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Aug 12, 2009 04:15 PM

One city in the US for food, and one city in the entire world for food

OK 2 questions that beg to be answered. live for ever in one city in the us and one in the rest of the world . and why would you choose them

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  1. This is hard. Okay, for the U.S. I guess it would be NYC, for its variety of cuisines, both high and low.

    Internationally---Hong Kong, for the same reason.

    1. San Francisco - it would be New York but for the lack of Mexican; and it would be LA but for the overall ambiance.

      Bangkok - because I could eat really well there and quickly get to Vientiane, Hanoi, Saigon, Calcutta, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul ... It would be Vientiane, if transport were not so much more complex than Bangkok.

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        1. re: babette feasts

          It is hard for me to believe that somewhere in all the buroughs there isn't Mexican food as good as the one or twogood places in San Francisco.....

          1. re: susancinsf

            Sure, there are plenty of really good Mexican places in the boroughs, especially in Queens.

            1. re: E Eto

              i ate at el paso last night, and it was pretty damned good. and the taco truck on 60th and 3rd blew my socks off (and got the approval of the mexican professora i was eating with)

          2. re: babette feasts

            Agreed - Sam is right! (This is speaking only of the food, as these are not my preferred cities to live in!)

          3. re: Sam Fujisaka

            I hate LA so much, but then most native San Franciscans do. Really, getting anywhere here is so difficult, that I'd give it a miss.

            1. re: pikawicca

              >>I hate LA so much, but then most native San Franciscans do.<<

              You all must be masochists - there are so many Frisco-ites in LA that bemoan my home town yet live here anyway - why? I crack up at how folks from other cities/states/countries claim that their home is so much better, yet end up here. If for what ever reason one decides to live in LA, why not be part of the solution instead of the problem? :)

              1. re: pikawicca

                I've lived in both places, and both have their own set of challenges. When it comes to food, I still prefer LA, especially for Chinese and Mexican food. And I don't think there are that many native San Franciscans (or Angelenos for that matter)--it seems most have moved there from elsewhere.

            2. LA for the food and weather

              Lima for the food.

                  1. re: bulavinaka

                    I'm editing my US choice. If I can stretch the OP's choosing of city to region, it would be the the communities north of the San Francisco Bay Area. Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties offer amazing choices for appreciative eaters. The focus on quality is so apparent throughout the chain, from farms, ranches, and vineyards, to breweries, wineries, bakeries, restaurants and other makers and suppliers. So many in this general region consider artisan-quality not to be something to be achieved, but rather a starting point from which to build their reputation on. Another big asset of this region is that, in general, folks around here are really really nice.