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Seattle Gets Lucky With Seven Beef

Seattle Gets Lucky With Seven Beef

Like this month’s rain, Seattle has had no shortage of restaurant openings. Introducing Seven Beef, Seattle’s new tasty on the block.

The third member of brother-sister duo Eric and Sophie Banh’s epicurean empire is a steak shop. Unlike those upscale spots reserved for special occasions or expense accounts, Seven Beef is cozy, rustic and affordable, just what you’d expect from a steakhouse with a Seattle zip code. Mirroring the Banhs' other restaurants, Monsoon and Ba Bar, Seven Beef is infused with flavors from their homeland, Vietnam.

French influences, both colonial and culinary, are woven throughout. The menu is peppered with Gallic dishes (steak tartare, endive salad), the wine list is French-focused, and the executive chef is the talented Scott Emerick of the beloved shuttered bistro, Cremant.

As is the tradition with meat meccas, the menu offers prime cuts of beef along with tasty sides like roasted chanterelles and a sublime aligot (mashed potatoes with Comte cheese). Each week, the Seven Beef chefs break down whole cows from Heritage Meats. Some cuts — Porterhouse, Côte du Boeuf — are dry-aged in-house. Diners can also opt for the traditional Vietnamese seven-course beef dinner, Bò 7 Món, which I got to taste last week.

The Bò 7 Món features lesser-known cuts of meat created during the butchering process. Our bovine feast has beef carpaccio in a tart lime and beef broth, three kinds of Vietnamese sausage, including bo la lot (leaf-wrapped sausage), and beef congee. Each dish is delicious on its own; together, they are seven meats of heaven. Thanks to the Vietnamese flavors of citrus, herbs, and spices, the meal is surprisingly light; at just $35 per person, Bò 7 Món light on the wallet, too. Seven Beet, an all-veggie option, is available for non-carnivores.

Behind every good steakhouse are great wines and cocktails. Seven Beef’s wine list showcases French wines and French varietals from West Coast vineyards. An added bonus is the focus on natural wines, carefully curated by G.M. Ian Harris, which pair perfectly with the Asian-spiced food. He pours a citrus-y, granite glass of Clos des Briords Vielles Vignes Muscadet that proves white wine goes great with chilled beef. The cocktail list has updated classics including a damn fine dirty martini.

Inside, the inviting space is bookended by an expansive open kitchen and long, white marble bar. Wooden tables are tucked under string lights. Lovely details — fragrant Paddywax #2 candles in the bathrooms, a record player by the host stand spinning Andre Williams — hint at the level of care taken throughout the restaurant.

Between the dining bustle of Capitol Hill and the International District, Seven Beef sits solo, across from tennis courts in a residential part of the Central District. The sleek, concrete building has the allure of a destination, yet at just a 10-minute walk from my Capitol Hill apartment, it is easy to get to. Valet parking is available as well.

Open for dinner seven nights a week, Seven Beef just launched a happy hour with $7 drinks and bites, including martinis, old fashioneds, Vietnamese sausage, and a burger and fries. Seven Beef is an all-season steak shop. The open kitchen’s roaring fire is just the thing to combat winter’s chill. Next up, an outdoor patio will open once summer hits. Welcome to the neighborhood, Seven Beef!


America's 51 Best Mail-Order Foods

Creamy, tangy white barbecue sauce reign in this part of the South -- and none is as popular as the Original White Sauce, first served in Decatur in 1925. Slather it on chicken and port or use it to dress up a potato salad.

Alaska -- Alaskan Sampler

The Alaskan Sampler comes with a dozen local specialties, including reindeer sausage and reindeer jerky!

Arizona -- Tamales

Tamales are synonymous with Arizona. Family-owned Tuscon Tamale stuffs its cornhusk-wrapped, masa-filled packets with 25 different meat or veggie fillings-plus dessert options.

Arkansas -- Cheese Dip

Legend has it cheese dip was invented in 1935 at a restaurant named Little Mexico (now called Mexico Chiquito) in Hot Springs. Today, the melty orange stuff is served at pretty much every Mexican eatery across the state. Pancho&aposs is so popular it&aposs even in local supermarkets.

California -- It&aposs-It

The It&aposs-It --ice cream (available in six flavors) sandwiched between two chewy oatmeal cookies and coated in a thin shell of dark chocolate --was sold exclusively in San Francisco for four decades. Fanatics can now find the treats throughout California --or in the mail.

Colorado -- Summit Collection

No kidding around! Goats rule the pastures in Colorado. The Summit Collection features eight awesome goat&aposs-milk cheeses, including chèvre logs, bloomy rind cheeses and aged cheeses.

Connecticut -- Bluepoint Oyster

The Bloom family has been harvesting briny Bluepoint oysters from Long Island Sound since the 1940s --in fact, they helped popularize the variety. We found a pearl in one during our taste test!

Delaware -- Salt Water Taffy

A must-visit destination for beachgoers, Synder&aposs Candy celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Try the assorted box of salt water taffy and get hooked on flavors like coconut, watermelon and green apple.

Florida -- Key Lime Pie on a Stick

What&aposs better than a slice of tangy Key lime pie, Florida&aposs official state treat? Frozen Key Lime Pie on a Stick, of course. Each sweet-and-tart wedge is covered with thick Belgian chocolate.

Georgia -- Crunchy Peanut Butter

Move over, peaches: Georgia also produces almost half the country&aposs peanuts. Atlanta-based Georgia&aposs Grinders makes insanely delicious small-batch crunchy peanut butter from just two ingredients: local peanuts and sea salt.

Hawaii -- Hawaiian Honey Glazed Macadamias

Extra-flavorful Hawaiian Honey Glazed Macadamias are coated with honey harvested from the beehives on the Big Island.

Idaho -- Idaho Spud Bar

Don&apost be fooled by the name: The popular Idaho Spud Bar contains no potatoes. Originally marketed as a healthful candy bar back in 1918, it features a cocoa-flavored marshmallow covered with dark chocolate and coconut (perhaps that&aposs the healthy part?).

Illinois -- Deep-dish Pizza

The founder of Lou Malnati&aposs got his start working in Chicago&aposs first deep-dish pizzeria before opening his own place in 1971. His ooey, gooey deep-dish pizza is often touted as the best in town.

Indiana -- Sugar Cream Pie

Original recipes for sugar cream pie (aka Hoosier Pie) date back to early 1800s, but Duane "Wick" Wickersham make the creamy sweet super-popular during the 1940s. The family-owned business now holds a patent on its recipe.

Iowa -- &aposNduja Americana

Iowa is the top pork-producing state in the country, and the folks behind La Quercia&aposs spicy &aposNduja Americana spread (a cross between the spicy sausage and pâté) go whole hog when it comes to their work: The husband-and-wife team learned how to make traditional cured meats while living in Parma, Italy.

Kansas -- All-Natural Sunny Seeds

A nod to the state&aposs official flower, All-Natural Sunny Seeds are sunflower seeds that have been covered in milk chocolate and a hard candy coating. Bonus: They come in a flower-shaped package.

Kentucky -- Woodford Reserve Mint Julep Bourbon Balls

Woodford Reserve Mint Julep Bourbon Balls are a decadent mash-up of two beloved Kentucky classics.

Louisiana -- Crawfish

The state harvests about 95 percent of the country&aposs crawfish, and Louisiana Crawfish Company ships the critters live or fresh-boiled with seasoning, bibs --and Maris Gras beads.

Maine -- Whoopie Pie

Locals claim that Maine is the birthplace of the Whoopie Pie, traditionally two chocolate cake-like rounds with fluffy cream filling in between. Wicked Whoopies makes them in more than 25 flavors, like banana cream and red velvet.

Maryland -- Smith Island Cake

In the 1800s, fishermen from Smith Island (located in Chesapeake Bay) would go out to sea for months at a time. Their wives would send them off with a Smith Island cake -20 layers of alternating yellow cake and fudge icing --as a reminder of home. Order one from the island&aposs famous (and only) bakery.

Massachusetts -- New England Clam Chowder

Also known as Boston clam chowder, New England clam chowder has been simmering throughout the state since at least the 1830s --and everyone has a fave recipe. This thick, creamy version features fresh, hand-shucked Atlantic Clams for a rich briny flavor.

Michigan -- Coney Island Hot Dog

Some historians say that the Coney Island hot dog, a Detroit specialty, was invented by Greek immigrants who settled here by way of New York. They put their spin on the franks they tried in Coney Island by topping them with a beanless chili, mustard and diced onions. One of the oldest joints ships kits complete with a cute paper hat.

Minnesota -- Walleye

Known as "The Land of 10,000 Lakes", the state&aposs actual count is more impressive: 11,842. Many of these waters are home to walleye, the state fish known for its mild, flaky flesh. Order fresh fillets that are hand-caught by American Indian tribal fishermen and shipped the same day.

Mississippi -- Comeback Sauce

A cross between Thousand Island dressing and rémoulade, comeback sauce originated in Jackson and has become a local go-to dipper for all things fried.

Missouri -- Toasted Ravioli

Toasted Ravioli is said to have been invented in St. Louis when a chef accidentally dropped a ravioli into a deep fryer. Order them from a local favorite on the Hill, an Italian-American neighborhood.

