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2020-07-07 4:23:29 PM  
My vote is for low country.
 
2020-07-07 4:25:31 PM  
The South.   With all its artery hardening glory.
 
2020-07-07 4:33:20 PM  

whidbey: The South.   With all its artery hardening glory.


the only correct answer is Chicago style deep dish.
 
2020-07-07 4:33:51 PM  
While I do love me some Hatch chiles, I'm going with Southern cuisine as well. Every dish is a comfort food.
 
2020-07-07 4:37:24 PM  
Subby's after my own heart. Sigh....I would kill for a green chile enchiladas or a green chile cheeseburger right now.
 
2020-07-07 4:38:47 PM  
Though Cajun food is a very very close second. Crawfish etoufee, gumbo, jambalaya, boudain, crawfish boil....drool.
 
2020-07-07 4:39:10 PM  
Not even going to attempt to put Rochester in that fight.  Garbage plates are good, but mostly if you are wasted already.

My comfort foods are NYC Pizza and Taylor-ham-egg-and-cheese bagels.

As for best regional cuisine, i'd have to go with Portland, Maine, where nearly every restaurant in town has fresh lobster, and copious amounts of craft beer for every taste..
 
2020-07-07 4:40:13 PM  
I miss the food from New Mexico.  And I'd love a basket of sopaipillas.  And a bottle of honey.
 
2020-07-07 4:42:47 PM  
My mom's best friend is from ABQ.

She taught me how to make the "chile" she calls it--stacked tortillas, meat, cheese and a fried egg on top.

It's so good.
 
2020-07-07 4:43:18 PM  
Minnesota of course.
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2020-07-07 4:44:36 PM  
Little Italy, NY
Little Tokyo, L.A.
 
2020-07-07 4:47:00 PM  
"Southern cuisine?"
The correct pronunciation is "Soul Food."

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2020-07-07 4:49:43 PM  
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Give me N'awlans
 
2020-07-07 4:56:22 PM  
Rhineland
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Or Viennese
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2020-07-07 5:00:52 PM  
We invented chicken wings.
 
2020-07-07 5:02:59 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: We invented chicken wings.


Well that answers that, the wings came first, then the chicken and lastly the egg.
 
2020-07-07 5:04:34 PM  
French and Thai

/you can change the order
//to suit
///but that's them
 
2020-07-07 5:06:23 PM  

west.la.lawyer: Little Italy, NY


If you like overpriced tourist traps, sure, but the real hidden gem is the TGI Fridays in times square.
 
2020-07-07 5:12:13 PM  

lilplatinum: west.la.lawyer: Little Italy, NY

If you like overpriced tourist traps, sure, but the real hidden gem is the TGI Fridays in times square.


Hey, we just walked in to Benito II for no reason other than it was right there - and it was a treat  - maybe my in-law from Italy doing the ordering changed things, but it is a meal I will not forget.
 
2020-07-07 5:12:22 PM  

lilplatinum: west.la.lawyer: Little Italy, NY

If you like overpriced tourist traps, sure, but the real hidden gem is the TGI Fridays in times square.


No there's an even better hole in the wall joint if you want a real new york slice, it's called Sbarro's
 
2020-07-07 5:14:37 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: lilplatinum: west.la.lawyer: Little Italy, NY

If you like overpriced tourist traps, sure, but the real hidden gem is the TGI Fridays in times square.

No there's an even better hole in the wall joint if you want a real new york slice, it's called Sbarro's


oohhhhh.... GOMD
 
2020-07-07 5:14:46 PM  

west.la.lawyer: lilplatinum: west.la.lawyer: Little Italy, NY

If you like overpriced tourist traps, sure, but the real hidden gem is the TGI Fridays in times square.

Hey, we just walked in to Benito II for no reason other than it was right there - and it was a treat  - maybe my in-law from Italy doing the ordering changed things, but it is a meal I will not forget.


Haha i love exposing real italians to NY and NJ "Italians".   Its like that episode in Sopranos when they all go to Italy and don't want to eat any actual italian food and want pasta and red sauce.
 
2020-07-07 5:29:32 PM  
In American cuisine, there is New Orleans, and then there are all the other cuisines.  And I say that as a Yankee.
 
2020-07-07 5:35:32 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: In American cuisine, there is New Orleans, and then there are all the other cuisines.  And I say that as a Yankee.


Nothing wrong with a good old fashion New England clam bake, though! The lobsters! The chowdah!
 
2020-07-07 5:39:09 PM  
I'm not choosing and you can't make me.
 
2020-07-07 5:40:07 PM  
Most people have only been to, like, 3 places.

Most people are wildly unqualified to answer this question.
 
2020-07-07 5:52:56 PM  
oh, this is only american. russian, chinese and italian are pretty good foods.
 
