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Less evolved. More ethnic. Actually, Bayless' food is very unevolved and ethnic in a great way (and others in Chicago are great but overly evolved), but still, I meant more ethnic restaurants.

Examples (in the Bay Area) to try?
post #122 of 198
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Less evolved. More ethnic. Actually, Bayless' food is very unevolved and ethnic in a great way (and others in Chicago are great but overly evolved), but still, I meant more ethnic restaurants.

Matt, you can get mexican in chicago that you would think you had picked up in a small place in a niehgborhood of mexico city. not only that, you can get food like that in maybe 50 places around the city, at precies not a whole lot more than you would pay in mexico city.
post #123 of 198
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Maybe this? vvv
Yes, that is what I meant. I was comparing Chicago Mexican food, about which I am obviously mistaken, to the exotic locales of Oakland, San Francisco, and San Jose.
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Matt, you can get mexican in chicago that you would think you had picked up in a small place in a niehgborhood of mexico city. not only that, you can get food like that in maybe 50 places around the city, at precies not a whole lot more than you would pay in mexico city.
Clearly I am mistaken. I take it back.
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Examples (in the Bay Area) to try?
Depends on what you want. La Palma is probably the best IMO. Also La Taqueria is excellent, and not really what its name would suggest. Dona Tomas in Oakland is great, too.
post #124 of 198
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Matt, you can get mexican in chicago that you would think you had picked up in a small place in a niehgborhood of mexico city. not only that, you can get food like that in maybe 50 places around the city, at precies not a whole lot more than you would pay in mexico city.

GT, can you post some more of your favorites in KWilk's thread?
post #125 of 198
Sorry, but I have a really hard time believing there is not a single decent Indian restaurant in the five boroughs of New York City and only 3 hallowed grounds in the United States.

So this entire thread has devolved to eats and real estate values. Pretty limited analysis.
post #126 of 198
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Depends on what you want. La Palma is probably the best IMO. Also La Taqueria is excellent, and not really what its name would suggest. Dona Tomas in Oakland is great, too.

I wanted to try and understand what you mean. I'm in the Mission on occasion and will hit up La Palma.
post #127 of 198
Back on topic. Chicago frequently smells of chocolate. There is a factory upwind of downtown that makes the entire area smell like fresh baked brownies. Chicago's architecture is also splendid. It is, overall, much more beautiful than New York, and the character of, for example LaSalle or South Michigan is unmatched.
post #128 of 198
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Clearly I am mistaken. I take it back.



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no problem, I am guessing that when a person comes into chicago for business good basic mexican isn't what he is looking for, when you live here it is different.





let me point out - for much of my life I considered NYC the cultural capital of the world, and I probrably still do in many ways. one thing that has definatly changed is my opinion of the availability of a wide range of good food in nyc, I found that disapointing.
post #129 of 198
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GT, can you post some more of your favorites in KWilk's thread?

sure, let me find kwik's thread
post #130 of 198
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Yes, that is what I meant. I was comparing Chicago Mexican food, about which I am obviously mistaken, to the exotic locales of Oakland, San Francisco, and San Jose.
I thought your wife was Mexican? Probably another thing I misundertood...
post #131 of 198
I just linked to it above. Also, Matt, if you've got a favorite Mexican place or two in San Jose, I'd appreciate you posting them. I'm there frequently, and so far, haven't had too much luck. (Vietnamese, on the other hand... dayamn.)
post #132 of 198
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I thought your wife was Mexican? Probably another thing I misundertood...

Half, though she grew up away from the Mexican side. I've not spent much ime in Mexico, and she isn't that good a cook, so I'm just referring to food from CA. She did grow up in San Jose, and so I will ask her for recs.
post #133 of 198
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It's all the promiscuity. Sex ratio is much more favorable to men in NYC. If you are a single dude, NY > Chicago.

So you are saying that NYC is better because there are more prematurely aged, wrinkly faced women to have sex with?

And to be fair, I have started to notice this aging in a lot of major cities around the world, including Chicago. But not to the extent of NYC.

I have come to prefer smaller cities due to the quality of the women.
post #134 of 198
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Sorry, but I have a really hard time believing there is not a single decent Indian restaurant in the five boroughs of New York City and only 3 hallowed grounds in the United States.

So this entire thread has devolved to eats and real estate values. Pretty limited analysis.

Decent. Yes. Good, no? At least nothing that I would consider being close to being good authentic Indian anyways.

Also, I am sure there is other good Indian food in the US, but I haven't been to all the big cities in the US nor have I tried all the possible restaurants. The probability of any average restaurant in the US serving good food is small however.
post #135 of 198
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Originally Posted by mr. magoo View Post
Sorry, but I have a really hard time believing there is not a single decent Indian restaurant in the five boroughs of New York City and only 3 hallowed grounds in the United States.

So this entire thread has devolved to eats and real estate values. Pretty limited analysis.

like he said^ sure, descent, but not that good.


if people are going to eat crap, why go to the problem of really cooking food well? that's the issue. most indian families have at least somebody who will get up at dawn to start making dinner, so you are looking at basic food that might take 15-18 hours to cook a meal. who wants to do taht kind of labor for 7.95 a dish, when the market will pay the same for crappy food?
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