Since the top 10 list thread started to run into a little trouble why don't we leave that one for restaurants and start another for Minnesota and surrounding area originals. The dishes or ingredients that started here, are best here, or simply can't be found elsewhere. Maybe it's a particular dish at a restaurant or may be it's something that can only be found at Lund's. Let's limit the discussion to things we truly love and why. I know we've probably mentioned all of them on other threads but let's collected them here.
For me the only Minnesota original that I love is probably the Jucy Lucy. Sure it's just and inside out cheeseburger but I love how the cheese is dangerously hot and the creamy texture it give the burger. But more than that I don't think they could be made anywhere other than South Minneapolis or St. Paul. Something about a fairly blue-collar urban scene that kind of fascinated me when I first moved here from a small town when I was 18. I guess it's like an Urban Legend that everyone around here knows what a Jucy Lucy is and it's some kind of shared memory.