(Closed) NWR: Fun post Favorite regional food!

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Post # 3
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POUTINE – French fries, cheese curds and gravy

Canadian thing and usually bought at a french fry truck

BEAVERTAILS – a pastry 

Canadian thing and usually at Winterlude on the canal

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

In NY – bagels and pizza

In MD – crabs!!! And all things that incorporate crabs. Such as a crab pretzel (crab dip and Old Bay seasoning on top of a soft pretzel):

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Great post!  I love living in new areas and trying the regional “speciality”!

In central NJ – my fav food was a Fat Cat (sold by Rutgers off grease trucks late at night).

In southern VA – my fav food is pulled pork

In central PA – my fav food is a whoppie pie

And in Tampa – my fav food was a cuban sandwich

Hmmm….all of these foods are pretty terrible for someone…I think I now see what I am constantly trying to lose weight!  🙂 

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Thunder Bay, ON has Persians!!! I learned the icing secret when I worked at Safeway (which is NOT the Persian Man, but that’s a whole nother story). Anyways, it is basically a cinnimon bun frosted with icing made from white buttercream mixed with jam.

Looks like this:

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Montreal Style Bagels – how did I forget about theses delicious round breads?

Post # 10
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  • Wedding: June 2011

@nutMeg13:  Great thread!!

From all the places I’ve lived:

Upstate NY (Rochester): White hots! I’ve never seen them anywhere else. I couldn’t eat them now, because I’m a vegetarian, but they were way better than regular hot dogs. Also, frozen custard, which isn’t quite as regional but which I still mainly see in upstate NY/midwest

Galveston, TX: Bronco Burritos. A Bronco is a large flour tortilla with 2 large eggs, chopped potatoes, shredded cheddar, 2 strips of bacon, refried beans and chorizo. The real ones are sold at the Donut Shoppe on Broadway.

Providence, RI: Del’s Frozen Lemonade. That says summer to me. (Other people would say coffee milk, but I hate that stuff!)Santa Fe, NM:  Biscochitos at Christmas (sugar cookies with anise) and green chile.

Boston: Um, I can’t think of any, and i’ve lived here for 8 and a half years. Weird.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Oooh, fun thread!

Kolachi:

 

Giant Perogi, mmmmmm:

 

 

and my personal favorite, Haluski:

 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@mightywombat:  I can’t think of a particular Boston specific thing either, but Kelly’s Roast Beef is pretty famous.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Roe – YES to all of those! Great, now I want to find a place around here that makes Kolachi!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@nutMeg13:  Kolachi, or what I usually call nut rolls, are cookies/loaves of ground walnuts and sugar wrapped up in dough. I’ve been making them since I was 5. Each family that makes them seems to have their own specific recipe.

Haluski is cabbage, noodles, salt, pepper, oil/butter. Really, really basic, but delicious. My Grams made it for me all the time.

If you ever happen to be in Pittsburgh in mid June, go to the Arts Festival and see all the regional food you can imagine. Its awesome.

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