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Old 05-19-2013, 06:17 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Nebraska-Omaha steaks!

Colorado-Denver Omelet, Rocky Mountain oysters (don't ask!); Rocky Ford cantaloupe; craft beers.
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Old 05-19-2013, 06:32 PM
 
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Idaho- A baked potato with all the trimmings.
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Old 05-19-2013, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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In sw TX I first encountered Tex-Mex. Whatever it was was always served with squishy white wonder bread and large slices of nasty margerine - guess that's the Tex part. The Mex part was usually good.
I've never in my life seen tex-mex served with white bread and margarine.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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Idaho- A baked potato with all the trimmings.
In the Idaho mountains I was impressed with the number and size of brook trout, my favorite trout to eat.
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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In IA and other midwestern states corn-on-the-cob in the summertime. It's no good unless it was picked less than 2 hours ago. Forget what you find in the grocery stores, that doesn't count.
For real, if you go INSIDE the grocery store to buy the corn, you're doing it wrong. The only acceptable sweet corn is either from farmers' markets or from the back of pickups outside grocery stores and gas stations.
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:20 PM
 
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So, imagine the U.S. was holding some grand feast for European guests. The feast consisted of exactly 50 dishes from all 50 states. What would each state contribute?

This should be a fun thread. If you really can't think of one for every state, just put a question mark there and maybe the other posters will help you fill in the blanks with their answers.
New Jersey: A Taylor ham (pork roll if you live south of roughly the Driscoll), egg, and cheese on a roll or on a bagel.
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:22 PM
 
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New Jersey: NJ-style pizza, the best there is
garden salad with NJ tomatoes, the best there are
This was my second choice. It was a hard one because our pizzas are SO GOOD, but Taylor ham is classic Jersey, and only Jersey.
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:43 AM
 
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I've never in my life seen tex-mex served with white bread and margarine.
I lived in Alpine, TX for 3 years in the late 1980s. That was when I was introduced to Tex-Mex food, in the small hometown restaurants which were there before Alpine got fancy. Maybe things have changed since then? Or maybe this was unique to Alpine? I'll never forget that awful ubiquitous wonder bread and margerine patty. Do they even make it anymore?

But here's a different Alpine food story from that same period. It was my first day in my new place there (an apartment above a minister's garage). I was in my 20s and had moved to Alpine for a job, directly from New York City - didn't know a soul yet. Never had even been to Texas before the job interview. I was unpacking, when there came a knocking at my door. I was scared to aswer it! I did open the door, though, and on my steps was an elderly Hispanic lady. She said, "Would you like to buy some tamales?" I shrieked, "No thank you!" and slammed the door shut in her face. I thought she was trying to sell me drugs or something! Who ever heard of door to door tamale sales? But in time I learned that she was a regular in town - everyone knew the tamale lady. But she never came back to my garage apartment. Boy, I'm still embarassed by how silly I was.

She did sometimes stop by to sell tamales at my place of work at lunchtime. They were pretty good! And no, she didn't sell wonder bread with the tamales.
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Old 05-20-2013, 01:47 AM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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Oklahoma: Chicken Fried Steak with Cream Gravy, Pork Ribs, Fried Okra, & Cornbread (no sugar in the cornbread...only the tea!); for dessert Coconut Cream or Pecan Pie
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:58 PM
 
Location: 304
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West Virginia is most certainly pepperoni rolls!
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