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Old 10-12-2007, 03:40 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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My personal vote goes to Cleveland. Cleveland always struck me as being like a St. Louis-Chicago blend. It has St. Louis' size, but it's being located on a Great Lake gives a very Chicago-type feel to it. I don't really consider Detroit to be a Great Lakes City because it is more of a river city. Milwaukee would be my next vote behind Cleveland.
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Old 10-12-2007, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Big city? Milwaukee? Small cities? TONS of em. Fish Creek, Evanston, Traverse City, Sister Bay, Mackinac Island, etc, etc.
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Old 10-12-2007, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Big City: Toronto, followed by Milwaukee.
Towns: not sure
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Old 10-12-2007, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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BUFFALO, NY!!!

It's has the closest American malls, stores that sell grits, and take-out restaurants serving biscuits for breakfast.
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Old 10-12-2007, 08:30 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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BUFFALO, NY!!!

It's has the closest American malls, stores that sell grits, and take-out restaurants serving biscuits for breakfast.
What , no grits and biscuits in Canada land ?...........what are those things that the hockey players scoot around , Eh ?
I know you got red eye gravy, sep, it comes in a bottle..........
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Old 10-12-2007, 08:47 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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I would have to say Toronto , hands down, for a big city. My favorite small city, would be Marquette , also , hands down !..favorite town, a little place I won't tell anyone about........
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Old 10-12-2007, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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What , no grits and biscuits in Canada land ?...........what are those things that the hockey players scoot around , Eh ?
I know you got red eye gravy, sep, it comes in a bottle..........
Grits are not for sale in grocery stores. Only Denny's and they seem to like theirs very runny and unsalted. This is a little confusing to me as we have many "Texan" themed restaurants and high priced "Cajun" restaurants.

Biscuits are just very rare here. I've only seen "tea biscuits" for sale at Tim Horton's. McDonald's of Canada only sells English muffin breakfast sandwiches, not biscuits while all the McDonalds in western NY, possibly all northern states sell both. You sometimes see rolls served with a meal, but never biscuits.

Hockey players shoot "pucks."

Are you talking about ketchup? We have that, but I'm a tomato fan, not a ketchup fan.

I know what red-eye gravy is in the south, and that's not it. I think I heard real red-eye gravy is a mix of black coffee, sausage drippings and flour.
They don't serve that here either.
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Old 10-15-2007, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Yeah, I'll go with Cleveland too. Detroit is not a city on the lakes, and Toronto is in some strange foreign country. I don't know Milwaukee well enough to rank it above Cleveland at this point. I like Traverse City, Petoskey, Marquette, and Duluth. Port Huron and Owen Sound (also in a strange foreign country, same one as Toronto) suffer from the unhipness of Lake Huron. I'm not a fan of Buffalo or Kingston (note that this is also in Canader, eh) and Rochester isn't really on the lake per se. Meanwhile, Marquette > The Soo.

I'll admit to a secret interest in Thunder Bay, but I've only been there once.
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Old 10-16-2007, 12:02 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Yeah, I'll go with Cleveland too. Detroit is not a city on the lakes, and Toronto is in some strange foreign country. I don't know Milwaukee well enough to rank it above Cleveland at this point. I like Traverse City, Petoskey, Marquette, and Duluth. Port Huron and Owen Sound (also in a strange foreign country, same one as Toronto) suffer from the unhipness of Lake Huron. I'm not a fan of Buffalo or Kingston (note that this is also in Canader, eh) and Rochester isn't really on the lake per se. Meanwhile, Marquette > The Soo.

I'll admit to a secret interest in Thunder Bay, but I've only been there once.
Aw , Marquette , thats where its at.........in my book these days.
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Old 10-16-2007, 02:58 AM
 
Location: 602/520
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Erie. Very pretty views of the lake from the hills inland.
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