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Old 01-02-2017, 08:11 PM
 
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Los Angeles: French dip. I also have to mention Korean BBQ and as Wizard stated, the Korean-Mexican fusion dishes. LA may not be the birthplace of Korean BBQ, but no other city in the US even comes close to the quantity and quality of KBBQ. And while every other city has taquerias, once again, no other city can match the quality of authentic Mexican style tacos in the US. Not saying LA invented the taco, but if I were to tell someone what to eat while on a visit to LA, something they can't get as good elsewhere, it would be tacos, KBBQ, french dip, and Korean-Mexican fusion.

Louisville: Hot Brown

San Francisco: Mission burrito. Clam chowder bread bowl.

Since nobody has mentioned it yet, San Diego: California burrito

Utica, NY: Chicken riggies

Cincinnati: Goetta and Cincinnati chili
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Old 01-02-2017, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Philly
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Don't forget soft pretzels-nowhere in the US does them better. NYC somehow became known for their nasty freezer pretzels when Philly has the real thing. I'd also include water ice, tomato pie, scrapple. Roast Pork sandwich with broccoli rabe and sharp prov is better than a cheesesteak IMO.

Also, although ubiquitous across the US and even world today, soda was invented and became popular in Philadelphia. I don't drink much anymore, but when I do it's a Frank's Black Cherry Wisniak.
Don't forget about perrogies! If that isn't something that originated in Philly, then it definitely originated in the area. I'm glad that there are people on this thread that recognize that Philly has more than just it's world-famous namesake sandwich.
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Old 01-02-2017, 08:49 PM
 
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Don't forget about perrogies! If that isn't something that originated in Philly, then it definitely originated in the area. I'm glad that there are people on this thread that recognize that Philly has more than just it's world-famous namesake sandwich.
I basically lived off cheesesteaks, soft pretzels, and water ice this past summer while I was there. Luckily I walked everywhere and it was really hot the whole summer so I sweat it all out didn't get fat
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Old 01-03-2017, 08:54 AM
 
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Don't forget soft pretzels-nowhere in the US does them better. NYC somehow became known for their nasty freezer pretzels when Philly has the real thing. I'd also include water ice, tomato pie, scrapple. Roast Pork sandwich with broccoli rabe and sharp prov is better than a cheesesteak IMO.

Also, although ubiquitous across the US and even world today, soda was invented and became popular in Philadelphia. I don't drink much anymore, but when I do it's a Frank's Black Cherry Wisniak.
Soda as we know it (sweet carbonated drink) was invented in Leeds, England, not Philly.
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Old 01-03-2017, 08:56 AM
 
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Don't forget soft pretzels-nowhere in the US does them better. NYC somehow became known for their nasty freezer pretzels when Philly has the real thing. I'd also include water ice, tomato pie, scrapple. Roast Pork sandwich with broccoli rabe and sharp prov is better than a cheesesteak IMO.

Also, although ubiquitous across the US and even world today, soda was invented and became popular in Philadelphia. I don't drink much anymore, but when I do it's a Frank's Black Cherry Wisniak.
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Don't forget about perrogies! If that isn't something that originated in Philly, then it definitely originated in the area. I'm glad that there are people on this thread that recognize that Philly has more than just it's world-famous namesake sandwich.
Is Poland in the Philadelphia area?
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Old 01-03-2017, 09:45 AM
 
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Don't forget spiedies in Binghampton.
True and Michigans(hot dog) in Plattsburgh.
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Old 01-03-2017, 09:47 AM
 
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I think that Maine has several contenders: lobster (rolls, stew, or steamed and served on a plate), blueberry pie, whoopie pies, fiddleheads, and poutine. Lobster is king along the coast, the dessert options are popular everywhere, and fiddleheads are a late spring staple, especially in rural areas. Portland restaurants serve fancy poutine, but if you go to The County, you can get the real thing.
Isn't Poutine a Québec thing? You can get it in parts of Upstate NY too. I'm sure that you can get it in VT and NH as well.
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Old 01-03-2017, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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Oklahoma City (perhaps Central Oklahoma in general): Fried Onion Burger aka Oklahoma Onion Burger. So good!
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Old 01-03-2017, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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You are so right about that. Houston's food scene is great, and I LOVE the Vietnamese restaurants there!

There's a growing following in the larger Texas cities (and heck, even in smaller ones like Tyler) for Korean food - it seems to really be gaining in popularity. I LOVE me some Korean food. Yum.
According to Anthony Bourdain, Houston has the best Vietnamese food in the US. Even having lived in Southern California where there may be more options, I agree with him.
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Old 01-03-2017, 10:21 AM
 
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The very concept of edible food was originated in my city. You're welcome.
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