Regional Foods

Discuss unique regional foods with Chowhounds--things like breakfast tacos in Texas, Cincinnati chili, Maryland blue crabs, Chicago-style pizza, Minnesota hotdish, and more.

A Comprehensive Guide to Barbecue Sauce Across the Country

Barbecue sauce is a blanket term that doesn't necessarily do justice to all the regional styles of BBQ sauce across the country. Let's take a look at the differences among them, from the obvious (white...

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Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest 2018, Sept. 8 & 9...

by gutreactions 1 year ago

It's time for seasonal harvest festivals all around the metro area. One of the biggest is coming up again: Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest will take place in Rhinebeck, N.Y. at the Dutchess County F...

Jimmies vs. Sprinkles: Why Philly fights over what we call an ice cream topping

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Posting this photo of a frozen custard cone with sprinkles on my personal fb page set off the jimmie vs sprinkles debate among my friends. https://www.chowhound.com/post/top-roast-beef-mission-di...

Regional Noma-style restaurants?

by snicmhuilean 1 year ago

I've been watching the Noma episode of Parts Unknown (RIP Anthony Bourdain) and I've been wondering if there are any restaurants that have adopted the ultralocal, foraged, wild approach to cuisine....

Where can I find Japanese "Umi Budo" (Sea Grapes)?

by tokyotower 1 year ago

Do you know of any restaurants or grocery stores in NYC that serves/sells Umi Budo (Japanese sea grape seaweed!) It's an Okinawan delicacy and I want to try it! If you have had it, do you love or h...

Hakone food recommendations

by jessnutella 1 year ago

Hi, I did a search on must eats in Hakone only to find an unanswered post. Does anyone have recommendations? Does anyone know how long to roughly spend at Hakone Yumoto station trying the sn...

Home, and what to hoard as a Texpat?

by shanagain 4 years ago

So we may be leaving Texas. I was born in Abilene, lived in Round Rock when it was still its own little town, grew up wandering limestone creeks and the Aquafest while Willie played in the backgrou...

Kosher in Rome

by jdblank 1 year ago

Looking for information on shabbat meals in Rome . How to set up meals etc Thanks

Osaka Food Tour: Help me Select Places

by Julien.A 1 year ago

Hello: I need some help to choose some places for a 2 days itinerary in Osaka. No western food, just a discovery of what the city has to offer in terms of local delights, everything between 10 to ...

French Canadian recipes

by Dusty13 1 year ago

Hello all, I'm looking for a rabbit recipe my French Canadian boyfriend's mother made each Christmas Eve to eat before going to church at midnite. We lived in Halifax, NS. My memory is a little f...

Detroit recipes needed, please.

by inkedgal 11 years ago

I need recipes for Detroit local favorites to feed my boyfriend. I'm from Alabama and we both live in San Diego now. Other than his vague descriptions and Google Images I have no idea what City Chi...

Hey Charleston, SC!! If you had 24 hours left, what would you request as your FINAL FEAST??

by TheFinalFeast 1 year ago

Hi, my name is Ameeta and I'm conducting research on a potential blog, vlog, and book called The Final Feast! If you had only 24 hours left on this Earth, what would you request as your final meal?...

Which of these Massachussetts dishes would you ship across country?

by BostonBestEats 2 years ago

I'm not really thinking of doing this, and I won't post the website, but I just saw a business advertising on Facebook that will ship you the "best" foods from each state. For Massachusetts, the...

First time in Toronto

by Kathyd1 2 years ago

I'm going to be in Toronto, Oct 26 - 29 and would love some ideas on where to go for dinner on Friday evening and lunch/brunch over the weekend. Any restaurants, bar/lounges a must? I'd like to t...

Hosting an American Thanksgiving Dinner in Ireland

by gris_caceres 2 years ago

I've heard that some food items common for preparing a traditional American Thanksgiving meal are not available in Ireland, such as canned pumpkin. I wanted to see if anyone has experience with pre...

Costco Gatineau - worth a trip from Ottawa

by itryalot 2 years ago

I realize that items in Costco can be regional. Wondering what good finds there are in the Gatineau Costco and if a trip over the bridge is worth it. We'll be shopping at the mall in Gatineau too.

Interesting BBC article about the Sardinian pasta malloreddus

by mspont 2 years ago

Ignore the odd title & the article gets more interesting in the 2d half, when author leaves NYC and goes to Sardinia

ShrimpFest & Craft Brew Hullabaloo

by ShrimpFest 2 years ago

Three days of Shrimp, Craft Brews, Live Music, Vendors and Kids' Events! March 16, 17 & 18, 2018 at Riverview Park in Sebastian, Fl. Our Third Annual Shrimp Cook-off has local restaurants competing...

Cashew Chicken in Springfield, Missouri

by Jim Leff 19 years ago

Just got off the phone with a talkative MCI operator who recommended a weird Chinese/Midwestern hybrid dish called "cashew chicken" you find in the environs of Springfield Missouri. It's deep fri...

Joojak Xi'an and former Sunny Spot Cafe

by LotusRapper 2 years ago

So the former cooks of the recently-defunct Sunny Spot Cafe (Main @ 10th) are re-opening in Burnaby on Kingsway, across from Metrotown Mall: "You will be hearing a lot more of Xi’an cuisine ov...

Maryland Crab Puffs/Fluffs

by LuckyThirteen 8 years ago

I've heard that I have to try Maryland Crab Puff's but I see different descriptions of them. Are they battered and fried crab cakes? Or just breaded? I also saw some that are like a pate a ch...