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Old 05-03-2016, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Moboy32, NOLA hates the Midwest. Someone asked for food info, people are providing it, and NOLA posting his usual.
Yep! Useless, contradictory, antagonistic comments are the norm from that guy. Its best to just ignore him and dont feed him.
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Old 05-03-2016, 11:21 AM
 
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It's a fair point that being the origin of chains isn't going to draw a lot of tourists. I'd concentrate on the eastern European food, Chicago pizza, and other local specialties from non-chain stores...things we don't have (or have much of) at home. And big cities all have good local restaurants of the hipster, foodie, and various ethnic varieties, though you have to look harder in some cities.

Ok, the first store of a chain can be a draw. The Starbucks near my office has a constant line of mostly Asian tour groups because it's the first real store they had. But do people come to the region for that? No.

More broadly, I don't see Midwest hate, just less of the attention that goes to some other places.
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Old 05-03-2016, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Who cares about food that's hardly unique to the US when modern cities have cuisines from essentially every corner of the world?

In general, if you're travelling to a specific US region or city for "unique" food, then your idea of what constitutes a "fun" vacation is kind of depressing.
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Old 05-03-2016, 12:07 PM
 
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Most Midwesterners don't GAF what outsiders think of us or our culture. We've got it good here, most of us know it, and if narrow-minded, overcompensating poseurs from elsewhere can't deal with it, we figure **** em
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Old 05-03-2016, 12:20 PM
 
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Most Midwesterners don't GAF what outsiders think of us or our culture. We've got it good here, most of us know it, and if narrow-minded, overcompensating poseurs from elsewhere can't deal with it, we figure **** em
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Old 05-03-2016, 12:32 PM
 
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Most of the Midwest has been deforested and converted to farmland. This process occurred during the 19-20th century and was done to an extent more than any other region of the country. Basically, its natural resources have been stripped bare for the sake of agribusiness. It's quite depressing to know that the vast tracts of boring farmland were once pristine meadows of oak and prairie.

Aside from the northwoods areas which were somewhat spared, there are pockets of preserved (second growth forests) here and there, but they are isolated and seem out of place in prevailing dull landscape.
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Old 05-03-2016, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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The food in th Midwest is amazing. Chicago pizza, cheese curds, Cincinnati chili, polish boys, juicy Lucy's... Other places in the country like putting a few leaves on a plate and drizzling it in some sauce and calling it exquisite cuisine. Midwest isn't so arrogant and full of itself.
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Old 05-03-2016, 12:40 PM
 
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Yep! Useless, contradictory, antagonistic comments are the norm from that guy. Its best to just ignore him and dont feed him.
Hilarious response, given you 1. Told other people not to respond, yet did so yourself, 2. Called others "trolls" , then provided a trolling response, and 3. Failed to respond to any of the previous points.

Why am I not surprised?
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Old 05-03-2016, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Detroit
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Moboy32, NOLA hates the Midwest. Someone asked for food info, people are providing it, and NOLA posting his usual.
Exactly! We were clearly talking about food that originated in the Midwest, not places in the Midwest to visit .
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Old 05-03-2016, 12:41 PM
 
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Moboy32, NOLA hates the Midwest. Someone asked for food info, people are providing it, and NOLA posting his usual.
To be fair, most people aren't asking about chain restaurants when they say "tell me about food." And if they are, they're definitely not asking about McDonalds or Little Caesars. Now, KC BBQ and Skyline chili, those are great examples of Midwest cuisine.
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