In this thread post food that only seems to be in your town, but never really spread out.
Is it worth it?
Ill start, I live in Rochester and garbage plates are big here. Of course they are the bomb.
Personally, I get mine with tendies, but the mac salad is really what makes it anyway.
>henrietta hots or gtfo
It's like a chewier cheesecake with a little bit more sweet to it.
It blows just about anything else made in the shithole city that is St. Louis out of the water... especially the 'pizza' here.
Pie and Mash in East London.
Traditionally a working class meal. Pie made with beef mince and mashed potatoes with a liquor sauce made from parsley on top like gravy.
Malt or Chilli vinegar is often served with the dish according to the taste of the eater.
Great comfort food!
we call this montefrance.
its what it looks like. wiener in a baguette with ketchup and cheese.
its pretty good.
The whales vagina here
>steak, fries, sour cream, cheese
anyone who adds pico or guac to this is an abomination
This, Rochester dawgs. Fucking Henrietta Hots? Fairport? Tendies plate?!
Mark's ain't bad, especially when it's your only option past midnight downtown, but Dogtown is the best downtown and probably the whole city. Although I usually get a dog at Dogtown, and they close too early for a drunk late night plate.
Tahou's only claim to fame is it's the creator, I've gotten their plates a few times and they were hands down the worst I've had. I mean some aren't great but Tahou's was legit bad, the meat sauce was almost completely oil, fucking gross...
Mother in law sandwich senpai
Also we have he best pizza
Houston. We're not the most original city, but I don't know anywhere else you can get spicy Vietnamese crawfish.
Tahous won "Best Plate" this year in city paper's awards which is absolute bullshit.
Dogtown>Henrietta Hots=Fairport Hots>Bill Grays>>>>>>>>>>Tahous
I find the pacific northwest doesn't have a huge amount of unique food.
However I find that the foods we focus on (Chowder/Seafood, Taco's, Coffee, etc) we excel at.
We perfect the shit out of it basically.
Widespread crap like Starbucks not withstanding.
so many rochester fags.
the thirsty turtle in victor, it's just a generic sports bar, but they have my favorite hot sauce in rochester.
their food is actually fantastic, i know the head cook (i'm not going to call drew a chef...) and he knows his shit.
get the gumbo on saturdays.
Benedictine, a cucumber/cream cheese spread pretty common in central KY.
>fransk hot dog
for what purpose
Yeah it's a gay hipster joint, doesn't mean their food quality isn't better than most of these bullshit suburban "hots" shitholes that have popped up in the last decade due to a rise in plate popularity.
It wins every year, I don't know if Tahou fags come out in force or if it's rigged because it's voted on right? Same with Jeremiah's winning best wings every year, there are 2-3 other places on Monroe alone I prefer over their wings.
Pic related is pizza strips, sold in all grocery stores and bakeries. It's literally just pizza-ish dough with nothing but red sauce, eaten at room temperature.
You can also drive 15 minutes across the border from Providence and get Chow mein sandwiches.
Brown/risd fag detected
That coffee milk is damn good tho
>brown/risd fag detected
Drunk NY system is honestly one of the only things I miss (and going to the beach in the summer and digging up clams with your bare feet illegally for lunch).
This guy gets it. ever since I moved out of the rochester region I've gotten super sad over the lack of garboplates. but I do occasionally make them at home.
Also Beef on weck are pretty alright.
>I live 2 miles from the Culinary Institute of America
not really unique but there's a great local place here in redondo beach, CA
called the standing room
it's inside a convenience store
this is the napoleon burger
>bacon, caramelized onion, smoked gouda, cheddar, american, fried egg, spring mix, topped with short rib, truffle parmesan fries, tomato jam, and korean aioli
if you've been to nashville you've inevitably heard of hot chicken, basically a super hot fried chicken dry rub served with traditional southern sides. there's no baked beans or potato salad in this pic, but the mac and cheese and collard greens are fucking dank.
I'm from San Diego and I can't comprehend not wanting guacamole on a California burrito, guacamole goes excellently with asada. Like I wouldn't put it on adobada but like wtf?
