1. Pizza - New York
2. Cheeseteak - Philadelphia
3. Buffalo Chicken Wings
3. Clam Chowder - Boston
4. Gumbo - New Orleans
5. Italian Beef - Chicago
6. Cobb Salad - Los Angeles
7. Key Lime Pie - Key West, Florida
8. Smithfield Ham, Smithfield, Virginia
9. Kansas City Barbecue, Kansas City
10. Potato Chips, Saratoga Springs, New York
11. Clams Casino, Narragansett, Rhode Island
12. Cincinnati Chili, Cincinnati, Ohio
13. Hot Dogs - Chicago
14. Taylor Ham & Egg Sandwich, New Jersey
15. Fried Chicken, Arkansas
NEW YORK PIZZA
When it comes to Pizza in America, New York is the undisputed Heavyweight Champion. All others dream on. As far as Chicago goes? As Big Guys with Pinky Rings would say, "Fugg-etta-bout-It" !!!
The Best Pizza in all of America, is in New York And this is an overall summation. It's not to say that there isn't a lot of great Pizza all over the country. New Jersey as a whole, is one of the best regions in the United States to get some of the best Pizza in the country. When it comes to just regular neighborhood Pizzerias that turn out Pies and Slices from gas fired ovens, Jersey is right up there with New York. But when it comes to overall Pizza that includes a variety of styles that include Neapolitan Pizza from wood burning ovens, famed Pizzerias with coal fired ovens, like; Lombardi's, Tottono's, Patsy's (East Harlem), and John's of Bleecker Street, New York City rains supreme.
At this writing, we are sad to report the passing a few months ago of the Greatest Pizzaiolo of All-Time in the City of New York, Mr. Dominic DeMarco who owned DiFara Pizzeria on Avenue J in Brooklyn passed away this past winter. Dominic, or Dom as most called him made the tastiest pizza ever made in New York, and one of the tastiest in the entire World, including Naples, Italy, "I kid you not." Dom is and will remain greatly missed. His children are continuing on with DiFara Pizza.
As we've said the quality of New York Pizza is at the top echelon of the Pizza Making Art, whether you go to a Pizzeria that makes Pizza from a wood fired oven as with Pizzeria Una Napoletana and Anthony Mangieri, or The Coal Fired Boys of John's, Patsy's, Lombardi's, and Tottono's of Coney Island with the animated Cookie Cimmineri at the helm of the Pizzeria, you would be hard pressed to ever find a bad pizza in New York City. If there ever was any (bad pizza), the place would not last long. There's too much great pizza all over the city, in all 5 boroughs. New Yorkers demand it be the best. Whether it's a famous joint like John's, L& B Spumoni Gardens, or what seems to be a neighborhood run of the mill pizzeria, like Joes, they all make great pizza, so enjoy.
PHILLY CHEESE STEAKS
A Cheesesteak is a sandwich made from thinly sliced pieces of beefsteak and melted cheese in a long hoagie roll. A popular regional fast food, it has its roots in the U.S. city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
There are few sandwiches as beloved as the Cheesesteak. Of course, the Cheesesteak was created and perfected in Philadelphia, PA as a regional food favorite. But the Cheesesteak has a nearly century-long history and has seen lots of changes as its popularity expanded across the United States and around the world.
The original Cheesesteak was credited to Pat and Harry Olivieri, two brothers who ran a hot dog stand near South Philadelphia’s Italian Market. Legend has it that in the 1930s, the brothers wanted to offer new sandwiches. Their new item was grilled beef and onions in a toasted roll. The OG sandwich didn’t actually have cheese! Once the sandwich gained popularity, a manager at the Olivieri’s Ridge Ave. location added provolone to the sandwich in the 1940s. And thus, the Cheesesteak was born.
"How to Make a CHEESESTEAK" ? - Recipe
MAKE GREAT PIZZA at Home - Recipe
AMERICA'S FAVORITE FOODS
JOE'S PIZZA .... Greenwich Village, NEW YORK
Throughout the years Joe's Pizza in Greenwich Village has become just as popular with visitors and tourists as it is with native New Yorkers who know where to come for an authentic New York street slice.
Established in 1975 by Joe Pozzuoli, who is originally from Naples, Italy, the birthplace of pizza, Joe's Pizza is a "Greenwich Village institution" offering the classic New York slice for over 47 years. First, we served our customers from our corner location at Bleecker and Carmine Street and now three doors down at 7 Carmine Street.
At 75 years of age, Joe Pozzuoli still owns and operates the restaurant.
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