My favorite food hands down is Pizza. I like breakfast pizza, mexican pizza, or even pineapple pizza. I love all types of pizza.
Most Italian food is my favorite: spaghetti, lasagna, manicotti, pasta, or stuffed shells are all delicious.
A local specialty in the Carolinas USA are “Fish Camps.” Fish camps are restaurants that serve fish. Fish camps usually serve a larger variety of fried fish than baked or broiled fish. They also serve “Hush puppies” which are fried balls of a type of cornmeal mixture. Frech fries, tater sauce, and slaw are usually served as “side items.” (The “south” or southern part of the US is well known to enjoy fried foods. hahaha, )
Ironic as it sounds, I don’t like much food from fish camps. I just know about them since my family has owned several. I think I’m the only one in my family that doesn’t like fish.
If I eat there, they usually have hamburgers or Clam Chowder that I order.
Another local specialty that I do enjoy eating is BBQ, also known as Barbecue or Barbeque. This is a sliced pork sandwich prepared on a hamburger bun. We have a local BBQ place called “Black’s BBQ” with a sister store called “R.O’s BBQ.” They have the best slaw for their sandwiches. My Mom said she ate there a lot when pregnant with me. It must have done something to me, because I love that slaw. We go to the restaurant and order just a large tub of the slaw, and take home to make sandwichs or toppings for hot dogs. Now, they have expanded their business and create tubs of slaw just for stores!
However, it’s not as good as the restaurant kind, so we still buy ours from there.
I like fast food, but only eat it maybe once every two weeks. McDonalds, Wendy’s, Hardee’s, and Subway are a few I visit. I don’t eat Burger King or Taco Bell.
oooo, we also have a fast food joint called “Kyrstal Burger.” Kyrstal serves mini bite sized burgers that are pretty yummy.
My hometown Gastonia NC has 100’s of restaurants. Gastonia is home to not-so-healthy drink SunDrop. Sundrop is a citrus soda that I once really enjoyed as a child, but that taste has left me and I rarely drink it.
If I include the metro area we easily have 1000’s of restaurants of any food you can think of. Charlotte, North Carolina has a few of the largest banks in the US, and they cater to the traveling business man. Luckily, that means a very large variety of food.
I live out of the city and in the country. We have lots of farm land and buy lots of veggies from “produce stands.” Produce stands are road side booths/stands were farmers sale their fruit and veggies.
We buy most of our peaches and other fruit from a really down to earth and friendly lady named Dori Sanders. She is author of a well known book called “Clover” about her life growing up on that farm. She’s sells great peaches and we always honk our horn if we see her outside. Everytime she stops what she is doing and waves real big back.
We grow our own garden too. Green beans, tomatos, cantaloupe, and sometimes strawberries. We can our green beans and tomatos to eat for later in the year.
I’ll mention a few foods that usualy generate weird looks from “non-locals”
okra is either put in soups, or breaded and fried. I recently learned this is what Africians call “Gumbo” neato. It’s ok, not my favorite but I eat it. I like it better in soups than fried.
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This is usually a breakfast food, and I like mine with lots of American cheese.
I also like very many different cheeses.
I can also snake on veggies like they are junk food. I’m happy with a bag of baby carrots and a small bowl of Ranch Dressing.