The Charlottesvillain at Tigerhawk had his first taste of Memphis barbecue and in a mouth-watering post pronounces it excellent, whether wet or dry. CV absolutely ruined my dinner plans, as I am 123 miles from Redbones in Somerville, which I believe is the best approximation of authentic barbecue in New England although I would be delighted to learn of other contenders. He got me thinking about regional cuisine - an easy place to find myself - and the quests I have made over the years for the perfect crab shack (The Tap Room in Chesapeake City, MD), Diner (jury still out) and corn dog (failed in the attempt).
So where would you go for the best eats that your region has to offer? Who makes the best pie, the finest scrapple, the most divine green chile? Where are the best eats if you want to eat the local specialty? Bring on your favorites, and I'll start planning my next road trip.