Regional foods - what foods is your area know for? Or foods that just aren't the same elsewhere?

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Regional foods - what foods is your area know for? Or foods that just aren't the same elsewhere?
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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 1:35pm
  • For us, I'd say: 
  • chicken fried steak,
  • fried okra,
  • onion-fried burgers,
  • sand plum jelly,
  • watermelon
  • Indian Tacos
  • calf fries/mountain oysters
  • squeaky cheese (cheese curds)

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I've lived many places, In no particular order.. kolaches, pulled pork, fried pork sandwiches, bravos cuisine, nina's and roma's for italian, skyline chili, graeters ice cream, peach wine.... A lot more I'm sure I'm missing.

 


 


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There is a vendor at our farmer's market that has an awesome Pepperoni Bread.   We buy it, slice it, heat it up for just a min in the toaster oven and dip in spaghetti/marinara sauce.   The "bread people" haven't been here yet this seasons though; i'm hoping they show up soon!

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Are those like calzones spring? The first year we went home for Thanksgiving I ordered a dozen cannolis from this local Italian place. My family makes their own but these were a real hit! We laugh about the rave we used to give our local italian/pizzeria LaRosas back home b/c that's nothing compared to the authentic restaurants here, even if just the pizza, Lol. .

Kind of but they are smaller and usually just pepperoni. Soooo good.

Always looking for a great Cannoli. It's GOT to have chocolate chips in it too lol 

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Are those like calzones spring?

The first year we went home for Thanksgiving I ordered a dozen cannolis from this local Italian place. My family makes their own but the ones I bought were a hit! We laugh about the rave we used to give the local italian/pizzeria LaRosas there b/c that's nothing compared to the authentic restaurants, even if just for pizza, Lol. 

 

 

 

 


 


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I make a sausage bread that also has pepperoni in it with cheese and sausage, YUM Laughing

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Had the best cannoli (okay - two) of my life at my conference last month.  I usually don't like cannoli's because they're made ahead of time (if only by hours) and then refrigerated and the shells don't stay super crispy.   These were so so so fresh and the shells were so crunchy and the inside was divine.  Made "en masse" by a hotel chef nonetheless. 

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bordwithyou wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">savcal2011</em> wrote:</div>&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;For us, I'd say: &lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;chicken fried steak,&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;fried okra,&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;onion-fried burgers,&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;sand plum jelly,&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;watermelon&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Indian Tacos&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;calf fries/mountain oysters&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;squeaky cheese (cheese curds)&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;</blockquote></p><p>We're close enough to PKA to let her links speak for me, too...but we do have some hyper-local favorites in the forms of meals from certain restaurants that have been here forever.   Breakfast at Broadway Diner, Lunch at Shakespeare's Pizza  (the original one, Puh-leeze), coffee at Coffee Zone or Kaldi's, topped by grown-up ice cream at Sparky's.   That is day.   You don't even NEED dinner, but if you do....Cherry Street Diner, or Bleu.</p>

Yes, yes and yes!  OH and the sushi restaurant by Harpo's is one of my favorites.

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Had the best cannoli (okay - two) of my life at my conference last month.  I usually don't like cannoli's because they're made ahead of time (if only by hours) and then refrigerated and the shells don't stay super crispy.   These were so so so fresh and the shells were so crunchy and the inside was divine.  Made "en masse" by a hotel chef nonetheless. 

Those are the best. I try them every place I go (even out of my own area, even through my views are so narrow lol).

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savcal2011 wrote:
<p>Had the best cannoli (okay - two) of my life at my conference last month.  I usually don't like cannoli's because they're made ahead of time (if only by hours) and then refrigerated and the shells don't stay super crispy.   These were so so so fresh and the shells were so crunchy and the inside was divine.  Made "en masse" by a hotel chef nonetheless. </p>

Remind me, next time you are in town, I know just the spot to take you.  I know a little Italian bakery that makes the best cannoli, then we can walk over for lunch and finish with a round of bocce.  

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Yes!

pumpkinangel wrote:
Remind me, next time you are in town, I know just the spot to take you.  I know a little Italian bakery that makes the best cannoli, then we can walk over for lunch and finish with a round of bocce.  </p>

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1