Gimme food to try in the US

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  1. zoogwah

    zoogwah Member

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    Anything goes - I'm in a small town in the south, but I'll be going back to Seattle and New York in the summer. I tried pop tarts for the first time, but they're sooooo sweet; maybe I need other flavours (had c&c and brown sugar cinnamon)? Obviously had fried catfish and cornbread being in the south. So I need more suggestions for regional delicacies (eg cajun stuff in New Orleans), confectionery, ice cream, burgers etc
     
  2. richard0296

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    americana land is pretty average food-wise (where i've been anyway),

    hershey's cookies and cream are one of my favorites though :thumbup:
     
  3. cavanor

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    Get a shrimp po boy in the south and make sure you get some good jambalaya.

    Nothing beats a good rack of ribs, some brisket or pulled pork...
     
  4. spilla2003

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    Country-fried steak
    Twinkies (they taste terrible, but you have to at least try one)
    Toaster Strudels
    In-n-Out (Only in the west, not even sure if they're up in Seattle)
    McRib
    Pulled pork sandwich

    I can't wait until I get down South to try the southern food! I'm getting sick of burger joints & mexican food over here... :p
     
  5. Fresh79

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    White Castle burgers
     
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    Five Guys is an East coast burger outlet that has an outlet in Renton, south of Seattle. that's one of the things on my list to go and do.
     
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    get into Jerky, massive bags of good soft jerky at US Gas Stations pwned all for my 3000 mile road trip in 07. Make sure you hit up A&W for a good burger and bottomless glasses of frosty rootbeer (this can be bad for roadtrips given the inevitable piss stops that result).

    As a side note I'm going back in July and am somewhat concerned about driving on the other side of the road again (getting older makes me think about these things more lol). Anyone got any tips on how to prepare myself pm me as I don't want to trash the thread.
     
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    Also try a few obscure things. I tried buffalo and it wasn't so bad and had the chance to try alligator but didnt.
     
  12. sjobeck

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Po'_boy

    Philly Cheesesteak

    In NYC:
    Pizza - Lombardi's or Grimaldi's you must go
    Burgers - Shake Shack is a must try
    Delis - Katz's deli or 2nd ave deli (go during the week else too busy)
    Sushi - Blue ribbon sushi or Nobu
    Dirty Habib's on every street corner make a good chicken rice with white sauce. The best one is east of times square
    Hot Dogs - Gray's Papaya - must also get a papaya juice
    Fine Dining: Gramercy tavern
     
  13. supasaiyan

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    arizona ice tea.. i love that sh*t
     
  14. Brett

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    I hear Mexican coke is worth a shot?
     
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    Man vs Food

    watch entire series then schedule your itinerary around it :D

    impossible to pick a fave ep/place/dish
    too many :tongue:


    nah the mexican is drano, u mean columbian! :wired:
     
  16. Matt P

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    just in case you missed it.

    also reeces peanut butter cups & peanut butter m&m's ftmfw
     
  17. Adro85

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    There's a White Castle on 8th Avenue in New York City, the cross-street is around 35th I think. Not far from Madison Square Garden.

    Why get something there that's easily found in supermarkets here?
     
  18. Oppressa

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    Sounds like this man knows what he's talking about! :)
     
  19. Brett

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    coca-cola, mexican version still uses natural sugar instead of HFCS
     
  20. Yak

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    Had carnitas in a mexican resturant in LA.
    Atomic fireball candies (from a CVS pharmacy)
    Egg nog thickshake from Mcdonalds..
    & buying beer from a gas station!
    Deep fried cheese sticks (TGI's i think)
    New york pretzel/hotdog from vendor.. the pretzel was huge, the hotdog small.
    Yak.
     

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