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2014-03-11 12:32:44 PM

Evil Mackerel: Kentucky


I was going to say...I know they exist, but I've never run across them.  I was expecting Burgoo or KFC, honestly.
 
2014-03-11 12:33:11 PM
"I'll have the pork roll egg and cheese on an everything bagel. No egg, no cheese".
 
2014-03-11 12:34:39 PM

Nix Nightbird: Interceptor1: I'm a native Maryland resident and have never heard of corned ham. This sites information is bogus. Try crabs or oysters. Even chicken would work.

And I was born and raised in Michigan, and spent the majority of my life in various places across the state, and I have never once had corned beef, seen it offered as a menu item in any restaurant, or considered it "our" meat. I have more cube steak (in Italian steak sandwiches) than the average American, I'd bet, though.

Also, the author missed coney island hot dogs, which were invented in Michigan (and not Coney Island, as you'd think), and are considered a must-have item when in certain places within Michigan. As a state we have some of the highest standards for hot dogs in terms of what's allowed to be in them, and if you haven't had a Kowalski or Koegel hot dog, you're missing something and you're failing as a Michigan citizen.

The thought of corned beef doesn't appeal to me, and so I've never bothered. I don't know what the fark a "Dinty Moore" sandwich is. I've lived in Detroit, and I never heard of such a thing. I know Dinty Moore as the Hormel brand of beef stew, but not as a sandwich.

I don't know where she got her information, but it wasn't from a Michigander.


I'm not even from Michigan and I was thinking the same thing about the Coneys. My buddy turned me on to Koegel and now I order a few times a year. Now I have to look up Kowalski hot dogs. Off to the Googles!
 
2014-03-11 12:35:17 PM

That Guy Jeff: Riiiiiight, Iowa's meat is *beef* based.

Stupid map is stupid, like these stupid maps always are.


I didnt get that either, everyone knows the pork tenderloin sammich is the meat of Iowa.
 
2014-03-11 12:36:40 PM

jaybeezey: booty-j: Levarien: Pennsylvania needs to be Milk Steak boiled over hard with an assortment of the finest jelly beans.

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Little green ghouls buddy!



Wild Card biatches!!!!
 
2014-03-11 12:41:03 PM
Pennsylvania's should be kielbasa.
 
2014-03-11 12:57:05 PM
I'm from Indiana and moved to Georgia about 7 years ago.  Have been craving pork tenderloin sandwiches and can't find any place that has them in GA.  I didn't even know that pork tenderloin was really big in Indiana!!

Still want a damn thick cut pork tenderloin sammich!  With a side of fried mushrooms and onion rings.

I've been eating healthy over the past few years.  I'm allowed to gorge every once in a while.
 
2014-03-11 01:07:58 PM
I thought lutefisk was Minnesota's state meat? HaHa, just kidding Minnesota!
 
kth
2014-03-11 01:09:03 PM
Finally, I don't have to be embarrassed by Kansas...

Actually, now is a great time for my three favorite things that Kansas does well: Beer, Barbecue and Basketball.
 
2014-03-11 01:18:52 PM

ChipNASA: THEY'RE MADE OUT OF MEAT


"They're made out of meat."

"Meat?"

"Meat. They're made out of meat."

"Meat?"

"There's no doubt about it. We picked up several from different parts of the planet, took them aboard our recon vessels, and probed them all the way through. They're completely meat."

"That's impossible. What about the radio signals? The messages to the stars?"

"They use the radio waves to talk, but the signals don't come from them. The signals come from machines."

"So who made the machines? That's who we want to contact."

"They made the machines. That's what I'm trying to tell you. Meat made the machines."

"That's ridiculous. How can meat make a machine? You're asking me to believe in sentient meat."

"I'm not asking you, I'm telling you. These creatures are the only sentient race in that sector and they're made out of meat."

"Maybe they're like the orfolei. You know, a carbon-based intelligence that goes through a meat stage."

"Nope. They're born meat and they die meat. We studied them for several of their life spans, which didn't take long. Do you have any idea what's the life span of meat?"