Montana -- Wild Huckleberry Syrup

Huckleberries grow all over Montana, and in one small kitchen in Bigfork, a family operations makes sweet-tart wild huckleberry syrup in small batches. Drizzle it on pancakes or use it in dressings.

Nebraska -- Runza Sandwich

The Runza sandwich --a stuffed pocket with ground beef, cabbage, onions and spices --took off in 1949 when a brother-and-sister duo opened Runza Drive Inn in Lincoln.

Nevada -- Cantaloupe Jam

There&aposs an area known as the "Oasis of Nevada" where cantaloupes grow. And Lattin Farms is famous for an addictive cantaloupe jam.

New Hampshire -- Maple Candy

Fuller&aposs Sugarhouse taps around 10,500 trees to make maple syrup and melt-in-your-mouth maple candy.

New Jersey -- Pork Roll

A pork roll (cured meat that could double for Canadian bacon), egg and cheese sandwich is a Jersey diner staple. Taylor Ham is the original brand.


America's 51 Best Mail-Order Foods

Creamy, tangy white barbecue sauce reign in this part of the South -- and none is as popular as the Original White Sauce, first served in Decatur in 1925. Slather it on chicken and port or use it to dress up a potato salad.

Alaska -- Alaskan Sampler

The Alaskan Sampler comes with a dozen local specialties, including reindeer sausage and reindeer jerky!

Arizona -- Tamales

Tamales are synonymous with Arizona. Family-owned Tuscon Tamale stuffs its cornhusk-wrapped, masa-filled packets with 25 different meat or veggie fillings-plus dessert options.

Arkansas -- Cheese Dip

Legend has it cheese dip was invented in 1935 at a restaurant named Little Mexico (now called Mexico Chiquito) in Hot Springs. Today, the melty orange stuff is served at pretty much every Mexican eatery across the state. Pancho&aposs is so popular it&aposs even in local supermarkets.

California -- It&aposs-It

The It&aposs-It --ice cream (available in six flavors) sandwiched between two chewy oatmeal cookies and coated in a thin shell of dark chocolate --was sold exclusively in San Francisco for four decades. Fanatics can now find the treats throughout California --or in the mail.

Colorado -- Summit Collection

No kidding around! Goats rule the pastures in Colorado. The Summit Collection features eight awesome goat&aposs-milk cheeses, including chèvre logs, bloomy rind cheeses and aged cheeses.

Connecticut -- Bluepoint Oyster

The Bloom family has been harvesting briny Bluepoint oysters from Long Island Sound since the 1940s --in fact, they helped popularize the variety. We found a pearl in one during our taste test!

Delaware -- Salt Water Taffy

A must-visit destination for beachgoers, Synder&aposs Candy celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Try the assorted box of salt water taffy and get hooked on flavors like coconut, watermelon and green apple.

Florida -- Key Lime Pie on a Stick

What&aposs better than a slice of tangy Key lime pie, Florida&aposs official state treat? Frozen Key Lime Pie on a Stick, of course. Each sweet-and-tart wedge is covered with thick Belgian chocolate.

Georgia -- Crunchy Peanut Butter

Move over, peaches: Georgia also produces almost half the country&aposs peanuts. Atlanta-based Georgia&aposs Grinders makes insanely delicious small-batch crunchy peanut butter from just two ingredients: local peanuts and sea salt.

Hawaii -- Hawaiian Honey Glazed Macadamias

Extra-flavorful Hawaiian Honey Glazed Macadamias are coated with honey harvested from the beehives on the Big Island.

Idaho -- Idaho Spud Bar

Don&apost be fooled by the name: The popular Idaho Spud Bar contains no potatoes. Originally marketed as a healthful candy bar back in 1918, it features a cocoa-flavored marshmallow covered with dark chocolate and coconut (perhaps that&aposs the healthy part?).

Illinois -- Deep-dish Pizza

The founder of Lou Malnati&aposs got his start working in Chicago&aposs first deep-dish pizzeria before opening his own place in 1971. His ooey, gooey deep-dish pizza is often touted as the best in town.

Indiana -- Sugar Cream Pie

Original recipes for sugar cream pie (aka Hoosier Pie) date back to early 1800s, but Duane "Wick" Wickersham make the creamy sweet super-popular during the 1940s. The family-owned business now holds a patent on its recipe.

Iowa -- &aposNduja Americana

Iowa is the top pork-producing state in the country, and the folks behind La Quercia&aposs spicy &aposNduja Americana spread (a cross between the spicy sausage and pâté) go whole hog when it comes to their work: The husband-and-wife team learned how to make traditional cured meats while living in Parma, Italy.

Kansas -- All-Natural Sunny Seeds

A nod to the state&aposs official flower, All-Natural Sunny Seeds are sunflower seeds that have been covered in milk chocolate and a hard candy coating. Bonus: They come in a flower-shaped package.

Kentucky -- Woodford Reserve Mint Julep Bourbon Balls

Woodford Reserve Mint Julep Bourbon Balls are a decadent mash-up of two beloved Kentucky classics.

Louisiana -- Crawfish

The state harvests about 95 percent of the country&aposs crawfish, and Louisiana Crawfish Company ships the critters live or fresh-boiled with seasoning, bibs --and Maris Gras beads.

Maine -- Whoopie Pie

Locals claim that Maine is the birthplace of the Whoopie Pie, traditionally two chocolate cake-like rounds with fluffy cream filling in between. Wicked Whoopies makes them in more than 25 flavors, like banana cream and red velvet.

Maryland -- Smith Island Cake

In the 1800s, fishermen from Smith Island (located in Chesapeake Bay) would go out to sea for months at a time. Their wives would send them off with a Smith Island cake -20 layers of alternating yellow cake and fudge icing --as a reminder of home. Order one from the island&aposs famous (and only) bakery.

Massachusetts -- New England Clam Chowder

Also known as Boston clam chowder, New England clam chowder has been simmering throughout the state since at least the 1830s --and everyone has a fave recipe. This thick, creamy version features fresh, hand-shucked Atlantic Clams for a rich briny flavor.

Michigan -- Coney Island Hot Dog

Some historians say that the Coney Island hot dog, a Detroit specialty, was invented by Greek immigrants who settled here by way of New York. They put their spin on the franks they tried in Coney Island by topping them with a beanless chili, mustard and diced onions. One of the oldest joints ships kits complete with a cute paper hat.

Minnesota -- Walleye

Known as "The Land of 10,000 Lakes", the state&aposs actual count is more impressive: 11,842. Many of these waters are home to walleye, the state fish known for its mild, flaky flesh. Order fresh fillets that are hand-caught by American Indian tribal fishermen and shipped the same day.

Mississippi -- Comeback Sauce

A cross between Thousand Island dressing and rémoulade, comeback sauce originated in Jackson and has become a local go-to dipper for all things fried.

Missouri -- Toasted Ravioli

Toasted Ravioli is said to have been invented in St. Louis when a chef accidentally dropped a ravioli into a deep fryer. Order them from a local favorite on the Hill, an Italian-American neighborhood.

Montana -- Wild Huckleberry Syrup

Huckleberries grow all over Montana, and in one small kitchen in Bigfork, a family operations makes sweet-tart wild huckleberry syrup in small batches. Drizzle it on pancakes or use it in dressings.

Nebraska -- Runza Sandwich

The Runza sandwich --a stuffed pocket with ground beef, cabbage, onions and spices --took off in 1949 when a brother-and-sister duo opened Runza Drive Inn in Lincoln.

Nevada -- Cantaloupe Jam

There&aposs an area known as the "Oasis of Nevada" where cantaloupes grow. And Lattin Farms is famous for an addictive cantaloupe jam.

New Hampshire -- Maple Candy

Fuller&aposs Sugarhouse taps around 10,500 trees to make maple syrup and melt-in-your-mouth maple candy.

New Jersey -- Pork Roll

A pork roll (cured meat that could double for Canadian bacon), egg and cheese sandwich is a Jersey diner staple. Taylor Ham is the original brand.


America's 51 Best Mail-Order Foods

Creamy, tangy white barbecue sauce reign in this part of the South -- and none is as popular as the Original White Sauce, first served in Decatur in 1925. Slather it on chicken and port or use it to dress up a potato salad.

Alaska -- Alaskan Sampler

The Alaskan Sampler comes with a dozen local specialties, including reindeer sausage and reindeer jerky!

Arizona -- Tamales

Tamales are synonymous with Arizona. Family-owned Tuscon Tamale stuffs its cornhusk-wrapped, masa-filled packets with 25 different meat or veggie fillings-plus dessert options.

Arkansas -- Cheese Dip

Legend has it cheese dip was invented in 1935 at a restaurant named Little Mexico (now called Mexico Chiquito) in Hot Springs. Today, the melty orange stuff is served at pretty much every Mexican eatery across the state. Pancho&aposs is so popular it&aposs even in local supermarkets.

California -- It&aposs-It

The It&aposs-It --ice cream (available in six flavors) sandwiched between two chewy oatmeal cookies and coated in a thin shell of dark chocolate --was sold exclusively in San Francisco for four decades. Fanatics can now find the treats throughout California --or in the mail.