Personally, I don't think anything can beat good carnitas tacos. Like goddamn just get in my mouth right now.
This is kalakukko from Kuopio(Finland). It is basically a loaf of rye bread, with vendace baked inside.
I live 20 minutes from Detroit so Detroit style pizza, Coney dogs, and "awesome fries". I don't know if they're anywhere else but with a different name. It's fries topped with swiss and american cheese, bacon, and chili served with ranch. It's a great comfort food at 2 am when you're drunk or high
That looks/sounds really good
simple yet delicious
Every gas station and grocery store deli sells fried boudain balls. Pretty good desu senpai
Fuck your shit, the blandest plate I've ever eaten was at Hhots.
>Dogtown master race
Non-American signing in.
And no, it is not a soup.
Montreal fag here, we have a lot of culinary curiosities here.
I stopped by a famous potato joint today after seeing the doctor and noticed this monstruosity on their new menu.
I present you the burger poutine from Paulo & Suzanne.
>Fresh cheese curds
>Poultry gravy (pretty gud in commercial gravies)
OP, Even I have to admit this is FLyover Tier Grub.
Fuck off Florida, don't you have enough with the carribean, texan, southern, american quality food down there? You have fresh produce all year long and still you want pleb food from the old continent?
I think you're puking with your mouth full.
is that some pepperoni roll nigga?
shit, I love those. The greasier the pepperoni the better. Buy them by the sack and toss em in the microwave.
FUCK I love west virginia, that and tudor's biscuit world.
>1500 calories of fat and salt
sorry m8 it was literally the best image I could find of one
west virginia fast food restaurants don't exactly have the best websites....
I did some soul searching and found this for you :)
Chimichuri chicken on a toasted white hoagie roll with jalepeno, cilantro, mayo, and fresh veggies.
why not everything?
and I'm done with the big ass country biscuits guys, keep going with your odd foods. This is a nice thread! :)
There's more in there than what it looks like, usually. The guy who owns it might have just been trying to make it looks pretty for camera. Now I'm hungry. Here's a bonus photo of the ridiculous fatman burger from the same place.
Something that you have all around QUebec is SHish Taouk sandwiches. CHicken kebab sandwich served with garlic potatoes
I'm not sure if other big cities have this but chicken/lamb and rice is pretty big in NYC. White sauce and pita with it is awesome. Some people go bbq or hot sauce too but I pretty much think the white sauce is good enough.
>PNW here too
Sure you're "from" the PNW...
Duke's Grill. Best burgers in town. They don't look like much, but they are amazing.
They were on that Travel Channel show Burgerland. They've been here for like 70+ years or some shit....
Sugar shack - A traditional lumberjack meal enjoyed in spring in sugar shacks.
That pic did nothing but give me a stomach ache; everything both individually and on a table together like a "meal".
I guess that's considered a treat when your main source of sustenance is doughnuts.
You're right about the pizza, but toasted ravioli and St. Paul sandwiches are great, too.
I always imagined moving to another state and opening a pastry store focused on gooey butter cake flavors. I feel like it'd be a big hit in certain areas.
There is a Mexican place by me called Agave. They have this really fucking amazing queso that is a little bit different every time I go. They make it in the store every morning pretty sure. Some times its pretty greasy. Only once though has it ever been meh. Every other time its fucking delicious.
Fried mullet backbones (or any fried fish backbones, really) for the Florida panhandle.
People from California actually invading the South is the dumbest shit this board has ever cooked up. Nothing but a 6 figure job or a dream girl will make anyone from the West Coast move anywhere in the South, least of all fucking Texas.
You are noticing more upscale and innovative places because your a decade behind, and people wherever you're from are realizing that good food makes money, just like the rest of the country...
>I'm from San Diego and I can't comprehend not wanting guacamole on a California burrito
I'm from SD too and I can confirm you are a retard. If you want guac just get a regular carne asda burrito. Cali burrito has no guac ever. And you "claim" to be from SD? Pathetic...
