Since the other thread is so long, I thought it was time for a new one that would accentuate the positive.
So I'll start with a few:
1. Steamed crabs in Baltimore.
2. Eastern NC barbecue.
3. Western (AKA Lexington) NC barbecue
4. Poutine (LOL). Perhaps because my expectations were low, but the Dairy Bar in Dania FL (run by Canadians for Canadian tourists) met them.
5. Peanut soup (VA)
6. Fried soft-shell crabs in Baltimore.
7. Pit beef (Baltimore)
8. White clam pizza (New Haven)