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Old 05-11-2009, 08:28 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Guys, guys, settle down. Can't we all just agree that street food in the U.S., be it in Chicago or NYC, is subpar and monotonous compared to street food in many, many other countries? Eh?
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:30 PM
 
Location: NC/IL/MI
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ya somepeople in other countries dont even get food!
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:30 PM
 
Location: West Town, Chicago
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guys, guys, settle down. Can't we all just agree that street food in the u.s., be it in chicago or nyc, is subpar and monotonous compared to street food in many, many other countries? Eh?
No!


We have all the world's foods here! Come to Lincoln Park and walk up Lincoln Ave. sometime.
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Old 05-11-2009, 09:05 PM
 
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We have all the world's foods here! Come to Lincoln Park and walk up Lincoln Ave. sometime.
It is true! Chicago has almost everything and beats the city of San Francisco in almost every category of ethnic food except Chinese! Go up to Argyle & Broadway for a very interesting Vietnamese area. Then there is the great authentic Indian food on Devon St. For really authentic Indian food I have to drive 47 miles south to Sunnyvale. SF has a few OK Tandoori restaurants but you rarely see an Indian person eating there. Chicago also has the great Polish food and Greek food,nothing close to it in SF,except for one Polish restaurant in the West Portal neighborhood. Next time I am in Chicago I am looking forward to heading over to Halsted St. for some Pastichio and Mousaka.
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Old 05-11-2009, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Chicago - mudhole in the prairie...
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No!


We have all the world's foods here! Come to Lincoln Park and walk up Lincoln Ave. sometime.

The world is very smaall when you are 800 miles from the next super big city.... Of course Chicago is lacking in oreintal food compared to LA, SF or NY that have muhc larger oriental populations.
I for one miss the wonderfull Burmese food at Village Mingala in Manhattan - beats Thai hands down. Try thousand layers cake if you ever venture there....
Now, where can I get Burmese food in Lincoln Park or any other part of Chicago

New York hosts United Nations and the city is the United Nations of national cuisine. There is virtually no country that is not represented in New York.
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Old 05-11-2009, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Chicago- Lawrence and Kedzie/Maywood
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Yeah, right. No they were introduced in Greece however the same brand frozen gyros suck everywhere else but not in Chicago
BTW. Gyros are with made with lamb, not beef...
I meant in the U.S.
We agree they don't suck in Chicago. And I know they are made from lamb.


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Yes you do. But in New York there are pizzerias almost on every corner and MOST of them sell pizza by the slice. In Chicago is not that easy
There's still loads.


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Right. McDonalds, Arbys and 7-11
Negative.

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Right. Generic Vienna dog in Chicago is better than let's say in Kantucky
No, Chicago hot dogs are better.


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Right. You call those three city blocks Chinatown?

You forgot to add that you have a baseball team, too. And it sucks.

Can Chicago be even more pretentious?. LOL
You call that empire state building tall?

Your teams suck.
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:03 PM
 
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If this is a joke, then you have succeeded.

SF beats Chicago in Chinese, Southeast Asian (vietnamese, thai, etc...), Mexican, Sushi, Middle-Eastern, Indian, African, American fine dining, seafood, and many more types of food.

Chicago beats SF for hot dogs, pizza, sandwiches, and greek.

As for Italian and Diners, its a wash.

Overall, food in SF is way more consistant. There is no neighborhood in Chicago that can match the variety and consistancy of places like the Mission or the Marina. Plus, adjacent cities like Oakland and Berkeley also have outstanding food. There is a reason SF is one of only two cities in the US that has its own section in the Michelin guide.

It is true! Chicago has almost everything and beats the city of San Francisco in almost every category of ethnic food except Chinese! Go up to Argyle & Broadway for a very interesting Vietnamese area. Then there is the great authentic Indian food on Devon St. For really authentic Indian food I have to drive 47 miles south to Sunnyvale. SF has a few OK Tandoori restaurants but you rarely see an Indian person eating there. Chicago also has the great Polish food and Greek food,nothing close to it in SF,except for one Polish restaurant in the West Portal neighborhood. Next time I am in Chicago I am looking forward to heading over to Halsted St. for some Pastichio and Mousaka.[/quote]
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Chicago- Lawrence and Kedzie/Maywood
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Not Mexican....
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:08 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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The world is very smaall when you are 800 miles from the next super big city.... Of course Chicago is lacking in oreintal food compared to LA, SF or NY that have muhc larger oriental populations.
I for one miss the wonderfull Burmese food at Village Mingala in Manhattan - beats Thai hands down. Try thousand layers cake if you ever venture there....
Now, where can I get Burmese food in Lincoln Park or any other part of Chicago

New York hosts United Nations and the city is the United Nations of national cuisine. There is virtually no country that is not represented in New York.
Unfortunately, hosting the UN headquarters doesn't amount to having good and diverse street food. Fine dining and cute little boutique eateries, yes. Street food? Not that impressive.
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:15 PM
 
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Are you saying that Chicago has better mexican than the San Francisco Bay Area? Really?

San Francisco is world-renowned for the "mission" burrito and the taquerias all over the bay area (incluidng San Jose and Redwood City) are up there with the best. Even better than Arizona and much of SoCal (and Ive lived in all three).

To even bring Chicago into this conversation is silly. Ive been to several Mexican taquerias in Chicago and they were not even in the same ballpark. Yes, I know Chicagos mexican population is increasing, that doesnt mean theres good mexican food there. If you think thats good mexican food, you need to get out more! Thats like me saying San Francisco has good pizza.

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Not Mexican....
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