The United States is a big country with even more food cultures than there are states. Packed with regional specialties, each area has unique offerings that are specific to that land and its people. Whether you are on a road trip and just passing through some of these states, or if you make each adventure the destination itself, there are delicious and educational edibles to be had all over this great nation.
Rhode Island's food scene is dominated by an abundance of fresh seafood. While there are plenty of well-known places to get your fix, Hemenway's is a long-standing local favorite in Providence and has a reputation for serving the freshest catch. The stylish ambiance makes this an elegant occasion and a meal to remember. And if you're looking for something a little more laid-back, stop by one of the state's many clam shacks for "stuffies" — a Rhode Island staple consisting of local quahog clams that have been baked with stuffing in their shells.
South Carolina's cuisine is intertwined with its history in many ways, and very much so when it comes to chitlins, also known as chitterlings or pork intestines. This traditional food and its heritage are celebrated every year at the Chitlin Strut in Salley, where people gather to get their fill of boiled and fried chitlins. Even if pig intestine isn't one of your everyday favorites, it's an adventure worth seeking out at least once.
Americans love burgers, and Utah is known for its all-American burger chain, Crown Burger. With a diehard local following, it's something every self respecting burger eating citizen should try at least once. What sets theirs apart is the addition of pastrami and their house fry sauce.
Most people automatically think of cheese when they think of Wisconsin, and with good reason. Wisconsin is home to worldwide award-winning cheeses, and it would be a mistake to never enjoy fried curds in this cheesy state. Curd Girl is an award-winning favorite for its simple yet unique fried curds.