> Iconic food: Eggs Benedict
Multiple stories pinpoint New York City as the birthplace of eggs Benedict, a rich breakfast dish of poached eggs, ham, and hollandaise sauce on an English muffin.
> Iconic food: Carolina pulled pork BBQ
Barbecue aficionados may never agree on which style is king, but in eastern North Carolina, pulled pork with a tangy — never sweet — vinegar sauce is the only way to serve barbecue.
> Iconic food: Chocolate-covered potato chips
Invented at Carol Widman’s Candy shop in Fargo, a chipper is the sweet, salty treat we all wish we’d known about sooner.
> Iconic food: Buckeyes
These peanut butter fudge balls dipped in chocolate are made to look like the nut of Ohio’s state tree, the buckeye, which is native to the Midwest.
> Iconic food: Chicken fried steak
While nobody claims that Oklahoma was the birthplace of chicken fried steak, this comfort food popular in Texas and the surrounding states is so beloved in Oklahoma that it was placed on the official state meal list in 1988.