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View Poll Results: Houston or Philadelphia: For two days of travel
Houston 42 28.97%
Philadelphia 103 71.03%
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Old 04-03-2010, 09:10 AM
 
Location: The City
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Default Houston or Philadelphia: If youhave to pick one for a two day visit

Which city would you rather spend two days in if you had to choose, and any rationale is always welcome
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Old 04-03-2010, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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Houston
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Old 04-03-2010, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Houston.

Better restaurant scene, freindlier people to interact with and no flash-mobs to contend with.
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Old 04-03-2010, 10:05 AM
 
Location: The City
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Houston.

Better restaurant scene, freindlier people to interact with and no flash-mobs to contend with.

Not sure I agree on the restaurant scene, both pretty good, but yes the flash mobs, argh

on friendlier people, well am not sure, I find Houstonians to be outwardly friendly but less warm once you know them but just a personal opinion
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Old 04-03-2010, 10:13 AM
 
Location: DC Suburbs of Maryland (by way of PA)
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Houston.

Better restaurant scene, freindlier people to interact with and no flash-mobs to contend with
1.) Restaurant scenes are highly subjective. Personally, the only thing that I can see Houston besting Philly on is Mexican.

2.) Not sure if you're being sarcastic, but it's not as if flash-mobs are a long-standing, everyday occurrence. Unfortunate? Absolutely, but it's just the result of a bunch of bored middle/high-schoolers letting loose some misdirected energy after a long winter.
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Old 04-03-2010, 10:19 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Sorry Houston, have to go with Philly on this one. But if it's any consolation, I'd probably prefer to live in Houston.
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Old 04-03-2010, 10:26 AM
 
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Since I have already spent the day in BOTH cities before, I choose Austin.
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Old 04-03-2010, 10:30 AM
 
Location: ☀ ѕυnѕнιne ѕтaтe ☀
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Been to philly, it was ok. But Houston.
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Old 04-03-2010, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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1.) Restaurant scenes are highly subjective. Personally, the only thing that I can see Houston besting Philly on is Mexican.

2.) Not sure if you're being sarcastic, but it's not as if flash-mobs are a long-standing, everyday occurrence. Unfortunate? Absolutely, but it's just the result of a bunch of bored middle/high-schoolers letting loose some misdirected energy after a long winter.
1. I LOVE Mexican, so that's what I was thinking. I would also think Houston would have better/more choices of Vietnamese & Honduran (which I also crave).

2. I was being sarcastic. BUT, I find their chants of "burn the city" very scary. We don't need a repeat of the Rodney King disturbances, and I personally feel that Philly is much closer to that then any of us imagine. One incident is all it takes...........
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Old 04-03-2010, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Philly, I didn't even need to think about it. Houston really doesn't appeal to me.
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