Colorado -- Summit Collection

No kidding around! Goats rule the pastures in Colorado. The Summit Collection features eight awesome goat&aposs-milk cheeses, including chèvre logs, bloomy rind cheeses and aged cheeses.

Connecticut -- Bluepoint Oyster

The Bloom family has been harvesting briny Bluepoint oysters from Long Island Sound since the 1940s --in fact, they helped popularize the variety. We found a pearl in one during our taste test!

Delaware -- Salt Water Taffy

A must-visit destination for beachgoers, Synder&aposs Candy celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Try the assorted box of salt water taffy and get hooked on flavors like coconut, watermelon and green apple.

Florida -- Key Lime Pie on a Stick

What&aposs better than a slice of tangy Key lime pie, Florida&aposs official state treat? Frozen Key Lime Pie on a Stick, of course. Each sweet-and-tart wedge is covered with thick Belgian chocolate.

Georgia -- Crunchy Peanut Butter

Move over, peaches: Georgia also produces almost half the country&aposs peanuts. Atlanta-based Georgia&aposs Grinders makes insanely delicious small-batch crunchy peanut butter from just two ingredients: local peanuts and sea salt.

Hawaii -- Hawaiian Honey Glazed Macadamias

Extra-flavorful Hawaiian Honey Glazed Macadamias are coated with honey harvested from the beehives on the Big Island.

Idaho -- Idaho Spud Bar

Don&apost be fooled by the name: The popular Idaho Spud Bar contains no potatoes. Originally marketed as a healthful candy bar back in 1918, it features a cocoa-flavored marshmallow covered with dark chocolate and coconut (perhaps that&aposs the healthy part?).

Illinois -- Deep-dish Pizza

The founder of Lou Malnati&aposs got his start working in Chicago&aposs first deep-dish pizzeria before opening his own place in 1971. His ooey, gooey deep-dish pizza is often touted as the best in town.

Indiana -- Sugar Cream Pie

Original recipes for sugar cream pie (aka Hoosier Pie) date back to early 1800s, but Duane "Wick" Wickersham make the creamy sweet super-popular during the 1940s. The family-owned business now holds a patent on its recipe.

Iowa -- &aposNduja Americana

Iowa is the top pork-producing state in the country, and the folks behind La Quercia&aposs spicy &aposNduja Americana spread (a cross between the spicy sausage and pâté) go whole hog when it comes to their work: The husband-and-wife team learned how to make traditional cured meats while living in Parma, Italy.

Kansas -- All-Natural Sunny Seeds

A nod to the state&aposs official flower, All-Natural Sunny Seeds are sunflower seeds that have been covered in milk chocolate and a hard candy coating. Bonus: They come in a flower-shaped package.

Kentucky -- Woodford Reserve Mint Julep Bourbon Balls

Woodford Reserve Mint Julep Bourbon Balls are a decadent mash-up of two beloved Kentucky classics.

Louisiana -- Crawfish

The state harvests about 95 percent of the country&aposs crawfish, and Louisiana Crawfish Company ships the critters live or fresh-boiled with seasoning, bibs --and Maris Gras beads.

Maine -- Whoopie Pie

Locals claim that Maine is the birthplace of the Whoopie Pie, traditionally two chocolate cake-like rounds with fluffy cream filling in between. Wicked Whoopies makes them in more than 25 flavors, like banana cream and red velvet.

Maryland -- Smith Island Cake

In the 1800s, fishermen from Smith Island (located in Chesapeake Bay) would go out to sea for months at a time. Their wives would send them off with a Smith Island cake -20 layers of alternating yellow cake and fudge icing --as a reminder of home. Order one from the island&aposs famous (and only) bakery.

Massachusetts -- New England Clam Chowder

Also known as Boston clam chowder, New England clam chowder has been simmering throughout the state since at least the 1830s --and everyone has a fave recipe. This thick, creamy version features fresh, hand-shucked Atlantic Clams for a rich briny flavor.

Michigan -- Coney Island Hot Dog

Some historians say that the Coney Island hot dog, a Detroit specialty, was invented by Greek immigrants who settled here by way of New York. They put their spin on the franks they tried in Coney Island by topping them with a beanless chili, mustard and diced onions. One of the oldest joints ships kits complete with a cute paper hat.

Minnesota -- Walleye

Known as "The Land of 10,000 Lakes", the state&aposs actual count is more impressive: 11,842. Many of these waters are home to walleye, the state fish known for its mild, flaky flesh. Order fresh fillets that are hand-caught by American Indian tribal fishermen and shipped the same day.

Mississippi -- Comeback Sauce

A cross between Thousand Island dressing and rémoulade, comeback sauce originated in Jackson and has become a local go-to dipper for all things fried.

Missouri -- Toasted Ravioli

Toasted Ravioli is said to have been invented in St. Louis when a chef accidentally dropped a ravioli into a deep fryer. Order them from a local favorite on the Hill, an Italian-American neighborhood.

Montana -- Wild Huckleberry Syrup

Huckleberries grow all over Montana, and in one small kitchen in Bigfork, a family operations makes sweet-tart wild huckleberry syrup in small batches. Drizzle it on pancakes or use it in dressings.

Nebraska -- Runza Sandwich

The Runza sandwich --a stuffed pocket with ground beef, cabbage, onions and spices --took off in 1949 when a brother-and-sister duo opened Runza Drive Inn in Lincoln.

Nevada -- Cantaloupe Jam

There&aposs an area known as the "Oasis of Nevada" where cantaloupes grow. And Lattin Farms is famous for an addictive cantaloupe jam.

New Hampshire -- Maple Candy

Fuller&aposs Sugarhouse taps around 10,500 trees to make maple syrup and melt-in-your-mouth maple candy.

New Jersey -- Pork Roll

A pork roll (cured meat that could double for Canadian bacon), egg and cheese sandwich is a Jersey diner staple. Taylor Ham is the original brand.


America's 51 Best Mail-Order Foods

Creamy, tangy white barbecue sauce reign in this part of the South -- and none is as popular as the Original White Sauce, first served in Decatur in 1925. Slather it on chicken and port or use it to dress up a potato salad.

Alaska -- Alaskan Sampler

The Alaskan Sampler comes with a dozen local specialties, including reindeer sausage and reindeer jerky!

Arizona -- Tamales

Tamales are synonymous with Arizona. Family-owned Tuscon Tamale stuffs its cornhusk-wrapped, masa-filled packets with 25 different meat or veggie fillings-plus dessert options.

Arkansas -- Cheese Dip

Legend has it cheese dip was invented in 1935 at a restaurant named Little Mexico (now called Mexico Chiquito) in Hot Springs. Today, the melty orange stuff is served at pretty much every Mexican eatery across the state. Pancho&aposs is so popular it&aposs even in local supermarkets.

California -- It&aposs-It

The It&aposs-It --ice cream (available in six flavors) sandwiched between two chewy oatmeal cookies and coated in a thin shell of dark chocolate --was sold exclusively in San Francisco for four decades. Fanatics can now find the treats throughout California --or in the mail.

Colorado -- Summit Collection

No kidding around! Goats rule the pastures in Colorado. The Summit Collection features eight awesome goat&aposs-milk cheeses, including chèvre logs, bloomy rind cheeses and aged cheeses.

Connecticut -- Bluepoint Oyster

The Bloom family has been harvesting briny Bluepoint oysters from Long Island Sound since the 1940s --in fact, they helped popularize the variety. We found a pearl in one during our taste test!

Delaware -- Salt Water Taffy

A must-visit destination for beachgoers, Synder&aposs Candy celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Try the assorted box of salt water taffy and get hooked on flavors like coconut, watermelon and green apple.

Florida -- Key Lime Pie on a Stick

What&aposs better than a slice of tangy Key lime pie, Florida&aposs official state treat? Frozen Key Lime Pie on a Stick, of course. Each sweet-and-tart wedge is covered with thick Belgian chocolate.

Georgia -- Crunchy Peanut Butter

Move over, peaches: Georgia also produces almost half the country&aposs peanuts. Atlanta-based Georgia&aposs Grinders makes insanely delicious small-batch crunchy peanut butter from just two ingredients: local peanuts and sea salt.

Hawaii -- Hawaiian Honey Glazed Macadamias

Extra-flavorful Hawaiian Honey Glazed Macadamias are coated with honey harvested from the beehives on the Big Island.

Idaho -- Idaho Spud Bar

Don&apost be fooled by the name: The popular Idaho Spud Bar contains no potatoes. Originally marketed as a healthful candy bar back in 1918, it features a cocoa-flavored marshmallow covered with dark chocolate and coconut (perhaps that&aposs the healthy part?).

Illinois -- Deep-dish Pizza

The founder of Lou Malnati&aposs got his start working in Chicago&aposs first deep-dish pizzeria before opening his own place in 1971. His ooey, gooey deep-dish pizza is often touted as the best in town.

Indiana -- Sugar Cream Pie

Original recipes for sugar cream pie (aka Hoosier Pie) date back to early 1800s, but Duane "Wick" Wickersham make the creamy sweet super-popular during the 1940s. The family-owned business now holds a patent on its recipe.

