Your city's food

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CritterKeeper
Your city's food

Ok, well we all know there are some foods you can only get in some places. What is it that YOU crave from your hometown when you're on vacation? Or what people ask you to send to them in some other city?

Here are the mine

~Tastycakes

~cheesesteakes

~Pork roll

~Scrapple

~Soft Pretzels (real ones, from the corner, not Super pretzels) 

~Hoagies

~Amoroso Rolls

~Water ice 

~Waya hoagies, wawa ice cream, wawa iced tea, wawa anything!

   

   

Hot2na
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we're next to the "Border" so we have excellent authentic mexican food here. i miss it when we are out of our state. however, when we are coastal my focus is to consume mass quantities of fresh sea food!

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p to the izzle
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I won't/ don't consume these but we have Derby Pies (at derby time) and Mint Julips. I can't think of any other native food to Louisville. Well I guess technically this one place claims to have served the first cheeseburger but I'm sure lots of places claim that. 

 

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CritterKeeper
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So what exactly are "mint julips"? 

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Stevie
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Heh, heh.  It's a Kentucky thang.  I guess... I dunno where it came from really.  We drink 'em at Derby parties.  I'll tell you my recipe.   A few sprigs of fresh mint all wrinkled up.  Throw it in a glass.  Add ice, and 3 parts Maker's Mark and 1 part sugar water solution.  Stir it around.  It's pretty much straight whiskey and is great for sipping.

Stevie
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[quote=p to the izzle]

I won't/ don't consume these but we have Derby Pies (at derby time) and Mint Julips. I can't think of any other native food to Louisville. Well I guess technically this one place claims to have served the first cheeseburger but I'm sure lots of places claim that. 

 

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[/quote] There's the "Hot Brown", too!  Brown Hotel?  And gawd... those Derby pies are killers.

p to the izzle
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[quote=Stevie] There's the "Hot Brown", too!  Brown Hotel?  And gawd... those Derby pies are killers.[/quote]

Is the Hot Brown ours? Man I didn't know that. You mentioned The Brown Hotel. Is that what they were named after? 

edit

So I just Googled it. 

http://www.brownhotel.com/dining/hot-brown.html

There is a photograph but it's a fancy hot brown. I'm used to seeing the white trach version. 

 

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Stevie
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Heart attack on a plate. :)

LadyCerridwen48
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Hot Grill and Taylor Ham.  Whenever I visit friends who have moved out of state, I'm required to bring one or the other, often both.  And bagels.  Those things Dunkin' Donuts carry are almost real bagels, but not quite.  Far better than frozen Lender's brand, but still not real bagels.

Something I've noticed, too, is that certain things just don't taste the same when you're traveling.   My trip to Kansas left me in absolute caffeine withdrawal, the coffee there was AWFUL!  Didn't matter if my ex's sister made it, or if I went to the local Dunkin' Donuts or diner, it just didn't taste right.  Weak, watery, unfulfilling.  It was like they made it with too few grinds, but I made a pot "the right way", and it came out just as awful and weak.  My most recent trip to Western NY left me craving"real" pizza.  Don't know if it's the water, the altitude, or a combination of both, but the crust wasn't browned and crispy, it was just kind of white and chewy.  WRONG!  My friend and I combined our skills, tried to toss together a pizza at her house, and it was the same thing.  The longer we left it in the oven, the harder and chewier it got, but it never browned and crisped at all.  

 

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Vash the Stampede
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fresh ahi and sashimi

poi

kalua pig

tropical fruits from the yard, not store.

same for coconuts.

Stevie
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I'm originally from western KY.  Arguably the BBQ capital of the world.  Pffft... I guess there are several areas in the country that claim that.  Typical western KY BBQ is mutton (sheep) slow cooked in a closed BBQ pit and basted with a vinegar-based BBQ "dip" instead of a thick tomato-based sauce.

When I was younger, there were 10 or 15 places but now there remains only a few BBQ joints in Owensboro: Moonlight, Old Hickory, George's are the only ones I can think of.  Shady Rest sold a couple of years ago and is now a Mexican restaurant.

Moonlight is the most popular - there was a story years ago where several service members stationed in Ft. Knox regularly took a chopper to Owensboro.  They were met at an airport by a van sent over from the Moonlight, the van took them to the Moonight buffet, soldiers filled up and then bought pounds of the stuff to take back to the base.  They eventually got caught and privates all the way up to captains got in trouble.

 

 

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