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2013-10-07 10:04 AM
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For food local to where I live now (Maine) - it would have to be freshly steamed lobster. The family has lobster boats/traps. Pulling them in the morning, steaming them in seawater on a fire on the beach...that's some wicked good eats.


2013-10-07 10:06 AM
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One more Philly item. Goldenberg's Peanut Chews. When I moved to Michigan and found out they weren't sold there, I wrote the company and said how much I missed them. The CEO sent me a package of 5 pounds of peanut chews and a personalized letter.
2013-10-07 5:16 PM
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Originally posted by cnsegura While there's plenty of good food here in Seattle, nothing that really stands out as "local" unless you count Salmon which I say is more PNW fare. However, 20+ years after moving away I still miss the food from New Mexico. Particularly the northern part of the state. Nothing comes close to NM style chile and sopapillas.

AMEN!!!!!!!!!! Love the green chile and you can't beat the sopapillas! And, of course, breakfast burritos

2013-10-07 5:18 PM
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Originally posted by MLPFS
Originally posted by switchWorst. Thread. Ever! What the hell is the matter with you people? Have you no mercy? *sniff*
I know what yours is! I seem to remember a comment about eatting squirrel.

Haha!  No, no, no, I'll eat squirrel, but I'm not really a fan.  I think stuff always tastes better when you catch it/hunt it/gather it/grow it--so any meal with that component is just automatically awesome

I have regional favorites, but nothing that's really locally specific.  What I might say for my favorite local food is "my grandmother's food", but now the only way I get that is at my mom's or cooking it myself. 

My grandmother was a fabulous cook... and a wonderful lady.

Carry on.  This is sweet torture...

I miss my Grandma and her cooking. I have fond memories of sitting at her kitchen in East Peru, Iowa listening to her sing/yodel as she cooked. And she had an amazing knack for using leftovers! Mmmmm Grandma's biscuits n gravy... sigh

2013-10-07 5:46 PM
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STL has fired ravioli and St Louis style pizza that are completely indigenous to the city and are FANTASTIC.  Had some amazing BBQ in Kansas City, Springfield Illinois has something called a horseshoe which is fantastic and can only be gotten in the city.  I want to try the Juicy Lucy in Minneapolis and an authentic Philly.  I had a gyro from a stand in Santorini Greece and some Soba in Japan that was the best I ever had.  Oh, and a seafood paella in a back ally restaurant in Barcelona that was one of the best things I ever ate.  Oh, and the best chocolate desert, and of all things the best HOT DOG, in Paris.

2013-10-07 5:52 PM
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Subject: RE: Favorite local food
Originally posted by jswayland

For food local to where I live now (Maine) - it would have to be freshly steamed lobster. The family has lobster boats/traps. Pulling them in the morning, steaming them in seawater on a fire on the beach...that's some wicked good eats.

When did you leave CT? Not that our local is that great...


2013-10-07 10:08 PM
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Originally posted by rrrunner

Originally posted by cnsegura While there's plenty of good food here in Seattle, nothing that really stands out as "local" unless you count Salmon which I say is more PNW fare. However, 20+ years after moving away I still miss the food from New Mexico. Particularly the northern part of the state. Nothing comes close to NM style chile and sopapillas.

AMEN!!!!!!!!!! Love the green chile and you can't beat the sopapillas! And, of course, breakfast burritos

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Reno- we got nothin' specific. In Winnemucca? Basque Lamb Chops and potatoes at The Martin Hotel.

2013-10-08 12:22 PM
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Deep fried cheese curds and Friday night fish fry.
2013-10-08 12:30 PM
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Originally posted by Lumber Dad Deep fried cheese curds and Friday night fish fry.

Mmmmmm or just fresh cheese curds!!!!!

2013-10-14 12:53 PM
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STEAMED CRABS!!! with an ice cold beer of course
2013-10-14 1:08 PM
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Originally posted by Goggles Pizzano

Bored at the end of a long week with food on my mind got me to thinking.  What's your favorite local food you can only get where you live because it's only made the RIGHT way where you live?

 

For me it's easy, Philly = Cheese steak - without!




Dallas, TX here. Tex-Mex is IT. So delicious.

