10 Weirdly Unique Regional Cuisines That Redefine American Food (From Sonoran Dogs to Funeral Potatoes)

Crispy fried chicken turned up to 11 with as much cayenne kick as a can of bear mace. Bacon-wrapped hot dogs in bread boats smothered in beans, cheese, and classic toppings. Marinated raw tuna steaks on a bed of sticky rice, avocado, scallions, and sesame seeds. So many calories, so little time. Sonoran Dogs, hot chicken, Poke, and other regional cuisines are OG food hacks.

Once you had to travel far and wide to try these local favorites. These days fulfilling your culinary bucket list can be easier, even if traveling isn’t. Food carts and restaurants can bring these unique flavors to a neighborhood near you. If not, there’s always the magic of the internet or a social distancing road trip. We devour our way through the most foodgasm-inducing regional cuisines in the U.S.

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