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American Theme Dinner Help Needed

I am suppoosed to help my husband plan an American themed dinner, and I was wondering if anyone had any ideas,,,I was thinking each course could be from somewherein the US? So far i came up with "New England" Clam Chowder,,,any other soups? any salads and "American Pot Roast"...are there other foods named with states or US regions in their name that could help build a menu? Please help!

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  1. Southern Fried Chicken
    Memphis BBQ Or Carolina BBQ
    Mac and cheese is a must
    Texas Toast
    California Pizza
    Apple Pie for desserrt
    NY Cheesecake
    Chicago style pizza or dogs
    NY style Pizza
    Boston brown bread
    Boston baked beans
    and that's just off the top of my head...I could go on and on...

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    1. re: SweetPhyl

      all of you are AWESOME! so happy to have some great ideas!

    2. To add to the list of regionally-named foods:
      Texas chili
      Cincinnati chili
      Manhattan clam chowder
      Yankee pot roast
      Maine lobster
      Kentucky fried chicken(!)
      Ranch dressing
      Vermont cheddar
      Wisconsin cheddar
      Boston cream pie
      New England boiled dinner
      San Francisco burritos
      Alaskan king crab
      Minnesota hotdish
      Kansas City BBQ
      St. Louis pizza

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        1. re: JungMann

          JungMann, What is St. Louis Pizza? I've never heard of it.

          1. re: AlyKen

            Cracker-thin crust topped with Provel cheese. I hadn't heard of it either until I saw it on FN.
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Loui...

        2. You'll have to tell us why he needs to do this! And how much he plans to spend per person. I was thinking steaks and baked potatoes, grilled corn on the cob. Local beers or wines, if available.

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          1. re: southernitalian

            budget isnt really limiting becuase it is for a golf event and each person pays for their own meal,,,we just plan it

            1. Philly Cheesesteak - wit.
              Kentucky Burgoo
              Mississippi Mud Pie
              Idaho Potatoes
              Hawaii Coconut Muffins (the state muffin)
              Boston Cream Pie
              Maine Blueberry Pie
              Alaska Salmon
              Georgia Peaches
              Iowa Corn
              Louisana Crawfish
              Virginia Ham

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              1. re: Gio

                New Orleans pralines
                Winston Salem Moravian sugar cake
                Southern cornbread
                Smithfield ham
                Charleston shrimp & red rice