Iowa -- &aposNduja Americana

Iowa is the top pork-producing state in the country, and the folks behind La Quercia&aposs spicy &aposNduja Americana spread (a cross between the spicy sausage and pâté) go whole hog when it comes to their work: The husband-and-wife team learned how to make traditional cured meats while living in Parma, Italy.

Kansas -- All-Natural Sunny Seeds

A nod to the state&aposs official flower, All-Natural Sunny Seeds are sunflower seeds that have been covered in milk chocolate and a hard candy coating. Bonus: They come in a flower-shaped package.

Kentucky -- Woodford Reserve Mint Julep Bourbon Balls

Woodford Reserve Mint Julep Bourbon Balls are a decadent mash-up of two beloved Kentucky classics.

Louisiana -- Crawfish

The state harvests about 95 percent of the country&aposs crawfish, and Louisiana Crawfish Company ships the critters live or fresh-boiled with seasoning, bibs --and Maris Gras beads.

Maine -- Whoopie Pie

Locals claim that Maine is the birthplace of the Whoopie Pie, traditionally two chocolate cake-like rounds with fluffy cream filling in between. Wicked Whoopies makes them in more than 25 flavors, like banana cream and red velvet.

Maryland -- Smith Island Cake

In the 1800s, fishermen from Smith Island (located in Chesapeake Bay) would go out to sea for months at a time. Their wives would send them off with a Smith Island cake -20 layers of alternating yellow cake and fudge icing --as a reminder of home. Order one from the island&aposs famous (and only) bakery.

Massachusetts -- New England Clam Chowder

Also known as Boston clam chowder, New England clam chowder has been simmering throughout the state since at least the 1830s --and everyone has a fave recipe. This thick, creamy version features fresh, hand-shucked Atlantic Clams for a rich briny flavor.

Michigan -- Coney Island Hot Dog

Some historians say that the Coney Island hot dog, a Detroit specialty, was invented by Greek immigrants who settled here by way of New York. They put their spin on the franks they tried in Coney Island by topping them with a beanless chili, mustard and diced onions. One of the oldest joints ships kits complete with a cute paper hat.

Minnesota -- Walleye

Known as "The Land of 10,000 Lakes", the state&aposs actual count is more impressive: 11,842. Many of these waters are home to walleye, the state fish known for its mild, flaky flesh. Order fresh fillets that are hand-caught by American Indian tribal fishermen and shipped the same day.

Mississippi -- Comeback Sauce

A cross between Thousand Island dressing and rémoulade, comeback sauce originated in Jackson and has become a local go-to dipper for all things fried.

Missouri -- Toasted Ravioli

Toasted Ravioli is said to have been invented in St. Louis when a chef accidentally dropped a ravioli into a deep fryer. Order them from a local favorite on the Hill, an Italian-American neighborhood.

Montana -- Wild Huckleberry Syrup

Huckleberries grow all over Montana, and in one small kitchen in Bigfork, a family operations makes sweet-tart wild huckleberry syrup in small batches. Drizzle it on pancakes or use it in dressings.

Nebraska -- Runza Sandwich

The Runza sandwich --a stuffed pocket with ground beef, cabbage, onions and spices --took off in 1949 when a brother-and-sister duo opened Runza Drive Inn in Lincoln.

Nevada -- Cantaloupe Jam

There&aposs an area known as the "Oasis of Nevada" where cantaloupes grow. And Lattin Farms is famous for an addictive cantaloupe jam.

New Hampshire -- Maple Candy

Fuller&aposs Sugarhouse taps around 10,500 trees to make maple syrup and melt-in-your-mouth maple candy.

New Jersey -- Pork Roll

A pork roll (cured meat that could double for Canadian bacon), egg and cheese sandwich is a Jersey diner staple. Taylor Ham is the original brand.


America's 51 Best Mail-Order Foods

Creamy, tangy white barbecue sauce reign in this part of the South -- and none is as popular as the Original White Sauce, first served in Decatur in 1925. Slather it on chicken and port or use it to dress up a potato salad.

Alaska -- Alaskan Sampler

The Alaskan Sampler comes with a dozen local specialties, including reindeer sausage and reindeer jerky!

Arizona -- Tamales

Tamales are synonymous with Arizona. Family-owned Tuscon Tamale stuffs its cornhusk-wrapped, masa-filled packets with 25 different meat or veggie fillings-plus dessert options.

Arkansas -- Cheese Dip

Legend has it cheese dip was invented in 1935 at a restaurant named Little Mexico (now called Mexico Chiquito) in Hot Springs. Today, the melty orange stuff is served at pretty much every Mexican eatery across the state. Pancho&aposs is so popular it&aposs even in local supermarkets.

California -- It&aposs-It

The It&aposs-It --ice cream (available in six flavors) sandwiched between two chewy oatmeal cookies and coated in a thin shell of dark chocolate --was sold exclusively in San Francisco for four decades. Fanatics can now find the treats throughout California --or in the mail.

Colorado -- Summit Collection

No kidding around! Goats rule the pastures in Colorado. The Summit Collection features eight awesome goat&aposs-milk cheeses, including chèvre logs, bloomy rind cheeses and aged cheeses.

Connecticut -- Bluepoint Oyster

The Bloom family has been harvesting briny Bluepoint oysters from Long Island Sound since the 1940s --in fact, they helped popularize the variety. We found a pearl in one during our taste test!

Delaware -- Salt Water Taffy

A must-visit destination for beachgoers, Synder&aposs Candy celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Try the assorted box of salt water taffy and get hooked on flavors like coconut, watermelon and green apple.

Florida -- Key Lime Pie on a Stick

What&aposs better than a slice of tangy Key lime pie, Florida&aposs official state treat? Frozen Key Lime Pie on a Stick, of course. Each sweet-and-tart wedge is covered with thick Belgian chocolate.

Georgia -- Crunchy Peanut Butter

Move over, peaches: Georgia also produces almost half the country&aposs peanuts. Atlanta-based Georgia&aposs Grinders makes insanely delicious small-batch crunchy peanut butter from just two ingredients: local peanuts and sea salt.

Hawaii -- Hawaiian Honey Glazed Macadamias

Extra-flavorful Hawaiian Honey Glazed Macadamias are coated with honey harvested from the beehives on the Big Island.

Idaho -- Idaho Spud Bar

Don&apost be fooled by the name: The popular Idaho Spud Bar contains no potatoes. Originally marketed as a healthful candy bar back in 1918, it features a cocoa-flavored marshmallow covered with dark chocolate and coconut (perhaps that&aposs the healthy part?).

Illinois -- Deep-dish Pizza

The founder of Lou Malnati&aposs got his start working in Chicago&aposs first deep-dish pizzeria before opening his own place in 1971. His ooey, gooey deep-dish pizza is often touted as the best in town.

Indiana -- Sugar Cream Pie

Original recipes for sugar cream pie (aka Hoosier Pie) date back to early 1800s, but Duane "Wick" Wickersham make the creamy sweet super-popular during the 1940s. The family-owned business now holds a patent on its recipe.

Iowa -- &aposNduja Americana

Iowa is the top pork-producing state in the country, and the folks behind La Quercia&aposs spicy &aposNduja Americana spread (a cross between the spicy sausage and pâté) go whole hog when it comes to their work: The husband-and-wife team learned how to make traditional cured meats while living in Parma, Italy.

Kansas -- All-Natural Sunny Seeds

A nod to the state&aposs official flower, All-Natural Sunny Seeds are sunflower seeds that have been covered in milk chocolate and a hard candy coating. Bonus: They come in a flower-shaped package.

Kentucky -- Woodford Reserve Mint Julep Bourbon Balls

Woodford Reserve Mint Julep Bourbon Balls are a decadent mash-up of two beloved Kentucky classics.

Louisiana -- Crawfish

The state harvests about 95 percent of the country&aposs crawfish, and Louisiana Crawfish Company ships the critters live or fresh-boiled with seasoning, bibs --and Maris Gras beads.

Maine -- Whoopie Pie

Locals claim that Maine is the birthplace of the Whoopie Pie, traditionally two chocolate cake-like rounds with fluffy cream filling in between. Wicked Whoopies makes them in more than 25 flavors, like banana cream and red velvet.

Maryland -- Smith Island Cake

In the 1800s, fishermen from Smith Island (located in Chesapeake Bay) would go out to sea for months at a time. Their wives would send them off with a Smith Island cake -20 layers of alternating yellow cake and fudge icing --as a reminder of home. Order one from the island&aposs famous (and only) bakery.

Massachusetts -- New England Clam Chowder

Also known as Boston clam chowder, New England clam chowder has been simmering throughout the state since at least the 1830s --and everyone has a fave recipe. This thick, creamy version features fresh, hand-shucked Atlantic Clams for a rich briny flavor.

Michigan -- Coney Island Hot Dog

Some historians say that the Coney Island hot dog, a Detroit specialty, was invented by Greek immigrants who settled here by way of New York. They put their spin on the franks they tried in Coney Island by topping them with a beanless chili, mustard and diced onions. One of the oldest joints ships kits complete with a cute paper hat.

