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Chicago 52 35.37%
Paris 95 64.63%
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Baldock, hertfordshire, England
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Chicago looks as impressive as new york from afar...its dead though. None of the buzz of NYC. I think people must keep to the suburbs whenever they can.
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:59 PM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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This may be a stereotypical view but it is quite outdated... by a decade, if not more. The truth is that London has a very exciting restaurant scene, as evidenced by its high number of Michelin stars (comparable to NY and rapidly catching up with Paris). You can argue that Paris is still better, but to say that London "lacks good cuisine" shows that you just dont know what you are talking about.

London could overtake Paris, Michelin editor says - Telegraph
"The capital has a total of 60 starred restaurants, including four with three stars and eight with two stars. Paris has 77 starred restaurants, including 10 with three stars and 17 with two stars."
Possibly it's exciting for those who have money enough for dinning in these high-class restaurants, which is not my case. I talk about the average restaurants. However, maybe I would be biased. The breakfast from the hotel where I stayed when I travelled to London, in 2010, caused me shivers with that sort of eggs, beans, bacon, spiced sauces... I know it's the general breakfast in Britain, but for someone who use to drink only coffee and milk and orange juice, and eat only cheese breads or some sort of cakes in the breakfast, it's really weird. And for lunch and dinner, possibly I had bad luck, because the food was almost unsalted. Well... only personal opinions and some bias due to my non-anglo heritage.

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Old 01-29-2013, 06:21 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Chicago looks as impressive as new york from afar...its dead though. None of the buzz of NYC. I think people must keep to the suburbs whenever they can.
Who told you this crazy nonsense?
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:26 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Possibly it's exciting for those who have money enough for dinning in these high-class restaurants, which is not my case. I talk about the average restaurants. However, maybe I would be biased. The breakfast from the hotel where I stayed when I travelled to London, in 2010, caused me shivers with that sort of eggs, beans, bacon, spiced sauces... I know it's the general breakfast in Britain, but for someone who use to drink only coffee and milk and orange juice, and eat only cheese breads or some sort of cakes in the breakfast, it's really weird. And for lunch and dinner, possibly I had bad luck, because the food was almost unsalted. Well... only personal opinions and some bias due to my non-anglo heritage.
You shouldn't be jumping to conclusions about London's cuisine based on one bad breakfast that you got at your (I am guessing) less than stellar hotel. In fact, in my experience its quite easy to find great food in London, across many different cuisines and often at very reasonable prices.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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Chicago is a great city but it's not in the same league as Paris. New York City and Los Angeles are the only two U.S. cities that can legitimately rival Paris.
If you let this out, your post would be valid. LA? Are you ****ing serious? LOL!
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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Chicago looks as impressive as new york from afar...its dead though. None of the buzz of NYC. I think people must keep to the suburbs whenever they can.
Um, no. You have to be ****ing kidding me. Come in the summer. It's pretty damn lively here in the summer. IN the winter it's not nearly as lively, but there's still areas where people are out until 4am and 5am regardless of how ****ty it is out.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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Um, no. You have to be ****ing kidding me. Come in the summer. It's pretty damn lively here in the summer. IN the winter it's not nearly as lively, but there's still areas where people are out until 4am and 5am regardless of how ****ty it is out.
Stop the lies or the false claims i used to live in a high rise in chicago and it was well and alive even during the winter. Nyc is the same way
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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Chicago looks as impressive as new york from afar...its dead though. None of the buzz of NYC. I think people must keep to the suburbs whenever they can.
Read the post above
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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Stop the lies or the false claims i used to live in a high rise in chicago and it was well and alive even during the winter. Nyc is the same way
I said it's not *as* alive, I didn't say it's dead, and when I say that, I mean the streets too and park spaces. It's never dead in Chicago at the restaurants, bars, etc. I live in a high rise "downtown" (RN/GC) too and I'm out all the time... The difference comes with the people hanging outside at restaurants, parks, etc. It happens more in the summer than the winter (I can't think of many places with outdoor seating in the winter here and the two I can think of aren't technically outdoors). People are out and about at all times of the year, but the streets and some park areas are less busy in the colder months. Once it's warm out, everyone is out and the cafes/restaurants with sidewalk seating is full
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Baldock, hertfordshire, England
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Um, no. You have to be ****ing kidding me. Come in the summer. It's pretty damn lively here in the summer. IN the winter it's not nearly as lively, but there's still areas where people are out until 4am and 5am regardless of how ****ty it is out.
I did go in the summer! The whole place was like the city of London (business district). People shuffle in during the weekdays to the office, then shuffle out again. This was in 2002, maybe city living has taken off since then. The pier was a bit busier, but still dead compared to any medium european city.
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