Serious Eats: Talk
Everyone's got a regional specialty..
Well folks ive worked long and hard on this list and I would like to share it with you....its a living list which means it needs to be added to by YOU!
St. Louis : toasted Ravioli, St. Paul's Sandwich.....egg foo young on white bread with mayo, lettuce and american cheese (served at cheap Chinese restaurants),Gooey buttercake.....yellow cake with gooey chewy middle....as good-bad as it sounds. Snoots, grilled pig noses
Kentucky: hot brown, mint juilep, burgoo,Derby Pie
Philadelphia :cheese steaks,Hot Pretzels
Chicago: deep dish, Italian beef, Chicago dogs
Texas: Sweet Potato Pie, Dump Cake, Dr. Pepper Cake, Red Velvet Cake, Corn Bread.
Biscuits and white gravy, red eye gravy, scrapple. Huevos Ranchero. Chips and Salsa, 7 layer dip, Queso, Frito Pie. BBQ, Squeelers, Parisa, Fried Turkey. Corny Dogs, Chicken Fried Steak, Okra, Beef Brisket
N. Carolina: Pulled Pork
South Carolina: Bar-be-que, macaroni pie, collard greens, green beans, fat back, bacon
cornbread, homemade biscuits, sweet potato pies, catfish and crappie deep fried
Alaska: Salmon, King Crabs, Reindeer Sausage, Halibut
Upstate NY : "Garbage Plates"
Western NY : beef on Weck. Hot beef and gravy on a kimmelwick roll sometimes with onions, mushrooms and cheese Ground Steak Sandwiches, home made root beer at Tom Wahls in Avon and Fried Haddock.
San Francisco: Cioppino, Sourdough & Anchor Steam
Florida: Stone Crabs
Iowa: Braised short ribs, briskets, pork chops, corn chowder, corn anything with lots of potatoes. Meat meat meat. Pies pies pies
Reading Pa.: Pretzels & Funnel Cakes, Scrapple
Long Island: Pizza
Wisconsin: Beer, brats, cheese, cranberries,Fried Cheese Curds, kringle pastry from Racine! Green Bay booya
Vermont: Vegetarian and breads
Maui -- poki, taco (squid), fresh ahi, mahi-mahi, Portuguese bean soup, looompia, lomi lomi, POG juice!
Mendocino County -- abalone, crabbing, Mendocino Brewing Company
NJ Boardwalk: Pizza and Saltwater Taffy
Montana: Huckleberry baked goods of any kind. Game meat prepared any way
So. California: real tacos, shredded meat chilli, rellenos, chunky stewed meat burritos
NYC: Pastrami at the Carnegie deli
Quebec: Smoked Meat , Steak Spices (always best on bone-in rib steaks, probably most Montrealers' favorite cut of steak),Bagels (best from 24-hour bagel shops),Tourtiere,
Poutine, French Canadian Pea Soup, Steamed Hot Dogs, Sugar Pie, Feves au Lard (baked beans),Anything "a l'erable" (with maple syrup), May West & Jos. Louis (snack cakes)
Whippets (marshmallow & chocolate cookies)
Ontario: Italian Veal Sandwiches, Butter Tarts
Oklahoma: Fried Catfish with Fried Onion Rings with Fried Okra
Southern bayou Louisiana aka Cajun Country.....boudin, andouille, alot of various pork sausages, couchon de la (whole pig roast), gumbos, jambayla
New Orleans: Muffelattas , Pat O's Hurricanes
Massachusetts - lobster and clam chowder, the white stuff, boston baked beans (with molasses), Indian pudding, brown bread (the steamed kind), Quahogs. FRIED CLAMS!!!
Seattle: Seafood, Salmon, Dungeness crab, Fish and Chips, apples, berry desserts,
teriyaki shops everywhere, COFFEE,FRIED CLAMS at Ivar's Acres of Clams
Oregon: Hazelnuts and Berries