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View Poll Results: food orgasm:
New Orleans 89 57.05%
Los Angeles 67 42.95%
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Old 10-23-2011, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Clearly you've never had mango in India. Or bananas in Ghana. Or coconut in Barbados. The produce in California is far from being the best "best fruit/veggies of all kinds."
Lol @ cherry-picking the best fruit from different regions to throw at California. That's fair.
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:09 PM
 
Location: NY-NJ-Philly looks down at SF and laughs at the hippies
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I would rather eat in LA over NOLA anytime.
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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OK, now we are stretching it.

Anyway ...
pound for pound New Orleans kills LA
raw numbers, LA kills New Orleans
That's fair
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Old 10-23-2011, 07:58 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Lol @ cherry-picking the best fruit from different regions to throw at California. That's fair.
No pun intended?
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:13 PM
 
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Lol @ cherry-picking the best fruit from different regions to throw at California. That's fair.
Well if it is fruit, what else did you expect him to do but cherry pick, seems more fitting than a hasty generalization..
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Arroyo Grande, California
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Clearly you've never had mango in India. Or bananas in Ghana. Or coconut in Barbados. The produce in California is far from being the best "best fruit/veggies of all kinds."

Duhhhhh, your talking about specific tropical fruits.

Try- apples, cherries, peaches, strawberries, apricots, citrus all veggies, herbs, specialty veggies; asparagus, avacados, artichoke, garlic, almonds, walnuts, table grapes, wine grapes, organic and high end produce and on and on and on....



California produces more than half the nation’s fresh fruits and is the leading producer of fresh vegetables. More than half of all vegetable production in the United States depends on irrigation, in widespread use in California’s vast agricultural valleys. The cases of broccoli and spinach tend to point out the problem of concentration of production. In the case of broccoli, 6% of the growers harvest 80% of the crop. California plants more than 80% of the nation’s broccoli acreage. California also produces 75% of the nation’s spinach, 75% of the nation’s fresh tomatoes, and 95% of tomatoes used for processing.
Apples, strawberries, grapes, oranges and peaches made up 69 percent of the value of US fresh market production. California is the leading producer of all these fruits except apples;
Fruits and Vegetables, America Eats, from Life in the USA: The Complete Guide for Immigrants and Americans


The State of California, with its population of nearly 32 million residents, is the most populous and ethnically diverse state in the nation. California leads the nation in the production of more than 75 crop and livestock commodities including dairy products. In fact, California is the leading agricultural state in the nation with significant production of over 250 agricultural commodities. More than half of all the nation’s vegetables, fruits, and nuts are produced in the state. California is the sole (>95%) domestic source for almonds, artichokes, avocados, dates, figs, kiwi fruit, lima beans, olives, persimmons, pistachios, pomegranates, prunes, raisins, and walnuts(3). California also enjoys a favorable climate permitting year-round physical activity, and there is some evidence that California residents are more active than residents of most of the rest of the country (4).
California Cuisine Pyramid
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:24 PM
 
Location: LBC
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Well if it is fruit, what else did you expect him to do but cherry pick, seems more fitting than a hasty generalization..
You're expecting folks to avoid making hasty generalizations on this board? On THIS board? No reasonable person would have read that hyperbolic statement to mean "every single piece of edible vegetation grown here is objectively better that every single piece of edible vegetation grown anywhere else on planet Earth". Everybody reading the original statement knew the writer's intent.
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:22 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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You're expecting folks to avoid making hasty generalizations on this board? On THIS board? No reasonable person would have read that hyperbolic statement to mean "every single piece of edible vegetation grown here is objectively better that every single piece of edible vegetation grown anywhere else on planet Earth". Everybody reading the original statement knew the writer's intent.
Except that every.single.one. of his posts has been generalization or what I assume is supposed to be cutting laughter. The same routine gets old after a while.

When you can go to a different continent and find an L.A.-themed with Los Angeles food, then this will be an argument worth having.

Of course L.A. has a lot of Mexican restaurants. It's frickin' huge and is what, 3 hours from that country? But if you are to take your typical square mile of Los Angeles and compare it to a typical one in NOLA, the offerings in NOLA will win by such a landslide, in both variety AND quality, that it would make the Saints' 62-7 drubbing of the colts tonight look close. Really, are you going to drive 30 miles across a city just to say you ate Senegalese?
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Old 10-24-2011, 12:04 AM
 
Location: LBC
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Except that every.single.one. of his posts has been generalization or what I assume is supposed to be cutting laughter. The same routine gets old after a while.

When you can go to a different continent and find an L.A.-themed with Los Angeles food, then this will be an argument worth having.

Of course L.A. has a lot of Mexican restaurants. It's frickin' huge and is what, 3 hours from that country? But if you are to take your typical square mile of Los Angeles and compare it to a typical one in NOLA, the offerings in NOLA will win by such a landslide, in both variety AND quality, that it would make the Saints' 62-7 drubbing of the colts tonight look close. Really, are you going to drive 30 miles across a city just to say you ate Senegalese?
Point taken. But life takes me to all parts of the city so, yeah, I do advantage of that variety, being thankfully mindful of where I am. Any Angeleno who rarely visits other parts of the city really should be living someplace else.

About ethic food: how about the relative advantage of having substantially larger numbers of various populations such as to sustain, not only mass critical to community, but also to breed competition among various cuisines? E.g, one has better chance of finding great Vietnamese food in Little Saigon/Westminster than a stray Vietnamese place in say, Torrance. The place in Torrance might be good, but your are going to find more and better Vietnamese food in a place that's called Little Saigon.
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:50 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Except that every.single.one. of his posts has been generalization or what I assume is supposed to be cutting laughter. The same routine gets old after a while.

When you can go to a different continent and find an L.A.-themed with Los Angeles food, then this will be an argument worth having.

Of course L.A. has a lot of Mexican restaurants. It's frickin' huge and is what, 3 hours from that country? But if you are to take your typical square mile of Los Angeles and compare it to a typical one in NOLA, the offerings in NOLA will win by such a landslide, in both variety AND quality, that it would make the Saints' 62-7 drubbing of the colts tonight look close. Really, are you going to drive 30 miles across a city just to say you ate Senegalese?
New York doesn't really have its own cuisine either, I guess that automatically makes New Orleans the better food city because they do (sorta, Cajun/Creole is heavily French-based). That's just phenomenally bad logic.

Btw, hell yeah people will drive across town to eat at a quality ethnic eatery here. Freeways don't give us panic attacks, and LA has breathtaking variety on every square mile. if you want to talk variety, forget 62-7--New Orleans won't even take the field.
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