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Let's dump the rank order list of US cities (at least for one thread) and come up with a thread that allows all cities to reach for the stars!

What American cities (hopefully not part of the usual top-of-the-list crowd) are the best (be it fact or opinion) in whatever categories you wish to list.

i.e. New Orleans is the most festive US city; also the most distinctive personality

No city in the US can reinvent itself so quickly, completely, and successfully as Vegas.

Boston is the most civilized and cultured of US cities.
 

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Philadelphia: best philly cheese steak city ;)
Chicago : Best Chicago Deep Dish city ;)
New York City: Best Strip Steak city ;)
Tampa Bay : Best Cuban Sandwhich city ;)
Boston: Best Clam Chowdah city ;)
 

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Michigan Avenue said:
Chicago- Best baseball fans.
Ehhh, I dunno about that one. Best Hot Dogs though for sure.

LosAngelesSportsFan said:
LA

Best Mexican Food (maybe best food period)
Best Weather
Best Hamburgers (Tommy's, In/Out, FatBurger,etc)
Best Car City
Best city for a convertable
San Diego could claim a few of those too. Definately lots of great Mexican food in San Diego and LA, although I've found that pretty much every large city nowadays has good authentic Mexican food. It's just that there's lots of it in So Cal. Best hamburgers, sure, I'll give you that. I don't think any other city has Tommy's and In & Out and Fat Burger. I think Tommy's is only in LA.
 

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Pluto said:
Philadelphia: the most underated American city and the largest, most modern, colonial city.
Underated and modern yes. But isn't New York city a colonial city? Therefore New York City should be the largest.
 

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The anti-cheesehead said:
Ehhh, I dunno about that one. Best Hot Dogs though for sure.



San Diego could claim a few of those too. Definately lots of great Mexican food in San Diego and LA, although I've found that pretty much every large city nowadays has good authentic Mexican food. It's just that there's lots of it in So Cal. Best hamburgers, sure, I'll give you that. I don't think any other city has Tommy's and In & Out and Fat Burger. I think Tommy's is only in LA.
Your right, SD can claim a couple of those as well. We are all SO CAL, and we have much in common.
 

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How about:

most symbolized by a single structure: St. Louis (Gateway Arch).

I don't think there is any US city that has one such dominant structure, tied in with so much of the city's image, used in virtually all promotional StL materials.

StL=Gateway Arch in a way that never would be true with SF & the GG Bridge, NY and the Statue of Liberty, or any other such relationships.

Even SA shows the river walk as much as it shows the Alamo.
 

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How did we miss Seattle and coffee?

Cincinnati for chili?

KC for BBQ?

Baltimore for water front redevelopment?

Jacksonville (I believe) for square mileage.

Indy for interest and promotion of college sports

Vegas for hotel rooms and conventions (ouch! used to be Chgo)
 
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