It's been a while. It's time. Yes, it's poll time.
This has to do with a question I've been mulling about for a while. It's really critical that you weigh-in with your opinion. I'm aware that this could cause division. In fact, I'm not sure that I should even broach this subject, but I think I must.
I've lived "up north" for 12 years. I lived "down south" for 30 odd years. I just passed the Mason-Dixon line two days ago as we journeyed to Georgia, and my curiosity must be satisfied.
I miss southern food. In fact, I REALLY miss southern food. Upon crossing the line of Dixie, I immediately found five restaurants (all at one exit) that embodied all the southern food groups: Chic-fil-a, Shoney's, Bob Evans, Waffle House, and BBQ.
"Up north" has none of these, at least where I live. No sweet tea, no grits, no smoked BBQ meats, and no buttermilk biscuits. No sausage gravy (which is a beverage). No hush puppies. There's more, but I'm salivating on the keyboard.
On the other hand, I have eaten myself into a fried stupor in just two days and am beginning to miss the fancy salads and soups that are plentiful in the north.
My poll question is this:
If you had to eat food from only ONE region of the US for the rest of your life, which would it be? I am not allowing ethnic foods because those can generally be found nearly every where. New York City doesn't count at all because the variety there is astounding.
Your choices are:
- New England
- The South
- The Midwest
- The Southwest
If you're feeling especially adamant, leave a comment to support your choice!