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    Quote Originally Posted by Beadle View Post
    So Texas has 4 of the worst ten BBQs in the States and none of the best ten? Damn. Austin and Dallas presumably get to brag about being mediocre.

    And Florida is like a Bad-BBQ-o-meter gauge. At the bottom of the scale you have Miami with great BBQ, at the top you have Jacksonville with terrible BBQ, and Orlando somewhere in between.
    Although some aspects may be broad strokes accurate, it seems that this was more a case of weird metric/data collection lol

    Bc they did the whole thing based on TripAdvisor.com average scores

    On another topic: 1 day until we revisit ME in remastered form
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    Quote Originally Posted by Postmania View Post



    Intereeeesting
    who ever made that list needs to come down here and say it.

    you don't talk shit about texas Q and expect us to take it.

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    DC's Festival of Heroes has Cassandra Cain, Batgirl (not 'Orphan) on the front cover, full-out in her old costume complete with belt.

    ^_^

    Edit: and the writer of Cass's first story in the issue seems to have actually read the original series, because her narrative actually sounds like it used to. O_o Also, she's Batgirl in this story as well. Outstanding.

    Edit 2: Cripes, they have old-school Connor Hawke in the issue. What is this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by master of read View Post
    who ever made that list needs to come down here and say it.

    you don't talk shit about texas Q and expect us to take it.
    It's an aggregation of average review scores from TripAdvisor, there's no individual person who made or curated the list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by master of read View Post
    who ever made that list needs to come down here and say it.

    you don't talk shit about texas Q and expect us to take it.
    ...out of curiosity, what would happen to such a person?

    Edit: *looks at the maps* Not like the difference is huge between 'best' and 'worst' on the maps. Like...3.9 versus 4.2.
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    "[Kent] Nelson was nearly invariably presented as the guy who, barring the Spectre, made everyone else generally gasp and go "Doctor Fate don't shiv, he balls nasty.", even Superman." - Pendaran

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    Quote Originally Posted by Postmania View Post
    On another topic: 1 day until we revisit ME in remastered form
    I hope it gets more people playing the old multiplayer again (yes, I'm purchasing Legendary despite the lack of multiplayer). I keep seeing the same faces, and too many of them are too busy grubbing for points to actually do teamwork/objectives. Annoying; that costs everyone credits.

    ...you on Xbox or PS?
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    "[Kent] Nelson was nearly invariably presented as the guy who, barring the Spectre, made everyone else generally gasp and go "Doctor Fate don't shiv, he balls nasty.", even Superman." - Pendaran

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpandpointies View Post
    ...out of curiosity, what would happen to such a person?

    Edit: *looks at the maps* Not like the difference is huge between 'best' and 'worst' on the maps. Like...3.9 versus 4.2.
    Yeah, but to Cthulhu’s point, there is a rating gap of only 0.49 points between the #1 BBQ in the whole US and the 2nd worst.

    And then a further whole 0.22 points between the 2nd worst in the whole US and whatever congealed fossil fuel-based product they’re disguising as BBQ in Anchorage.

    That’s quite bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beadle View Post
    Yeah, but to Cthulhu’s point, there is a rating gap of only 0.49 points between the #1 BBQ in the whole US and the 2nd worst.

    And then a further whole 0.22 points between the 2nd worst in the whole US and whatever congealed fossil fuel-based product they’re disguising as BBQ in Anchorage.

    That’s quite bad.
    What are you saying, Beadle? ^_^

    ...congealed, fossil fuel product, whooo, does that bring back memories. Sadly, of work, not of crap BBQ. I haven't had BBQ in so long I can't even remember the flavor thank god.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beadle View Post
    So Texas has 4 of the worst ten BBQs in the States and none of the best ten? Damn. Austin and Dallas presumably get to brag about being mediocre.
    Good at lying, too.

    "Everything's bigger in Texas," my relatives bellow. Only for me to slap down a photo of Alaska containing 2.5 Texas', and a Moose that weighs 1,600lbs.

    Texas screams loudest, to help it sleep at night. Alaska merely watches... and waits. It is my Dead City.

