Can you match the regional food to the American city?

By: Isadora Teich
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Can you match the regional food to the American city?
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About This Quiz

We all love to eat, but it's no secret that every city has its own specialty dish. How well do you know America's wacky and wonderful foods? Test your knowledge with this delicious HowStuffWorks quiz!
What city is known for deep dish pizza?
Chicago
Chicago-style pizza is most famously a thick and tall pizza that almost looks like a cake, stuffed with layers of cheese, sauce and often vegetables or meat. It's so well-loved that some Chicago restaurants ship their pizzas from Illinois across the United States.
Indianapolis
Las Vegas
Harrisburg

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________ wings are a game-day staple.
Tampa
Topeka
Buffalo
Buffalo wings originated in Buffalo, New York. The original Buffalo wing is unbreaded and covered in a vinegar-based spicy cayenne pepper sauce.
Chicago

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Texas Caviar is popular in which city?
Dallas
Texas Caviar is not actually real caviar. It's black-eyed peas marinated in vinegar and served either as a side salad or dip.
Montgomery
New York City
Cincinnati

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Cheesesteaks are from which city?
New York City
Miami
Philadelphia
The exact origins of the cheesesteak are debated. We do know, however, that this cheese and sliced steak sandwich has been served in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for about a century.
Boston

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Where does the Juicy Lucy sandwich come from?
Las Vegas
Washington, D.C.
New York City
Minneapolis
The Juicy Lucy is a Minneapolis, Minnesota invention, with two competing burger joints claiming it's their baby. This delicious burger has cheese cooked into the center, rather than on top.

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______ cream pies are a popular desert.
Providence
Honolulu
Boston
Boston cream pies are actually cakes. They are filled with a custard cream filling and frosted with chocolate.
Lexington

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Po'boys come from which town?
New Orleans
Po'boys are a New Orleans, Louisiana, classic that have become popular all over the country. Initially invented in 1929 by the Martin brothers, who were looking to feed striking streetcar workers called "Poor Boys," this sandwich is often served on a baguette.
San Francisco
Cleveland
Atlanta

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Which city is obsessed with crab cakes?
Orlando
Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland, is famous for its crab cakes. Marylanders are proud of their high-quality blue crabs and love crab cakes, which often feature Old Bay seasoning.
Nashville
Denver

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Hot Browns come from which city?
Louisville
Hot Browns are a Louisville, Kentucky, staple that's been served for over a century. Authentically, this open-faced turkey sandwich is served with Mornay sauce and bacon strips.
Pittsburgh
Los Angeles
Detroit

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Where are Chili Rellenos most popular?
Boston
Portland
Salt Lake City
Albuquerque
Chili Rellenos are an authentic Mexican dish that comes from Puebla. In Albuquerque, New Mexico, these fried peppers stuffed with cheese are covered in pepper jack cheese and green or red chile sauce.

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The Half-Smoke is famously served in which city?
Washington, D. C.
This D.C. staple is a smoked half-pork, half-beef hot dog served with herbs, onions, chili sauce and a side of fries or chips. President Obama was known to enjoy them from time to time.
Burlington
Chicago
Nashville

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Which city is known for its clam chowder?
Springfield
Boston
While there are several types of clam chowder, the most famous comes from Boston. This creamy white soup has potatoes, onions and clams in it.
Denver
Miami

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Cheesecake from which city is the most famous?
New York City
While many restaurants across America claim to serve the famous New York cheesecake, there is nothing like an authentic slice of the dessert. This heart attack on a plate is 100 percent worth it.
Topeka
Arlington
Seattle

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Beignets are from which city?
New Orleans
Beignets are a New Orleans, Louisiana, staple. These fried doughnuts served with powdered sugar are famously served at Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans.
Atlanta
Anchorage
San Francisco

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The French Dip sandwich comes from which city?
Los Angeles
Two different Los Angeles restaurants claim to have invented the French Dip sandwich. This sandwich comes with a side of au jus and is traditionally served wet.
Philadelphia
New York City
Austin

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The Cuban sandwich comes from which city?
Minneapolis
Tampa
The Cuban sandwich does not actually come from Cuba, but Tampa, Florida. It's ham, pork, mustard, pickles and often other ingredients served on Cuban bread and pressed.
Seattle
Topeka

