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Aug 12, 2013 11:43 PM

What food or foods is your town known for ?

Most every town has something special, I grew up in Dayton O. Loved Old Hickory ribs, Casano's pizza (before they changed), and OMG Ester Price Candy. Maybe the best chocolate on the planet ! Not just hype !

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  1. Tokyo: famous for traditional style nigiri sushi.

    1. Absolutely nothing from my town - it is pretty much a food desert but if we widen it to food the metro area is known for then:

      Black pudding
      Eccles cake
      Manchester tart
      Uncle Joe's Mint Balls

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      1. re: Harters

        Hey Harters, where are you from? DH hails from Dukinfield, if asked this question he would likely say "Boddingtons". (Beer, it's a food group).
        I'm from St. Louis, Missouri. We're pretty much known for gooey butter cake, toasted ravioli, a particular St. Louis-style pizza (you either love it or you just don't understand why anyone would...), and we used to be known for brain sandwiches, but somewhere around 1970, everybody lost their nerve and quit eating 'em.

        1. re: tonifi

          Just down the road in Stockport (and I used to work in Ashton).

          I'm surprised that a Duki man would claim Boddington's. Surely our local brew is Robinson's which is made in Stockport but whether the town is "known" for it, I'm unsure (which is why I didnt mention it)

          1. re: Harters

            I just asked him what foods Dukinfield might be known for and he went. "Phffffffttttttttttttt." And yeah, he's sticking by Boddie's...I asked him about Robinson's and he said, "That's Stockport," so you must be at least sort-of known for it.

      2. Carlisle, PA- the hot-chee dog from the Hamilton. So popular that Dickinson College even served a knockoff version in the caf.

        Bun, white American cheese, hot dog, mustard , sauce (cinnamony Greek chili- very loose), raw onions.

        ETA: not even on the menu but locals know you can hot-chee anything. Fries, burger, omelet...

        1. Singapore: Fish-head curry, Hainanese chicken rice, Chilli crabs, Laksa

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            1. re: alliegator

              Call me if you're ever in town - and I'll show you where to get the best of each of those :-)

              1. re: klyeoh

                Thanks, and will do! Singapore is high up on my bucket list.

          1. Well, I'm in Philly so... pretzels, cheese steaks, etc.

            where I grew up, (Binghamton, NY) it's the spiedi - marinated meat chunks grilled and served on a sandwich roll. They even have an annual spiedi festival. :)

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            1. re: jujuthomas

              I was so glad when Wegman's opened and I could get spiedie sauce (grew up in western new york, went to school at Syracuse).

              1. re: lsmutko

                I was also Ismutko! especially when we were in NoVA and it was 6 hours to get home to NY to buy it!