"Spare me. Okay, maybe they're only part meat. You know, like the weddilei. A meat head with an electron plasma brain inside."

"Nope. We thought of that, since they do have meat heads, like the weddilei. But I told you, we probed them. They're meat all the way through."

"No brain?"

"Oh, there's a brain all right. It's just that the brain is made out of meat! That's what I've been trying to tell you."

"So ... what does the thinking?"

"You're not understanding, are you? You're refusing to deal with what I'm telling you. The brain does the thinking. The meat."

"Thinking meat! You're asking me to believe in thinking meat!"

"Yes, thinking meat! Conscious meat! Loving meat. Dreaming meat. The meat is the whole deal!  Are you beginning to get the picture or do I have to start all over?"

"Omigod. You're serious then. They're made out of meat."

"Thank you. Fina ...


And then he got a job driving a cab so he could better observe the planet's inhabitants while keeping a very low profile.
 
2014-03-11 01:32:24 PM

doubled99: No one likes chicken?


I see you didn't bother to reae the article. He assigned each stste it's meatv and his arbitrary rules state it had to be from a mammal. Chickens don't count.
 
2014-03-11 02:03:22 PM
Who knew Mississippi's favorite meat is Fritos.  Regardless, what a dumb article.
 
2014-03-11 02:21:09 PM

mjones73: ChipNASA: Maryland should be CRAB .yoooooo farkers....

It should but we are talking meat, not seafood. It should be Pit Beef.


As stated, although seafood is technically "meat"... they didn't consider it meat for this purpose (also unless I missed something, left out chicken anywhere)... this was more a "regional ways to make beef & pork" map.
 
2014-03-11 02:23:35 PM

ChrisDe: Tofu is not a meat. Carne asada is meat.


That's the joke.

That said,

More than 50 percent of the total value of U.S. sales of cattle and calves comes from the top 5 states: (Jan. 1, 2013 USDA Cattle Inventory Report)
1. Texas
2. Nebraska
3. Kansas
4. California
5. Oklahoma - See more at: http://www.beefusa.org/beefindustrystatistics.aspx#sthash.Ehnq5bcL.dpu f

California has more salad-eating hippies than probably any other state. But we also have more meat-three-meals-a-day dedicated carnivores than just about any other state (Texas would be the only exception), just because California has a hell of a lot of people.

I don't know if Santa Maria style "barbecue" is popular enough across the state to justify being on the list, but it's what I'd pick as a native California meat.
 
2014-03-11 02:25:25 PM

dletter: mjones73: ChipNASA: Maryland should be CRAB .yoooooo farkers....

It should but we are talking meat, not seafood. It should be Pit Beef.

As stated, although seafood is technically "meat"... they didn't consider it meat for this purpose (also unless I missed something, left out chicken anywhere)... this was more a "regional ways to make beef & pork" map.


Sorry I should have been more clear, mammals. Still, MD should have been pit beef, not whatever that crap is they listed, I've lived here 15 years, never heard of it. I can venture 5 mins from my house and get a pit beef sandwich though.
 
2014-03-11 02:28:36 PM
only reason I allow Ontario to stay in Canada...
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2014-03-11 03:04:05 PM

alywa: Living on the TN / NC border is pretty much perfect.  Bacon and pulled pork?  Yep, I can handle that.


As a resident of the area I concur.
 
2014-03-11 03:14:47 PM

ChipNASA: Maryland should be CRAB .yoooooo farkers....


THIS time infinite.
 
2014-03-11 03:25:10 PM

Interceptor1: I'm a native Maryland resident and have never heard of corned ham. This sites information is bogus. Try crabs or oysters. Even chicken would work.


Yeah the author must have never been stuck behind a chicken truck on the eastern shore.
 
2014-03-11 03:29:04 PM
Meatballs for Minnesota? Im okay with that seeing asi have seen at least ne plate of them on every potluck i have ever gone to.
 
2014-03-11 03:43:12 PM

Alassra: So glad that Pennsylvania is ruled by one "sandwich" meat.