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There is a rivalry between Chicago and __________ style pizzas.
New York
Unlike the most famous Chicago-style pizza, New York pizza features thin slices so large they often need to be folded in order to be eaten. This style of pizza is imitated, often badly, all over the world.
Philadelphia
Las Vegas
Salt Lake City

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Which city is famous for its coffee?
Seattle
Of course, the city that brought us Starbucks is famous for its coffee. Coffee is a way of life in Seattle, Washington.
Baltimore
Miami
Houston

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Which town invented pork rolls?
Trenton
Pork rolls were created in 1856 by John Taylor of Trenton, New Jersey. These minced ham tubes have become popular all over the country, but are a diner staple in New Jersey.
Portland
Seattle
Salt Lake City

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The Horseshoe Sandwich comes from which city?
Chicago
New Orleans
Springfield
This Springfield, Illinois, classic is served for breakfast. It's a large slice of bread topped with meat, french fries and a cheesy sauce.
Jacksonville

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What city is known for a specific type of omelet?
Las Vegas
Philadelphia
Denver
The Denver Omelet is served across America, many claiming it began as a sandwich invented by Western pioneers. It has diced ham, onions, green bell peppers and cheese in it.
Honolulu

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Which city is known for its love of green jello?
Las Vegas
New York City
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City consumes more jello, particularly green jello, than any city in the U.S., according to a Kraft foods survey. They say that Mormons love jello, and it would seem that Salt Lake City, Utah, might just prove them right.
Anchorage

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Which city invented The Bella Burger?
Camden
Chicago
Portland
Forks
Due to the popularity of the "Twilight" series, Forks, Washington, has become a bit of a tourist destination. As a result, the Bella burger, topped with special sauce, pineapple and Swiss cheese has started to be served.

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Which town is all about kolacky?
Las Vegas
Montgomery
Montgomery, Minnesota, is obsessed with kolacky, a fruit-filled pastry. They even hold an annual festival in honor of this treat, which originated in Europe.
Boston
Houston

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The Mission Burrito comes from which city?
San Francisco
The burrito craze has swept the nation, but it started in San Francisco. Famously large and tin-foil wrapped Mission Burritos are named for San Francisco's Mission district.
Pittsburgh
Milwaukee
Atlanta

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Chislic is served in which town?
Sioux Falls
Chislic has been a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, staple since the 1870s. Cubes of meat are deep-fried, seasoned with garlic and served with toothpicks.
Chicago
Los Angeles
New York

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Idaho Spud candies are from which town?
Seattle
Denver
Las Vegas
Boise
This candy bar has been manufactured in Boise, Idaho, for about a century. It features a coconut-flavored marshmallow center with a chocolate and coconut flake shell.

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Pretzels from which city are famous?
Philadelphia
Philly soft pretzels are famously delicious. This staple pairs great with another Philadelphia favorite: Italian Ice.
Camden
Portland
Salt Lake City

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________ baked beans are famous.
Boston
Boston baked beans are a salty and sweet variety of baked beans. They are usually prepared with molasses or maple syrup and bacon.
Los Angeles
Miami
Sedona

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Which city invented the Chili burger?
Los Angeles
This classic burger is also known as a Chili Size. It's a burger topped with chili con carne.
Billings
Miami
El Paso

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Toasted ravioli were invented in which city?
Portland
New Orleans
St. Louis
These large toasted ravioli served with parmesan cheese and a side of marinara have their roots in Sicily. They evolved and became popular in the Italian St. Louis, Missouri, neighborhood known as The Hill.
Philadelphia

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What city is famous for its style of barbecue?
Memphis
Memphis-style barbecue is amongst the most popular and famous styles out there. This Tennessee specialty includes both wet and dry styles.
New Orleans
Tulsa
Portland

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Hot chicken comes from which city?
New Orleans
Chicago
Nashville
Nashville hot chicken is spicy and delicious. It is often double friend and sauced with a spicy cayenne pepper paste.
New York City

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Key lime pies are from where?
Ocean City
Key West
Key lime pies come from Key West, Florida. These tart and sweet pies are piled with light meringue topping.
Billings
Las Vegas

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___________ Chili is a famous dish.
Cincinnati
Cincinnati Chili is a famous Ohio dish. It features chili and cheese served over spaghetti or a hot dog.
Boston
San Francisco
Portland

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