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2020-05-20 8:39:26 AM  
Mine's #2 on the list, and I gotta say, they are fantastically delicious if you can get passed the look of vomit-on-a-plate.

/That'll be $10.25, please.
 
2020-05-20 8:50:16 AM  

Driedsponge: Mine's #2 on the list, and I gotta say, they are fantastically delicious if you can get passed the look of vomit-on-a-plate.

/That'll be $10.25, please.


Mine's at #3.  It's not bad as much as it is a stretching of the definition of "salad."  In terms of culinary respectability, however, it's head & shoulders above whatever "scrapple" is.
 
2020-05-20 8:50:22 AM  
Western Mass isn't particularly known for much else than the Five Colleges, a bustling indy music scene, prime shade tobacco, and some of the best asparagus in the world. The closest we get to "weird food" is fiddleheads in the spring, and even those are New England staple of sauteed with garlic, salt, and pepper. Maybe a splash of vinegar if you're feeling gigi. Oh, and maple candy. And sometimes some Yankee gets the idea of doing grits with maple, but that is just trying to get folks from Away to put money down on trying it.
 
2020-05-20 8:53:51 AM  
And in deference to my fellow Pennsylvanians: Tomato Pie isn't bad either.  It might be a little lackluster, but it's a good alternative to pizza for crazy 6 year olds who, for some weird reason, don't like mozzarella cheese and pick it off every time, much to the chagrin of her parents who feel like they must have done something wrong in her upbringing.
 
2020-05-20 8:58:09 AM  
St. Louis has two on the list but neither is fried brain sandwich?

St. Louis pizza is like tarte flambé.

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I love it.
 
2020-05-20 9:27:25 AM  
Steamed cheeseburgers. Yum.

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2020-05-20 9:43:11 AM  

Demetrius: Steamed cheeseburgers. Yum.

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I thought that was more of a Utica thing?
 
2020-05-20 9:45:49 AM  
Scrapple is awesome. Especially if homemade.

/fight me
 
2020-05-20 9:57:05 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Demetrius: Steamed cheeseburgers. Yum.

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I thought that was more of a Utica thing?


We have them in CT, but even here it's mostly in one region. Asked if they'd ever tried one, most of my fellow Nutmeggers say, "A steamed what now?"

They're not bad.
 
2020-05-20 9:57:59 AM  

Hooferatheart: Scrapple is awesome. Especially if homemade.

/fight me


Scrapple: The parts of an animal not edible enough for sausage.

Pass.
 
2020-05-20 9:59:51 AM  
Philadelphia tomato pie sounds a lot like Rhode Island pizza strips. Fight me.
 
2020-05-20 10:00:59 AM  
#7

/Much easier to get people to try it if you call it Cincinnati a/o Greek "Meat Sauce"...
 
2020-05-20 10:01:55 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Demetrius: Steamed cheeseburgers. Yum.

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I thought that was more of a Utica thing?


Originated in Meriden, CT.  Spread from there.  AFAIK, at least.
 
2020-05-20 10:02:48 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Driedsponge: Mine's #2 on the list, and I gotta say, they are fantastically delicious if you can get passed the look of vomit-on-a-plate.

/That'll be $10.25, please.

Mine's at #3.  It's not bad as much as it is a stretching of the definition of "salad."  In terms of culinary respectability, however, it's head & shoulders above whatever "scrapple" is.


Why does scrapple get called out, but Taylor Ham and goetta get no mention.

PS  I think scrapple may literally be head and shoulders.
 
2020-05-20 10:03:46 AM  
I grew up in southwest Ohio, so we were Cincinnati chili adjacent.

But I atoned for that by living in France for 2 years.
 
2020-05-20 10:07:19 AM  

Gough: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Driedsponge: Mine's #2 on the list, and I gotta say, they are fantastically delicious if you can get passed the look of vomit-on-a-plate.

/That'll be $10.25, please.

Mine's at #3.  It's not bad as much as it is a stretching of the definition of "salad."  In terms of culinary respectability, however, it's head & shoulders above whatever "scrapple" is.

Why does scrapple get called out, but Taylor Ham and goetta get no mention.

PS  I think scrapple may literally be head and shoulders.


Drinking the shampoo would be preferable to eating scrapple.
 
2020-05-20 10:07:22 AM  

Fear the Clam: Philadelphia tomato pie sounds a lot like Rhode Island pizza strips. Fight me.


It's similar.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian​_​tomato_pie

The Philadelphia version is usually square instead of in strips.
 
2020-05-20 10:10:23 AM  
How can so many farkers not get a Simpsons reference?

Also, scrapple is meh but yeah, every diner here has it on the breakfast menu. You got to fry the shiat out of it. I'll stick with a side of sausage or Taylor Ham TYVM.
 
2020-05-20 10:12:52 AM  
I'm from ND(unfortunately) but I've *never* heard of those funeral sandwiches...
 
