US Regional Cuisines

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If you could only eat food from the continental 48 above or below this line, which are you picking?

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US Regional Cuisines

Post by mister d » Tue May 12, 2020 1:39 pm

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Post by brian » Tue May 12, 2020 1:41 pm

I'm not even sure what's so interesting or unmissable above the line to be honest other than maybe coney dogs.
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Post by rass » Tue May 12, 2020 1:42 pm

I've had some great meals while on vacation in the BELOW, and I've never been to NO so there is certainly real potential for a "best meal of my life" I'd be missing out on, but if I'm being practical (assuming I'm not retiring to coastal SC or GA or something) there is no way pizza goes anywhere but ABOVE and I don't think there is any other food I eat and truly enjoy as regularly as pizza.
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Post by EdRomero » Tue May 12, 2020 1:43 pm

North just for the pizza and Chinese food

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Post by P.D.X. » Tue May 12, 2020 1:45 pm

If sushi is above the line, then yes.

And if this includes beverages, then yes even harder.

And if I could just get breakfast from below the line, that'd be great.

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Post by mister d » Tue May 12, 2020 1:47 pm

Food only, sushi would go above the line, mexican would go below. "That great mexican place in Lexington" doesn't count, everything has a home.
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Post by Ryan » Tue May 12, 2020 1:55 pm

Is anything that is so widespread now that it has lost all regional and ethnic ties still on the table, or are we literally only eating traditionally regional foods for the rest of our life?

(i.e. Can I pick the South and still have, like, pancakes and pasta whenever I want?)
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mister d wrote:
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Food only, sushi would go above the line, mexican would go below. "That great mexican place in Lexington" doesn't count, everything has a home.
What about the Chipotle in Nashua?

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Post by BSF21 » Tue May 12, 2020 1:56 pm

Without north, no oysters. So North.
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Post by A_B » Tue May 12, 2020 1:57 pm

mister d wrote:
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Food only, sushi would go above the line, mexican would go below. "That great mexican place in Lexington" doesn't count, everything has a home.
It's really good though!
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Post by mister d » Tue May 12, 2020 1:58 pm

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Post by Johnnie » Tue May 12, 2020 1:59 pm

BSF21 wrote:
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Without north, no oysters. So North.
As if the gulf has no oysters?
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BSF21 wrote:
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Without north, no oysters. So North.
They literally pull oysters out of the Gulf and serve them later that day in New Orleans.
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Post by Ryan » Tue May 12, 2020 1:59 pm

EdRomero wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 1:55 pm
mister d wrote:
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Food only, sushi would go above the line, mexican would go below. "That great mexican place in Lexington" doesn't count, everything has a home.
What about the Chipotle in Nashua?
There are 2. South and North.
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Post by BSF21 » Tue May 12, 2020 2:00 pm

brian wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 1:59 pm
BSF21 wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 1:56 pm
Without north, no oysters. So North.
They literally pull oysters out of the Gulf and serve them later that day in New Orleans.
I guess I've always thought of them as more of a PNW/Upper Eastern Seaboard thing.
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Post by Johnnie » Tue May 12, 2020 2:00 pm

brian wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 1:59 pm
BSF21 wrote:
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Without north, no oysters. So North.
They literally pull oysters out of the Gulf and serve them later that day in New Orleans.
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Post by Brontoburglar » Tue May 12, 2020 2:00 pm

I'd get multiple types of pizza, Chinese food, KC BBQ, wisconsin cheese, both good cheap and expensive beer and also ice cream and frozen custard if I stay north? what kind of dumb question is this
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Tue May 12, 2020 2:01 pm

BSF21 wrote:
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Without north, no oysters. So North.
There are spots in FL and SC that have amazing oysters.
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Post by Johnnie » Tue May 12, 2020 2:02 pm

My post from the other thread:

I'm having trouble trying to figure out what they're going for here.

Cuban, Cajun, half a complement of BBQ standards, TexMex, New Mexican, Sonoran, and...tri-trip/Californian Mexican food vs everything else?

