What are some local specialties that I don't know about?
December 7, 2009 1:22 PM Subscribe
I am looking for foods (dishes, sandwiches, entrees, desserts, salads, whatever...) that are unique to a particular region.
posted by achmorrison to Food & Drink (51 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
For example, many people have heard of Philly cheese steaks, Maryland crab cakes, and Chicago-style deep dish pizza. But, I'm interested in learning about lesser known (or well known to some, but not me) dishes.
For example, in central Illinois there is a sandwich called the horseshoe which made with the bottom of hamburger bun, then a meat (usually hamburger patty, ham or turkey) topped with french fries and slathered in nacho cheese sauce.
Another example is the "loose meat sandwich" which is popular in certain parts of Iowa. The most well known example of this sandwich is made by a restaurant chain called Maid-Rite.
I really want to know about the dish itself and the region that it is popular in.