Minnesota -- Walleye

Known as "The Land of 10,000 Lakes", the state&aposs actual count is more impressive: 11,842. Many of these waters are home to walleye, the state fish known for its mild, flaky flesh. Order fresh fillets that are hand-caught by American Indian tribal fishermen and shipped the same day.

Mississippi -- Comeback Sauce

A cross between Thousand Island dressing and rémoulade, comeback sauce originated in Jackson and has become a local go-to dipper for all things fried.

Missouri -- Toasted Ravioli

Toasted Ravioli is said to have been invented in St. Louis when a chef accidentally dropped a ravioli into a deep fryer. Order them from a local favorite on the Hill, an Italian-American neighborhood.

Montana -- Wild Huckleberry Syrup

Huckleberries grow all over Montana, and in one small kitchen in Bigfork, a family operations makes sweet-tart wild huckleberry syrup in small batches. Drizzle it on pancakes or use it in dressings.

Nebraska -- Runza Sandwich

The Runza sandwich --a stuffed pocket with ground beef, cabbage, onions and spices --took off in 1949 when a brother-and-sister duo opened Runza Drive Inn in Lincoln.

Nevada -- Cantaloupe Jam

There&aposs an area known as the "Oasis of Nevada" where cantaloupes grow. And Lattin Farms is famous for an addictive cantaloupe jam.

New Hampshire -- Maple Candy

Fuller&aposs Sugarhouse taps around 10,500 trees to make maple syrup and melt-in-your-mouth maple candy.

New Jersey -- Pork Roll

A pork roll (cured meat that could double for Canadian bacon), egg and cheese sandwich is a Jersey diner staple. Taylor Ham is the original brand.


America's 51 Best Mail-Order Foods

Creamy, tangy white barbecue sauce reign in this part of the South -- and none is as popular as the Original White Sauce, first served in Decatur in 1925. Slather it on chicken and port or use it to dress up a potato salad.

Alaska -- Alaskan Sampler

The Alaskan Sampler comes with a dozen local specialties, including reindeer sausage and reindeer jerky!

Arizona -- Tamales

Tamales are synonymous with Arizona. Family-owned Tuscon Tamale stuffs its cornhusk-wrapped, masa-filled packets with 25 different meat or veggie fillings-plus dessert options.

Arkansas -- Cheese Dip

Legend has it cheese dip was invented in 1935 at a restaurant named Little Mexico (now called Mexico Chiquito) in Hot Springs. Today, the melty orange stuff is served at pretty much every Mexican eatery across the state. Pancho&aposs is so popular it&aposs even in local supermarkets.

California -- It&aposs-It

The It&aposs-It --ice cream (available in six flavors) sandwiched between two chewy oatmeal cookies and coated in a thin shell of dark chocolate --was sold exclusively in San Francisco for four decades. Fanatics can now find the treats throughout California --or in the mail.

Colorado -- Summit Collection

No kidding around! Goats rule the pastures in Colorado. The Summit Collection features eight awesome goat&aposs-milk cheeses, including chèvre logs, bloomy rind cheeses and aged cheeses.

Connecticut -- Bluepoint Oyster

The Bloom family has been harvesting briny Bluepoint oysters from Long Island Sound since the 1940s --in fact, they helped popularize the variety. We found a pearl in one during our taste test!

Delaware -- Salt Water Taffy

A must-visit destination for beachgoers, Synder&aposs Candy celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Try the assorted box of salt water taffy and get hooked on flavors like coconut, watermelon and green apple.

Florida -- Key Lime Pie on a Stick

What&aposs better than a slice of tangy Key lime pie, Florida&aposs official state treat? Frozen Key Lime Pie on a Stick, of course. Each sweet-and-tart wedge is covered with thick Belgian chocolate.

Georgia -- Crunchy Peanut Butter

Move over, peaches: Georgia also produces almost half the country&aposs peanuts. Atlanta-based Georgia&aposs Grinders makes insanely delicious small-batch crunchy peanut butter from just two ingredients: local peanuts and sea salt.

Hawaii -- Hawaiian Honey Glazed Macadamias

Extra-flavorful Hawaiian Honey Glazed Macadamias are coated with honey harvested from the beehives on the Big Island.

Idaho -- Idaho Spud Bar

Don&apost be fooled by the name: The popular Idaho Spud Bar contains no potatoes. Originally marketed as a healthful candy bar back in 1918, it features a cocoa-flavored marshmallow covered with dark chocolate and coconut (perhaps that&aposs the healthy part?).

Illinois -- Deep-dish Pizza

The founder of Lou Malnati&aposs got his start working in Chicago&aposs first deep-dish pizzeria before opening his own place in 1971. His ooey, gooey deep-dish pizza is often touted as the best in town.

Indiana -- Sugar Cream Pie

Original recipes for sugar cream pie (aka Hoosier Pie) date back to early 1800s, but Duane "Wick" Wickersham make the creamy sweet super-popular during the 1940s. The family-owned business now holds a patent on its recipe.

Iowa -- &aposNduja Americana

Iowa is the top pork-producing state in the country, and the folks behind La Quercia&aposs spicy &aposNduja Americana spread (a cross between the spicy sausage and pâté) go whole hog when it comes to their work: The husband-and-wife team learned how to make traditional cured meats while living in Parma, Italy.

Kansas -- All-Natural Sunny Seeds

A nod to the state&aposs official flower, All-Natural Sunny Seeds are sunflower seeds that have been covered in milk chocolate and a hard candy coating. Bonus: They come in a flower-shaped package.

Kentucky -- Woodford Reserve Mint Julep Bourbon Balls

Woodford Reserve Mint Julep Bourbon Balls are a decadent mash-up of two beloved Kentucky classics.

Louisiana -- Crawfish

The state harvests about 95 percent of the country&aposs crawfish, and Louisiana Crawfish Company ships the critters live or fresh-boiled with seasoning, bibs --and Maris Gras beads.

Maine -- Whoopie Pie

Locals claim that Maine is the birthplace of the Whoopie Pie, traditionally two chocolate cake-like rounds with fluffy cream filling in between. Wicked Whoopies makes them in more than 25 flavors, like banana cream and red velvet.

Maryland -- Smith Island Cake

In the 1800s, fishermen from Smith Island (located in Chesapeake Bay) would go out to sea for months at a time. Their wives would send them off with a Smith Island cake -20 layers of alternating yellow cake and fudge icing --as a reminder of home. Order one from the island&aposs famous (and only) bakery.

Massachusetts -- New England Clam Chowder

Also known as Boston clam chowder, New England clam chowder has been simmering throughout the state since at least the 1830s --and everyone has a fave recipe. This thick, creamy version features fresh, hand-shucked Atlantic Clams for a rich briny flavor.

Michigan -- Coney Island Hot Dog

Some historians say that the Coney Island hot dog, a Detroit specialty, was invented by Greek immigrants who settled here by way of New York. They put their spin on the franks they tried in Coney Island by topping them with a beanless chili, mustard and diced onions. One of the oldest joints ships kits complete with a cute paper hat.

Minnesota -- Walleye

Known as "The Land of 10,000 Lakes", the state&aposs actual count is more impressive: 11,842. Many of these waters are home to walleye, the state fish known for its mild, flaky flesh. Order fresh fillets that are hand-caught by American Indian tribal fishermen and shipped the same day.

Mississippi -- Comeback Sauce

A cross between Thousand Island dressing and rémoulade, comeback sauce originated in Jackson and has become a local go-to dipper for all things fried.

Missouri -- Toasted Ravioli

Toasted Ravioli is said to have been invented in St. Louis when a chef accidentally dropped a ravioli into a deep fryer. Order them from a local favorite on the Hill, an Italian-American neighborhood.

Montana -- Wild Huckleberry Syrup

Huckleberries grow all over Montana, and in one small kitchen in Bigfork, a family operations makes sweet-tart wild huckleberry syrup in small batches. Drizzle it on pancakes or use it in dressings.

Nebraska -- Runza Sandwich

The Runza sandwich --a stuffed pocket with ground beef, cabbage, onions and spices --took off in 1949 when a brother-and-sister duo opened Runza Drive Inn in Lincoln.

Nevada -- Cantaloupe Jam

There&aposs an area known as the "Oasis of Nevada" where cantaloupes grow. And Lattin Farms is famous for an addictive cantaloupe jam.

New Hampshire -- Maple Candy

Fuller&aposs Sugarhouse taps around 10,500 trees to make maple syrup and melt-in-your-mouth maple candy.

New Jersey -- Pork Roll

A pork roll (cured meat that could double for Canadian bacon), egg and cheese sandwich is a Jersey diner staple. Taylor Ham is the original brand.


America's 51 Best Mail-Order Foods

Creamy, tangy white barbecue sauce reign in this part of the South -- and none is as popular as the Original White Sauce, first served in Decatur in 1925. Slather it on chicken and port or use it to dress up a potato salad.

Alaska -- Alaskan Sampler

The Alaskan Sampler comes with a dozen local specialties, including reindeer sausage and reindeer jerky!

Arizona -- Tamales

Tamales are synonymous with Arizona. Family-owned Tuscon Tamale stuffs its cornhusk-wrapped, masa-filled packets with 25 different meat or veggie fillings-plus dessert options.

