My sister and I are seriously considering moving up north (from the greater L.A. area) in a few years. We are considering everything, including where would be best for a Chowhounder to settle. Besides the obvious (Starbucks, seafood), which state has what specialties? Any great little pockets of deliciousness? Are there little ethnic areas that have killer chow? What, if anything, should we avoid? We know we are going to miss having so many choices for Mexican - anything else we're going to miss, food-wise? Please, keep in mind, we've never been to either state up north - and yes, we plan on visiting both for a few days for a vacation and to research.
Thanks in advance, everyone!