    And Florida is like a Bad-BBQ-o-meter gauge. At the bottom of the scale you have Miami with great BBQ, at the top you have Jacksonville with terrible BBQ, and Orlando somewhere in between.
    Can't speak to Florida, but this makes sense based on their news.

    Quote Originally Posted by Beadle View Post
    Yeah, but to Cthulhu’s point, there is a rating gap of only 0.49 points between the #1 BBQ in the whole US and the 2nd worst.

    And then a further whole 0.22 points between the 2nd worst in the whole US and whatever congealed fossil fuel-based product they’re disguising as BBQ in Anchorage.

    That’s quite bad.
    Last time I ate at the 'best' BBQ in Anchorage it was dry, bland, and overpriced.

    Also, if you look at TripAdvisor you'll see that the #1, #2, and #3 restaurant are the same place just different locations. The #4 spot is...

    A Gyro place.
    Yeah, but if you... man, we're getting into weird analogy territory, like if you disintegrated Superman's arms he wouldn't be able to go "fool! Little did you know that my arms and I are one and can be remade from me!" and will his arms back into being from pure nothingness. - Pendaran

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    I remember Alton Brown saying in his experience that cities known for a certain cuisine often have a lot of meh and bad examples of it, since tourists are looking specifically for it a lot of places can capitalize on it without having to expend effort in it. Finding recommendations from locals is the way to go

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiromi View Post
    I remember Alton Brown saying in his experience that cities known for a certain cuisine often have a lot of meh and bad examples of it, since tourists are looking specifically for it a lot of places can capitalize on it without having to expend effort in it. Finding recommendations from locals is the way to go
    Years ago my wife and I were in Pisa. We got lost looking for a heavily-recommended restaurant from Lonely Planet or some such (mainly because my wife, who literally does not understand the concept of geography - no exaggeration - insisted angrily that she could navigate us there until eventually, after we’d walked about five miles, I made her give me the map, much to her annoyance, at which point I saw instantly that she was actually using a map of Florence). By this point we were starving and stumbled across this grubby, understated little back-street restaurant that was full of locals rather than tourists, so we went in.

    Food? Amazing.

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    Another example of my wife’s geographical prowess is as follows.

    Me: “I’m going to a meeting in Andover tomorrow.”
    Her: “In Andover?”
    Me: “Yes.”
    Her: “When are you coming back?”
    Me: “Tomorrow afternoon. Why?”
    Her: “You’re going all the way to Andover and back in a day?”
    Me: “Err, yes...?”
    Her: “Wait a minute - where is Andover?”
    Me: “Roughly halfway between Basingstoke and Winchester.”
    Her: “Oh. I thought it was in Germany. Like Eindhoven.”
    Me: *sigh* “... That’s in the Netherlands.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beadle View Post
    Years ago my wife and I were in Pisa. We got lost looking for a heavily-recommended restaurant from Lonely Planet or some such (mainly because my wife, who literally does not understand the concept of geography - no exaggeration - insisted angrily that she could navigate us there until eventually, after we’d walked about five miles, I made her give me the map, much to her annoyance, at which point I saw instantly that she was actually using a map of Florence). By this point we were starving and stumbled across this grubby, understated little back-street restaurant that was full of locals rather than tourists, so we went in.

    Food? Amazing.
    This was my experience in both Malta and Sicily. You find the places local people actually go to and avoid the more touristy spots and you find something nicer.

    Only downside is Malta has super-aggressive touts out front who are hard to shake off.

    Also, it's almost impossible to get bad wine in Austria. Just a tip there. The wines made in the country are really nice and super cheap.
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    The oft talked about breakfast place up here is probably the only example of a tourist pull that lives up to it (in Alaska anyways).
    Yeah, but if you... man, we're getting into weird analogy territory, like if you disintegrated Superman's arms he wouldn't be able to go "fool! Little did you know that my arms and I are one and can be remade from me!" and will his arms back into being from pure nothingness. - Pendaran

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    Here is a list from Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives of visited restaurants.

    This way you can see for yourself if a Restaurant is worth going to. Though not every restaurant in the US or elsewhere is listed.

    For example: The Best Restaurants in Houston

    and 8 Places You Need to Try On a Texas BBQ Road Trip

    As for Alaska: Food in the Last Frontier: What to Eat in Alaska
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