Arkansas -- Cheese Dip

Legend has it cheese dip was invented in 1935 at a restaurant named Little Mexico (now called Mexico Chiquito) in Hot Springs. Today, the melty orange stuff is served at pretty much every Mexican eatery across the state. Pancho&aposs is so popular it&aposs even in local supermarkets.

California -- It&aposs-It

The It&aposs-It --ice cream (available in six flavors) sandwiched between two chewy oatmeal cookies and coated in a thin shell of dark chocolate --was sold exclusively in San Francisco for four decades. Fanatics can now find the treats throughout California --or in the mail.

Colorado -- Summit Collection

No kidding around! Goats rule the pastures in Colorado. The Summit Collection features eight awesome goat&aposs-milk cheeses, including chèvre logs, bloomy rind cheeses and aged cheeses.

Connecticut -- Bluepoint Oyster

The Bloom family has been harvesting briny Bluepoint oysters from Long Island Sound since the 1940s --in fact, they helped popularize the variety. We found a pearl in one during our taste test!

Delaware -- Salt Water Taffy

A must-visit destination for beachgoers, Synder&aposs Candy celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Try the assorted box of salt water taffy and get hooked on flavors like coconut, watermelon and green apple.

Florida -- Key Lime Pie on a Stick

What&aposs better than a slice of tangy Key lime pie, Florida&aposs official state treat? Frozen Key Lime Pie on a Stick, of course. Each sweet-and-tart wedge is covered with thick Belgian chocolate.

Georgia -- Crunchy Peanut Butter

Move over, peaches: Georgia also produces almost half the country&aposs peanuts. Atlanta-based Georgia&aposs Grinders makes insanely delicious small-batch crunchy peanut butter from just two ingredients: local peanuts and sea salt.

Hawaii -- Hawaiian Honey Glazed Macadamias

Extra-flavorful Hawaiian Honey Glazed Macadamias are coated with honey harvested from the beehives on the Big Island.

Idaho -- Idaho Spud Bar

Don&apost be fooled by the name: The popular Idaho Spud Bar contains no potatoes. Originally marketed as a healthful candy bar back in 1918, it features a cocoa-flavored marshmallow covered with dark chocolate and coconut (perhaps that&aposs the healthy part?).

Illinois -- Deep-dish Pizza

The founder of Lou Malnati&aposs got his start working in Chicago&aposs first deep-dish pizzeria before opening his own place in 1971. His ooey, gooey deep-dish pizza is often touted as the best in town.

Indiana -- Sugar Cream Pie

Original recipes for sugar cream pie (aka Hoosier Pie) date back to early 1800s, but Duane "Wick" Wickersham make the creamy sweet super-popular during the 1940s. The family-owned business now holds a patent on its recipe.

Iowa -- &aposNduja Americana

Iowa is the top pork-producing state in the country, and the folks behind La Quercia&aposs spicy &aposNduja Americana spread (a cross between the spicy sausage and pâté) go whole hog when it comes to their work: The husband-and-wife team learned how to make traditional cured meats while living in Parma, Italy.

Kansas -- All-Natural Sunny Seeds

A nod to the state&aposs official flower, All-Natural Sunny Seeds are sunflower seeds that have been covered in milk chocolate and a hard candy coating. Bonus: They come in a flower-shaped package.

Kentucky -- Woodford Reserve Mint Julep Bourbon Balls

Woodford Reserve Mint Julep Bourbon Balls are a decadent mash-up of two beloved Kentucky classics.

Louisiana -- Crawfish

The state harvests about 95 percent of the country&aposs crawfish, and Louisiana Crawfish Company ships the critters live or fresh-boiled with seasoning, bibs --and Maris Gras beads.

Maine -- Whoopie Pie

Locals claim that Maine is the birthplace of the Whoopie Pie, traditionally two chocolate cake-like rounds with fluffy cream filling in between. Wicked Whoopies makes them in more than 25 flavors, like banana cream and red velvet.

Maryland -- Smith Island Cake

In the 1800s, fishermen from Smith Island (located in Chesapeake Bay) would go out to sea for months at a time. Their wives would send them off with a Smith Island cake -20 layers of alternating yellow cake and fudge icing --as a reminder of home. Order one from the island&aposs famous (and only) bakery.

Massachusetts -- New England Clam Chowder

Also known as Boston clam chowder, New England clam chowder has been simmering throughout the state since at least the 1830s --and everyone has a fave recipe. This thick, creamy version features fresh, hand-shucked Atlantic Clams for a rich briny flavor.

Michigan -- Coney Island Hot Dog

Some historians say that the Coney Island hot dog, a Detroit specialty, was invented by Greek immigrants who settled here by way of New York. They put their spin on the franks they tried in Coney Island by topping them with a beanless chili, mustard and diced onions. One of the oldest joints ships kits complete with a cute paper hat.

Minnesota -- Walleye

Known as "The Land of 10,000 Lakes", the state&aposs actual count is more impressive: 11,842. Many of these waters are home to walleye, the state fish known for its mild, flaky flesh. Order fresh fillets that are hand-caught by American Indian tribal fishermen and shipped the same day.

Mississippi -- Comeback Sauce

A cross between Thousand Island dressing and rémoulade, comeback sauce originated in Jackson and has become a local go-to dipper for all things fried.

Missouri -- Toasted Ravioli

Toasted Ravioli is said to have been invented in St. Louis when a chef accidentally dropped a ravioli into a deep fryer. Order them from a local favorite on the Hill, an Italian-American neighborhood.

Montana -- Wild Huckleberry Syrup

Huckleberries grow all over Montana, and in one small kitchen in Bigfork, a family operations makes sweet-tart wild huckleberry syrup in small batches. Drizzle it on pancakes or use it in dressings.

Nebraska -- Runza Sandwich

The Runza sandwich --a stuffed pocket with ground beef, cabbage, onions and spices --took off in 1949 when a brother-and-sister duo opened Runza Drive Inn in Lincoln.

Nevada -- Cantaloupe Jam

There&aposs an area known as the "Oasis of Nevada" where cantaloupes grow. And Lattin Farms is famous for an addictive cantaloupe jam.

New Hampshire -- Maple Candy

Fuller&aposs Sugarhouse taps around 10,500 trees to make maple syrup and melt-in-your-mouth maple candy.

New Jersey -- Pork Roll

A pork roll (cured meat that could double for Canadian bacon), egg and cheese sandwich is a Jersey diner staple. Taylor Ham is the original brand.


America's 51 Best Mail-Order Foods

Creamy, tangy white barbecue sauce reign in this part of the South -- and none is as popular as the Original White Sauce, first served in Decatur in 1925. Slather it on chicken and port or use it to dress up a potato salad.

Alaska -- Alaskan Sampler

The Alaskan Sampler comes with a dozen local specialties, including reindeer sausage and reindeer jerky!

Arizona -- Tamales

Tamales are synonymous with Arizona. Family-owned Tuscon Tamale stuffs its cornhusk-wrapped, masa-filled packets with 25 different meat or veggie fillings-plus dessert options.

Arkansas -- Cheese Dip

Legend has it cheese dip was invented in 1935 at a restaurant named Little Mexico (now called Mexico Chiquito) in Hot Springs. Today, the melty orange stuff is served at pretty much every Mexican eatery across the state. Pancho&aposs is so popular it&aposs even in local supermarkets.

California -- It&aposs-It

The It&aposs-It --ice cream (available in six flavors) sandwiched between two chewy oatmeal cookies and coated in a thin shell of dark chocolate --was sold exclusively in San Francisco for four decades. Fanatics can now find the treats throughout California --or in the mail.

Colorado -- Summit Collection

No kidding around! Goats rule the pastures in Colorado. The Summit Collection features eight awesome goat&aposs-milk cheeses, including chèvre logs, bloomy rind cheeses and aged cheeses.

Connecticut -- Bluepoint Oyster

The Bloom family has been harvesting briny Bluepoint oysters from Long Island Sound since the 1940s --in fact, they helped popularize the variety. We found a pearl in one during our taste test!

Delaware -- Salt Water Taffy

A must-visit destination for beachgoers, Synder&aposs Candy celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Try the assorted box of salt water taffy and get hooked on flavors like coconut, watermelon and green apple.

Florida -- Key Lime Pie on a Stick

What&aposs better than a slice of tangy Key lime pie, Florida&aposs official state treat? Frozen Key Lime Pie on a Stick, of course. Each sweet-and-tart wedge is covered with thick Belgian chocolate.

Georgia -- Crunchy Peanut Butter

Move over, peaches: Georgia also produces almost half the country&aposs peanuts. Atlanta-based Georgia&aposs Grinders makes insanely delicious small-batch crunchy peanut butter from just two ingredients: local peanuts and sea salt.

Hawaii -- Hawaiian Honey Glazed Macadamias

Extra-flavorful Hawaiian Honey Glazed Macadamias are coated with honey harvested from the beehives on the Big Island.

Idaho -- Idaho Spud Bar

Don&apost be fooled by the name: The popular Idaho Spud Bar contains no potatoes. Originally marketed as a healthful candy bar back in 1918, it features a cocoa-flavored marshmallow covered with dark chocolate and coconut (perhaps that&aposs the healthy part?).

