I’m especially struck by her statement, “everywhere I went in L.A. the food was amazing: fresh, tasty, and good for you.” Doris, how did you miss all the fantastic LA food that is not quite as good for you? Like the hundreds of outstanding taco stands, or the 24-hour tofu houses / pho restaurants? Or, for that matter, Philippe’s?
Overall though, I think she hits a lot of the big points between the two cities. But the L.A. depicted and compared isn’t quite the same as the L.A. I show my visiting friends from Vancouver, and it reminds me – this is a city that can appear differently to everyone, depending on what you’re looking for, where you’re exploring it from, and who’s showing it to you.
So I invite you all to comment: do you think that Doris hits the right notes in her comparisons, or is there more that could have changed how she compared NYC to Los Angeles?