stillwater wrote: skri65 wrote: toothbrush wrote:
AlanShore wrote:haha yeah im not sure... we like our cafe culture. i wish some more local/independently owned coffee shops/cafes would replace them.
So I was talking to my GF about this and I concluded that boston, in comparison to NYC, is bland in flavors. We ate at a shawarma place in boston and it was really plain with like grilled chicken and stuff ( we thought it was fantastic btw). Then we tried to relive the experience in Queens and WOOOF that shit was authentic flavors and shit (wayyy too much for us)
Was I right in saying that Boston is vanilla flavored everything ?
There's nothing I hate more than people judging a city without spending any real time there. Go to the North End and you'll see what I mean.
if you are trying to compare Boston with NYC, then, ya, Boston is going to fall flat every time.
I'm not going to go there, but it completely depends on what you want out of a city, what you value. NYC is an absolutely enormous city, so you're going to find "more" in NYC. But again, there's many ways in which Boston trumps NYC, and that's why I'd much rather (and do) live in Boston. FYI, I've lived in both NYC and Boston.
The BU area is very vanilla, especially in comparison with parts of NYC. There's a common misconception from people that go to BU who think the BU area is all that Boston has to offer. The BU area, with exception of Fenway, is my least favorite area of Boston.