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Top Ten Best Foods in America

Key Lime pie​
Key Lime pie​

Fresh off the holiday weekend, we’re still in full-on celebration mode, praising and taking advantage of the occasion to eat all of our favorite American foods. One regional specialty we can’t get enough of is Key lime pie.

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Tater Tots​
Tater Tots​

Click here to see America's Best Tater Tots "Tater Tot" is actually a registered trademark of Ore-Ida, the company that invented them in 1953. Founders F. Nephi and Golden Grigg (great names) found themselves with an excess of potato scraps after making french fries, and were sick of selling them off for a pittance as animal feed.

Bread​
Bread​

Wiener schnitzel may belong to the Bavarians, but Iowa and Indiana have the sandwich version, because we like to make sandwiches out of everything since sliced bread is the best. Also, it's deep-fried instead of pan-fried because, again, this is America.

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Cobb Salad​
Cobb Salad​

In 1937, Bob Cobb, the owner of The Brown Derby, was scrounging around at the restaurant's North Vine location for a meal for Sid Grauman of Grauman's Theater when he put together a salad with what he found in the fridge: a head of lettuce, an avocado, some romaine, watercress, tomatoes, some cold chicken breast, a hard-boiled egg, chives, cheese, and some old-fashioned French dressing.

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Jerky​
Jerky​

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Fajita​
Fajita​

Those are among my impressions after spending more than 60 days on the road this year, visiting more than a dozen destinations, then measuring them against a set of standards — for creativity, community and tradition, among other criteria — to come up with a Top 10 list of America’s Best Food Cities.

Grits​
Grits​

A cup of grits contains 38 grams of carbohydrates, which can keep you energized throughout strenuous activities, while a cup of oatmeal provides 27 grams. Grits are a richer source of leusine, an amino acid that, according to the American Society for Nutritional Sciences, may enhance muscle endurance and help your body store glycogen, a polysaccharide that gives your muscles energy.

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Smithfield ​ham​
Smithfield ​ham​

Today’s Smithfield Foods can be traced back to the opening of the Smithfield Packing Company in 1936 in Smithfield, Virginia. Joseph W. Luter and his son Joseph W. Luter, Jr., opened their meatpacking plant on the former site of the American Peanut Corporation along the banks of the Pagan River.

Chicken Fried ​Steak​
Chicken Fried ​Steak​

He is purported to have fried “millions of pieces of chicken every year.” And according to Malcolm Gladwell theories, that puts him so far over the 10,000-hour mark, he likely has no choice but to be the best fried chicken chef in the damn world. And judging by his chicken, that theory might hold up.

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Macaroni and ​Cheese​
Macaroni and ​Cheese​

But perhaps above all other kid-food duos, macaroni & cheese has grown into a full-fledged adult entree that's ordered at fancy restaurants with only a minor tinge of embarrassment. In celebration of this dream team of starch and dairy, we've compiled a list of the best macaroni & cheeses in the country.

Peanut Butter ​and Jelly Sandwich​
Peanut Butter ​and Jelly Sandwich​

From the folks behind the first peanut butter and jelly sandwich shop in the world, this naturally simple yet far-from-average choice strikes a perfect balance of sweetness and saltiness, making it an optimal topping to slather on almost anything.

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Hot dog​
Hot dog​

While Chicago (arguably the best hot dog down in the country) is well-represented with 10 entrants, the sheer geographic diversity here makes it clear that there are few American foods more universally beloved than the hot dog.

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Popcorn​
Popcorn​

The Worst Snack Foods in America 2015 Summer is the season of mindless activities: Blockbuster action flicks at the cineplex. Lazy afternoons by the pool. Shark Week and America’s Got Talent on the tube.

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Fried Chicken​
Fried Chicken​

Superstar chef Michel Richard is known for ingenious French-style presentations at his flagship Citronelle, but Central focuses on hearty portions of comfort food like fried chicken. His super-crispy version became so popular that he now sells pieces by the bucket for takeout during lunch.

S'More​
S'More​

America is a melting pot of flavors. We've borrowed all the best recipes from the various cultures that make up our people and have made them very much our own. Some of our most iconic dishes don't seem American at all, like spaghetti and meatballs, but they are -- don't let the marinara fool you.

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Lobster Roll​
Lobster Roll​

The Portland Head Light historic lighthouse in Fort Williams Park is a backdrop for this tiny food truck, which offers no fewer than six varieties of lobster roll. Along with curry, wasabi and chipotle, the signature picnic-style includes a layer of homemade coleslaw and a brushing of drawn butter.

Buffalo Wing​
Buffalo Wing​

Buffalo wings are one of the most delicious foods on earth, and these 25 restaurants make the best ones in America. From a lunch counter in Brooklyn manned by two guys from Buffalo to a sports bar in Little Rock that smokes their wings for four hours before frying, there's no shortage of places to find great

Frybread​
Frybread​

A frybread taco, Indian taco, or Navajo taco, is a frybread topped with various items, normally venison or beef, as well as other toppings commonly found in tacos. Frybread (also spelled fry bread) is a flat dough bread, fried or deep-fried in oil, shortening, or lard.

Apple pie​
Apple pie​

F&W’s list of America’s Best Apple pies includes classic apple pies in Cambridge, salted caramel apples wonders in Brooklyn and deep-fried variations

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Frito pie​
Frito pie​

100 Must-Eat American Foods. ... Frito pie, fried green tomatoes, burgoo, or geoduck? Source: ... Best Food to Try in Life. 76

Chicago-Style ​Pizza​
Chicago-Style ​Pizza​

Ranking rationale: New Yorkers believe that all things pizza (or all things in general) start and stop in the Big Apple. The rest of the country calls New York pizza "pizza". It's cheap. It's manageable. But it's not the end-all of pizza greatness.

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Nachos​
Nachos​

"GET THE NACHOS! NACHOS! NACHOS! with chicken. :D. Can I say it more? They know how to make the most delicious tasting nachos because they use fresh ingredients from salsa to vegetables and the meat is super tender." —Deborah C. on Yelp. Submitted by joannar4e790e911.

source: buzzfeed.com
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Cheesesteak​
Cheesesteak​

Fried squeaky cheese is the comfort food of long Midwest Winters, and the accompanying ranch dipping sauce is the condiment of America. This would be dangerously higher if we could find it in more places.

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Cheeseburger​
Cheeseburger​

Consumers are eating burgers in record numbers. Polling site Ranker.com recently surveyed 6,500 consumers on 46 burgers to find the best fast food options. Beloved NYC-based chain Shake Shack was noticeably absent from the list. Here are the top 10 burgers selected by the people. Fatburger has been ...