We’ve all know how much Philly loves its cheesesteaks. But you know what the data tells us? The most distinctive menu item in Pennsylvania restaurants isn’t the cheesesteak. It’s actually the hoagie. Co.Design teamed up with food industry analytics firm Food Genius to mine its database of 88,000 menus and 59 million menu items and build this map of the each state’s true crown jewel food. What you’re looking at isn’t the most popular food by state. It’s the food that most distinguishes them from the rest of the pack/Libby Nelson, Vox. More (including USA map of states) here. (Wikipedia photo)
Question: Idaho's most distinctive menu item is ... cheddar cheese!? Are. You. Kidding. Me?