Are Chinese "Restaurants" decreasing in your area?

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  1. muscmp

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    all restaurants are closing. lost the chinese place, vietnamese, my fav mexican place, the catering place, two sandwich shops and the deli restaurant. covid has taken its toll. too bad!

    play music!
     
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    We have a few run of the mill oriental food establishments here and a standout mom & pop place that is a hole in the wall but the food is top notch, sadly the owners are near retirement... Events over the the past year or so really rocked the restaurant businesses world no matter what was on the menu in some cases. A few places adapted and made do.
     
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    I can report that both the Buffet-style place and the take-out joint in our little village of 4,300 people are still open.

    I had to learn to make Indian, Sushi, and Caribbean food for myself after moving back here though. Getting a Sushi Bazooka really helped.
     
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    Never been to one on my own. I remember my mom liked one.
     
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    Rodgers & Hammerstein fought to keep this song in the show, despite it making some people uncomfortable

    https://www.npr.org/2014/05/19/308296815/six-words-youve-got-to-be-taught-intolerance

    From South Pacific -
    You've got to be taught
    To hate And fear
    You've got to be taught
    From year To year
    It's got to Be drummed in your dear little ear
    You've got to Be carefully Taught

    You've got to be taught
    To be Afraid
    Of people Who's eyes are oddly made
    And people who's skin is a different shade
    You've got to Be carefully Taught

    You've got to be taught
    Before it's too late
    Before you are six Or seven Or eight
    To hate all the people Your relatives hate
    You've got to Be carefully taught
    You've got to Be carefully taught


    the 1958 movie


    from Brotherhood Week 1952
     
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    Is there anything better than a great go-to local Chinese restaurant?
     
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    Come to San Antonio, I'll point you in the right direction.
     
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    Lived in the Alamo city for 2 years and still have friends there.
     
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    Interesting. It's often been said that children are not born hating anyone. It's evident when you take a toddler to the park or a pre-school. Kids just play with the other kids. They don't see color, race, ethnicity. They just see their friend or playmate.
    Hate is learned.
     
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    Yep, can not get good Chinese food in my town any longer, and the sushi and Thai places aren't really very good either.

    I cook for myself more now, I can toss some pinto or northern beans into a pressure cooker with some chicken broth, carrots, celery, onion and some diced ham with various seasonings and have a delicious meal for 3 or 4 days (or freeze it).
     
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    Nice! Not sure when the last time you were here was but there are a lot of Mexican food options (not Tex-Mex) nowadays.
     
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    Hopefully, participants in this discussion will mind the neighborhood rules and keep the thread alive.
    I was troubled by the comedy sketch about the buffet, but can remember when a routine like that was a laff-fest for me, too :rolleyes:
    Peace - Deeve
     
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    I don’t understand if OP is talking about Dim Sum or fake Americanized NYC/Northeast style food (I like both).

    There’s plenty of both here in Boston but I have not been impressed by the fake stuff in other parts of the country.
     
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    Until I went out to LA, I had no idea that Panda Express was a spin off of a real chain that has very good Chinese Food. However, Panda Express is not like the Panda restaurants on the west coast.
     
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    Texas and New Mexico have totally different styles of Mexican food. I love the Tex Mex, but it is very good out in New Mexico also. Remember, they have Hatch peppers!
     
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    I don’t eat restaurant Chinese food very often, but as far as I can tell the number of them has remained steady over the last 15 years here.
     
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    Disappearing fast in my neck of the woods. I really like the sit-down noodles and tea type of Chinese restaurants. What a great place to have a New years eve dinner.
     
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    We've got really good Vietnamese and Japanese restaurants. Thai and Indian are well represented. We've even got an Afghanistani restaurant that I'm dying to try. I'm sure there are some good Chinese restaurants too, but the ones within 15 min of me are real dumps. I got takeout at one when we were first here and it was flavorless and just bad. I'd be searching out others but Chinese doesn't sit well on my wife's stomach. We've got an awesome Egyptian restaurant though!
     
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    I used to eat lots of Chinese food from age 20 to 50 or so. It may be an age thing but for the last 20+ years the thought of Chinese food just makes me want to puke. Probably an age thang. :)
     
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    Oh for sure, but to me neither the "Mexican" food in Texas or NM is really Mexican food. They're their own thing with roots in Mexican food, and I love them both on their own merits. When I think of Mexican food though I think of interior Mexican food made with ingredients and preparations that until recently weren't widely available in many places stateside.
     
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