New York Vs. The World
New York Vs. The World
Over the last few months, I’ve been reading a lot of different Facebook groups, food blogs, and review sites to get ideas of places I might want to try and review. While I have curated a good list of restaurants for eating at, take-out, or delivery. You’ll get to hear about those places in different posts as you continue to read this blog.
However one of the things I found to be very consistent was how many New Yorkers were in these different sites and groups. They apparently have relocated to South Florida and now either live here full-time or part-time. Hey, who can blame them since we have some of the best weather in the world here year-round.
One theme seemed to be coming through loud and clear in their messages and posts. That theme was that nothing compares to New York in their minds. Interesting thoughts, since they decided to leave the city they love so much. There is a not subtle arrogance that seems to come across in their comments as well.
So where can you find the best Chinees Food? Well, nothing down here compares to New York. At least that is what these self-proclaimed foodies things.
How about the best pizza in South Florida? Well, you need to go to New York in order to get the best pizza. Even the so-called NY-style places can’t compare. At least that is what the posts and comments seem to say.
They even try to venture into other cities’ foods like the Philly Cheese Steak. The funny thing is that most of the places they try to compare it against are actually tourist traps like the two famous ones down in South Philly. No true Philadelphian will ever claim those are the best.
I hate to tell them, but I personally don’t find the Chinese food in one city versus another to really be all that different. And I have traveled all over and lived in numerous places over the year. Pizza is not better in one city vs another either. It is definitely different from local restaurant to local restaurant, but that is mainly due to the tomato sauce, spices, seasonings, quality of toppings, and cheeses. The dough can make a difference as well, but again it’s based on the ingredients that are used to make it.
While many people think that only their local or regional flavors can be made in their home city/state, you can actually get just as good and same tasting meals anywhere you go in the country. It might take some time to find a place that caters to your taste, but please do not try to say that only New York has good food. I mean, after all, they have the worst hot dogs anywhere in the world.
And if you prefer the food from your home town or city, then maybe you should have stayed back there. Don’t come to another city and complain that nothing comes close. It’s time to open up your taste buds and your horizons and enjoy the food wherever you reside in the world. And just because you are from New York, doesn’t mean you know anything about food.
Keep eating and enjoy the world of food!