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Old 03-10-2013, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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List foods that are common in your city and region.

Here's what's common where I live.
Tacos
Burritos
Fish Tacos
California Rolls
Organic Food
Chilli Cheese Fries
Chili Burgers
Teriyaki Bowls
California style pizza
Carne Asada Fries
Avocados
Tofu
Dungeness Crabs
Sourdough Bread
Boba drinks
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:42 PM
 
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Atlanta

Pork Barbecue
Fried Chicken
Sweet Tea
Fried Okra
Fried Green Tomatoes
Peach cobbler
Grits
Cornbread

Of course the Atlanta area has everything, obviously, considering that around 5.7 million people live in the metro area. Listed above is regional cuisine, and it is fairly common if going to a restaurant that calls itself southern, home cooking, country cooking, or soul food ( the latter among blacks).
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Northern Minnesota:

Lefse
Lutefisk (only served at Christmas time)
Sylta (served around Christmas time)
Pickled herring
Potica
Potato sausage
Hotdishes (tater tot is probably the most popular, but there are hundreds)
Porketta roast

These are rarely seen in local restaurants, though, although one in West Duluth specializes in a "world cuisine" concept with Canadian (poutine), Chinese, Thai, Italian (penne with "world" meatball), and even German cuisine. They are here: //www.facebook.com/PaksGreenCorner?ref=stream (and no, I don't receive any money or food in exchange for posting this, nor do I work there)
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Denver
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South Louisiana:

Gumbo
Jambalaya
Crawfish
Boiled shrimp
Crawfish Etouffe
Shrimp Creole
Shrimp and grits
Red beans and rice
Cornbread
Boiled crabs
Oysters, fried and raw
Fried catfish
Alligator
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Boone, NC
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Cleveland, Ohio:
Polish food like Perogies and Paczki
Lake Eire Perch and Walleye (you can't taste the pollution, I promise)
Cincinnati Skyline Chili
Buckeye Candies


North Carolina:
Lexington Bar-B-Que
Cheerwine!
General southern foods like Sweet Potatoes, Cornbread, and Hushpuppies
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:09 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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St. Louis:

Toasted Ravioli
St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake
'Concrete' Frozen Custard (aka Ted Drewes)
Provel Cheese
St. Louis Style Pizza
St. Louis Style BBQ
St. Paul Sandwich
Slinger
Red Hot Riplets
Gerber Sandwiches
Amighetti Sandwiches
Pork Steak
Mayflair Dressing
Spare Ribs
Fitz Soda
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:02 AM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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Southern Arizona:birthplace of the always delectable Chimichanga
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:14 AM
 
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St. Louis:

Toasted Ravioli
St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake
'Concrete' Frozen Custard (aka Ted Drewes)
Provel Cheese
St. Louis Style Pizza
St. Louis Style BBQ
St. Paul Sandwich
Slinger
Red Hot Riplets
Gerber Sandwiches
Amighetti Sandwiches
Pork Steak
Mayflair Dressing
Spare Ribs
Fitz Soda
Those red hot riplets are hands down the best potato chip I have ever had.
I live in N Carolina and walked into a Family Dollar store one day and noticed those chips on sale for a dollar.I thought they were just some generic Family Dollar chip and decided to give them a try.Was blown away by them.Started making trips to the Family Dollar just to buy them and would get 4 to 5 bags at a time.Began noticing they were not restocking them and found out Family Dollar was only selling them on a promotional basis.That was two years ago and have not seen them since.
Seems they are only sold in the Saint Louis area but you can order them online at a ridiculous cost.
Also saw where Saint Louis Sams stores sell them so I have thought about going to my local Sams to see if they can order me a pallet of them.
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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List foods that are common in your city and region.

Here's what's common where I live.
Tacos
Burritos
Fish Tacos
California Rolls
Organic Food
Chilli Cheese Fries
Chili Burgers
Teriyaki Bowls
California style pizza
Carne Asada Fries
Avocados
Tofu
Dungeness Crabs
Sourdough Bread
Boba drinks
I forgot to add
Avocado Burger
Thai Food
Garlic Fries
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:30 PM
 
Location: "Daytonnati"
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Of the places I'e lived.....these are not cuisines as commonly understood, just quirks ...

For Cincinnati, two local food items that are unique to the city.
Goetta (not sure what it is, but you fry it)
Chili (which is actually a Greek/Mideast dish, not the Texas kind).

Dayton restaurants dont have anything too special, except the following spins:
-Extra garlicky dressing for italian dressing
-Sweet stewed tomatos as a side
-...calling the generic roast beef sandwich...a slice of roast Beef, gravy, on white bread a "hotshot" (never heard that outside of Dayton)
-A preponderence of donut shops and hole-in-the-wall mon & pop breakfast joints. For some reason these are popular and go beyond the usual Krispy Kreme/Tim Horton/Dunkin Donuts thing...who are latecomers to a sort of local indy donut shop culture. ....one of which made a http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/business/local-doughnut-shop-named-one-of-top-50-in-us/nWbhL/]50 Best in the US[/url] list...one of the very few times antying from Dayton makes a "best of" list.

Louisville has the following:

Benedictine (sort of a cucumber/onion/cream cheese spread)
Derby Pie (tm)(and variations therof)
Modjeskas (chocolate coverd marshmellows
Rolled Oysters (tho I think this is pretty common)
Beer Cheese (but also found elsewhere in KY)
Hot Brown (sort of a turkey sandwhich meets Welsh Raerbit)

Chicago street food...everyone knowns about the hot dogs & gyros, but less well-known outside the city is the Italian Beef sandwich.

People my generation & older may also recall that dense, hard dark crusted Lithuanian rye bread that used to be pretty common throughout the city, enough to be a local foodway. At least two competeing commercial bakeries delivered it to shops across the city

The Bay Region: probably the only place I lived that has a true regional cuisine. One thing I recall was Colombo sourdough bread. Found nowhere else. And Calistoga table water.
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