I considered posting this in the Food thread, but I think it might be better for it to be in its own separate thread. First of all, let me clarify that I love, LOVE ethnic cuisine and foods that are local to a particular region. I find that I learn a lot about groups of people or the local culture, or how people live through the food that they eat. It is why I love shows such as "Bizarre Food" on TV that explores different parts of the world and what people eat. So now, how about you telling us some of the foods that are local and regional to where you live or where you came from? Often times, a lot of the food are so localized, they are only known within that particular town or neighborhood. Those are the ones that I want to know about. I'll start with the Chicago area. Most people are quite aware of the Chicago Deep Dish Pizza and the Chicago Hot dog. Deep Dish pizza Chicago Hot dog http://fhdeli.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/howtomakeacsd_81.jpg [Broken] But there is also the Chicago Italian Beef sandwich. This is, of course, not "authentic" Italian, because it didn't come out of Italy. But it is still one hot, juicy mess that is delicious. And while you can find the deep dish pizza and Chicago-style hot dog elsewhere in the US, the Italian Beef is not as easily found outside of the Chicago area. In fact, it isn't that well-known elsewhere. So what are some of the dishes or food that are very local to your area, or something that your area is known for? Zz.