:: sighs :: You do realize there is more to the state than Philly? I'm guessing the writer has never visited another part of PA aside from Philly.

That's okay... I'll save my angry face and make something actually delicious.

:)


I was hoping it would be ham loaf.
 
2014-03-11 04:01:45 PM
Shouldn't 'scrapple' belong to Pennsylvania?

How come there isn't a BACON state?
 
2014-03-11 04:04:29 PM

bratface: Shouldn't 'scrapple' belong to Pennsylvania?

How come there isn't a BACON state?


Canada is the bacon state.

/are we a state yet?
//if not wtf not????
 
2014-03-11 04:22:47 PM

Seacop: I'm leaning towards tri-tip for Cali


This.  While awesome Carne Asada is easy to find here in SoCal, it's not a native recipe.

But Santa Barbara style tri-tip is homegrown, and awesome.  It's a far better representative of California meat than goddamned soybean curd.

Another thing I've only seen here is the Hot Pastrami Dip.  Very thinly sliced pastrami steeped in its own juices and piled high on a soft hoagie roll slathered with mustard and dill pickle chips.  Awesome with a side of chili cheese fries and a jumbo unsweetened iced tea.  (OK, you can add one packet of sweetener of your choice if you can't handle the bite...)

I would also nominate the Double-double, Animal Style.  Born here, it's the pinnacle of cheeseburger perfection.

TFA's author phoned in a farking stereotype to select farking Tofu.  Geographically, more of CA is culturally like OK or MO than the endlessly regurgitated surfer-hippy trope.
 
2014-03-11 04:24:55 PM

HMS_Blinkin: You're moving Texas?  The whole state?  I'd like to know your workout regimen,  subby!


Came for Archimedes references. Leaving disappointed.
 
2014-03-11 04:27:18 PM
Iowa: "Loose Meat"

Is that some kinda roundabout euphemism for how Iowans eat out a lot, hint hint?
 
2014-03-11 04:27:27 PM
"Montana has hosted a Rocky Mountain Oyster festival for 32 years and counting, and only Montana has the good linguistic sense to call the festival the Testy Festy."
 
2014-03-11 04:34:40 PM
Beyond the stupidity of breaking just about every rule the author put out for herself, I have to question the idea of saying that one small place in the state that's famous defines the entire state.  Because damned if I've never heard of Kelly's.  Three places up on the North Shore is absolutely not the foundation of what I'd call the most famous meat in the state.

Obviously we should have cod/scrod/etc. as our state meat, but if it has to be non-seafood meat (which is, oh yeah, a rule the author broke in Maine), then I'd say a Number 9 or Steak Bomb from D'Angelos.  There's only like a million of them in this state....

\not to mention how antagonistic it is for the author to antagonize 3/4 of Pennsylvania by picking a Philly thing
 
2014-03-11 04:40:08 PM
Been a lifelong resident of Michigan, and I've never had a Dinty Moore...never have seen one on a menu.  If it's a meat only map, then give Michigan the Coney Island hot dog.  Better yet, allow seafood, and give us smoked whitefish.
 
2014-03-11 04:55:42 PM
Masshole here.  Kelly's is OK, but there's better roast beef to be had.
 
2014-03-11 05:09:39 PM
This guy's a bloody idiot. I've lived in Kentucky my entire life and this is the first time I've even HEARD of lamb fries. I hope it's also the LAST time I hear about them. Gross!

Though milk steak sounds utterly disgusting as well ...
 
2014-03-11 05:14:41 PM
So, roughly speaking, anything west of New Mexico is not worth eating.
 
2014-03-11 05:24:33 PM
Y'all, they're not doing fish or fowl.  Or crawdad.  Or sand.
 
2014-03-11 05:35:31 PM
I'd have to go with Maine:  Surf & Turf. Any kind of seafood and a nice steak (not oversized and done just so that there's a tincture of rose not bloodin the middle) is what I want, dog!