2020-05-20 10:18:34 AM  

Tarl3k: I'm from ND(unfortunately) but I've *never* heard of those funeral sandwiches...


Well that's because you're alive.
 
2020-05-20 10:25:48 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Demetrius: Steamed cheeseburgers. Yum.

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I thought that was more of a Utica thing?


It's more of an Albany expression.
 
2020-05-20 10:26:42 AM  
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Mmm mmm mmm!  Rochester in the house!
 
2020-05-20 10:28:06 AM  
What a "Taylor ham" may look like:
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Oink.
 
2020-05-20 10:32:48 AM  
Scrapple is wonderful.
 
2020-05-20 10:33:48 AM  
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2020-05-20 10:39:30 AM  
Maybe not weird, but not found very much outside of Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Detroit

City Chicken, it not chicken, and you don't have to actually be in a city to eat it.

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Czarnina (Duck's Blood Soup):

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2020-05-20 10:48:45 AM  
#9 - Boiled peanuts.

A crime against nature? Blasphemy. Blasphemy, I tell ya. Blasphemy!

/who the hell doesn't like boiled peanuts?
 
2020-05-20 10:51:17 AM  

Salted Metal Honey: [Fark user image image 474x273]

Mmm mmm mmm!  Rochester in the house!


Now I gotta go see if Nick Tahoe's delivers.
 
2020-05-20 11:17:34 AM  
I knew St. Louis would make the list, but not twice.

I don't eat St. Louis style pizza that often, but it isn't terrible... if you consider it nachos instead of pizza.  Fake cheese on a thin crust with whatever toppings suit your fancy... it's even cut up into finger-food sized little squares.  If you're expecting a pizza, you're going to be disappointed.

Slingers and "Toasted" ravioli make up for our affronts to the food gods.
 
2020-05-20 11:18:15 AM  
Some friends of ours moved to South Carolina and came back for a visit - bringing peanuts, spices and the container to boil them.  They were so excited to share.  We all tried them and we all asked "What the hell happened to your taste buds down there??"

I guess it's an acquired taste.
 
2020-05-20 11:23:40 AM  

Richard Saunders: #9 - Boiled peanuts.

A crime against nature? Blasphemy. Blasphemy, I tell ya. Blasphemy!

/who the hell doesn't like boiled peanuts?


*raises a hand*

Roasted. Fight me.
 
2020-05-20 11:41:02 AM  

Hooferatheart: Scrapple is awesome. Especially if homemade.

/fight me


Agreed.


Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: And in deference to my fellow Pennsylvanians: Tomato Pie isn't bad either.


I don't think it's bad.  I don't think it's particularly good either.  I think it's completely overrated, though you make a good point about the kids.
 
2020-05-20 12:03:57 PM  
Tomato soup in chocolate cake is often much better than simple chocolate cake.

StL-style pizza in an abomination.

Not on the list: adventuresome types, especially when it comes to texture, might want to give knipp a chance.
 
2020-05-20 12:16:26 PM  

Salted Metal Honey: [Fark user image 474x273]

Mmm mmm mmm!  Rochester in the house!


I'd rather eat the worst 'plate in existence than order chicken french.
 
2020-05-20 12:51:17 PM  
When I lived in Japan they put corn and tuna on "California Style" pizza.
 
2020-05-20 12:54:58 PM  
The Pittsburgh BBQ ham sandwich. It's not bad or at least I liked them as a child.

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A true one is made from Isaly's chip-chopped processed ham loaf mixed with sweet BBQ sauce. Though shaved ham would work.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chipped​_​chopped_ham

They used to be ubiquitous iin the burgh. but I can't google up a restaurant that till serves them. Lots of people seem to make them at home.

https://www.post-gazette.com/life/rec​i​pes/2012/11/19/The-barbecued-chipped-h​am-sandwich-still-rules/stories/201211​190196
 
2020-05-20 1:11:53 PM  
Not sure exactly how but Minnesota's tater tot hot dish escaped the list maybe because some of the variants are pretty decent.
 
2020-05-20 1:15:01 PM  
Madison_Smiled:
They're not bad.

It's about a two-three hour car ride from here. I meant to make it in the spring but then 'rona happened. I think I still am going to make the trip. Need to try them. Which place should I try?
 
2020-05-20 1:40:07 PM  

finnished: Madison_Smiled:
They're not bad.

It's about a two-three hour car ride from here. I meant to make it in the spring but then 'rona happened. I think I still am going to make the trip. Need to try them. Which place should I try?


Ted's in Meriden on Broad St. They used to have a Cromwell location, but it closed. I don't go looking for them, but they do tend to pop up in odd places. A grungy little deli up the road from me makes them, but the last time I got one there, it was raw in the middle. Either the steam cabinet was malfunctioning, or the person behind the counter screwed up.
 