2020-07-07 5:57:48 PM  

lilplatinum: west.la.lawyer: lilplatinum: west.la.lawyer: Little Italy, NY

If you like overpriced tourist traps, sure, but the real hidden gem is the TGI Fridays in times square.

Hey, we just walked in to Benito II for no reason other than it was right there - and it was a treat  - maybe my in-law from Italy doing the ordering changed things, but it is a meal I will not forget.

Haha i love exposing real italians to NY and NJ "Italians".   Its like that episode in Sopranos when they all go to Italy and don't want to eat any actual italian food and want pasta and red sauce.


I know quite a few first and second generation italians in NYC and NJ, and very few of them eat much pasta, and all of them will cut out your tongue for calling it sauce instead of gravy.
 
2020-07-07 6:01:59 PM  
Mexican rellenos' batter is thinner and eggier

Of course Old Mexico's chile relleno batter is eggier, all the recipes I've looked at, the batter is almost completely egg.
 
2020-07-07 6:18:07 PM  
I like Cajun and Creole food, lived in Louisiana for many years, can make a good roux, and make a killer turkey andouille gumbo after Thanksgiving every year. The thing is, there isn't a lot of variety there, it's all sort of a variation on the same theme.
 
2020-07-07 6:20:11 PM  
West Coast Mexican is best Mexican. Get all that crappy veggies and peppers OUT and keep it simple: beans, rice, meat...and lots of cilantro!!
 
2020-07-07 6:22:18 PM  

Driedsponge: lilplatinum: west.la.lawyer: lilplatinum: west.la.lawyer: Little Italy, NY

If you like overpriced tourist traps, sure, but the real hidden gem is the TGI Fridays in times square.

Hey, we just walked in to Benito II for no reason other than it was right there - and it was a treat  - maybe my in-law from Italy doing the ordering changed things, but it is a meal I will not forget.

Haha i love exposing real italians to NY and NJ "Italians".   Its like that episode in Sopranos when they all go to Italy and don't want to eat any actual italian food and want pasta and red sauce.

I know quite a few first and second generation italians in NYC and NJ, and very few of them eat much pasta, and all of them will cut out your tongue for calling it sauce instead of gravy.


Lol, wheres the gabagool.  Calling sauce gravy is a Jersey thing, not an italian thing.  You aren't going to see gravy on a farking menu in italy.
 
2020-07-07 6:23:40 PM  

Combustion: West Coast Mexican is best Mexican. Get all that crappy veggies and peppers OUT and keep it simple: beans, rice, meat...and lots of cilantro!!


Tex Mex ueber alles.  Fresh flour tortillas are infinitely better than that corn crap, and keep your fish out of my tacos.
 
2020-07-07 6:27:24 PM  
12. Chicos These smoky, chewy corn kernels are traditionally first horno-roasted on the cob overnight, then dried on rooftops.

I lived in NM for a few years (not that that makes me an expert) and never heard of these until I moved away. I tried making a homemade variety but I think a horno oven would be best, if for no other reason than the authenticity. Mine were ok, but chicos involve a lot of time and effort, probably why they are under the radar for the most part.

The other 19 items are delicious as well, and coincidentally, I was sitting here contemplating making some Carne Adovada this coming weekend prior to opening this article.
 
2020-07-07 6:30:05 PM  

CFitzsimmons: Marcus Aurelius: In American cuisine, there is New Orleans, and then there are all the other cuisines.  And I say that as a Yankee.

Nothing wrong with a good old fashion New England clam bake, though! The lobsters! The chowdah!


Buried in a pit on the beach.  I do miss that.
 
2020-07-07 6:32:44 PM  
Nothin' wrong with Cajun/Creole or Soul Food either...

That's What I'm Talkin' About
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2020-07-07 7:03:56 PM  
US:  Louisiana
exUS:  Vietnam?  South India?  Thailand?
 
2020-07-07 7:31:19 PM  
Jersey has the best sandwich.

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2020-07-07 7:34:51 PM  
Oh, you meant US regions.

I was hoping for some interesting recommendations.
 
2020-07-07 7:51:43 PM  

lilplatinum: west.la.lawyer: Little Italy, NY

If you like overpriced tourist traps, sure, but the real hidden gem is the TGI Fridays in times square.


No way.  Chili's Times Square or nothing!
 
2020-07-07 7:56:23 PM  

Clarence Brown: Oh, you meant US regions.

I was hoping for some interesting recommendations.


Buffalo has some of the best food in the country besides chicken wings. We are also famous for beef on weck (roast beef on a hard roll topped with caraway seeds and coarse salt, with horseradish as the only approved condiment), a delicious drink made of loganberry, and some of the best polish foods this side of the Atlantic. You can get homemade pierogi in any supermarket. It is a wonderland of foods you just can't get anywhere else.
 
2020-07-07 8:03:04 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: lilplatinum: west.la.lawyer: Little Italy, NY

If you like overpriced tourist traps, sure, but the real hidden gem is the TGI Fridays in times square.

