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Old 05-10-2017, 04:16 PM
 
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1. Chicago
2. New York City
3. Houston
4. New Orleans
5. Philadelphia

With the exception of New Orleans (which specializes mainly in great local fare such as Creole/Cajun although it does have some good Mexican/Vietnamese options as well), all five of those cities have a wide variety of good authentic ethnic food from around the world and local specialties that can be had no where else such as Chicago style hot dogs or Texas style BBQ.
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Old 05-11-2017, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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In that perspective I can understand. I just feel like the best food always comes from The Self-Owned/Hole In The Wall places, in my opinion. Especially when the food comes from the people who live, practice and engage themselves within that specific food cuisine culture. I always told myself that if I wanted to really try some GOOD Mexican food, that I would always support and eat from places that are actually owned by Mexicans; same for Mediterranean food, Indian food, Dominican Food, etc.

That's why I see New Orleans as the best food city in the US. When people are going to New Orleans, 90% of the time the first thing they're going to eat there, is food from New Orleans, by people from New Orleans.
Now I want to go to New Orleans and try their food.
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Old 05-11-2017, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Now I want to go to New Orleans and try their food.
Come on down.
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Old 05-11-2017, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Come on down.
I hope to do that one of these days.
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Old 05-12-2017, 12:13 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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New Orleans has the best homegrown, local cuisine in the country by far.

Now in terms of foods overall, beyond the native cuisine, Dallas was very good, and Texas overall too since you have the mix of steaks, barbecue, and Mexican foods. These are the things that I prefer, and I prefer them over authentic Indian or Thai food which some others may value more. I personally believe as a state, Texas has the best food in America.
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Old 05-12-2017, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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New Orleans has the best homegrown, local cuisine in the country by far.

Now in terms of foods overall, beyond the native cuisine, Dallas was very good, and Texas overall too since you have the mix of steaks, barbecue, and Mexican foods. These are the things that I prefer, and I prefer them over authentic Indian or Thai food which some others may value more. I personally believe as a state, Texas has the best food in America.
New Orleans has way to much seafood for my taste (I'd likely starve there).

Texas definitely gets BBQ right, with the knowledge that it can only ever be BBQ "if the animal [your] cooking mooed when it was alive."
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Old 05-12-2017, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Denver
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New Orleans has way to much seafood for my taste (I'd likely starve there).

Texas definitely gets BBQ right, with the knowledge that it can only ever be BBQ "if the animal [your] cooking mooed when it was alive."
You would definitely not starve. We would look at you funny, but we'd feed you.
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Old 05-12-2017, 01:08 PM
 
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NYC hands down !

But strong arguments can be made for Chicago & L.A
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Old 05-12-2017, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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You would definitely not starve. We would look at you funny, but we'd feed you.
Must....have....chile!
Yeah I was just pokin'. In all seriousness I've always wanted to try sausage gumbo, and chitlins, which I understand are pretty close to (or made from) tripas.
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Old 05-12-2017, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Must....have....chile!
Yeah I was just pokin'. In all seriousness I've always wanted to try sausage gumbo, and chitlins, which I understand are pretty close to (or made from) tripas.
Ok I can't disagree with that. Mexican is my favorite food besides Cajun.
Gumbo is probably my favorite food but it varies, sometimes heavily from restaurant to restaurant and grandma to grandma, so you have to be careful. I actually have never ordered gumbo from a restaurant before because of that reason. Nothing like mom's pot. Chitlins I can't eat! I've had them before but they have the texture of fat. It's pig intestines and goodness they stink. Make sure they are cleaned well too.
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