2020-05-20 1:50:09 PM  

Tarl3k: I'm from ND(unfortunately) but I've *never* heard of those funeral sandwiches...


I lived there for a bit and actually attended two funerals.  Do not remember them at all.
 
2020-05-20 1:51:24 PM  

Combustion: When I lived in Japan they put corn and tuna on "California Style" pizza.


Colombians do this shiat too.  Nasty.
 
2020-05-20 2:15:43 PM  
The only thing I can think of for Wisconsin is Limburger cheese. There is one cheesemaker in the entire US who makes it and they are located in Monroe, Wisconsin.

Most fun fact: the Great Limburger War of 1935 between Wisconsin and Iowa regarding sending Limburger in the mail. It went as high as the US Postmaster General. Wisconsin won and even had a huge victory celebration with 50,000 people showing up to tiny Monroe.
 
2020-05-20 2:16:52 PM  
A couple of nominations from northern Michigan

Mashed potatoes with creamed corn instead of gravy

Pickled ring bologna
 
2020-05-20 2:20:47 PM  

grimlock1972: Not sure exactly how but Minnesota's tater tot hot dish escaped the list maybe because some of the variants are pretty decent.


I had to look that one up. So, Shepard's Pie with tater tots on top instead of mashed potatoes then?

My joint does "tachos". Tater tots, with chorizo, smothered with cheese and then topped with pico de gallo, onion, avocado, and a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of scallions. Oddly addicting.

Mind you, we also throw smashed tater tots, a fried egg, bacon. cheddar and caramelized onions onto a burger as well, because...hangovers suck.
 
2020-05-20 2:38:36 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: And in deference to my fellow Pennsylvanians: Tomato Pie isn't bad either.  It might be a little lackluster, but it's a good alternative to pizza for crazy 6 year olds who, for some weird reason, don't like mozzarella cheese and pick it off every time, much to the chagrin of her parents who feel like they must have done something wrong in her upbringing.


Tomato Pie is a Rhode Island staple!  Except here we call it Bakery Pizza or Pizza Strips
https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel​/​columnist/greatamericanbites/2019/04/0​3/rhode-island-bakery-pizza-red-strips​/3345050002/

Cant go to a party without having at least a box of them present.
 
2020-05-20 2:56:59 PM  

HairBolus: The Pittsburgh BBQ ham sandwich. It's not bad or at least I liked them as a child.

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A true one is made from Isaly's chip-chopped processed ham loaf mixed with sweet BBQ sauce. Though shaved ham would work.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chipped_​chopped_ham

They used to be ubiquitous iin the burgh. but I can't google up a restaurant that till serves them. Lots of people seem to make them at home.

https://www.post-gazette.com/life/reci​pes/2012/11/19/The-barbecued-chipped-h​am-sandwich-still-rules/stories/201211​190196


The Sauce, at least in my family, is some mixture of apple cider vinegar, Heinz Chili Sauce, Heinz Ketchup, and brown sugar.  I can't tell you what the actual proportions are, since we always just winged it.

You also need a good roll to put it on.  Hamburger buns will work, but you really need something fluffier.

/From back when I was six, I remember my grandmother making these for my grandfather's wake, since Ham BBQ sandwiches were his favorite.
 
2020-05-20 3:06:41 PM  
Brazilian pizza isn't as bad as it looks but it is weird.

Around here we have the donair. No not a doner, a donair.

All beef gyro meat, carved onto a lightly steamed pita topped with raw chopped onions and tomatoes and covered in a condensed milk based garlic sauce. The sauce is also used by Nova Scotians to dip garlic fingers* in.

*Garlic fingers are a pizza crust with a garlic sauce and cheese on it.
 
2020-05-20 3:48:01 PM  

hubiestubert: grimlock1972: Not sure exactly how but Minnesota's tater tot hot dish escaped the list maybe because some of the variants are pretty decent.

I had to look that one up. So, Shepard's Pie with tater tots on top instead of mashed potatoes then?

My joint does "tachos". Tater tots, with chorizo, smothered with cheese and then topped with pico de gallo, onion, avocado, and a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of scallions. Oddly addicting.

Mind you, we also throw smashed tater tots, a fried egg, bacon. cheddar and caramelized onions onto a burger as well, because...hangovers suck.


yeah thats more or less it, the basic version anyway people up here do get creative with it for better or worse.
 
2020-05-20 3:51:05 PM  
Apple cider donuts, have to be freshly made, or they don't count.  Apple pie, offer only valid in the fall, when the local apples are freshly picked.  Keep your zombie apples out of my pie.  Real maple syrup.
 
2020-05-20 3:58:49 PM  

Driedsponge: Mine's #2 on the list, and I gotta say, they are fantastically delicious if you can get passed the look of vomit-on-a-plate.

/That'll be $10.25, please.


It's like an Oki dog on a plate.

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