(Closed) Regular food for you, local delicacy to someone else

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Post # 77
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@Meowkers:  +3542788 million.

Moving from LA was the worst mistake of my life.

Post # 78
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@VAwife:  uuugghhhhh sweet teaa…… *drool*

Yes, the sugar must be added while it’s still hot! It’s ruined otherwise!

Post # 79
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@shooting_star5711:  You should try Walt’s in Marion for pizza. They have an awesome double decker crust pizza. I lived in Southern Illinois when I was younger (Herrin) and Walt’s was our favorite. It’s kind of a dive, but so good!  I crave it even now and i haven’t lived down there in like 15 years.  I know a lot of people love IV’s (Italian Village) in Carbondale, but I never liked it. 

Post # 80
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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@SophiaPetrillo:  lol IVs is disgusting. I’ve eaten at Walt’s before, but I’ve never had their pizza. 

I do have to say that Murphysboro has an amazing BBQ place, but otherwise, I’m just not that impressed.  

 

And hello to a fellow (former) southern Illinoisan! 

Post # 81
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@Sugaree:  Where was your favorite place for a muffulatta?  We always go to Central Grocery but I am SURE there are other places to go…

Post # 82
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Real maple syrup.  Reliably fresh seafood.  Fresh blueberries.  My mom’s deviled eggs. Oh wait that’s different. =)

Post # 83
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@ms. headphone:  If you move to portland you should be able to find it i live in Woodburn (about 30 minutes south) and my Future Mother-In-Law always has some on hand 🙂

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@FreeRangeMom:  I recently had to explain the same to a friend in hte midwest. It is a shame they do not have them out there. I prefer mine with spinach, broccoli, mushrooms, and tomato. YUM! Pat’s pizza has some of the best!

As a Marylander I have to say that pretty much 30 miles outside of Maryland you will not get a true Maryland crab. If it is boiled with a little Old Bay thrown on it that is not a Maryland crab. Crabs should be steamed with beer, vinegar, spices, and old bay or some combination thereof.

Something else that is hard to find too far outside of this area is Utz products. They make the best chips around and I love the sour cream and onion dip. Nummies!

When I travel to Upstate NY I admit I do love some garbage pie. We order from this one place and the pizza is always awesome there. The big chains that tried to make a pie just can’t compete with the real deal 🙁

 

Post # 85
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Poutine is fairly standard & easy to find here. Then again you can find food from almost anywhere in the world in Toronto. 

One thing that I would say is pretty different for me is that we eat lot of Eastern European type food, so it’s not local to here but it’s different. Cabbage rolls, bean soup and schnitzel are a staple at my parents’ house but cevapi (little ground meat sausages) with lepinje (flat breads) are my favourite. 

Post # 86
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Helper bee

I’m currently living in a different country and the amount of food/drink that isn’t available here is crazy! I miss so much stuff, but probably one of the main things I miss is cordial, I just can’t find the equivalent over here.

Post # 87
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Mother of the Bride\'s residence

Hmm… we eat a lot of wild game and wild berries that can’t be found in the city, or is expensive to find!

Those of you who have cheese curd in your grocery stores, I am really, really jealous. For some unknown reason we don’t have it here.

Post # 88
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

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@peachacid:  When I’m in NOLA I usually hit Central Grocery.  At one point in time I got a fantastic one on Toulouse St..  The last time I ate there was in May of ’05 so I have no idea if it’s still around or not.  There was also a little hole in the wall that my friends took me to in Metairie.  I lived in Mobile and my normal spot was Orleans Cafe on Airport Blvd. 

 

For the record beignets at Morning Call > Cafe du Monde.  I second the Community Coffee.  I do like a little chicory in my coffee which is hard to find here at all.

Post # 89
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I can’t think of much, honestly. Joe brand coffee, Biggby coffee, Bilbo’s stuffed pizza (which I guess is like Chicago deep dish?). Oh, probably real, orchard-fresh apple cider and donuts in the fall. 

Those of you who love sweet tea are crazy! I’d kill to get some real, honest, UNSWEETENED iced tea around here. They offer it, but a lot of it is…wrong. Like, it’s already been sweetened (I’m looking at you, Nestea). I tried sweet tea once and nearly threw up (meanwhile, everyone at work was SO EXCITED)! Then again, I don’t have a sweet tooth anymore. IF I take sweetened tea, I get unsweetened and then put one packet of sugar in it (and, naturally, people look at me like I’m crazy, but presweetened tea is too sweet!).

Post # 90
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  • Wedding: June 2013

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@Sugaree:  You can get the Cafe du Monde brand of coffee at many places…!  

God I love New Orleans.

 

That’s where we got engaged!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post # 91
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

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@peachacid:  I haven’t seen it where I’m living now.  We don’t drink much coffee so it’s never high on my priority list.  I might check in Atlanta the next time I’m there.

 

I got married in NOLA the first time around.  I would do it again, except that would be a bit wierd.  I was thisclose to moving there at one point in time.  I could kick myself for not doing it.

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