I went to On the Border in the Orlando, FL airport. It's a chain. It should be the same no matter what state you are in, right?

It started out pretty funny because the waitress sets the hot sauce down and says, "I'm warning you, it is REALLY hot." I replied, "I'm from Texas, I think I'll be OK." It was medium hot at best. Mind you, I don't really dig super spicy-hot food either. But it wasn't hot.

The meal itself was OK, but nothing like the rice, beans and cheese enchiladas I get in at the OTB in Dallas, TX. It's not the best Tex-Mex in the world, I know, so how the heck do you mess it up? Ha!

We are about to go to Japan for 9 days and got a Trip Advisor recommendation to eat at a Mexican food restaurant in Kyoto. We ARE going to check it out. Just to get a good laugh.



2013-10-14 1:16 PM
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Originally posted by jswayland

For food local to where I live now (Maine) - it would have to be freshly steamed lobster. The family has lobster boats/traps. Pulling them in the morning, steaming them in seawater on a fire on the beach...that's some wicked good eats.


The best gilato (? spelling) I have ever had was bought in Portland, Maine. To die for. Perfection.

And the most creative and tasty pizza was also purchased in Portland, Maine as well. Amazing.

PS- I am vegetarian so I didn't try to seafood.

2013-10-15 10:23 PM
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Anything labelled Cajun or Creole outside of south Louisiana is rarely worth trying: gumbo, jambalaya, etouffee, boudin, cracklins, and so on. A good shrimp or oyster poboy is getting harder to find even locally.

And now I'm hungry.




DITTO!!!

Bear, is the old Landry's in DT Laffy not open anymore? They always had the best po-boys!! Well, second to the little TuffShed kitchen by the rr tracks in Amelia.

I don't think you can get boudin outside of La? I've never seen it at gas stations outside of the borders.
And the best boudin is always an ongoing argument (my mother claims Hebert's in Lafayette; I claim the slaughterhouse in Eunice)

Of course, my 7yo asked me to make him a courtboullion last weekend, geaux figar, you can't find catfish bellies in Utah!!! humf!!
We had shrimp okra gumbo instead.
2013-10-16 6:51 AM
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Originally posted by geauxtri
Originally posted by the bear

Anything labelled Cajun or Creole outside of south Louisiana is rarely worth trying: gumbo, jambalaya, etouffee, boudin, cracklins, and so on. A good shrimp or oyster poboy is getting harder to find even locally.

And now I'm hungry.

DITTO!!! Bear, is the old Landry's in DT Laffy not open anymore? They always had the best po-boys!! Well, second to the little TuffShed kitchen by the rr tracks in Amelia. I don't think you can get boudin outside of La? I've never seen it at gas stations outside of the borders. And the best boudin is always an ongoing argument (my mother claims Hebert's in Lafayette; I claim the slaughterhouse in Eunice) Of course, my 7yo asked me to make him a courtboullion last weekend, geaux figar, you can't find catfish bellies in Utah!!! humf!! We had shrimp okra gumbo instead.

Been here twenty years and don't remember a Landry's in downtown. Are you thinking about Don's? Chris' PoBoys? The best shrimp poboy in my tenure here has always been Olde Tyme, everyone else is just a pretender.

Boudin: Not sure where Hebert's in Lafayette is, or if they're still around, and have never been to a slaughterhouse in Eunice. Best boudin IMHO is the Best Stop in Scott, where you can also find the best cracklins.

Edit: there is a famous Hebert's in Maurice, home of the original turducken.

2013-10-16 10:09 AM
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For me locally it's tomato pies from DeLorenzo's or Papa's. For years they were in Trenton which is not so nice (I'm being very kind!) anymore but are now in actual walking distance from my house. Just talking about it has helped me make my dinner choice for tonight.
2013-10-16 10:14 AM
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Originally posted by tricrazy Well, I am from Pittsburgh so even though I don't live there now, I have to say a Primanti Brothers sandwich. The BEST!!!!

 

In Cleveland, it is the same, but they're called Panini's.

 

 



2013-10-16 10:21 AM
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Originally posted by the bear

Anything labelled Cajun or Creole outside of south Louisiana is rarely worth trying: gumbo, jambalaya, etouffee, boudin, cracklins, and so on. A good shrimp or oyster poboy is getting harder to find even locally.

