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Old 05-02-2017, 08:28 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Dallas.
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Old 05-02-2017, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Center City, Philadelphia
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https://www.eater.com/2017/5/1/15502...s-2017-winners

Philadelphia absolutely dominated the James Beard awards last night
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Old 05-02-2017, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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NYC, CHI, PHI, and LA.
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Old 05-02-2017, 07:26 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Dallas.
Might. be the first time I've ever seen Dallas make someone's top five. Could you explain why?
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Old 05-02-2017, 07:55 PM
 
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Just my opinion, money no object:

LA
NYC
SF
New Orleans
Chicago
Houston

Houston is very well rounded. The top 4 lack great Mexican and BBQ.


I see Austin is taking shots from the usual suspects, but Uchi is regarded as one of the best sushi places in the country. And my chef friend in San Antonio readily admits Austin is the mecca in Texas (I vote Houston).

This is just one of many lists of course:

https://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation...ies-in-america
I just had a grin over saying... you list as money (cost) no object (expense the for high-end fine dining too)? Then saying because of Mexican and BBQ. You voted Houston. Generally, Mexican and BBQ is less affiliated with top edgy dining fare?

Not that I don't like it, but I can like a great BBQ and even a chain like Texas Roadhouse (great ribs)LOL. But compared to high-end varieties of eateries? Mexican and BBQ doesn't sway a city for finest dining....

Someone listing Dallas? Might find it a superior fine dining edgy city vs. tops in Mexican or BBQ? Once you say ---> money no object in choices? The benchmark just jumped to some key cities known for the best in fine dining alone.

The Top 4 of the link really are pretty solid.

New Orleans
NYC
Chicago
SF
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Old 05-02-2017, 08:44 PM
 
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https://www.eater.com/2017/5/1/15502...s-2017-winners

Philadelphia absolutely dominated the James Beard awards last night
Yes, this was very impressive.
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Old 05-03-2017, 12:49 AM
 
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I just had a grin over saying... you list as money (cost) no object (expense the for high-end fine dining too)? Then saying because of Mexican and BBQ. You voted Houston. Generally, Mexican and BBQ is less affiliated with top edgy dining fare?

Not that I don't like it, but I can like a great BBQ and even a chain like Texas Roadhouse (great ribs)LOL. But compared to high-end varieties of eateries? Mexican and BBQ doesn't sway a city for finest dining....

Someone listing Dallas? Might find it a superior fine dining edgy city vs. tops in Mexican or BBQ? Once you say ---> money no object in choices? The benchmark just jumped to some key cities known for the best in fine dining alone.

The Top 4 of the link really are pretty solid.

New Orleans
NYC
Chicago
SF
Actually that's not true...ever hear of haute Mexican? Cosme in NYC, for instance.
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Old 05-03-2017, 01:10 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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For Chinese, go to the SGV, over 800 restaurants! Better than SF!!!
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Old 05-03-2017, 08:36 AM
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Location: Miami
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I just had a grin over saying... you list as money (cost) no object (expense the for high-end fine dining too)? Then saying because of Mexican and BBQ. You voted Houston. Generally, Mexican and BBQ is less affiliated with top edgy dining fare?

Not that I don't like it, but I can like a great BBQ and even a chain like Texas Roadhouse (great ribs)LOL. But compared to high-end varieties of eateries? Mexican and BBQ doesn't sway a city for finest dining....

Someone listing Dallas? Might find it a superior fine dining edgy city vs. tops in Mexican or BBQ? Once you say ---> money no object in choices? The benchmark just jumped to some key cities known for the best in fine dining alone.

The Top 4 of the link really are pretty solid.

New Orleans
NYC
Chicago
SF
Street Food & Local Small Restaurants > Fine Dining
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Old 05-03-2017, 11:38 AM
 
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Street Food & Local Small Restaurants > Fine Dining
Some cities limit street venders or its requirements do. Fine-dining top tier is like comparing country/popular music to Classical/Opera.

When rating foodie cities. Those with this top tier offering will generally win. Unless you separate it with overall variety of local flavor and ethnic offerings.

Some cities do both well. That then maintains it as a Top Food city. Even in BBQ Texas has competition in NC, Memphis, St Louis varieties too. A city like Chicago competes well in the Top tier to ethnic and its local flair it gets a reputation for.

Just once you add money no object as that person noted I responded too. The win is not going to a BBQ and Mexican fare as the person used? You raised the bar to top tier dining.
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