In order to block out a new writing thing. I'm looking for things that are essentially or unquiely New Jersian in flavor or references that would ping a lifelong resident of the state- types of stores and houses, idioms, vacation spots, regional foods, etc. I'm also looking for media that has the right feel of the Garden State that aren't Kevin Smith movies. I've read this AskMe
about New Jersey books already and I've seen The Sopranos. What are other examples of "Only in NJ" things? [more inside]
Gertrude Hawk in Eastern PA, NJ and Upstate NY.
See's Candies in LA and the west coast.
What other regional boutique candy/chocolate companies similar to these two are around the USA?
For my purposes, specifically Florida, but I thought all regions might want to get in on the game. But... [more inside]
I need to put together a small gift that represents my home region: Toronto, Canada. Help me come up with ideas. [more inside]
Is "tee-tee" for urination a regional or ethnic thing? [more inside]
Teach me how to make Cancoillotte
cheese from things I can buy in an American supermarket or (unlikely) where to buy it for shipment to the USA (Nebraska). [more inside]
My fiance and I have different opinions about visiting and whether or not we should call first. I'm not saying either of us are right or wrong, but I'm wondering if it's a regional thing. [more inside]
How does the idea of a civilian review board for previewing the firing and disciplinary actions of federal managers against civilian employees sound? [more inside]
In what regional dialect do people pronounce "bagel" as though it were spelled "baggle"? [more inside]
Help me stretch my budget with new 'old' recipes?
Looking for 'heritage' meals that might be technically challenging or time-costly, but use cheap ingredients. [more inside]
I'm looking for online sources for unique candy. Whenever I see candy I've never seen before, I have to buy it. This is especially true if there is evidence it's actually good quality and not just weird. Small independent companies, regional and international candy, old-fashioned, unusual foodie-bait flavors and preparations, fancy packaging, I'm into it all. Are there online shops that bring any or all of these things together, on the way to my mouth? [more inside]
Is there a way to find out if 'petrol' or 'gas' is the most recognized word for vehicle fuel by country? [more inside]
I'd like to learn how to cook fish well. In particular, I'd like to tackle classic fish dishes from different countries and try a variety of different preparation techniques. What are some well know regional dishes I should try? [more inside]
Need ideas about regional American foods. [more inside]
In the United States, is a strong regional accent a class marker? [more inside]
How can I change my accent in a second language? [more inside]
in english, for the most part, it's vowel sounds that differ across regional accents. in other languages i've studied (italian, hungarian), consonant transpositions seem to be more common. what gives? or am i even drawing accurate conclusions? [more inside]
Framing urban/regional planning as economic development, are there any great or just widely accepted numbers out there on this? [more inside]
Regional variations on "you're welcome"? [more inside]
Indian Cooking - I want those authentic tin plates and bowls - where? [more inside]
Is there a regional airport that would make it easier for me to get to Red Bank, New Jersey as compared to going into the dreaded Newark Airport (EWR)? [more inside]
Librarians on Metafilter: Do you still find significant regional differences in U.S. school and public library collections? [more inside]
Blogs about regional junk food and snacks? [more inside]
What are some interior fixtures unique to houses in different parts of the world? [more inside]
UK accents for Americans: these two actresses sound similar to me.
Is it a regional accent, or are their distinctive speech patterns just similar? [more inside]
I can't remember or successfully Google the name of a raw meat dish that may have originated in East Texas or Louisiana. It involved raw ground beef and possibly raw onions, peppers, and maybe egg -- very much like steak tartare. (Another comparison: as with citrus in ceviche, the "heat" of the onions/peppers was supposed to have some effect on the meat.) [more inside]
What goodies do we need from Phoenix, AZ? Husband is going there for a few days in July, and we're trying to think of what treats he ought to bring back to New England - stuff we can't find here at home. Cactus Cooler soda and prickly pear jelly/candy are all I can think of. See's Candies would be wonderful, but would not travel well. Any other regional favorites? Thanks in advance!
Regional dialect or dyslexic family? Switching the "r" with a vowel at the beginning of words. [more inside]
What is the best way to watch a regionally televised college basketball game if I'm not in the region? [more inside]
What are some popular, regional touristy type attractions? [more inside]
I've noticed that lots of major nationwide American companies sell special "Texas" items here in Texas. Do they do they personalize stuff for other states? [more inside]
I can't watch some Yahoo (ex-launch.com) music videos
because I live in France. Is there a way to get around this? [more inside]
Anybody know a by-mail source for hickory nuts?
And are they worth it? [more inside]
My wife and I live in New York City, but she's from the Deep South (Alabama). She's often miffed that when she goes to a grocery store in the city, she can't find food and treats that she grew up with (i.e. Goo Goo Clusters). I know you can order a lot of stuff online, but I was wondering -- since there are Korean grocery stores and Indian grocery stores (and even British grocery stores) in NYC -- is there a Southern U.S. grocery store? If not, is there a central website for ordering Southern food products (rather than multiple websites of various product manufacturers)?