Illinois -- Deep-dish Pizza

The founder of Lou Malnati&aposs got his start working in Chicago&aposs first deep-dish pizzeria before opening his own place in 1971. His ooey, gooey deep-dish pizza is often touted as the best in town.

Indiana -- Sugar Cream Pie

Original recipes for sugar cream pie (aka Hoosier Pie) date back to early 1800s, but Duane "Wick" Wickersham make the creamy sweet super-popular during the 1940s. The family-owned business now holds a patent on its recipe.

Iowa -- &aposNduja Americana

Iowa is the top pork-producing state in the country, and the folks behind La Quercia&aposs spicy &aposNduja Americana spread (a cross between the spicy sausage and pâté) go whole hog when it comes to their work: The husband-and-wife team learned how to make traditional cured meats while living in Parma, Italy.

Kansas -- All-Natural Sunny Seeds

A nod to the state&aposs official flower, All-Natural Sunny Seeds are sunflower seeds that have been covered in milk chocolate and a hard candy coating. Bonus: They come in a flower-shaped package.

Kentucky -- Woodford Reserve Mint Julep Bourbon Balls

Woodford Reserve Mint Julep Bourbon Balls are a decadent mash-up of two beloved Kentucky classics.

Louisiana -- Crawfish

The state harvests about 95 percent of the country&aposs crawfish, and Louisiana Crawfish Company ships the critters live or fresh-boiled with seasoning, bibs --and Maris Gras beads.

Maine -- Whoopie Pie

Locals claim that Maine is the birthplace of the Whoopie Pie, traditionally two chocolate cake-like rounds with fluffy cream filling in between. Wicked Whoopies makes them in more than 25 flavors, like banana cream and red velvet.

Maryland -- Smith Island Cake

In the 1800s, fishermen from Smith Island (located in Chesapeake Bay) would go out to sea for months at a time. Their wives would send them off with a Smith Island cake -20 layers of alternating yellow cake and fudge icing --as a reminder of home. Order one from the island&aposs famous (and only) bakery.

Massachusetts -- New England Clam Chowder

Also known as Boston clam chowder, New England clam chowder has been simmering throughout the state since at least the 1830s --and everyone has a fave recipe. This thick, creamy version features fresh, hand-shucked Atlantic Clams for a rich briny flavor.

Michigan -- Coney Island Hot Dog

Some historians say that the Coney Island hot dog, a Detroit specialty, was invented by Greek immigrants who settled here by way of New York. They put their spin on the franks they tried in Coney Island by topping them with a beanless chili, mustard and diced onions. One of the oldest joints ships kits complete with a cute paper hat.

Minnesota -- Walleye

Known as "The Land of 10,000 Lakes", the state&aposs actual count is more impressive: 11,842. Many of these waters are home to walleye, the state fish known for its mild, flaky flesh. Order fresh fillets that are hand-caught by American Indian tribal fishermen and shipped the same day.

Mississippi -- Comeback Sauce

A cross between Thousand Island dressing and rémoulade, comeback sauce originated in Jackson and has become a local go-to dipper for all things fried.

Missouri -- Toasted Ravioli

Toasted Ravioli is said to have been invented in St. Louis when a chef accidentally dropped a ravioli into a deep fryer. Order them from a local favorite on the Hill, an Italian-American neighborhood.

Montana -- Wild Huckleberry Syrup

Huckleberries grow all over Montana, and in one small kitchen in Bigfork, a family operations makes sweet-tart wild huckleberry syrup in small batches. Drizzle it on pancakes or use it in dressings.

Nebraska -- Runza Sandwich

The Runza sandwich --a stuffed pocket with ground beef, cabbage, onions and spices --took off in 1949 when a brother-and-sister duo opened Runza Drive Inn in Lincoln.

Nevada -- Cantaloupe Jam

There&aposs an area known as the "Oasis of Nevada" where cantaloupes grow. And Lattin Farms is famous for an addictive cantaloupe jam.

New Hampshire -- Maple Candy

Fuller&aposs Sugarhouse taps around 10,500 trees to make maple syrup and melt-in-your-mouth maple candy.

New Jersey -- Pork Roll

A pork roll (cured meat that could double for Canadian bacon), egg and cheese sandwich is a Jersey diner staple. Taylor Ham is the original brand.


America's 51 Best Mail-Order Foods

Creamy, tangy white barbecue sauce reign in this part of the South -- and none is as popular as the Original White Sauce, first served in Decatur in 1925. Slather it on chicken and port or use it to dress up a potato salad.

Alaska -- Alaskan Sampler

The Alaskan Sampler comes with a dozen local specialties, including reindeer sausage and reindeer jerky!

Arizona -- Tamales

Tamales are synonymous with Arizona. Family-owned Tuscon Tamale stuffs its cornhusk-wrapped, masa-filled packets with 25 different meat or veggie fillings-plus dessert options.

Arkansas -- Cheese Dip

Legend has it cheese dip was invented in 1935 at a restaurant named Little Mexico (now called Mexico Chiquito) in Hot Springs. Today, the melty orange stuff is served at pretty much every Mexican eatery across the state. Pancho&aposs is so popular it&aposs even in local supermarkets.

California -- It&aposs-It

The It&aposs-It --ice cream (available in six flavors) sandwiched between two chewy oatmeal cookies and coated in a thin shell of dark chocolate --was sold exclusively in San Francisco for four decades. Fanatics can now find the treats throughout California --or in the mail.

Colorado -- Summit Collection

No kidding around! Goats rule the pastures in Colorado. The Summit Collection features eight awesome goat&aposs-milk cheeses, including chèvre logs, bloomy rind cheeses and aged cheeses.

Connecticut -- Bluepoint Oyster

The Bloom family has been harvesting briny Bluepoint oysters from Long Island Sound since the 1940s --in fact, they helped popularize the variety. We found a pearl in one during our taste test!

Delaware -- Salt Water Taffy

A must-visit destination for beachgoers, Synder&aposs Candy celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Try the assorted box of salt water taffy and get hooked on flavors like coconut, watermelon and green apple.

Florida -- Key Lime Pie on a Stick

What&aposs better than a slice of tangy Key lime pie, Florida&aposs official state treat? Frozen Key Lime Pie on a Stick, of course. Each sweet-and-tart wedge is covered with thick Belgian chocolate.

Georgia -- Crunchy Peanut Butter

Move over, peaches: Georgia also produces almost half the country&aposs peanuts. Atlanta-based Georgia&aposs Grinders makes insanely delicious small-batch crunchy peanut butter from just two ingredients: local peanuts and sea salt.

Hawaii -- Hawaiian Honey Glazed Macadamias

Extra-flavorful Hawaiian Honey Glazed Macadamias are coated with honey harvested from the beehives on the Big Island.

Idaho -- Idaho Spud Bar

Don&apost be fooled by the name: The popular Idaho Spud Bar contains no potatoes. Originally marketed as a healthful candy bar back in 1918, it features a cocoa-flavored marshmallow covered with dark chocolate and coconut (perhaps that&aposs the healthy part?).

Illinois -- Deep-dish Pizza

The founder of Lou Malnati&aposs got his start working in Chicago&aposs first deep-dish pizzeria before opening his own place in 1971. His ooey, gooey deep-dish pizza is often touted as the best in town.

Indiana -- Sugar Cream Pie

Original recipes for sugar cream pie (aka Hoosier Pie) date back to early 1800s, but Duane "Wick" Wickersham make the creamy sweet super-popular during the 1940s. The family-owned business now holds a patent on its recipe.

Iowa -- &aposNduja Americana

Iowa is the top pork-producing state in the country, and the folks behind La Quercia&aposs spicy &aposNduja Americana spread (a cross between the spicy sausage and pâté) go whole hog when it comes to their work: The husband-and-wife team learned how to make traditional cured meats while living in Parma, Italy.

Kansas -- All-Natural Sunny Seeds

A nod to the state&aposs official flower, All-Natural Sunny Seeds are sunflower seeds that have been covered in milk chocolate and a hard candy coating. Bonus: They come in a flower-shaped package.

Kentucky -- Woodford Reserve Mint Julep Bourbon Balls

Woodford Reserve Mint Julep Bourbon Balls are a decadent mash-up of two beloved Kentucky classics.

Louisiana -- Crawfish

The state harvests about 95 percent of the country&aposs crawfish, and Louisiana Crawfish Company ships the critters live or fresh-boiled with seasoning, bibs --and Maris Gras beads.

Maine -- Whoopie Pie

Locals claim that Maine is the birthplace of the Whoopie Pie, traditionally two chocolate cake-like rounds with fluffy cream filling in between. Wicked Whoopies makes them in more than 25 flavors, like banana cream and red velvet.

Maryland -- Smith Island Cake

In the 1800s, fishermen from Smith Island (located in Chesapeake Bay) would go out to sea for months at a time. Their wives would send them off with a Smith Island cake -20 layers of alternating yellow cake and fudge icing --as a reminder of home. Order one from the island&aposs famous (and only) bakery.