And now I'm hungry.

 

No trip to Louisiana, in my opinion, is complete without a stop at Middendorf's in Akers, LA off of I-55.

Best. Catfish. Ever.

And gumbo worth killing for.

 

Don's Seafood is pretty good, too... though, I've only ever been to the one in Hammond.

 

 



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2013-10-16 10:36 AM
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Originally posted by Lumber Dad Deep fried cheese curds and Friday night fish fry.

Yes.  And frozen custard.

I guess you can tell why I gain 5 pounds every time I visit my parents in Wisconsin, huh?

2013-10-16 7:48 PM
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Originally posted by the bear

Originally posted by geauxtri
Originally posted by the bear

Anything labelled Cajun or Creole outside of south Louisiana is rarely worth trying: gumbo, jambalaya, etouffee, boudin, cracklins, and so on. A good shrimp or oyster poboy is getting harder to find even locally.

And now I'm hungry.

DITTO!!! Bear, is the old Landry's in DT Laffy not open anymore? They always had the best po-boys!! Well, second to the little TuffShed kitchen by the rr tracks in Amelia. I don't think you can get boudin outside of La? I've never seen it at gas stations outside of the borders. And the best boudin is always an ongoing argument (my mother claims Hebert's in Lafayette; I claim the slaughterhouse in Eunice) Of course, my 7yo asked me to make him a courtboullion last weekend, geaux figar, you can't find catfish bellies in Utah!!! humf!! We had shrimp okra gumbo instead.

Been here twenty years and don't remember a Landry's in downtown. Are you thinking about Don's? Chris' PoBoys? The best shrimp poboy in my tenure here has always been Olde Tyme, everyone else is just a pretender.

Boudin: Not sure where Hebert's in Lafayette is, or if they're still around, and have never been to a slaughterhouse in Eunice. Best boudin IMHO is the Best Stop in Scott, where you can also find the best cracklins.

Edit: there is a famous Hebert's in Maurice, home of the original turducken.




Maybe it was Don's??? We went there primarily when I was little. I think I know the Best Stop in Scott (north of I-10, right? My uncle used to live off that road. Was a little grocery with HUGE icebox out front? ). Yep, Hebert's in Maurice. There's also a gas station north of the horse track that people say is really good, but I find it too ricey. As a kid, I lived on Savoie's. The slaughterhouse/meat market in Eunice is the on the west side of town. Take the road in front of the Superette all the way out to the T in the road and it's on the left. Unfortunately, I haven't had boudin from them since Jan 2006 - Can't WAIT for this summer's ROAD TRIP!!!
2013-10-22 2:20 PM
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Close, I live within an hour of Springfield.

Originally posted by doxie

Originally posted by moogley Horse shoe or pony shoe depending on your appetite. In college it was a Herald.

Are you from Springfield?


2013-10-22 8:26 PM
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poutine from the katrine fry truck.........I know disgusting but I love it


2013-10-23 8:38 AM
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Originally posted by moogley Close, I live within an hour of Springfield.
Originally posted by doxie

Originally posted by moogley Horse shoe or pony shoe depending on your appetite. In college it was a Herald.

Are you from Springfield?

 

I grew up in Springfield. The horsehoe is a staple in a child's diet until you are about 18 and know better.

 

I also recently was in middle of nowhere PA & NY and had a spiedie sandwich that it was pretty amazing.

2013-10-26 9:33 AM
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Horse shoes are pretty awesome. It all hinges on the cheese sauce. Some even have a breakfast shoe.

We lived in Southern Illinois for several years & local pub served horse shoes.

Evansville, Indiana has brain sandwiches. I've never had one, but they do have a following.

Originally posted by jhouse4

Originally posted by moogley Close, I live within an hour of Springfield.
Originally posted by doxie

Originally posted by moogley Horse shoe or pony shoe depending on your appetite. In college it was a Herald.

Are you from Springfield?

 

I grew up in Springfield. The horsehoe is a staple in a child's diet until you are about 18 and know better.

 

I also recently was in middle of nowhere PA & NY and had a spiedie sandwich that it was pretty amazing.


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