Just had a lot of recent conversations that really boil my blood re: how conservative we are, how we're so backwater we think Oishii's great sushi or Regina's great pizza or whatever. "Compared to NY" or "compared to SF" blah blah. I'm not saying it's not true; to a great extent it is (putting aside the fact that, as many like MC Slim have pointed out, the comparison is somewhat skewed by our smaller size). BUT. I'd like to think we've got something to offer that other cities simply don't. Am I wrong? If you moved somewhere else tomorrow, what dishes/places/chefs/experiences do you think you would suddenly start waxing poetic/bragging about to your new friends?
Sigh. Just depressed hence curious.