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Old 06-30-2011, 10:14 PM   #31
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South Dakota:

A real meat & potatoes kind of place.
Buffalo burgers
Venison around deer hunting time.
Chislic ( Deep fried or charbroiled lamb cubes)
Rocky Mountain Oysters (Bull testicles deep fryed)
Black Angus Steaks

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Old 08-25-2011, 05:13 PM   #32
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Cheesesteak (though this should be obvious).
Whoopie pies (chocolate cake buns with cream filling).
Chicken pot pie.
Chicken corn chowder.
Shoo fly pie.

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Old 08-25-2011, 05:33 PM   #33
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Hawaii: Anything Asian (look in little Mom & Pop places in strip malls where no one uses a fork), anything fresh ocean fish. Saimin (or any noodle shop), Poke, Lomilomi, huli huli chicken or pork, kalua pork, chicken long rice. Portuguese bean soup, Big Island beef. Anything with Portuguese sausage. Chili Rice.

Florida: Rock shrimp, anything Cuban

Illinois: Italian roast beef sandwich and of course Chicago Pizza

Anywhere in the southwest: Anything Mexican. It will vary some from state to state, as with most of the U.S., everyone has their own twist. Look for little places in strip malls where no one speaks English

New England: Boiled dinners, shellfish of all sorts

Virginia: Hams, but also most smoked meats and anything pork

Iowa: Anything pork, especially tenderloin sandwiches

California: Santa Barbara Barbecue (grilled tri-tips with pinquinto beans)
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Old 08-25-2011, 06:34 PM   #34
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Nora's Turkey Joints Rome New York
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Old 08-25-2011, 06:45 PM   #35
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Iowa, home of the Maidrite! A loose meat sandwich, which Roseanne Barr also talked about, and had a version of it on her sitcom.
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Old 08-26-2011, 11:34 PM   #36
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where i live in southern california, sea food is the most representative. good stuff in san diego. some a bit pricey. but a little place near me" fish house vera cruise "is the best.fish in case in lobby, take your choice. my spelling is off on the name but it is yummy.
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:44 AM   #37
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I once teased a southern friend (Alabama) about eating Pepsi 'co and moon pie for breakfast. She started to get offended, then looked ant me and cracked up. We laughed for ages over that. "It was Co'co and a moon pie, and it was a huge treat when my grandma let us have it!"

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