No way.  Chili's Times Square or nothing!


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2020-07-07 8:19:58 PM  

lilplatinum: Driedsponge: lilplatinum: west.la.lawyer: lilplatinum: west.la.lawyer: Little Italy, NY

If you like overpriced tourist traps, sure, but the real hidden gem is the TGI Fridays in times square.

Hey, we just walked in to Benito II for no reason other than it was right there - and it was a treat  - maybe my in-law from Italy doing the ordering changed things, but it is a meal I will not forget.

Haha i love exposing real italians to NY and NJ "Italians".   Its like that episode in Sopranos when they all go to Italy and don't want to eat any actual italian food and want pasta and red sauce.

I know quite a few first and second generation italians in NYC and NJ, and very few of them eat much pasta, and all of them will cut out your tongue for calling it sauce instead of gravy.

Lol, wheres the gabagool.  Calling sauce gravy is a Jersey thing, not an italian thing.  You aren't going to see gravy on a farking menu in italy.


Tell that to my wife's italian immigrant grandmother, I dare you.
 
2020-07-07 8:21:22 PM  
British.

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/But hold the black pudding.
 
2020-07-07 8:31:06 PM  
US? Yeah, you farkers got it pretty much right.

1. Southern. The best version is soul food cooked by old black ladies. If you've never been to a black Baptist church fish fry, go!
2. Creole/Cajun
3. Southwest (New Mexico)
4. New England (fish soups, chowders, etc).
5. NY American italian

BBQ?
1. Eastern Carolina whole hog vinegar base
2. Texas brisket
3. Alabama white sauce smoked wings
4. Carolina mustard base pulled pork
5. KC style ribs
 
2020-07-07 9:00:18 PM  

Combustion: West Coast Mexican is best Mexican. Get all that crappy veggies and peppers OUT and keep it simple: beans, rice, meat...and lots of cilantro!!


The Mexican burritos here in Chicago don't come with rice inside. That's a side. I cringe when I see people eating them with tomatoes inside. Is anything even regional anymore if you live in a big city? I can find about any other US regional food just by asking around(I'm lying I use Google).
 
2020-07-07 9:26:36 PM  
Definitely a shout for lowcountry southern here, we do a little southern here in socal for some variety once or twice a week. Skrimp and grits is always a hit here, so tasty and inexpensive to do. Mexican, however, is where its at here in socal. . Period. It takes a little exploring to find a hole in the wall that you like. Some are good, some aren't, but it doesnt take long to find a good one. My favorites are anything my lady is making- chile rellenos, asada, carnitas, homemade tortillas, i love it all. The further up the west coast you go, the less authentic it gets...
Sad day indeed when theres no tortillas.
Lalo Guerrero There's No Tortillas
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2020-07-07 9:37:42 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Clarence Brown: Oh, you meant US regions.

I was hoping for some interesting recommendations.

Buffalo has some of the best food in the country besides chicken wings. We are also famous for beef on weck (roast beef on a hard roll topped with caraway seeds and coarse salt, with horseradish as the only approved condiment), a delicious drink made of loganberry, and some of the best polish foods this side of the Atlantic. You can get homemade pierogi in any supermarket. It is a wonderland of foods you just can't get anywhere else.


Central Europe is the culinary wasteland of the continent, appropriating their food isn't impressive.

/5 miserable hungry years in Germany.
 
2020-07-07 9:39:20 PM  

Driedsponge: lilplatinum: Driedsponge: lilplatinum: west.la.lawyer: lilplatinum: west.la.lawyer: Little Italy, NY

If you like overpriced tourist traps, sure, but the real hidden gem is the TGI Fridays in times square.

Hey, we just walked in to Benito II for no reason other than it was right there - and it was a treat  - maybe my in-law from Italy doing the ordering changed things, but it is a meal I will not forget.

Haha i love exposing real italians to NY and NJ "Italians".   Its like that episode in Sopranos when they all go to Italy and don't want to eat any actual italian food and want pasta and red sauce.

I know quite a few first and second generation italians in NYC and NJ, and very few of them eat much pasta, and all of them will cut out your tongue for calling it sauce instead of gravy.

Lol, wheres the gabagool.  Calling sauce gravy is a Jersey thing, not an italian thing.  You aren't going to see gravy on a farking menu in italy.

Tell that to my wife's italian immigrant grandmother, I dare you.


I mean maybe she picked it up from the Jerseyites, but she certainly didn't bring the word over from Italy.
 
2020-07-07 10:29:47 PM  
If we're talking American regional cuisine, the obvious answer is New Orleans...though I have yet to make it to Houston to try the Viet-Cajun cuisine that sounds f-ing amazing.  If we're going worldwide, the answer is the Tuscany region of Italy.  The food in Florence was hands down the best I've ever had, and it wasn't even close.
 
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