Canadian equivalents (game, game and match):

Newfoundland & Labrador - Newfoundland steak, aka baloney, because the Newfies were poor but sick to death of seafood. I'm just kidding. Seal steak. You can buy traditional Newfoundland seal meat in the can--in Toronto. That's the closest place that is far enough from home for a Newfoundlander to get nostalgic for seal meat. Also fish & brewis (contains hardtack pork and fish)

Nova Scotia - Nova Scotia donair (schwarma)

Prince Edward Island - Meat, potato, two vegs

New Brunswick - Moose steak or venison; Poutine rapée (a meat-stuffed dumpling, no relation to the the Quebec poutine)

Quebec - venison (Caribou is a drink in Quebec), any number of traditional French dishes, poutine with Montreal style smoked meat (pastrami), tourtiere (made with pork since the Passenger Pigeon mysteriously disappeared, Pâte chinois (French for shepherd's pie)

Ontario - Canadian bacon (pea meal bacon), something ethnic from Toronto's enormous range of restaurants, (jerked pork?)

Manitoba - Buffalo, Perogies with bacon and cheese

Saskatchewan - Pemmican (I had to put this somewhere and I can't think of anything distinctive from Saskatchewan), hot chicken sandwich (very Anglo Canadian so I'll put it here as well).

Alberta - Alberta beef, Beefalo, Elk. Calgary ginger beef.

British Columbia - curried beef or lamb, Chinese pork

Yukon Territory - Caribou steak

North West Territories - Whale blubber, cariboo, possibly cooked

Nunuvut Territory - seal, walrus, whale

I owe a great debt to Wikipedia for suggesting most of these, or jogging my memory for many of them. Canadian Living magazine has a list of game dishes that should satisfy discriminating tastes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_cuisine#Savoury_foods
 
2014-03-11 06:50:32 PM

loki see loki do: Kentucky is lamb fries? Never heard of 'em.


I've HEARD of them (and unfortunately also seen them in markets), but I'd honestly submit that the REST of the sheep, well barbecued, would be our state meat.  (Come on, we're pretty much the only state well known for mutton barbecue :9)
 
2014-03-11 06:53:32 PM

Belias: This was surprisingly well done.  On that note, why do they call well done steak "well done"?  It's anything but. They should call it "dried out completely, chalky and tasteless - a ruined grey husk"  Anyone ordering it that way should be required to speak that exact description.


A local restaurant, Perrini's Steak House, puts a disclaimer on the menu that says "Not responsible for steak ordered Well-Done."
 
2014-03-11 07:35:53 PM
Chunks McGunks: CruJones: As a current Texas resident, you'd move here for brisket?  I'm a fan, but it doesn't touch pork BBQ.

/I'd be moving to Tennessee for bacon, but they already have Memphis style Q

So much this.  I have no idea how some form of pork BBQ wasn't the choice for Tennessee.  It's the only good food we have in this state.


Bacon is pork
 
2014-03-11 07:43:41 PM

CreepyBasementGuy: idsfa: CreepyBasementGuy: Brisket is one step below eating dog meat.

Corned beef hash says you are an idiot.

LOL. Did you buy that in a can?


The fact that you even consider that an option proves that the corned beef hash was correct.
 
2014-03-11 08:03:34 PM

Oldiron_79: Chunks McGunks: CruJones: As a current Texas resident, you'd move here for brisket?  I'm a fan, but it doesn't touch pork BBQ.

/I'd be moving to Tennessee for bacon, but they already have Memphis style Q

So much this.  I have no idea how some form of pork BBQ wasn't the choice for Tennessee.  It's the only good food we have in this state.

Bacon is pork


Bacon is pork. Bacon is not Memphis style BBQ. Huge difference.
 
2014-03-11 08:58:57 PM

Chunks McGunks: Oldiron_79: Chunks McGunks: CruJones: As a current Texas resident, you'd move here for brisket?  I'm a fan, but it doesn't touch pork BBQ.

/I'd be moving to Tennessee for bacon, but they already have Memphis style Q

So much this.  I have no idea how some form of pork BBQ wasn't the choice for Tennessee.  It's the only good food we have in this state.

Bacon is pork

Bacon is pork. Bacon is not Memphis style BBQ. Huge difference.


