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View Poll Results: Which would satisfy you more?
San Francisco 16 45.71%
New Orleans 19 54.29%
Voters: 35. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-02-2014, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I love them both but for different reasons. But for fun things to see and do plus good food i vote San Francisco.
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Old 06-02-2014, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Neither of those cities. It's New York City. Don't think any city approaches the variety while still having high quality like NYC can offer.
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Old 06-02-2014, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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I have had wondrous food in Memphis, Denver, Richmond, Berthoud, Colorado, and Bushnell, Nebraska. I've eaten oysters fresh from the sea on Chincoteague and had brunch as well as other 5 star meals at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs where the staff outnumbers the customers. Cafe Central in El Paso and Martino just across the border in Juarez are restaurants worthy of France. Every really big American city has outstanding restaurants. However, when my vacation is to be devoted to gustatory pleasure in this country the only two places are New Orleans and environs and the climes of San Francisco.

For great museums it's NYC; for incredible and (for me) the most alien scenery in this country is in the Everglades or Cape Cod in the winter. But for the best food I'll take the sybaritic paradises where each meal is a delight. The south of Louisiana where even a sterile cafeteria or a little dump selling fried oyster sandwiches hold to standards that the gourmet seeks. I'll take New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and the humid bayou country. It's the land of complete self-indulgence.

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Old 06-02-2014, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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Neither of those cities. It's New York City. Don't think any city approaches the variety while still having high quality like NYC can offer.
I find New York to be substandard in pretty much every way, these days.These statements that are made today are lost in a dream that has been long gone, about 40 years ago. While sad, it is laughably pitiful as well.
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Old 06-02-2014, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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New Orleans. Food is more centered and engrained in their culture.
Yes! I can't tell you how many Coon Ass Nawlins good ole boys I know that have never, ever bought animal protein. Most have at least two, sometimes three freezers full of what they catch.

That, mixed with the French/Creole/Cajun background makes for some of the best eats in the world.

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The ethnic diversity of San Francisco lends to a true exploration of culinary delights.
I agree but the food isn't as good, to me, as New Orleans.

In New Orleans food is their culture. Social life revolves around food. An entire party is planned around the food, the food is the event. Let's have a crawfish boil!

San Francisco is full of foodies. The food is the afterthought to the social gathering. Let's have crawfish at the superbowl party!
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Old 06-02-2014, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Sunny Bay Area, CA
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I like both but much prefer San Francisco out of the two.
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Old 06-02-2014, 01:35 PM
 
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New Haven when I can't make it to NYC.
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Old 06-02-2014, 03:03 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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New Haven when I can't make it to NYC.
Philly when I can't make it to NYC.
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Old 06-02-2014, 03:14 PM
 
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This poll isn't fair when you haven't included the two top food cities on this continent, New York and Montreal. As far as the two poll choices, Philadelphia has better food than either of them.
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Old 06-02-2014, 03:18 PM
 
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Neither of those cities. It's New York City. Don't think any city approaches the variety while still having high quality like NYC can offer.
I agree that NYC is number one with food choices and a variety of restaurants that offer good quality.
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