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Old 06-10-2015, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Louisville wins with the waterfront, look, vibe and views.
I wish the "8664" movement had won out. Louisville could have done so much more with that riverfront land.
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Old 06-15-2015, 06:25 AM
 
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I disagree. Louisville blows KC out in every food metric from variety to restaurant strips to James Beard chefs to national press. I tell you what, post some links to the national press recognizing KC's food scene and produce lists ranking it as a top 20 foodie city.
http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424053111904265504576569120804320628

http://www.gq.com/life/food/201306/short-order-kansas-city-guide-patrick-ryan-port-fonda-interview

http://www.travelandleisure.com/slideshows/americas-best-cities-for-foodies/18

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Old 06-15-2015, 06:39 AM
 
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Look, KC is a great city. It just does not have nearly the "cool" factor nor the buzz that Louisville has built in the last decade.
National articles about KC's appeal:

www.nytimes.com/2010/05/16/travel/16hours.html

http://nymag.com/travel/weekends/kansascityurban/

http://hyperallergic.com/46641/art-world-road-trip-kansas-city/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/26/americas-top-5-cities-to-keep-on-your-radar_n_5811822.html

http://nypost.com/2013/06/25/kicking-it-in-kansas-city/



There are some international articles as well:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2293228/Americas-marvellous-Mid-West-visiting-Kansas-City.html

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/sep/28/gone-girl-locations-kansas-city-missouri

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20120711-kansas-citys-midwest-renaissance
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Raccoon City
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I disagree. Louisville blows KC out in every food metric from variety to restaurant strips to James Beard chefs to national press. I tell you what, post some links to the national press recognizing KC's food scene and produce lists ranking it as a top 20 foodie city.
What? How does Louisville's food scene "blow" Kansas City out of the water? In the 2015 James Beard Awards, Louisville received two awards both of which where in Best of Southwest. Kansas received twice as many awards, including one for Best Pastry Chef and Most Outstanding Restaurant nationwide.

If that Travel and Leisure link up above is from 2015, it also ranks Louisville and Kansas City among the best food cities in the US...but Louisville is #16 and Kansas City is #3. Anthony Bourdain put a KC restaurant on his 13 Places to Eat Before You Die. KC gets featured in shows like Man vs Food and Andrew Zimmern has been praising KC's food scene for his show.

Don't get me wrong, Louisville is a good food city, but it is completely comparable to Kansas City, not to mention Kansas City has a well-known signature food. That said, some of those lists put Louisville and KC above places like New York and Chicago which is flattering...but a bit of a stretch.
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Old 06-15-2015, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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No knock on the others. All are very good, very healthy cities.

But KC stands out to me as being the best of this bunch. The city has great jobs, a very good inner urban fabric and (like Omaha) is within an 8 hour drive to a very diverse array of some very cool places. More so than the others.
Indianapolis and Columbus are MUCH closer to a diverse array of big cities. Columbus is only 2-3 hours from Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh, not to mention Columbus itself.

Indianapolis is only 3 hours from Cincinnati, Louisville, and the crown jewel of the midwest, Chicago. Kansas City is the most remote of all these cities by far. Honestly, I think since Kansas City is the most remote it's made itself into kind of a mecca of Missouri/Kansas. It's the dominant city in the area and THE place to go. But in no way shape or form is it as centrally located as the other three cities.
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Old 06-15-2015, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Seriously?
Lack of student life? Broad Ripple is the very definition of student life. Butler and other college students love Broad Ripple.
BroadRippleGuy defending Broad Ripple! lol
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Old 06-15-2015, 11:39 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Indianapolis and Columbus are MUCH closer to a diverse array of big cities. Columbus is only 2-3 hours from Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh, not to mention Columbus itself.

Indianapolis is only 3 hours from Cincinnati, Louisville, and the crown jewel of the midwest, Chicago. Kansas City is the most remote of all these cities by far. Honestly, I think since Kansas City is the most remote it's made itself into kind of a mecca of Missouri/Kansas. It's the dominant city in the area and THE place to go. But in no way shape or form is it as centrally located as the other three cities.
Actually, it's the most centrally located major metropolitan area in the United States. (I get your point, but you didn't phrase it properly.)
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Old 06-16-2015, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Actually, it's the most centrally located major metropolitan area in the United States. (I get your point, but you didn't phrase it properly.)
I phrased it fine.

Kansas City may be more at the center of the United States, but Louisville, Indianapolis, and Columbus are centrally located to a lot of important midwest metro areas, and much closer.
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