Thrillist.com put together an amazing list of the unofficial comfort foods of every state in America.
Surprise surprise, Minnesota chimes in with one of our specialties, the JUICY LUCY!
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Thrillist.com describes the delcious treat like this:
"You know something is a comfort food when it is the most American of cheeses stuffed into the most American of burgers and griddled up so that it comes out as the most American of oozing messes. And though Matt’s Bar spells it one way, and 5-8 Club another, it always kind of comes out the best."
MMMMMMM! Makes me hungry.
And just for good measure, Wisconsin had an obvious choice for a comfort food...the Fried cheese curds!
"While the brat may be the most ubiquitous and famed of Wisconsin foodstuffs, we can't quite classify it as a comfort food; brats are for standing next to a truck tailgate in parking lots, which are not that comfortable. But fried cheese curds -- the notoriously squeaky cheese byproducts that've been breaded and flashed, and often get dipped in frighteningly creamy ranch -- seem systematically designed for the end of long days, following break-ups, and whenever else you just need things to feel like home. Nobody makes you eat broccoli rabe at home in Wisconsin."
Here’s a rundown of some of the other notable – or unusual – foods on the list:
Alabama – Pecan pie
Arizona – Chimichanga
California – Fish tacos
Delaware – Scrapple (a fried mix of pork, cornmeal, and flour)
Florida – Key lime pie
Illinois – Deep-dish pizza
Kansas – Smoked sausages
Louisiana – Gumbo
Michigan – Coney dog (with all-meat chili sauce, mustard, and onions)
Mississippi – Mississippi Mud Pie
Nevada – Anything from a buffet
New Jersey – Taylor Ham sandwich
New York – Buffalo wings
North Carolina – Barbecued pork sandwich
Ohio – Pierogi (Polish dumplings)
Oklahoma – Chicken-fried steak
Pennsylvania – Cheesesteak
South Carolina – Shrimp and grits
Vermont – Ben & Jerry's ice cream
Washington – Cedar plank salmon
Click here to see the full list: THE UNOFFICIAL COMFORT FOODS OF EVERY STATE IN AMERICA