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Old 10-20-2019, 08:57 PM
 
Location: The High Desert
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Old 10-20-2019, 11:52 PM
 
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Seems kind of biased against the Midwestern/Plains states but they did say it was a subjective ranking.

I disagree with the article's assertion that Washington grows the best apples and cherries. The author has obviously never had Michigan cherries or cold-climate variety apples.
What else is new. While it’s not San Fran New Orleans or NY. KC has a very solid and underrated food scene as does STL and Miniapolis.
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Old 10-20-2019, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Don't care for the actual article, it is too annoying to click through it, but I have never heard of barbecue being just pork. Googled it and realized its apparently a thing in the Southeast US. Meanwhile, the rest of the world defines it as any meat.
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Old 10-21-2019, 02:50 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Nothing is wrong with chain restaurants... but they can be found anywhere, so they don't really contribute that well to the discussion of "local state cuisine". But odds are if your state has nothing to boast but Burger King or Del Taco.... that probably says your state doesn't have that good of local cuisine. Or at least, certain areas of your state.

That said, there can be good local/regional chains like Whataburger, Portillo's, and In N Out
But some states are known for awesome chains that were started there. Atlanta is the birthplace of Chick fil A AND Waffle House. Louisiana has Popeyes and Raising Cane's. All these are an integral part of modern Southern culture and the Southern experience.
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Old 10-21-2019, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Tupelo, Ms
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Never ever heard of "Koolickes" in my state. That must of been recent creation. Now Kool Aid Pie definitely. Soul Food here is excellent
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Old 10-21-2019, 09:02 AM
 
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Don't care for the actual article, it is too annoying to click through it, but I have never heard of barbecue being just pork. Googled it and realized its apparently a thing in the Southeast US. Meanwhile, the rest of the world defines it as any meat.
I don’t particularly care if they eat koala on a barbie down under, I ain’t calling it barbecue. Barbecue is a noun, and simply smoking meat doesn’t count. Smoked chicken is smoked chicken, not barbecue.

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Old 10-21-2019, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Miami-Dade
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I don’t particularly care if they eat koala on a barbie down under, I ain’t calling it barbecue. Barbecue is a noun, and simply smoking meat doesn’t count. Smoked chicken is smoked chicken, not barbecue.
Unless you can explain objectively why barbecue has to be pork based, then your statement is nothing more than hyperbole.
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Old 10-21-2019, 11:51 AM
 
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I do think this list is highly elitist and geared toward yuppie tastes.

There's two ways to judge a state's cuisine. In terms of native cuisine, Louisiana is clearly #1, with Texas and Georgia in second and third. However if you factor in the availability of international cuisines then California can be ranked pretty high. California has basically no native cuisine worth mentioning, but they have authentic Mexican and Chinese food plus Japanese, Korean, etc. Louisiana has the best native cuisine but there is less international offerings here.

So overall it would have to be Texas since it has barbecue, steaks, burgers, seafood (on the coast) country cooking, Tex-Mex, authentic Mexican food AND Asian food.

I also don't get the bias against chain restaurants and fast food, some of which are good. Popeyes and Raising Cane's are local institutions here in Louisiana. Texas Roadhouse is one of my favorite restaurants, and Waffle House is immensely popular throughout the South. In fact if someone visits the South from a place that doesn't have Waffle House or Cracker Barrel, they should probably stop at one.
I am from New York and love Popeye's.

Anyway I think that ranking states is silly because too many of them deserve roughly the same ranking.
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Old 10-21-2019, 11:52 AM
 
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Anyone have this is in a list form? The slides are crashing my computer
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Old 10-21-2019, 11:52 AM
 
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Don't care for the actual article, it is too annoying to click through it, but I have never heard of barbecue being just pork. Googled it and realized its apparently a thing in the Southeast US. Meanwhile, the rest of the world defines it as any meat.
That's not entirely true because Texas does beef BBQ and part of Kentucky does mutton BBQ
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