I'm from NYC and I honestly can't think of any food we have here that isn't also somewhere else. I mean, our pizza is better, but it's not like we're the only place with pizza.
Only thing that comes to mind is "disco fries", which is fries with melted mozzarella and gravy that people used to order at coffee shops (aka diners) after being out dancing.
And I guess the use of the word "appetizing" to refer to smoked fish (salmon, whitefish) places.
And fucking knishes which honestly fucking suck.
Originating from Oulu, Finland, the kebab&mayonnaise pizza is a favourite among teenagers and it's the perfect cure for a hangover.
we have something similair to here.
BEHOLD new brunswicks greatest tradition, the fat sandwhich, y'know except we do it better,
London Fogs are on many menus at coffee and tea places here.
Poutine is everywhere. I bet it's better across the border, but it's available.
I don't know why (probably because winter sucks and spicy food makes it better), but there's a lot of cajun food spots and a couple backyard southern bbq joints here. I can get nashville hot chicken with wonderbread, collards, mac and cheese, all the fixins within a couple blocks of my apartment.
Obviously lobster rolls are a thing here, but they're a thing a lot of places.
Elver eels are a culinary product fairly specific to Maine, but I understand it is mostly an export market.
The only thing I can think of that really fits into this local-only is fiddleheads (pic related). I've never seen them anywhere else.
I cannot think of other dishes unique to Skåne so I'm going to post dishes from other regions
Äggost, made out of eggs, milk, vinegar and, filmilk or cream fil
>lived in East Brunswick for a few years in high school
>friends take me out to New Brunswick to get some fat sandwiches the week before I get my braces
>orthodontist put fucking spacers between my teeth
>every bite is pain, can barely enjoy the thing
>move before ever getting another one
I come back to NJ and visit the same friend every once in a while, and I'm planning a transfer to Rutgers for graduate studies in a few years. Which sandwich is a must-have?
Don't see this too much outside of Saint Louis, toasted ravs are the shizz tho
I mean, are they available in local restaurants or in grocery stores where you live?
I grew up in the PNW, where there are piles of ferns, but never saw it as food until I moved to Maine.
>moved to maine from pnw
Literally ruining our state.
Anyways, on topic.
These are ployes. Buckwheat pancakes that are popular amongst the Acadians of Northern Maine and New Brunswick. Usually with some maple syrup and rolled up. They are delicious.
Come on up to the county, especially the St. John Valley. Every restaurant up here serves them. Portland is pretty great, especially the beer. I have me a supply of Bissell Brothers up here and my friend got me some Swish today.
I guess out of the food in Erie, its either mei fun for ling ling or Greek Fry's from stevos pizza. This city blows unless you come here and pick your favorite pig swill or lie about a "meal you like".
"Erie, Pa. Please come here and get drunk."
is this eaten elsewhere?
it's like tonnes of little baby worm-fish things
tastes really good but it's like 5 dollars a fucking patty unless you catch the yourself
like on the side of the road during the season there will be tonnes of cars selling them that they've caught and tonnes of people go 'whitebaiting' and fight eachother for spots to set the nets
this reminds me this one time I was really drunk and me and my friend tied a pillowcase to a stick and caught some them cooked them with a bic lighter and ate them even though the river was kind of poisoned and dead hookers get dumped in there, but we lived right next to it in this halfway house also we were high on meth at the time
also I, and everyone I've asked, has no real idea wha these things grow into. maybe an eel? or a fish? nobody really cares
tiny grilled sausages with sauerkraut, melted cheese, roasted onions served in a bread cone
I don't have a picture but my favorite local food is the Ybor burger from the Old Packinghouse Cafe in Sarasota. It's a blackened burger patty with Swiss cheese, sliced mojo pork, caramelized onions and 999 island dressing served on a garlic toast sub roll. Fucking delicious.
>Cali burrito has no guac ever
And you "claim" to be from SD?
pic related, california burrito from SD. its sort of like a california roll or a california burger -- it includes avocado (did you know california grow's 2/3 of america's avocados?)
the only reason your california burrito doesn't have guac is because you're at a shit tier mexican restaurant that doesn't stock avocados.