The sickeningly sweet sauce and rub on memphis style is an abomination to BBQ. Carolina, Texas, and KC all better.
 
2014-03-11 09:05:44 PM

booty-j: That Guy Jeff: Riiiiiight, Iowa's meat is *beef* based.

Stupid map is stupid, like these stupid maps always are.

I didnt get that either, everyone knows the pork tenderloin sammich is the meat of Iowa.


Agreed.
 
2014-03-11 10:06:51 PM
Hmm, They got Louisiana (my home state) and Texas (my current state) correct, so no complaints here.
I managed to find some decent Andouille here in Austin and made a mean-ass Jambalaya!

So what's the big deal about eating Tongue anyway? Anyone on here every tried it?
 
2014-03-11 10:39:44 PM

Oldiron_79: Chunks McGunks: Oldiron_79: Chunks McGunks: CruJones: As a current Texas resident, you'd move here for brisket?  I'm a fan, but it doesn't touch pork BBQ.

/I'd be moving to Tennessee for bacon, but they already have Memphis style Q

So much this.  I have no idea how some form of pork BBQ wasn't the choice for Tennessee.  It's the only good food we have in this state.

Bacon is pork

Bacon is pork. Bacon is not Memphis style BBQ. Huge difference.

The sickeningly sweet sauce and rub on memphis style is an abomination to BBQ. Carolina, Texas, and KC all better.


I'll just chalk that up to you have strange taste buds and move on.
 
2014-03-11 11:13:56 PM

Chunks McGunks: Oldiron_79: Chunks McGunks: Oldiron_79: Chunks McGunks: CruJones: As a current Texas resident, you'd move here for brisket?  I'm a fan, but it doesn't touch pork BBQ.

/I'd be moving to Tennessee for bacon, but they already have Memphis style Q

So much this.  I have no idea how some form of pork BBQ wasn't the choice for Tennessee.  It's the only good food we have in this state.

Bacon is pork

Bacon is pork. Bacon is not Memphis style BBQ. Huge difference.

The sickeningly sweet sauce and rub on memphis style is an abomination to BBQ. Carolina, Texas, and KC all better.

I'll just chalk that up to you have strange taste buds and move on.


Ill chalk it up to you have a diabeetus sweet tooth and move on.
 
2014-03-11 11:47:52 PM

Chunks McGunks: Oldiron_79: Chunks McGunks: CruJones: As a current Texas resident, you'd move here for brisket?  I'm a fan, but it doesn't touch pork BBQ.

/I'd be moving to Tennessee for bacon, but they already have Memphis style Q

So much this.  I have no idea how some form of pork BBQ wasn't the choice for Tennessee.  It's the only good food we have in this state.

Bacon is pork

Bacon is pork. Bacon is not Memphis style BBQ. Huge difference.


So much this, I didn't even know Tennessee was known for bacon.  Honey glazed ham is pretty popular, I suppose, but nothing compares to a pulled pork sandwich from the Bar-B-Q Shop.

/don't tell Eric, he thinks it's all about the rib tips
//best sauce in town, too
 
2014-03-12 12:13:33 AM

timujin: Chunks McGunks: Oldiron_79: Chunks McGunks: CruJones: As a current Texas resident, you'd move here for brisket?  I'm a fan, but it doesn't touch pork BBQ.

/I'd be moving to Tennessee for bacon, but they already have Memphis style Q

So much this.  I have no idea how some form of pork BBQ wasn't the choice for Tennessee.  It's the only good food we have in this state.

Bacon is pork

Bacon is pork. Bacon is not Memphis style BBQ. Huge difference.

So much this, I didn't even know Tennessee was known for bacon.  Honey glazed ham is pretty popular, I suppose, but nothing compares to a pulled pork sandwich from the Bar-B-Q Shop.

/don't tell Eric, he thinks it's all about the rib tips
//best sauce in town, too


Tom's does have some amazing rib tips. And the dry ribs at rendezvous. And the pulled pork at tops. God I'm getting hungry.

I had no idea Tennessee was associated with bacon either and I've lived here my whole life.
 
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