Many of you know that I grew up just outside Buffalo, the birthplace of chicken wings. I have a unique (and some say borderline perverse) affection for the wing. For my last meal, among the items I'd request would be a dozen wings from Duff's in Buffalo.
(Wings shown below, with my awesome Grandma, on a family night at Duff's)
So I was pleasantly surprised that chicken wings were declared the (unofficial) comfort food of New York State, according to Thrillist.com. No brainer for Buffalonians, I figured surely something from New York City would get the nod. Take THAT Big Apple!
How about North Carolina and the other states? A selection below, with the full list HERE.
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 (ahh, yes...but Eastern or Western style?)
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
Wisconsin – Fried cheese curds
OK, but how about OFFICIAL state foods? Did you you that North Carolina has not one but two official berries (red and blue)? CLICK HERE FOR MORE.