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Old 10-16-2009, 08:05 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Which city wins on the "authentic" ethnic foods restaurants, ie. those that are not "Americanized," for example Jamaican, Moroccan, Persian, Cuban?
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Old 10-16-2009, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Which city wins on the "authentic" ethnic foods restaurants, ie. those that are not "Americanized," for example Jamaican, Moroccan, Persian, Cuban?
In my experiance, it depends on the type of food. .

In Houston, you will find better Cuban, Jamaican, Central and South American (other than Mexican, Tex-Mex, and Salvadorian which exist in Large numbers both places), and Filipino food.

In Dallas you will find better Korean and Persian food.

In both cities you will find ample and delicious offereings of Vietnamese, Chinese, Indian, Pakistani, Salvadoran, Mexican, Tex-Mex, and Thai.
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Old 10-16-2009, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Dallas might be slower paced, but one are it isnt is fashion. Dallas is uber trendy and fashionable. Moreso than Houston. Houston is too laid back to be trendy. Dallas keeps up with the fashion trends very closely.
I agree with this. When I was in Dallas I never observed any tacky dressed people, and I was down in the Ledbetter area.
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Old 10-16-2009, 10:14 AM
 
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True. People from Dallas are more loud and country than Houston people. I'm loud and countryish myself lol

is that true, because people from HOUSTON said that.
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Old 10-16-2009, 10:23 AM
 
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Dallas might be slower paced, but one are it isnt is fashion. Dallas is uber trendy and fashionable. Moreso than Houston. Houston is too laid back to be trendy. Dallas keeps up with the fashion trends very closely.
yes, i heard that alot, that Dallas keeps up more than Houston, but Houston looks more urban, but is more laid back in style and clothes but also very alternative than Dallas.
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Old 10-16-2009, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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is that true, because people from HOUSTON said that.
1. I'm not from Houston.
2. It's because I said it.

As far as one city being more fashionable than the other; kill it. Neither is more stylish than the other. I see the same style and fashion in both cities.
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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1. I'm not from Houston.
2. It's because I said it.

As far as one city being more fashionable than the other; kill it. Neither is more stylish than the other. I see the same style and fashion in both cities.
I would say Dallas is more fashionable. Dallas is alot more dressy. Whenever I go out in Houston, people are just wearing what they seem to be comfortable with. In Dallas, they buy the most expensive clothes they can find and dress up to go everywhere. Dallas also keeps up with the fashion trends better than anywhere else Ive seen in Texas.

Its the reason my mother loves Dallas and my father hates Dallas. All about fashion.
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:05 AM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Which city wins on the "authentic" ethnic foods restaurants, ie. those that are not "Americanized," for example Jamaican, Moroccan, Persian, Cuban?
Overall? Houston.
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Old 10-16-2009, 04:36 PM
 
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Having grown up in Dallas I was shocked the non-grooming and dressing of Houston when I moved there (of course this was just after four years of SMU during the preppy handbook days).

There were a lot of things I enjoyed about Houston (oil boom days) but I definitely felt overdressed there. People would ask why I was 'dressed up' and I would just say, I was going to another party later or something..then after a bit I wore down and said, "I have my standards!".

I'm sure they thought I was a Dallas snob.
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Old 10-16-2009, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Having grown up in Dallas I was shocked the non-grooming and dressing of Houston when I moved there (of course this was just after four years of SMU during the preppy handbook days).

There were a lot of things I enjoyed about Houston (oil boom days) but I definitely felt overdressed there. People would ask why I was 'dressed up' and I would just say, I was going to another party later or something..then after a bit I wore down and said, "I have my standards!".

I'm sure they thought I was a Dallas snob.
Lol I think you're exaggerating a bit. Houstonians are neither undergroomed or underdressed. If anything, Dallasites are OVERdressed, which isn't always appealing.

And if you were down there sharing those types of ideas then no offense but I could understand how they might view you as a snob.

I think folks in DC and many Atlantans dress better than Dallasites honestly.
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