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Old 02-14-2009, 09:50 AM
 
Location: The Woods
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Sweetheart, the south is not and never will be known for good food. The north is the epicentre of all things "food" related in this nation-- gourmet food, restaurants, delis, cultural diversity, et cetera.

You can't even get good bagels outside of NYC.
I hope this post of yours is a joke...
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Old 02-14-2009, 10:00 AM
 
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I hope this post of yours is a joke...
LOL I second THAT sentiment and query completely!

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Originally Posted by coldwine Sweetheart, the south is not and never will be known for good food. The north is the epicentre of all things "food" related in this nation-- gourmet food, restaurants, delis, cultural diversity, et cetera.

You can't even get good bagels outside of NYC.
Well mercy, mercy me! Can't get a good bagel? Heck, up until fairly recently, I would have thought a bagel was a musical instrument....a combination of a trombone and kettle drum.

Gimme a chicken fried steak and some fried okra and black-eyed peas any day.
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:23 AM
 
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Sweetheart, the south is not and never will be known for good food. The north is the epicentre of all things "food" related in this nation-- gourmet food, restaurants, delis, cultural diversity, et cetera.

You can't even get good bagels outside of NYC.
If the South is known for anything good, then it's definately the food.

Bagels aren't good anywhere...
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Old 02-14-2009, 01:18 PM
 
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If the South is known for anything good, then it's definately the food.
You got that right, my friend. Maybe one must be "to the manor born" (so to speak), but IMHO, not even the finest perfume can match the heavenly scents of grandma's Southern country kitchen on a Sunday afternoon...

Ahhhh...the memories...
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Old 02-14-2009, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Im sure this has been discussed a little before. But I was just wondering-

In any part of the South today- even the Deep South- the "Southern" feel of the region is less and less than it was even just 20 years ago. Its more "watered down". Ya know- its just kinda Southern-Lite or more just anywhere USA.

However, go to the North, and it feels just as Northern as it did years ago . The people still have the same local dialects, they are still Northern in look and feel , etc. More hurried, less manners, bad traffic/drivers, etc.

In any place in the South you would hard pressed to find anyone under 70 with a TRUE Southern accent- no matter what the local variation. In the North many of the young people still have those accents.

Young people in the South simply do not have much Southern accent at all.

Not to mention- the South is becoming more Northern in parts- (Virgina has already lost Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads), Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte- not very Southern like they used to be.

Is this because more Northerners move South, than Southerners move North?

Why does it seem the Northern culture and attitude seems to predominate- even in the South?

Inquiring minds would like to know.
Two word answer: migration patterns.

In the last 25 years, far more people have moved from the north to the south than vice-versa.
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Old 02-14-2009, 01:24 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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The south has amazing food. I am assuming that person was kidding.

okra, however, is the nastiest shriveled runt of a vegetable I have ever had the misfortune of eating. Tastes like broccoli that has been sitting in festering ass for a few weeks.

Still, with that foul exception, southern food RULES


....Bagels are pretty much all I ever eat for breakfast.
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Old 02-14-2009, 02:03 PM
 
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okra, however, is the nastiest shriveled runt of a vegetable I have ever had the misfortune of eating. Tastes like broccoli that has been sitting in festering ass for a few weeks.
Them's fightin' words, yankee!

Just kidding of course, but it really does sound like your experience with okra isn't of the classic "Southern fried" variety. For one thing, it has nothing at all in common with broccoli!

Out of curiosity, when/where/how have you had it...?


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Old 02-14-2009, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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Bojangles really has very few locations that are outside of maybe a 200-300 mile radius of Charlotte. There are many parts of "the South" where if you mentioned Bojangles, people wouldn't know what you are talking about.
We have Bojangles in Virginia. Some around Colonial Heights area. And also down in Georgia too.
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Old 02-14-2009, 06:00 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Sweetheart, the south is not and never will be known for good food. The north is the epicentre of all things "food" related in this nation-- gourmet food, restaurants, delis, cultural diversity, et cetera.
SURELY you jest.....I mean surely. New Orleans by itself is enough.
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Old 02-14-2009, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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The South is very well known for its amazing food. Not the ONLY region known, but a major one.
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