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Old 05-07-2019, 05:37 PM
 
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Texas BBQ is way better than Memphis/Kansas City BBQ.
Eh — personal taste. I like all kinds of BBQ: Texas, KC, Memphis, the different Carolina types. The best of these are all well worth eating. YMMV.

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However, Kansas City still has better BBQ than Oklahoma does.
No argument there. The only BBQ I had in OKC was an outpost of the Salt Lick (Texas style) at the airport. Apparently they’re gone now. It was good, actually, but not exactly indigenous and unique.

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New York is absolutely the best if you have the money for fine dining.
And even if you don’t. One can eat reasonably and very well in NYC at pizza places, delis, bagel shops, Chinese spots, and hot dog places like Gray’s Papaya.
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Old 05-07-2019, 06:27 PM
 
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And even if you don’t. One can eat reasonably and very well in NYC at pizza places, delis, bagel shops, Chinese spots, and hot dog places like Gray’s Papaya.
Gray's Papaya is great! Best hot dogs in the world. Katz’s Delicatessen is good too. Buy a salami for your boy in the Army!

Chinatown has tons of inexperience restaurants. Nom Wah has the best dim sum.

Arturo's Pizza is cheaper and wonderful. Patsy's is more expensive Italian.

Symposium has great Greek. The Shakespeare is British gastropub in The William hotel.

Then, there is the Russian Tea Room for more expensive tastes.

The Algonquin Hotel Times Square bar where famous writers included Robert Benchley, Dorothy Parker, Harold Ross, Robert E. Sherwood and Alexander Woollcott had their round table. The cocktail menu is amazing.

Streak houses like Keens, Smith & Wollensky and Gallaghers are great.

In fact, there are so many NYC restaurants I've only been to a few. I try to get to Mari Vanna for brunch once a year. Russian food prepared by Russians in NYC!

Texas BBQ is my choice. Out all of Texas, Dom's BBQ is my favorite
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Old 05-08-2019, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Switzerland/Ticino
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Only one city can be considered unique



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Old 05-08-2019, 02:42 AM
 
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Re BBQ, should add that it’s easy to list Kansas City and Memphis in such a city food list because they’re, well, cities. Both Texas and Carolina BBQ tend to be spread out, not concentrated in any one city.

The closest one can get respectively might be Lockhart (TX) and either Lexington or Columbia (for NC and SC).
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Old 05-08-2019, 02:51 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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We had a great time at Madame Tussaud’s. Wax museums are the only museums where they let you touch the display sit on the displays etc. I have a picture of Elton John patting my butt. I have a picture of Annie Leibovitz taking a picture of me. I sat on Ozzy Osbourne‘s lap. With a group of people, it’s a lot of fun. Just saying, I don’t think it’s anything NYC needs to apologize for. In my opinion the Empire State building was much more of a rip off.


Madame Tussauds was originally a woman who made wax death masks of those executed during the French Revolution. athe collection of death maks was later put on display at the Lyceum Theatre in London, and in 1835 Madame Tussaud with her sons, establishes a base in London at ‘The Baker Street Bazaar.’ Madame Tussaud died at her Baker Street home in 1850 leaving the museum to her sons.

History - Madame Tussauds

Today there are now Madame Tussaud's can be found in a lot of cities across the world, and The Tussauds Group is owned by Merlin Entertainments, a large British company, which is second only to Disney in terms of annual attendace to it's entertainment venues and theme parks.

List of amusement park rankings - Wikipedia

Merlin Entertainments - Wikipedia

Madame Tussaud's often has mixed reviews, however everone os entitled to there own opinion.

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Old 05-08-2019, 02:59 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Only one city can be considered unique
I like the way that a discussion about Paris, New York and London brings out all sorts of comparisons and contrasts with cities across the world.
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Old 05-08-2019, 05:07 AM
 
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I like the way that a discussion about Paris, New York and London brings out all sorts of comparisons and contrasts with cities across the world.
If we’re talking aesthetics, New York is very far down the list. I use New York as a service city. We head in, do our event, and leave. It’s usually one overnight. It’s really not the kind of city where I want to spend extended time relaxing and recharging. It’s a brash, vulgar place. It has world class everything but it lacks the soul of many other cities. With infinite money, I’d love to have a city apartment there but it wouldn’t be my primary address.

I’d put Rome, Paris, and London as my top 3 and in that ranked order.
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Old 05-08-2019, 06:37 AM
 
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I like the way that a discussion about Paris, New York and London brings out all sorts of comparisons and contrasts with cities across the world.


If you love Baroque style.. Rome is the 1st..









Tourists visiting Rome go to see Colisseum Vatican Pantheon ect ect.. they don't care to see Baroque palaces that are everywhere in Rome..


Rome itself is a open sky musem


Tourist visiting Paris go to see Eifel Tower and then ?.. Museum. and baroque palace along the streets..




Don't forget that Baroque was born in Rome
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Old 05-08-2019, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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That is my impression too. New York City is like a piece of Europe or a foreign country within America.

It is almost a little strange that the United States let the city get away with it. Slipped through the cracks, so to speak.

This is looking at things from the wrong end of the telescope. The rest of the U.S. didn't "let" NYC happen, as NYC pre-dates most of the rest of the U.S. as a settled area. It was the main urban model for many other U.S. cities which is reflected in their older sections where that type of built form was not actively destroyed. As recently as 50-60 years ago this was still fairly obvious if you toured the country's cities.


If anything, it's actually more accurate to say that much of the rest of the U.S. has lost its way in terms of city building.
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Old 05-08-2019, 10:04 AM
 
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Only one city can be considered unique

St. Petersburg is the Venice of the north.

Unfortunately, real Italians don't want to live in an expensive Disneyland with cruise ships dropping off hordes of tourist. Venice has more foreigners living and running/working businesses there.
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