, but Chi is probably second (maybe tied with Philly)
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:44 PM
 
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Now if only we can get some street vendors to serve it up!

I actually think NYC has the best street food, but Chi is probably second (maybe tied with Philly)
Yeah, the street food options here are incredible. Everything from hot dogs, to hoagies, sandwiches, to korean, japanese, chinese, thai, greek, to crepes.
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