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Old 09-09-2014, 07:23 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I dunno -my average southern meal includes fresh squash, vine ripened tomatoes, collard greens and black eyed peas...or okra, potatoes, cabbage, sweet corn, turnips and turnip greens, etc etc. Growing up in the south, we always had plenty of fresh veggies. Oh and I nearly forgot - peaches, blackberries, watermelons, cantalopes, muscadines, plums, pears, strawberries, pomegranates, persimmons, etc. Oh, and sassafrass tea.
I should have specified but I mean that Jamaican meals often feature uncooked fruits and vegetables. Lots of southerners tend to cook their veggies with fat with much of the fiber and nutrients cooked out of them.

But I do agree about southerners still having access to fresh fruits and veggies. Growing up we had relatives that would bring us peaches, muscadines and Texas oranges from the country. My grandma also grows her own hot peppers and squash.
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Old 09-09-2014, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Oh, the irony.
First of all, I don't believe you understand the definition of the word "irony."

Second, at no point did I ever say anything in my region was intrinsically superior to anything in any other. I've talked about how good southern BBQ is, and how good NYC-area Italian food is, without once saying my region is in any way superior. So explain yourself here. Be accountable.
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Old 09-09-2014, 09:31 AM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Chain restaurants are garbage no matter where they are.
I see no difference in chain restaurants in the South from the rest of the country. There may be slightly more of them in certain areas such as Orlando FL, or Myrtle Beach SC, because of the sheer volume of tourists who want to eat at a place that is a known quantity.

Chain restaurants are not better or worse in any region of the US. Sometimes they may serve some regional specialties, but other than that a chain restaurant is the same anywhere.
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Old 09-09-2014, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC metro
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I think we've demonstrated several examples of the opposite in this thread.

Chick Fil A Location Map


Zaxby's location map


Boston Market location map


Whattaburger location map


In-And-Out Burger location map


Friendly's location map


Popeyes location map


Jack in the Box location map


Carls Jr location map


Hardees location map (same company as Carls Jr)

Dunkin Donuts location map
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Old 09-09-2014, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I should have specified but I mean that Jamaican meals often feature uncooked fruits and vegetables. Lots of southerners tend to cook their veggies with fat with much of the fiber and nutrients cooked out of them.

But I do agree about southerners still having access to fresh fruits and veggies. Growing up we had relatives that would bring us peaches, muscadines and Texas oranges from the country. My grandma also grows her own hot peppers and squash.
YUM. Love me some muscadines.

We're having some peaches for dinner tonight, with a souffle I'm making.
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Old 09-09-2014, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Shoney's locations-
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Old 09-09-2014, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Interesting interactive map of burger joints tweeted about per region - Northeast "wins" by a landslide!

Infographic: The United States Of Burgers | Co.Design | business + design

And wow, this is a cool map as well - and Sonic definitely dominates in the ArkLaTex, which actually surprised me. McDonalds and Burger King dominate in the Northeast.
http://www.datapointed.net/2012/08/b...ger-territory/
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Old 09-09-2014, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC metro
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Interesting interactive map of burger joints tweeted about per region - Northeast "wins" by a landslide!

Infographic: The United States Of Burgers | Co.Design | business + design
Nice find. Here's the original, interactive one: http://www.statsocial.com/burgerjoints/

Please note, folks, this is not location, but Tweeting interest.
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Old 09-09-2014, 02:56 PM
 
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YUM. Love me some muscadines.

We're having some peaches for dinner tonight, with a souffle I'm making.
What time is dinner, Kathryn??? Yummmm...........
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Old 09-09-2014, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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What time is dinner, Kathryn??? Yummmm...........
LOL - no chain restaurant eating around here tonight!

We did, however, eat at Chuy's for lunch, so....
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