But really, when you split California, Arizona, and New Mexico, you get the food from that state anyway. Soooooo, I don't get it.

Seems like an elaborate way to jazz up Tennessee/KC BBQ vs Carolina/Texas BBQ.
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Tue May 12, 2020 2:03 pm

brian wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 1:59 pm
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Without north, no oysters. So North.
They literally pull oysters out of the Gulf and serve them later that day in New Orleans.
I had what some restaurant labeled as "gulf oysters" in Ft. Walton and they were WAY too big and chewy. I'm normally down for any kind of oyster, but those were gross.

Are there better ones that are smaller and brinier?
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Brontoburglar wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 2:00 pm
I'd get multiple types of pizza, Chinese food, KC BBQ, wisconsin cheese, both good cheap and expensive beer and also ice cream and frozen custard if I stay north? what kind of dumb question is this
Food only, no drinks.
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Post by A_B » Tue May 12, 2020 2:03 pm

brian wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 1:59 pm
BSF21 wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 1:56 pm
Without north, no oysters. So North.
They literally pull oysters out of the Gulf and serve them later that day in New Orleans.
The best I've every had was in Naples.
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Post by brian » Tue May 12, 2020 2:04 pm

Nonlinear FC wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 2:03 pm
brian wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 1:59 pm
BSF21 wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 1:56 pm
Without north, no oysters. So North.
They literally pull oysters out of the Gulf and serve them later that day in New Orleans.
I had what some restaurant labeled as "gulf oysters" in Ft. Walton and they were WAY too big and chewy. I'm normally down for any kind of oyster, but those were gross.

Are there better ones that are smaller and brinier?
I'm honestly not a fan of any oysters, but they don't get much fresher than a lot of places down in the Gulf.
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Post by Brontoburglar » Tue May 12, 2020 2:04 pm

mister d wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 2:03 pm
Brontoburglar wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 2:00 pm
I'd get multiple types of pizza, Chinese food, KC BBQ, wisconsin cheese, both good cheap and expensive beer and also ice cream and frozen custard if I stay north? what kind of dumb question is this
Food only, no drinks.
so then this is even more lopsided!!!!!!!
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Post by mister d » Tue May 12, 2020 2:05 pm

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But really, when you split California, Arizona, and New Mexico, you get the food from that state anyway. Soooooo, I don't get it.
Split by dominant city, so San Diego and LA if you pick below and SF and Santa Rosa if you're rollin' out above.
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Post by A_B » Tue May 12, 2020 2:05 pm

Brontoburglar wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 2:04 pm
mister d wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 2:03 pm
Brontoburglar wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 2:00 pm
I'd get multiple types of pizza, Chinese food, KC BBQ, wisconsin cheese, both good cheap and expensive beer and also ice cream and frozen custard if I stay north? what kind of dumb question is this
Food only, no drinks.
so then this is even more lopsided!!!!!!!
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Post by Rush2112 » Tue May 12, 2020 2:05 pm

LA was the first place to get sushi in the US, so that's below the burrito line for those voting on sushi.
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Post by mister d » Tue May 12, 2020 2:07 pm

Rush2112 wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 2:05 pm
LA was the first place to get sushi in the US, so that's below the burrito line for those voting on sushi.
I'm sure french existed here before NOLA but that's still "the french city" in the US.
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Post by Ryan » Tue May 12, 2020 2:07 pm

This is dumb and I fell for it for too long. I choose me.
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Post by Johnnie » Tue May 12, 2020 2:12 pm

mister d wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 2:05 pm
Johnnie wrote:
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But really, when you split California, Arizona, and New Mexico, you get the food from that state anyway. Soooooo, I don't get it.
Split by dominant city, so San Diego and LA if you pick below and SF and Santa Rosa if you're rollin' out above.
What's the food from Santa Rosa?
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Post by Rush2112 » Tue May 12, 2020 2:12 pm

mister d wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 2:07 pm
Rush2112 wrote:
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LA was the first place to get sushi in the US, so that's below the burrito line for those voting on sushi.
I'm sure french existed here before NOLA but that's still "the french city" in the US.
So it's San Fransisco or Seattle just because, rather than the first place a non-Japanese person could get it easily?
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Post by brian » Tue May 12, 2020 2:15 pm