Massachusetts -- New England Clam Chowder

Also known as Boston clam chowder, New England clam chowder has been simmering throughout the state since at least the 1830s --and everyone has a fave recipe. This thick, creamy version features fresh, hand-shucked Atlantic Clams for a rich briny flavor.

Michigan -- Coney Island Hot Dog

Some historians say that the Coney Island hot dog, a Detroit specialty, was invented by Greek immigrants who settled here by way of New York. They put their spin on the franks they tried in Coney Island by topping them with a beanless chili, mustard and diced onions. One of the oldest joints ships kits complete with a cute paper hat.

Minnesota -- Walleye

Known as "The Land of 10,000 Lakes", the state&aposs actual count is more impressive: 11,842. Many of these waters are home to walleye, the state fish known for its mild, flaky flesh. Order fresh fillets that are hand-caught by American Indian tribal fishermen and shipped the same day.

Mississippi -- Comeback Sauce

A cross between Thousand Island dressing and rémoulade, comeback sauce originated in Jackson and has become a local go-to dipper for all things fried.

Missouri -- Toasted Ravioli

Toasted Ravioli is said to have been invented in St. Louis when a chef accidentally dropped a ravioli into a deep fryer. Order them from a local favorite on the Hill, an Italian-American neighborhood.

Montana -- Wild Huckleberry Syrup

Huckleberries grow all over Montana, and in one small kitchen in Bigfork, a family operations makes sweet-tart wild huckleberry syrup in small batches. Drizzle it on pancakes or use it in dressings.

Nebraska -- Runza Sandwich

The Runza sandwich --a stuffed pocket with ground beef, cabbage, onions and spices --took off in 1949 when a brother-and-sister duo opened Runza Drive Inn in Lincoln.

Nevada -- Cantaloupe Jam

There&aposs an area known as the "Oasis of Nevada" where cantaloupes grow. And Lattin Farms is famous for an addictive cantaloupe jam.

New Hampshire -- Maple Candy

Fuller&aposs Sugarhouse taps around 10,500 trees to make maple syrup and melt-in-your-mouth maple candy.

New Jersey -- Pork Roll

A pork roll (cured meat that could double for Canadian bacon), egg and cheese sandwich is a Jersey diner staple. Taylor Ham is the original brand.


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Creamy, tangy white barbecue sauce reign in this part of the South -- and none is as popular as the Original White Sauce, first served in Decatur in 1925. Slather it on chicken and port or use it to dress up a potato salad.

Alaska -- Alaskan Sampler

The Alaskan Sampler comes with a dozen local specialties, including reindeer sausage and reindeer jerky!

Arizona -- Tamales

Tamales are synonymous with Arizona. Family-owned Tuscon Tamale stuffs its cornhusk-wrapped, masa-filled packets with 25 different meat or veggie fillings-plus dessert options.

Arkansas -- Cheese Dip

Legend has it cheese dip was invented in 1935 at a restaurant named Little Mexico (now called Mexico Chiquito) in Hot Springs. Today, the melty orange stuff is served at pretty much every Mexican eatery across the state. Pancho&aposs is so popular it&aposs even in local supermarkets.

California -- It&aposs-It

The It&aposs-It --ice cream (available in six flavors) sandwiched between two chewy oatmeal cookies and coated in a thin shell of dark chocolate --was sold exclusively in San Francisco for four decades. Fanatics can now find the treats throughout California --or in the mail.

Colorado -- Summit Collection

No kidding around! Goats rule the pastures in Colorado. The Summit Collection features eight awesome goat&aposs-milk cheeses, including chèvre logs, bloomy rind cheeses and aged cheeses.

Connecticut -- Bluepoint Oyster

The Bloom family has been harvesting briny Bluepoint oysters from Long Island Sound since the 1940s --in fact, they helped popularize the variety. We found a pearl in one during our taste test!

Delaware -- Salt Water Taffy

A must-visit destination for beachgoers, Synder&aposs Candy celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Try the assorted box of salt water taffy and get hooked on flavors like coconut, watermelon and green apple.

Florida -- Key Lime Pie on a Stick

What&aposs better than a slice of tangy Key lime pie, Florida&aposs official state treat? Frozen Key Lime Pie on a Stick, of course. Each sweet-and-tart wedge is covered with thick Belgian chocolate.

Georgia -- Crunchy Peanut Butter

Move over, peaches: Georgia also produces almost half the country&aposs peanuts. Atlanta-based Georgia&aposs Grinders makes insanely delicious small-batch crunchy peanut butter from just two ingredients: local peanuts and sea salt.

Hawaii -- Hawaiian Honey Glazed Macadamias

Extra-flavorful Hawaiian Honey Glazed Macadamias are coated with honey harvested from the beehives on the Big Island.

Idaho -- Idaho Spud Bar

Don&apost be fooled by the name: The popular Idaho Spud Bar contains no potatoes. Originally marketed as a healthful candy bar back in 1918, it features a cocoa-flavored marshmallow covered with dark chocolate and coconut (perhaps that&aposs the healthy part?).

Illinois -- Deep-dish Pizza

The founder of Lou Malnati&aposs got his start working in Chicago&aposs first deep-dish pizzeria before opening his own place in 1971. His ooey, gooey deep-dish pizza is often touted as the best in town.

Indiana -- Sugar Cream Pie

Original recipes for sugar cream pie (aka Hoosier Pie) date back to early 1800s, but Duane "Wick" Wickersham make the creamy sweet super-popular during the 1940s. The family-owned business now holds a patent on its recipe.

Iowa -- &aposNduja Americana

Iowa is the top pork-producing state in the country, and the folks behind La Quercia&aposs spicy &aposNduja Americana spread (a cross between the spicy sausage and pâté) go whole hog when it comes to their work: The husband-and-wife team learned how to make traditional cured meats while living in Parma, Italy.

Kansas -- All-Natural Sunny Seeds

A nod to the state&aposs official flower, All-Natural Sunny Seeds are sunflower seeds that have been covered in milk chocolate and a hard candy coating. Bonus: They come in a flower-shaped package.

Kentucky -- Woodford Reserve Mint Julep Bourbon Balls

Woodford Reserve Mint Julep Bourbon Balls are a decadent mash-up of two beloved Kentucky classics.

Louisiana -- Crawfish

The state harvests about 95 percent of the country&aposs crawfish, and Louisiana Crawfish Company ships the critters live or fresh-boiled with seasoning, bibs --and Maris Gras beads.

Maine -- Whoopie Pie

Locals claim that Maine is the birthplace of the Whoopie Pie, traditionally two chocolate cake-like rounds with fluffy cream filling in between. Wicked Whoopies makes them in more than 25 flavors, like banana cream and red velvet.

Maryland -- Smith Island Cake

In the 1800s, fishermen from Smith Island (located in Chesapeake Bay) would go out to sea for months at a time. Their wives would send them off with a Smith Island cake -20 layers of alternating yellow cake and fudge icing --as a reminder of home. Order one from the island&aposs famous (and only) bakery.

Massachusetts -- New England Clam Chowder

Also known as Boston clam chowder, New England clam chowder has been simmering throughout the state since at least the 1830s --and everyone has a fave recipe. This thick, creamy version features fresh, hand-shucked Atlantic Clams for a rich briny flavor.

Michigan -- Coney Island Hot Dog

Some historians say that the Coney Island hot dog, a Detroit specialty, was invented by Greek immigrants who settled here by way of New York. They put their spin on the franks they tried in Coney Island by topping them with a beanless chili, mustard and diced onions. One of the oldest joints ships kits complete with a cute paper hat.

Minnesota -- Walleye

Known as "The Land of 10,000 Lakes", the state&aposs actual count is more impressive: 11,842. Many of these waters are home to walleye, the state fish known for its mild, flaky flesh. Order fresh fillets that are hand-caught by American Indian tribal fishermen and shipped the same day.

Mississippi -- Comeback Sauce

A cross between Thousand Island dressing and rémoulade, comeback sauce originated in Jackson and has become a local go-to dipper for all things fried.

Missouri -- Toasted Ravioli

Toasted Ravioli is said to have been invented in St. Louis when a chef accidentally dropped a ravioli into a deep fryer. Order them from a local favorite on the Hill, an Italian-American neighborhood.

Montana -- Wild Huckleberry Syrup

Huckleberries grow all over Montana, and in one small kitchen in Bigfork, a family operations makes sweet-tart wild huckleberry syrup in small batches. Drizzle it on pancakes or use it in dressings.

Nebraska -- Runza Sandwich

The Runza sandwich --a stuffed pocket with ground beef, cabbage, onions and spices --took off in 1949 when a brother-and-sister duo opened Runza Drive Inn in Lincoln.

Nevada -- Cantaloupe Jam

There&aposs an area known as the "Oasis of Nevada" where cantaloupes grow. And Lattin Farms is famous for an addictive cantaloupe jam.

New Hampshire -- Maple Candy

Fuller&aposs Sugarhouse taps around 10,500 trees to make maple syrup and melt-in-your-mouth maple candy.

New Jersey -- Pork Roll

A pork roll (cured meat that could double for Canadian bacon), egg and cheese sandwich is a Jersey diner staple. Taylor Ham is the original brand.