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food on the road? your state make the list?

Last year we went from FL to CA for our "mancation" and the 50CC IBA ride.

This year we are departing FL and heading north to cover the eastern seaboard and a few other states.

We want to call this a super RTE and have the "state food" in each state

I have cimpiled a list of states and what I can gleen off the internet of what we whould stop and eat/taste in each state as we go. (this year a more moderate pace is in order)

Do you have any suggestions?

Connecticut ???
Delaware Crab Puff ??? (WTH is this?)
Georgia Peaches
Kentucky Fried Chicken??? (really)
Maine Lobster
Massachusetts Clam Chowder
Maryland Crab Cakes
New Hampshire Maple Syrup
New Jersey Italian Sub
New York Pizza
North Carolina Dry Rub BBQ
Ohio Skyline Chilli
Pennsylvania Cheesesteaks
Rhode Island Coffee Milk
South Carolina Shrimp and Grits
Tennessee ???
Vermont Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream
Virginia Baked Ham
Washington DC ???
West Virginia ???

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Tennessee Memphis-Style Barbecue of ribs or pulled pork

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West Virginia has to be possum, roadkill or a combination of the two

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Re: food on the road? your state make the list?

Maybe a "little" more about WV

What food is West Virginia famous for?

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Traditional West Virginia cooking is broadly similar to Southern cuisine, but it's technically part of the Appalachian style of cooking, which was mostly subsistence-based, meaning that people ate what they could grow or catch themselves. This style of cooking emphasizes wild or cultivated plants, berries, nuts, wild game and corn. While this does mean that some West Virginians eat opossum, squirrel and raccoon, you won't find them on any restaurant menus (unless you visit the Roadkill Cook-off in Marlinton). Foods like fried chicken, sausage, cornbread, green and pinto beans, greens, squash casserole, mashed potatoes, fresh cucumbers and onions, ripe tomatoes, pickles and berry cobbler are commonly found throughout the state.


•The pepperoni roll is an unexpected little West Virginia specialty that was reportedly invented in Fairmont in 1927, and was often used as a miner's lunch in early days. It's a soft bread roll with pepperoni baked inside, yielding a moist and spicy snack; variations include slices versus strips of pepperoni, the inclusion of cheese (pepper jack, mozzarella or provolone), tomato sauce and banana peppers. They're popular throughout the state, ubiquitous in convenience stores, and can be found from small family bakeries up through local eateries.

•One of West Virginia's most famous (or infamous?) foods is the ramp, or wild leek, a wild onion similar to a scallion that is much beloved in the area, even though the flavor is so potent that the garlicky scent will linger on a person for days after consuming them. There are even ramp festivals throughout the state in spring, with the best-known being held in Elkins, Richwood and Helvetia.

•As with many country communities, home canning is a popular activity in West Virginia. You'll see lots of home-canned vegetables, pickles, jellies and jams for sale around the state, with apple butter being a particular favorite. In fact, West Virginia's state fruit is the apple - specifically, the yellow Golden Delicious, which was discovered in West Virginia and has been grown in the state since 1912. There are apple butter festivals every September near Logan and October in Berkeley Springs and Salem, as well as apple festivals in October in Martinsburg and Clay, the home of the Golden Delicious.

•West Virginia has lots of mountain streams brimming with river fish, and the brook trout - the state fish - is commonly found on local menus.

Local specialties

•Buckwheat from Preston County, used (along with local pork) to make their famous annual buckwheat cake and sausage dinners in September.

•Swiss cheese from Helvetia, a local tradition since the 1800s.
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Scrapple for Pennsylvania. Just don't ask what's in it.

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Scrapple for Pennsylvania. Just don't ask what's in it.

Oh I know what Scrapple is. been fooled into that one once before!

I think we will stick with the cheesesteak!

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If you come to Wisconsin, German foods rule. Beef rouladen, bratwurst and lot's of cheese.
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Try sho-fly PIE.

or any of the other Pennsylvania Dutch foods.

If you are in the Hamburg area, US rt 78 & PA rt 61, you must stop in at Hermys
BMW shop. Then you can go to the Port Clinton Hotel for the BEST CHEESE STEAK IN THE AREA.

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Philli Cheese Steaks at Pat's or Geno's
Eat at both and you can decide which one is the best.
Ask in Philli which is the best and it will be like starting an oil thread.
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The dollar menu from McDonalds is where I like to eat when I ride cross country.

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Regarding Ohio - forget Skyline Chili. Too... commercialized, sanitized, blah blah blah. Typical chain-restaurant stuff.

Bucyrus has a bratwurst festival sometime in the summer.
Marion has a popcorn festival.
Reynoldsburg is the birthplace of the tomato.
In Amish country (NE OH) many places serve family-style dinners.
In Cincinnati, visit the Montomgery Inn - famous for ribs.
Lebanon has the Golden Lamb, Ohio's oldest inn; visited by many U.S. Presidents - past and present, with great food.
Mehlman Cafeteria in St. Clairsville, right off I-70 in eastern OH.
Schmidt's Sausage Haus in the German Village area south of downtown Columbus: authentic German cuisine.
Cleveland: West Side Market.
Tony Packo's in Toledo - made famous by MASH's Corporal Klinger.

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I grew up in Western Virginia (not West Virginia -- don't insult me). We had our own smokehouse so our ham was not technically "Smithfield" ham which by law must be cured in Smithfield. But if you venture away from the coast, you really must try some Virginia cured/Smithfield ham, red-eye gravy, eggs and grits. We had ham with every meal, breakfast (eggs, red-eye gravy, grits and biscuits) lunch (ham biscuits) and dinner (no matter what we had for dinner (steak, chicken, squirrel, etc); there was always a side of Virginia ham. Makes me drool just thinking of it.

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When traveling through West Virginia and need a quick snack, make sure you try Mister Bee Potato Chips. Mister Bee Potato Chips are made in Parkersburgh and are a local favorite. Every time I travel through the state I bring home all that I can pack, they are the best!

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I like German sausages.........

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Pretty sure SPAM is the state food of West Virginia.

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Pretty sure SPAM is the state food of West Virginia.
Now you are just being mean

I figured it was Mountain Dew!

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Vermont - Cabot Cheddar cheese and all kinds of artisan cheeses.

Al's French Fries in South Burlington.

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Paul, a quick wikipedia search for Massachusetts. I have to agree with the top three listed and Kelley's roast beef is the best.

Coastal Massachusetts is known for its clams, haddock, and cranberries, and previously cod. Boston is known for, among other things, baked beans, bulkie rolls, and various pastries. Hot roast beef sandwiches served with a sweet barbecue sauce and usually on an onion roll is popular in Boston's surrounding area. The North Shore area is locally known for its roast beef establishments.

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Food on the road?
Golly, I thought this thread was going to be about eating roadkill and I was gonna suggest Vermont deer, squirrels, 'n such.
Then I realized that's not what you meant.
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