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Old 02-17-2008, 12:02 PM
 
Location: outer boroughs, NYC
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I usually disagree with these silly lists, but this one seems pretty much on the mark. 'Course it's all still a matter of taste, and I'd bet their methodology probably still borders on the ridiculous.

As a a resident of NYC during my (mostly broke) college years, however, I can tell you that while the city is insanely expensive, there are plenty of very good restaurants, eateries, lunch counters, you name it, where the prices are anywhere from cheap to mid-range. You just have to know where to look (eg., not Midtown Manhattan). The sheer variety of good food available in New York is astonishing, and much of it is surprisingly affordable. Chicago is similar in that regard.
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Old 02-17-2008, 01:12 PM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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The list seems pretty spot-on to me. The only one I'm surprised about is Las Vegas, maybe because the one time I visited was ten years ago and I ate at the hotel and casino buffets.
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Old 02-17-2008, 05:03 PM
 
Location: ITP
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I'm really surprised that Dallas didn't make the list. If you drive down Belt Line Road in North Dallas/Addison, restaurants are all you see.
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Old 02-17-2008, 05:07 PM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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Seen another list that states that Las Vegas is in par with NYC.
Las Vegas might not have the large #'s in restaurants, but what it does have is many world class restaurants!
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Old 02-17-2008, 05:09 PM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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The list seems pretty spot-on to me. The only one I'm surprised about is Las Vegas, maybe because the one time I visited was ten years ago and I ate at the hotel and casino buffets.
you needed to get out of your room more

We got dozens of very expensive, top award restaurants by world reknown chefs
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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I'm really surprised that Dallas didn't make the list. If you drive down Belt Line Road in North Dallas/Addison, restaurants are all you see.
As someone else noted, limiting the list to just 10 cities makes it very competitive. Large cities like Miami, Philadelphia, Dallas, and Seattle -- all of which are not found on that list -- all have world-class restaurant scenes. Quite frankly, I think after the first 4, it's a toss up between the the next 10.
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Old 02-17-2008, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I think the list is crap. You can get the same type of quality food in a small town for a cheaper price than spending more money on ordinary food with a exotic name.
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Old 02-17-2008, 07:33 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Actually you may be right. I still think two of the best meals I ever had in my life were in Minot, North Dakota and Grand Island, Nebraska. I always remember those meals and they were years ago.
do remember what restaurant it was in Minot? kind of random haha
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Old 02-17-2008, 08:52 PM
 
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I think the list is crap. You can get the same type of quality food in a small town for a cheaper price than spending more money on ordinary food with a exotic name.
It's not all about "exotic" or expensive restaurants. Large cities have plenty of options for inexpensive quality restaurants and "regular guy's" food. Additionally, the large number of restaurants in a relatively small area means, first, that there is a much larger variety of foods being served and, second, that the competition forces an increase in quality at all levels, whether you're talking about the new fusion restaurant or the burrito place across the street.

I grew up in a small town (pop. 8000), and have lived in small, midsized, and large cities. I don't mean to suggest that there are not many very good restaurants in many small towns across the country. However, the notion that you can get "the same type or quality of food" in small towns as in places like NYC or Chicago is simply mistaken.
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Old 02-17-2008, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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For its size, St. Louis has some excellent restaurants. Some great Italian ones, too.

And a new sports bar open up by Nelly, Marshall Faulk, Darius Miles, and Larry Hughes.
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