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The Great American Menu: Foods of the States, Ranked and Mapped by Albert Burneko of Deadspin

What are the United States' best regional foodstuffs? Its worst? These are the questions that bedevil the mind of man—but no longer! For here, we have ranked them. Rigorously scientific (not), ardently researched (nope), and scrupulously fair (not even a little bit): this is the Great American Menu! Each state (plus the District of Columbia) gets one, and only one, signature foodstuff. And we selected actual food preparations; no state gets credit merely for being the geographic location where a certain edible flora or fauna happens to grow or swim or graze. But enough of that bullshit. On to the rankings!
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avg. score: 22 of 50 (44%)
required scores: 1, 13, 20, 26, 31 

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Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza
Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza
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Shrimp and Grits
Shrimp and Grits
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Mission Style Burrito -California-
Mission Style Burrito -California-
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Crab Cakes
Crab Cakes
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Peach Pie
Peach Pie
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Fried Green Tomatoes
Fried Green Tomatoes
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Gumbo
Gumbo
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Key Lime Pie
Key Lime Pie
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Stacked Enchilada With Green Chile -New Mexico
Stacked Enchilada With Green Chile -New Mexico
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Marionberry Pie
Marionberry Pie
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Hot Wieners -Rhode Island
Hot Wieners -Rhode Island
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Burgoo
Burgoo
13
Pulled Pork Barbecue -North Carolina
Pulled Pork Barbecue -North Carolina
14
New England Clam Chowder
New England Clam Chowder
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Kansas City Style Ribs
Kansas City Style Ribs
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Memphis Style Barbecue
Memphis Style Barbecue
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Chili and Slaw Dog
Chili and Slaw Dog
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Chimichanga
Chimichanga
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Frozen Custard - Wisconsin
Frozen Custard - Wisconsin
20
Texas - Brisket
Texas - Brisket
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21
Fried Okra
Fried Okra
22
New York-Style Pizza
New York-Style Pizza
23
Hot Hawaiian Breakfast
Hot Hawaiian Breakfast
24
Lobster Rolls
Lobster Rolls
25
Prairie Oysters (Bull Testicles)
Prairie Oysters (Bull Testicles)
26
Fried Catfish
Fried Catfish
27
Maple Syrup
Maple Syrup
28
Scrapple
Scrapple
29
Corndogs
Corndogs
30
Cedar Planked Salmon
Cedar Planked Salmon
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Cowboy Cookies
Cowboy Cookies
32
Mud Pie
Mud Pie
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33
Bratwurst
Bratwurst
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Virginia Country Ham - Virginia
Virginia Country Ham - Virginia
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Pork Tenderloin Sandwich
Pork Tenderloin Sandwich
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Half-Smoke Sausage - Washington, DC
Half-Smoke Sausage - Washington, DC
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Chicken Fried Steak
Chicken Fried Steak
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Finger Steaks (Idaho)
Finger Steaks (Idaho)
39
Hamburger Casserole (Kansas)
Hamburger Casserole (Kansas)
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Minnesota: Hot Dish
Minnesota: Hot Dish
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