Originally Posted by Iret
Will let you know when i find one. Being a transplant i've ate better food elsewhere. Or just don't understand the food. Like a Italian i dont see or taste anything special about them. Must be a maine thing.
Having lived all around the country, I understand your angle. There's nothing like mexican food from Arizona.... I see Margarita's was mentioned earlier in the article. After eating Mexican food in AZ and Colorado, I almost laugh when I read that folks think they have amazing mexican food up here in Maine hehe.
My experience with food in New England is that it is more bread-based and much sweeter on the pallet than midwest and south-western usa food. SW/MidWest food is much spicier and a little dryer... by dryer I mean not as much butter/grease/oil in the food once it's served.... doesn't mean it's not deep-friend in lard... just means it's not as drippy or sitting in a puddle... also, this is a generalization... not a rule.
Pizza out west tends to have a more floury flavor and the sauces are much spicier... like salsa-spicier, in new england, the dough has more of a sweet-ish tang and the sauces are saltier/sweeter.
In new england, seafoods and breads are very much a part of every-day meals. In the mid west, seafood is a rarity; red meat and corn/potato-based side dishes are much more predominant. In the south-west, red vegetables (tomatoes, peppers, onions, ect.) and rices are much more a major part of meals.