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Oct 26, 2012 01:06 PM

Unusual food names

Do you know any local or regional dishes with unusual names - something someone from outside the region might not be able to guess what it is? Hoppin' John comes to mind, or Brown Betty or slump. In central Illinois you can get horseshoe sandwich.

What do you have where you come from?

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  1. In NYC, we have egg creams. Containing neither eggs nor cream--they are made from milk, seltzer and chocolate syrup (preferably Fox's u-bet brand).

    1. We moved from Kansas City to Kentucky a couple of years ago. Until then, I had never heard of Kentucky Hot Brown, Beer Cheese, or Chili Buns.

      1. Dippy eggs? Pon hoss? Hog maw? Scrapple. Toad in the hole. Bott boi. Buckle.

        1. My favorite is "Spotted Dick"

          1. In Maryland, it's "rockfish". Everywhere else in the world, it's "striped bass" or "stripers".

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            1. re: Christina D

              Christina, in SEA (Pac. NW, really) - we have 'rockfish' but it sure is NOT striped bass, but, well - 'rockfish'!