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View Poll Results: Best food city after NYC?
Los Angeles 46 22.44%
Chicago 53 25.85%
Washington DC 5 2.44%
San Francisco/Bay Area 26 12.68%
Dallas-Fort Worth 5 2.44%
Philadelphia 25 12.20%
Houston 18 8.78%
Atlanta 6 2.93%
Miami 7 3.41%
Boston 4 1.95%
Other 10 4.88%
Voters: 205. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 03-16-2012, 02:09 PM
 
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Since NYC is the unquestionable #1 food city in the United States, I was wondering what would be the best out of the next group of major cities considered to have the best food options?

Criteria:

Higher End?
Mid Range?
Lower End?
Ethnic Foods?
Distinct Local Cuisine?
Ingredients?
Anything else?
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:14 PM
 
Location: The City
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Is either Chicago or SF IMHO; personally would be hard pressed to argue against either

Gladly food at many levels has increased in many cities and places like LA, Philly, Houston etc. all offer exceptional quality and diverse selections at many levels as well.

So many great cities in the US to eat...
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:16 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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New Orleans should get at least an honorary mention.

Also, answer's probably Los Angeles. More so if you somehow lumped Las Vegas into it (which is basically a playground for Los Angeles).
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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IMO this is a battle between San Fran, Chicago and Philly
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:19 PM
 
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IMO this is a battle between San Fran, Chicago and Philly

As much as the food scene has propelled in Philly; Chicago and SF are ahead of Philly in this regard; LA probably as well overall
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:22 PM
 
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I actually can't see how someone can reasonably choose SF over LA, considering the natural advantages are just the same, except LA is way more populated and has more of everything.

Though I'd put Chicago ahead of both of them simply because Chicago has more originality behind its food.
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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As much as the food scene has propelled in Philly; Chicago and SF are ahead of Philly in this regard; LA probably as well overall
I can agree with this.
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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IMO this is a battle between San Fran, Chicago and Philly
For fine dining yes.. I think the conversation changes depending on what kind of food city you are looking for.

Personally I cannot afford to go to Michelin Guide restaurants more than once every two years or so. IMO mid-range and low-range restaurants are much more important.

The Bay Area sounds like a good call for second, though the cities you mentioned plus LA are all in the running.
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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For fine dining yes.. I think the conversation changes depending on what kind of food city you are looking for.

Personally I cannot afford to go to Michelin Guide restaurants more than once every two years or so. IMO mid-range and low-range restaurants are much more important.

The Bay Area sounds like a good call for second, though the cities you mentioned plus LA are all in the running.
Yes, I forgot to add LA. I think LA will be in the running as well.
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Yes, I forgot to add LA. I think LA will be in the running as well.
If anything for sheer quantity.
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