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Sure is a great time of the year to be in Sioux Falls. Half way through two weeks here for work. Why is it the need to be here never arises in Spring or Summer? I mean what’s not to love about South Dakota? Thought I was going to have some Southern food for supper, then I remembered Barbecue here is the equivalent of manwiches, Ground beef tomato sauce on a bun. Not really sure how that can even remotely be considered Barbecue?

And do not forget Walking tacos, a bag of Fritos with hamburger, tomato, and cheese on them. Again nothing even remotely resembling a taco!

Amazing how a brief assignment can reinforce a decision to move out of here lol.

Clearly South Dakota can not be alone in peculiar food, I wonder what other states have that would make an outsider ask why?
 

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I bet everywhere has something odd for people who don't live there. People outside Ohio seem to think perogies are weird.
Seriously? In our family what was once considered a meal for the poor, has become a Holiday tradition, we have them every Christmas Eve. Well worth the hours of preparation.

And you are right in Tennessee people are like Perogie Ah what's that?
 

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Lol so true! My dad and brother went to pick up a truck from Michigan a few years back. They asked for sweet tea in a restaurant. The waiter got so confused and had to ask the manager for help.
I have a friend that just moved here from Michigan and she had no clue what a corn dog is. After we explained what is was she wouldn’t touch it because “it’s a stick of meat that’s deep fried! Eew!” Lol!
 

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I don't understand why people in the south love peaches and cream sweet corn so much. Growing up in the north east silver queen and king were the best! And they still are! It's like you can get freshly picked corn on the cob here in the south, but it's all stinkin' bicolor. Peaches and cream corn is like field corn compared to silver queen and king! It doesn't make any sense. If I had the land I bet we could grow the best corn anybody had every tasted around here because everyone plants the wrong variety!
 

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I'm in KY and believe it or not KY Fried Chicken isn't all that popular lol
However, a traditional favorite is Burgoo and Bread pudding.
Now, I've only had the toned down version of Burgoo (beef & veggie soup), but the old style versions have like 3-5 types of meat in them!
The kind served at the horse track is AMAZING. OMG love it!
http://www.bettyskitchen.us/pdf/soup/KeenelandKentuckyBurgooSoupRecipe.pdf

Bread pudding is equally wonderful, especially with a yummy Bourbon sauce on top.
Before Covid 19, for the spring and fall race meets at the track, they served us in the media center lunch, alternating soups one day, and BBQ pork the next with yummy sandwich wraps randomly in the mix. But on Saturdays... they brought in bread pudding for dessert.
I haven't had either this year and am now craving them lol. I am seriously making the recipe I posted above.

So no complaints about KY! I'm from IN and I really can't recall the traditional stuff there lol
 

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I'm from all over so nothing is all that new to me. I know my mother used to make French toast and cut them into sticks anyone who saw it asked why she did it. I don't know if its that weird because I grow up with it but people sure do think so.
 

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When we first moved to Texas..Mexican food was a huge disappointment. Everything has cheese sauce or chili sauce dumped on it! Awe that is not Mexican food. That is what they call TexMex.. nearly 16 years here and I will never get used to that! I have to remember to order things dry! And the waitress would be like, no cheese or chili sauce?" So confused lol no thank you , its gross.
 

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Oh yeah. tex mex really isnt all that good. We have an AMAZING family owned mexican restruant in town, REAL mexican food. OMGGG it is sooo good!
 

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Perogies are delicious and amen to lousy Mexican food in Texas! Tex-Mex is HORRIBLE! The best corn on the cob I've ever had was in NJ it was a white corn to die for...
I've lived all over the country and every area has its quirks or specialty that's wonderful. I've learned if you find something you love get the recipe and take it with you so you can enjoy it no matter where you are.
 

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I've lived all over the country and every area has its quirks or specialty that's wonderful. I've learned if you find something you love get the recipe and take it with you so you can enjoy it no matter where you are.
Well that is true. I've lived quite a few places and I can think of great food everywhere we went. (Except for Indiana... can't think of anything good there.)
 

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Lol so true! My dad and brother went to pick up a truck from Michigan a few years back. They asked for sweet tea in a restaurant. The waiter got so confused and had to ask the manager for help.
I have a friend that just moved here from Michigan and she had no clue what a corn dog is. After we explained what is was she wouldn't touch it because "it's a stick of meat that's deep fried! Eew!" Lol!
Yup kind of like asking for Non sweet tea here, lol. Seems like options are usually Sweet tea, super sweet and Southernstyle(basically a tea bag in a 5 pound bag eod sugar)

I don't even order tea when out at home, after the why would you drink tea with out sugar questions.
 
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