Johnnie wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 2:12 pm
mister d wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 2:05 pm
Johnnie wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 2:02 pm
But really, when you split California, Arizona, and New Mexico, you get the food from that state anyway. Soooooo, I don't get it.
Split by dominant city, so San Diego and LA if you pick below and SF and Santa Rosa if you're rollin' out above.
What's the food from Santa Rosa?
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Post by sancarlos » Tue May 12, 2020 2:15 pm

Rush2112 wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 2:05 pm
LA was the first place to get sushi in the US, so that's below the burrito line for those voting on sushi.
SF has tons of Japanese folks and so does Seattle, so I refuse to acknowledge sushi as being an LA thing. Also, Marin County has excellent oysters. Speaking of seafood, I think you also have to give the North salmon, halibut and crab.
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Post by sancarlos » Tue May 12, 2020 2:15 pm

Johnnie wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 2:12 pm
mister d wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 2:05 pm
Johnnie wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 2:02 pm
But really, when you split California, Arizona, and New Mexico, you get the food from that state anyway. Soooooo, I don't get it.
Split by dominant city, so San Diego and LA if you pick below and SF and Santa Rosa if you're rollin' out above.
What's the food from Santa Rosa?
Wine.
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Post by brian » Tue May 12, 2020 2:16 pm

I was thinking Santa Maria for tri-tip, but it still applies above the line.
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Post by Johnnie » Tue May 12, 2020 2:18 pm

brian wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 2:15 pm
Johnnie wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 2:12 pm
mister d wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 2:05 pm
Johnnie wrote:
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But really, when you split California, Arizona, and New Mexico, you get the food from that state anyway. Soooooo, I don't get it.
Split by dominant city, so San Diego and LA if you pick below and SF and Santa Rosa if you're rollin' out above.
What's the food from Santa Rosa?
Tri-tip.
I thought that was from San Diego.

Then what's the food from San Diego?
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Post by brian » Tue May 12, 2020 2:22 pm

Johnnie wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 2:18 pm
brian wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 2:15 pm
Johnnie wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 2:12 pm
mister d wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 2:05 pm
Johnnie wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 2:02 pm
But really, when you split California, Arizona, and New Mexico, you get the food from that state anyway. Soooooo, I don't get it.
Split by dominant city, so San Diego and LA if you pick below and SF and Santa Rosa if you're rollin' out above.
What's the food from Santa Rosa?
Tri-tip.
I thought that was from San Diego.

Then what's the food from San Diego?
Fish tacos?
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Tue May 12, 2020 2:22 pm

sancarlos wrote:
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LA was the first place to get sushi in the US, so that's below the burrito line for those voting on sushi.
SF has tons of Japanese folks and so does Seattle, so I refuse to acknowledge sushi as being an LA thing. Also, Marin County has excellent oysters. Speaking of seafood, I think you also have to give the North salmon, halibut and crab.
Numerous google sources say it was introduced into the US in Little Tokyo in LA. The creation of the California roll propelled its popularity and made it more mainstream across the land.
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Tue May 12, 2020 2:25 pm

sancarlos wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 2:15 pm
Rush2112 wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 2:05 pm
LA was the first place to get sushi in the US, so that's below the burrito line for those voting on sushi.
SF has tons of Japanese folks and so does Seattle, so I refuse to acknowledge sushi as being an LA thing. Also, Marin County has excellent oysters. Speaking of seafood, I think you also have to give the North salmon, halibut and crab.
Almost every seafood, with the exception of those two fish you mention, has a southern cousin. Stone crabs, rock lobsters, aforementioned oysters.

South has crawfish.
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Post by Rex » Tue May 12, 2020 2:27 pm

Above has a much deeper bench. I love chili but not every day.

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