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stamfoodie Aug 6, 2012 06:00 AM

Even beats NYC for restaurant density. Providence #8,

"Trulia Reveals Top Cities for Eating and Drinking"


Headline a bit misleading since it's quantity not quality that's being counted.

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  1. kattyeyes RE: stamfoodie Aug 6, 2012 07:14 AM

    "Headline a bit misleading since it's quantity not quality that's being counted." HA HA, so true! I thought the exact same as I read your post, nevermind the faux, 'scuse me, Fox headline. ;) See, this is why I hate statistics. What an odd article!

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      makko RE: stamfoodie Aug 7, 2012 10:08 PM

      This article is bogus from the very start. Their premise is "Top Cities for Eating Out" but, they include Fairfield County & Long Island, neither of which are cities. Typical "dumbed down" article.

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        temilove RE: makko Aug 8, 2012 04:05 AM

        Hi!... If you read that article, it was printed in 2010!!! ( WAKE UP!!! ) . There are many other towns with better "eating "establishments.. Have a nice day!!!!

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          makko RE: temilove Aug 8, 2012 11:21 AM

          Not correct.
          This article was printed 3Aug 2012 using 2010 data.

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            kattyeyes RE: makko Aug 8, 2012 12:43 PM

            You're right, makko. Perhaps, temilove is the one who needs to "( WAKE UP!!! )". ;P

            I agree with you, btw, this article is flawed from the get-go. "Hmm, destination dining--San Francisco or...Fairfield County? Oh, what to choose? What to choose?" ;) I guess it was supposed to serve as comic relief for those who know better.

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              mla19 RE: kattyeyes Aug 8, 2012 01:22 PM

              phew. so glad to see this chain! CTBites sent a tweet linking to the article and saying "we agree!" and i pretty much gasped. the words "fairfield county", "top" and "eating" don't belong in the same sentence together. EVER.

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        discounteggroll RE: stamfoodie Aug 13, 2012 12:21 AM

        We beat boston, that's a plus, eh comrades? Other than that, this article holds no weight whatsoever.

        1. CapeCodGuy RE: stamfoodie Aug 13, 2012 04:43 AM

          Agree that it's a worthless article, and it's not even correct given it's own stupid criteria. Barnstable County (Cape Cod essentially) has 95,000 households being served by 1100 restaurants. That's 116 per 10,000 households or roughly 4x that of Fairfield County and 3x that of San Francisco. Not even close. (.....not to say I wouldn't rather eat in SF)

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