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Old 09-05-2014, 01:04 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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A lot of the chains listed in this thread are more than regional.
Either people don't get around much or they aren't very observant when they leave their home region.
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Old 09-05-2014, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC metro
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A lot of the chains listed in this thread are more than regional.
Either people don't get around much or they aren't very observant when they leave their home region.
We're not talking about regional, we're talking about particularly concentrated in a region. Please read through the thread.
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Old 09-05-2014, 02:00 PM
 
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Hm, that's what you think! I've tried it elsewhere. Usually, it sucks. But I guess I'm spoiled. I've never found another area that either has as many Italian/pizza places, including small Italian delis, and consistently good food as the area I live. As I stated earlier, my small town of 20,000 has over 7 pizza places, or Italian restaurants that also serve pizza. It has 2 strictly Italian delis. It has other Italian restaurants that don't serve pizza. By far, no other ethnic food is represented more. And this is the norm for many NJ towns. Can southern or Midwestern towns say the same about Italian food?

Why do you think that the other foods you listed are exclusive to a region but good Italian food cannot be? You can find all the food you mentioned right here in NJ, but who's to say it's as good?
Even those other foods aren't necessarily exclusive to the South. In northern cities, Black neighborhoods may/will have restaurants that serve a lot of the things people are referring to in relation to the South. This is a place I go to here in Syracuse: Menu

Another place I would go to(but is always packed), will have a mixture of things on the menu: http://stellasdinersyracuse.com/stellasmenu.pdf

and another one: http://www.themarketdiner.com/takeout.pdf

Here's a popular place in Rochester that i've heard good things about: Unkl Moe's BBQ & Catering - Home

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Old 09-05-2014, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Even those other foods aren't necessarily exclusive to the South. In northern cities, Black neighborhoods may/will have restaurants that serve a lot of the things are referring to in relation to the South. This is a place I go to here in Syracuse: Menu

Another place I would go to(but is always packed), will have a mixture of things on the menu: http://stellasdinersyracuse.com/stellasmenu.pdf

and another one: http://www.themarketdiner.com/takeout.pdf
Yup, I briefly alluded to that earlier. If you want "Southern" cooking in Milwaukee, your best bets are all in the black neighborhoods.
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Old 09-05-2014, 02:23 PM
 
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Yup, I briefly alluded to that earlier. If you want "Southern" cooking in Milwaukee, your best bets are all in the black neighborhoods.
Exactly and they will more than welcome anyone to come get some food. I put some Syracuse University students on to the Soul Food spot I posted earlier and I guess they have had a range of people come in.

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Old 09-05-2014, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Even those other foods aren't necessarily exclusive to the South. In northern cities, Black neighborhoods may/will have restaurants that serve a lot of the things people are referring to in relation to the South. This is a place I go to here in Syracuse: Menu

Another place I would go to(but is always packed), will have a mixture of things on the menu: http://stellasdinersyracuse.com/stellasmenu.pdf

and another one: http://www.themarketdiner.com/takeout.pdf

Here's a popular place in Rochester that i've heard good things about: Unkl Moe's BBQ & Catering - Home
The menu at that Simone's spot looks pretty good. If you're ever in Dallas hit up Sweet Georgia Brown's.

I'm glad you posted that. I once had a black New Yorker try to tell me that blacks don't eat that "slave food" up there anymore now that they're several generations removed from the South.
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Old 09-05-2014, 03:58 PM
 
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The menu at that Simone's spot looks pretty good. If you're ever in Dallas hit up Sweet Georgia Brown's.

I'm glad you posted that. I once had a black New Yorker try to tell me that blacks don't eat that "slave food" up there anymore now that they're several generations removed from the South.
Wow.......I don't know where they got that from. Upstate NY may be different, because many Black people are only a generation or two removed and any city with at least 50,000 or so in the state will have at least 1 soul food place and probably a Caribbean/Jamaican restaurant. Some smaller communities may even have 1 or the other.
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Old 09-05-2014, 03:59 PM
 
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The menu at that Simone's spot looks pretty good. If you're ever in Dallas hit up Sweet Georgia Brown's.

I'm glad you posted that. I once had a black New Yorker try to tell me that blacks don't eat that "slave food" up there anymore now that they're several generations removed from the South.
That is insulting. "Slave food"? What an idiot that person was. Not representative of all New Yorkers, for sure. I'm sure many New Yorkers are proud of the food diversity the city has - you can find ANY type of good food somewhere, some types of food may just better than others on a more consistent basis (Italian).
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Old 09-05-2014, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC metro
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The menu at that Simone's spot looks pretty good. If you're ever in Dallas hit up Sweet Georgia Brown's.

I'm glad you posted that. I once had a black New Yorker try to tell me that blacks don't eat that "slave food" up there anymore now that they're several generations removed from the South.
Wow, that heritage stuff is celebrated here, sad they don't respect the history.
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Old 09-05-2014, 06:13 PM
 
Location: The South
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Exactly and they will more than welcome anyone to come get some food. I put some Syracuse University students on to the Soul Food spot I posted earlier and I guess they have had a range of people come in.
All of us folks from the Southern states that make the "FAT" list every year appreciate your effort. Keep it up and maybe New York will join us on the list.
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