(Closed) Does your city/state/region have any famous regional foods?

posted 11 years ago in Travel
Post # 46
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Puggy – OMG that sandwich looks so gross. I like to say I’ll try anything (food) once, but I don’t think I would try that.

Those carne asada fries though – oh man, two of my favorite things, combined? Yes please! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 47
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Mexican food here in AZ!  Also fry bread (like a deep fried tortilla) with lettuce, beef, beans, tomatoes, and salsa on top.  We had mini chimichangas and chips and dip during our cocktail hour.  We gave everyone a list of really good Mexican food places to try while they were in town for the wedding- people loved that!

Post # 48
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I didn’t mean to make anyone lose their lunch… but misery does love company. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 49
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

That’s ok, i’d barf a little at the brain sandwich and shovel down some of the other goodies on this thread to make up for it.

 

Post # 50
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Buzzing bee

@lemondrop: mmmm FRY BREAD! I went to elementary school in Tucson and we used to eat it when we were learning about Arizona history!! I miss that stuff ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 51
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

JustLikeHeaven…I’m a San Diego native, and I so miss carne asada fries, and rolled tacos, and carne asada burritos… that photo made my mouth water!! How I miss my hometown…

I have called the Upper Penninsula of Michigan home for the past eight years. We have a few things specific to the Yoop…

*Pasties: beef and potatos and rutabega and carrots all baked into a shell and served with gravy. I’m not a huge fan.

*Trenary toast or korppu: a hard toast with cinnamon and sugar. It’s really good and made in a small town here called Trenary.

*Sayklly’s is a company that has a few shops here and makes their own candy and chocolate. Yooper Bars, shaed like the UP are a local favorite. My husband and I call the people who work at Sayklly’s YooperLoompas, but we’ve yet to encounter someone else who thinks that’s funny.

I had to add this the following bc my husband and his family are Finnish through and through: Finnish immigrants contributed nisu, a cardamon-flavored sweet bread; pannukakku, a variant on the pancake with a custard flavor; viili (sometimes spelled “fellia”), a stretchy, fermented Finnish milk; and korppu, hard slices of toasted cinnamon bread, traditionally dipped in coffee. Some Finnish foods such as juustoa (squeeky cheese) and sauna makkara (a ring-bologna sausage) have become so ubiquitous in Upper Peninsula cuisine that they are now commonly-found in most grocery stores and supermarkets.

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Post # 52
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

@ejs – I just saw that you put Imo’s pizza up. I LOVE Imo’s!! We have Schnucks here and they sell the sauce and Provel Cheese. I always have to bring the cheese home to my mom when I visit. It’s pretty much the best cheese ever.

Post # 53
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@MissStarlet, I LOVE PASTIES!!!! HAven’t had one since I moved away from Seattle though. SO good

@Puggy, interestingly enough, Imo’s isn’t NEAR as good as some of the other St Louis places nearby. But yeah, Provel is definitely a st louis cheese! There are a few more st louis brands that i definitely think are ‘better’ but imo’s is classical st louis. It’s good drunk pizza….cuz you can eat literally a whole one without filling up lol

Post # 54
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m originally from NYC but have lived in WNY for about the past 10 years.

  • Sahlen Hot Dogs (You have not had hot dogs till you have Sahlens)
  • Chiavettas marinade (so awesome for Chicken BBQ)
  • Webers Products (horseradish mustard, Piccadilly relish)
  • Sponge Candy
  • Buffalo wings (not the crap that Dominos makes!!)
  • Loganberry
  • pizza (NYC Pizza is a category all in and of itself but the pizza around here is SO good)
  • subs (no body makes a sub like WNY) and sooo much more!

I’m dying to visit TX for good Tex Mex and Maine for lobster!!!
 

 

Post # 55
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Buzzing bee

Hi

Puggy ๐Ÿ™ Ugghh where to stay away from?

Miss Starlett:  I’ll have to ask my son to bring me home a Yooper bar when he comes home to visit from MTU!!! lol

I went from Lobsta and Chowda, blueberries, Sam Adams beah, Fenway franks, Boston baked beans and maple syrup – to crabcakes, figs, kiwi, hazelnuts, and salmon, microbrews and wine ๐Ÿ™‚  All great!!

 

Post # 56
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

@ejs – I’ve only been to St. Louis three times, and I’ve only had Imo’s once in St. Louis. It was at the one right by the zoo. But I love the sauce because it’s South Beach friendly. So, I have that all the time.

Post # 57
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

some favorite stand out food and drinks in places I’ve traveled too…. not mentioned yet

 

Cinci has Skyline Chili Spaghetti 

 

Singapore has the Singapore Sling

 

Jamaica – Ackee and Saltfish

Hmm, I know there has to be more….

Oh, I’m not a huge beer fan, but this was brewed locally when I lived in Austria

And of course, there’s nothing like a REAL irish Guinness in a pub of Ireland.

Post # 58
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Omigosh, we also have SLINGERS in St. Louis. Scrambled eggs, hash brown, cheese, and greasy chili dumped all over it. My husband had one the day we got married, haha. Nice, no?

Post # 59
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@babyboo, that’s why you have to find the grilled Dodger Dogs they are all beef Kosher the whole deal but they’re only sold on certain levels in the stadium, the rest are mediocre at best.And YES Pinks is pretty darn good! I think In-N-Out gets it because they actually started here. Did you see the April fools joke some college comedy team did in NYC a few weeks ago? They dressed up like In-N-Out employees put up a big sign that said hiring/coming soon . . . it was pretty brilliant!

@JustLikeHeaven mmmm Roscoes! Yummy, I hate fried chicken but they seriously have some kick ass waffles.

As for San Diego what about the fresh home made tortilla’s you get down in old town. I stay down there just so I can get up super early to get those, they’re sooo good!

Post # 60
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Baltimore has Crabs!

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