I read so many postings about various subjects which hold NYC up as the gourmet standard for certain cuisines or food items. I lived in NYC for many years, and yes, it has great deli, and cheese shops and everything in between, but that doesn't mean that Boston (and other cities for that matter) don't also have great deli, etc...perhaps it's not as abundant and it may taste different but great nonetheless. I've watched Boston grow from a two-cuisine town with nary a gourmet shop in site to one of the hottest culinary spots on the map. I think that it does us an injustice to judge the value of our chow against any city which may or may not be better...to be sure, it's different...but isn't a love of difference common to many chowhounds? Let's celebrate the best of Boston by comparing it to Boston!