I like avocado and guacamole. I really do. But this insistence that the inclusion of either automatically makes whatever its added to better still confuses me.
A good hamburger doesnt need avocado slices. A good burrito doesnt need guacamole. Some have it, others dont.
California burritos are pretty meh desu. Rice and beans work better than fries for this application. Stuff a burrito with fries and they just get soggy.
>no in a tub
Deep fried tacos covered in powdered cheddar cheese
>the utah-based arctic circle restaurant chain claims to have invented fry sauce around 1948
>fry sauce is commonly found in restaurants in washington, utah, idaho, and oregon, as well as available by mail-order
I've only lived in Oregon, visited Washington, and drove through Idaho and Utah.
Utah is the only place I've ever seen "fry sauce", despite the fact that it's just ketchup and mayo and Utah pretends it's something special.
>the utah-based arctic circle restaurant chain claims to have invented fry sauce around 1948
Germanfag here. You can get fry sauce in Burger Kings and non-chain restaurants all over this country. It has even replaced mayonnaise as the alternative to ketchup at burger king, which is terrible.
thank you based fellow hawaii faggot,
These aren't exactly unique, but Montréal has its own weird way with hot dogs that I've always found more interesting than the tourist-driven fascination with poutine --
Up top here we've got a Michigan dog -- a small hot dog served in a grilled bun covered in spicy tomato and beef heart sauce, topped with raw onions, cheese optional.
And below is a steamie -- boiled hotdog in a weird chewy steamed potato starch bun, topped with mustard and proprietary 'slaw, seasoning salt, and hot sauce if you're lucky.
Nite Owl in Montana
It can be a little overpriced, but the portions are good and the dishes are great.
I like their burger.
North Carolina Hotdog.
Mustard, Onions, Chili, Slaw, and a bun fried in fucking lard.
>Can only eat 1 per visit because if you eat more than that, legend has it, you turn into a hotdog on the spot.
In Osaka we have a couple restaurants called "Kinryu Ramen" in Namba district where the restaurant stays open 24/7 and caters for late night workers or drunk people .
There is no menu, simply "ramen" and they only use 1 broth and 1 type of noodle and only customization is pork on top or no pork. The unique thing is they serve bottomless steamed rice and kimchi free of charge. I have not seen this combination (especially kimchi) outside Osaka
It's seasoned pork, usually with a chunk of cuttlefish, wrapped in taro leaves, then wrapped into a pouch with ti leaves and steamed for a few hours.
It's kind of like a Hawaiian tamale, where you unwrap the ti leaves (which aren't eaten, the taro leaves have wilted like spinach, and the chunk of cuttlefish has acted like a chunk of fat, releasing all it's buttery goodness throughout.
Easily the most underrated Hawaiian dish.
This is correct, but one thing, real Lau Lau will have a slab of pork belly to act as a fat to season usually the fish, beef, and pork.
Fucking Lau Lau is low key one of the dankest hawaiian things you can eat if you get it from the right spot. Usually at home. When we make it for a family gathering or a birthday or wedding or something, we follow that to the principle.
But the one differences is we put it a burlap bag and into the Imu or earthen oven instead of the pressure cooker.
cincinnati chili is unlike any meat sauce or chili i have ever had
Frozen taco pizza sounds awful. The only place I have ever seen taco pizza is in Iowa, everyone my family traveled and tried to get it, the workers didn't know what the fuck we were talking about.
>Sticky Lips kitchens are roach infested
had a friend that worked there for two days. they didn't schedule people properly, they didn't clean properly, just the worst.
dino is okay, desu senpai
I can get vietnamese crawfish 5 mins from my apartment here in Orlando, we're not a very original city either. I guess we have Disney which has those giant turkey legs.
Literally every place I've seen taco pizza at makes it like this. Happy Joe's, the place that invented/made it popular, makes it like that. You obviously don't know what the Hell you're talking about.