I’m currently hooked on Man vs. Food via Netflix streaming. We LOVE food!
In this post we’re talking about stuff you can’t find everywhere but you also don’t find in just one restaurant. They’re town or city or regional specialties. Here’s some favorites from places we’ve lived or visited:
kolaches — sweet egg enriched dough with meat or fruit or cheese in it, similar to a danish but the dough is more bready
cheese curds — they make your teeth squeak!
beer nuggets — deep fried lightly fermented (day-old) pizza dough, served with pizza sauce or sprinkled in cinnamon sugar
frozen custard — eggy soft serve icecream like substance
Pittsburgh steak salad– comes with steak and french fries on top
red bean frappe– red beans in an ice cream shake… or should I say frappe?
king cake– colorful cake that hurts your teeth with the sweetness
St. Louis style ribs– sweet goey pork bbq in a rich tomato based sweet sauce, charred to perfection. It’s all about the sauce.
TX style brisket– The other end of the bbq spectrum where only the meat matters. You can tell it’s real by the smoke ring.
Bialy– Like a bagel with *stuff* in the center
Apple pie with cheddar cheese– on the East Coast they thought I was an abomination but they just go SO WELL together.
any deli sandwich with coleslaw and Russian dressing, oh man I miss sloppy sandwiches
almonds from almond plaza…. and chocolate from Giardelli square
The absolute best regional food: Chicago style stuffed pizza!!! A layer of deep dish dough, a layer of cheese and meat/veggies (I’m partial to spinach… or sausage and onion), another layer of dough, then covered with pizza sauce. You only need to eat one heavenly piece to feel full, but you might have two anyway.
What are your favorite regional foods?