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Old 04-28-2008, 06:37 PM
 
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Just as the title says, which city can claim to have the best overall architecture and restaurants?
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Old 04-28-2008, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I give it to Atlanta for architecture. I think they have the best individual buildings out of the three cities.

As far as restaurants, it's pretty much what you prefer. But I would give that to Houston slightly because of the diversity factor. All three have a decent international population, but Houston just has more and you have a better chance running into different restaurants there than you can in the other cities although Dallas is pretty close. It's really a broad question as far as restaurants go so there is no real definitive answer.
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Old 04-28-2008, 08:10 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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I remember going to Houston... Yum!!


It had delicious restaurants! I think that's what the city specializes in.

I think Atlanta and Houston tie for architecture as well.
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Old 04-28-2008, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Atlanta has an amazing restaurant scene, with 'nouvelle southern' cuisine leading the charge...don't know about the other cities enough to comment.
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Old 04-29-2008, 06:38 AM
 
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Off Topic Question: Why don't we have Miami and New Orleans in these Southern city discussions?
I think the "A" beats the other two when it comes to architecture and I eat soul food every once in a while (sometimes it's the Sunday dinner) or when there's a special occasion. I like Southwestern food also.
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Old 04-29-2008, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Off Topic Question: Why don't we have Miami and New Orleans in these Southern city discussions?
I think the "A" beats the other two when it comes to architecture and I eat soul food every once in a while (sometimes it's the Sunday dinner) or when there's a special occasion. I like Southwestern food also.
Becuase these three cities are so much alike. I do believe Miami should be included but many people do not believe Miami is a Southern City even though I disagree with that myself.
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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Having been to all three many times and having lived in Dallas for 10 months after living three hours outside of Houston for 18 years, I would rank the cities in the following way:

Architecture:
1) Atlanta
2) Dallas
3) Houston

Restaurants:
1) Dallas
2) Houston
3) Atlanta
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:51 AM
 
Location: ITP
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Having been to all three many times and having lived in Dallas for 10 months after living three hours outside of Houston for 18 years, I would rank the cities in the following way:

Architecture:
1) Atlanta
2) Dallas
3) Houston

Restaurants:
1) Dallas
2) Houston
3) Atlanta
To keep it simple, I think that the above hits the nail on the head. Atlanta has managed to preserve a lot of its historic architecture due to the long hisotry of community activism in the Intown neighborhoods and their successful fights against additional freeway construction throught the middle of the city and condemnation.

Although I think Atlanta has great restaurants, Dallas definitely has the edge on Atlanta as I haven't had a disappointing meal in Dallas yet. I've also heard that the restaurant scene in Houston is great as well and it's always ranked in the top 10 in the country.
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Old 04-29-2008, 12:53 PM
 
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I think it's Atlanta for best and most diverse architecture, Houston for best and most diverse food and well...Dallas for most shopping. Those pretty much stand as their specialties hands down. Not that the others don't do the different categories well to some extent.
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Old 04-29-2008, 02:32 PM
 
Location: moving again
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For me,

Restaurants:

1.Dallas
2.Atlanta
3.Houston

Architecture:

modern
1.Dallas
2.Atlanta
3.Houston

older types
1.Atlanta
2.Dallas
3.Houston

i don't mean anything against Houston or anything, being that its last on all my lists, it just didn't stand out too much for me
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