Open list! Tell me where you grew up and what food your hometown was most famous for. I'm always curious about this sort of thing and as I travel, I like to sample indigenous foods...
  1. St. Louis, Missouri: Toasted Ravioli
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    Take a ravioli, bread it, deep fry it, serve it with marinara sauce.
  2. Colorado: Rocky Mountain Oysters
    Okay we did not invent these, but you can order them almost anywhere, including at Rockies' games. Try pairing with a Coors light for ultimate Colorado gross-factor.
    Suggested by @quinn
  3. Lilikoi (passion fruit), picked straight from the vine. Maui, HI.
    Suggested by @lilydiamond
  4. Park Slope, Brooklyn
    Life changing bagels.
    Suggested by @dev
  5. Buffalo: We invented chicken wings
    But we are also known for our Sahlens hot dogs, Roast beef on Weck sandwiches, Loganberry, Greek diners, and sponge candy
    Suggested by @kristin
  6. Indiana: Pork Tenderloin Sandwich
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    Now I want one of these. But they basically don't exist outside the Midwest. I shall drown my sorrows in pork shoulder.
    Suggested by @gwcoffey
  7. Chicago Suburbs: Buffalo Wings
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    "WHAAAT?!" you may be thinking, as you choke down a hot dog and deep dish (from lou malnatis!) and Italian beef, but yes -- the most delicious wings come from Buffalo Joe's, scattered around Chicago. Incredible. Legendary. Don't miss the criss-cut fries!
    Suggested by @carlyewisel
  8. Maine: LOBSTAH
    Duh. Fun fact: there used to be such a glut that lobster was served in Maine prisons for years. And yes, I'm the elusive born-and-bred Mainer who actually hates lobster. (Side note: if anyone wants to read a fascinating book about the history of Maine as told through the lens of the lobster industry I highly recommend reading The Lobster Coast by Colin Woodard).
    Suggested by @stamos
  9. Lexington, Kentucky: Burgoo and Clear Pie
    Burgoo is a crazy-ass, dark beef stew. Clear Pie is Pecan Pie with no pecans in it. Just sugary goop!
    Suggested by @angusisley
  10. Salt potatoes
    My earliest years were in Syracuse NY. Salt potatoes are tiny new potatoes boiled in extremely salty water and eaten dunked in drawn butter.
    Suggested by @seantimberlake
  11. Flathead Cherries from Montana
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    It's weird but true; the area around Flathead Lake is prime cherry growing territory!
    Suggested by @MirandaJones
  12. Utah: fry sauce.
    This is just ketchup mixed with mayo. But they have pumps of it in fast food restaurants.
    Suggested by @magdalenam
  13. Marion berry pie! Or any baked goods really. Mostly in Oregon and the PNW, it's like a blackberry raspberry hybrid and it's so good.
    Suggested by @lucy
  14. Baltimore
    Crab cakes/steamed crabs is the obvious. But try our Berger cookies, pit beef, and snowballs
    Suggested by @NattyBohLight