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Old 10-17-2008, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Galewood
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What food/s is specific to your city or region- meaning what food/s is your area known for? What are some "surprise" or sleepers foods that people wouldn't normally think that your city/region would be able to make?

I live in Chicago and of course we are known for pizza, hot dogs, and italian beefs- but Chicago also has a decent soul food base, mexican cuisine, and starting to get jerk chicken restaurants that make good jerk chicken
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Old 10-17-2008, 07:51 AM
 
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I would also throw in Polish foods for Chicago as well. Lots of authentic stuff. Mexican is definitely huge in this city, as well of course as your hot dogs, italian beef, and a very sizable Greek population with many nice restaurants in Greektown.
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Old 10-17-2008, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Galewood
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I would also throw in Polish foods for Chicago as well. Lots of authentic stuff. Mexican is definitely huge in this city, as well of course as your hot dogs, italian beef, and a very sizable Greek population with many nice restaurants in Greektown.
Yeah if you are from Chicago then you gotta know Jackson & Halsted...Greektown Gyro & Mr. Greek
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Old 10-17-2008, 08:39 AM
 
Location: The Rock!
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The fried dill pickle: Fried pickle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 10-17-2008, 08:41 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Varsity Chili Dogs and Chili Burgers!

www.thevarsity.com
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Old 10-17-2008, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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KeyLime Pie and Gator Tail!
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Old 10-17-2008, 09:21 AM
 
Location: The Rock!
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Venison chili is also pretty popular around here. My workplace had a chili cookoff this week and 3 entries were venison chili.
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Old 10-17-2008, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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In Oregon it's salmon. Salmon and organic produce. Those are Oregon's unique "specialties".
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Old 10-17-2008, 09:30 AM
 
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In New England: Vermont Cheddar Cheese, Baked Beans, Italian and Greek food in many areas, Cranberries, Blueberries, Maple Syrup, Yankee Pot Roast, Cod, Flounder and Haddock, Lobstahs and Crabs. If I put my mind to it I could probably come up with a few more.

In my current home in Kansas City it is obviously BBQ and Steaks.
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Old 10-17-2008, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Obviously Philly cheesesteaks. Also, Tastykakes originated in Philly and I think they're only really available along the east coast. Rita's Water Ice is also an east coast thing I think. Pretzels are associated with the Philly/PA area too but obviously not specific to it (Auntie Anne's!).

Scrapple - I don't think is specific to only PA but is certainly a regional thing in the PA/NJ/DE areas.

Shoofly pie is a Pennsylvania Dutch thing (and very yummy).
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