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What's a signature food only found in your area?

Discussion in 'Food and Drink' started by Don Nguyen, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. In the Tucson/AZ area, we have Sonoran hot dogs - Mexican style hot dogs wrapped in bacon, fried, topped in awesome stuff, and thrown in a light toasted bread.


    I guess the influence is spreading to other areas, but it originated in Tucson and we have the best ones :)
  2. John Fout

    John Fout Founding Member

    I live in Columbus, Ohio so whatever is popular on the interwebs and food mags... :/ Need to get up to Cleveland for more Perogies!
  3. Wagner the Wehrwolf

    Wagner the Wehrwolf Founding Member

    Really lousy food is the hallmark where I live.
  4. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

    I hear that!

    I can't think of anything that is only found here in middle Tennessee.
  5. Jay

    Jay No soup for you Founding Member

    I went to school in Tucson a long time ago and, sadly, I never saw those,
  6. Brad Gibson

    Brad Gibson Founding Member

    the california burrito of course.
  7. Rick

    Rick aka Pensacola Tiger Founding Member Gold Contributor

    Grits a YaYa by chef Jim Shirley of The Fish House:

  8. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

  9. Lucretia

    Lucretia Founding Member

  10. Lucretia

    Lucretia Founding Member

    Had to do a quick search on that--described as A delectable Southern specialty of our smoked Gouda cheese grits smothered with a sauce of fresh cream, sauteed Gulf shrimp, spinach, portobello mushrooms, applewood-smoked bacon, garlic, and shallots."

    Must. Have.
  11. MotoMike

    MotoMike Founding Member

    Chicken Fried Steak?
  12. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

    hmm maybe, but I think that's just a Southern thing - all of the South.
  13. Rick I gotta have some of that too.

    Food passaround?
  14. Lucretia

    Lucretia Founding Member

    Mountain oysters?
  15. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

  16. Lucretia

    Lucretia Founding Member

    I miss a good mangrove snapper sandwich from Central Florida, but here in Washington I console myself with Nanaimo bars.
  17. butch

    butch Founding Member

    PA dutch food is not all that interestig but im sure given time i could find somethig interesting
  18. apicius9

    apicius9 Founding Member

    Pizza Hawaii? :D

    But seriously, we do have quite a bit out here, for example

    Poke - raw, cubed fish (most often ahi = tuna) with different spices
    Poi - taro root 'puree'
    Lomi salmon - finely cubed salted salmon with tomatoes and onions
    Kalua pig - originally cooked in the imu (=earth oven)
    Pipikaula - like a local jerky variety

    And, of course,

    Spam musubi - spam between 2 layers of rice, wrapped in nori

  19. Yep, big fat +1 here. All wrapped up in douche and pretense thanks to the overabundance of culinary school students/interns/grads...............
    ......might as well be a food desert.
  20. XooMG

    XooMG Founding Member

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