Our Traveling Same Name Food Game

As if it’s possible, we came up with a way to have a little more fun on our trip around the states!

We call it the Traveling Same Name Food Game. And we would love your suggestions to help us play!

It all started with an Omaha Steak In Omaha

Here is how it works: As we travel around, we want to experience as many local foods that are named after a specific area.

For instance, having a Manhattan in Manhattan. Or a piece of Boston Cream Pie when in Boston. And yes, even an Idaho potato in Idaho.

We started it off in Omaha on the second day of the trip with an Omaha steak in Omaha, Nebraska.

We will keep a running list below of what we have accomplished, and of all the suggestions we get to find more. If you think of one not listed below, just add it to the comments below and we will put in on the schedule!

Thanks! Jim and Mary

Traveling Same Name Food Game

Completed Quests

  • Omaha Steak In Omaha – September 10th, 2019

On The Schedule :

  • Idaho potato in Idaho – Suggested by : Rita Competti ( aka : MOM)
  • Manhattan in Manhattan
  • Boston Creme Pie In Boston
  • Chicago Deep Dish Pizza in Chicago – Steve Vann
  • Key Lime Pie In The Florida Keys – Steve Vann
  • Hawaiian Rolls In Hawaii – Karen Clark
  • New York Strip Steak – New York – Kathy Hoey
  • Baked Alaska in Alaska – Suggested by Jean Fregia
  • New York Cheesecake in New York – Suggested by Jean Fregia
  • Mississippi Mud Pie in Mississippi – Suggested by Jean Fregia
  • Virginia Ham in Virginia – Suggested by Jean Fregia
  • Philly Cheese Steak, Philadelphia – Julia Rippa
  • Buffalo Wings In Buffalo, NY – Julia Rippa
  • Kansas City Strip Steak / BBQ – Kansas City – Ronda Barnow
  • Kentucky Bourbon in Kentucky – Suggested by Jean Fregia
  • Tennessee Whiskey in Tennessee – Suggested by Jean Fregia
  • Boston Baked Beans in Boston – Suggested by Jean Fregia
  • Georgia Peaches in Georgia – Suggested by Jean Fregia
  • Washington Apples in Washington – Suggested by Jean Fregia
  • Louisiana Hot Sauce in Louisiana – Suggested by Jean Fregia
  • Pendleton Whiskey In Pendleton, Oregon – Rose Felton

12 thoughts on “Our Traveling Same Name Food Game

  • September 17, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    Valpo Velvet Ice Cream Shop in Valparaiso, Indiana.
    It’s been around since 1947. In the 70’s as a kid, our Dr. would give us a certificate for a free scoop after a checkup. Miss those days! Still go there for my ice cream!

  • September 18, 2019 at 3:20 am

    I don’t suppose Buckeyes in OH count, since you are OH natives…altho you could try buckeyes made in different spots throughout the state…
    Maine lobster while actually in Maine…
    Gulf shrimp while actually in the Gulf States…

    • September 19, 2019 at 12:01 am

      I think we can still squeeze in a buckeye in the buckeye state when we roll through! Thanks for the other great suggestions too!

  • September 18, 2019 at 3:46 am

    California roll sushi in California

    • September 19, 2019 at 12:01 am

      Good one!!!

  • September 18, 2019 at 3:54 am

    Tex-Mex in Texas

  • September 19, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    You might want to try Utah truffles in Utah. We are still relative newcomers to the state, having been here a little over two years. These candies were one of the first “truly Utah” food discoveries that we made here. So smooth, creamy, and utterly luscious, and they are available in several varieties.

  • September 19, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    How about a….. Philly Cheese Steak in Philadelphia…. Buffalo Wings in Buffalo, NY….Alabama Slammer in Alabama (a cocktail)…..Long Island Iced Tea in NY (also a cocktail)
    Chicago Deep-Dish Pizza ……Key lime pie Florida Keys ….Mississippi mud pie Mississippi…..
    Coney Island hot dog…… Coney Island New York City…..New York strip steak…… New York City
    Rocky Mountain oysters…….Colorado…..Virginia ham….. Virginia

  • November 21, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    Hmmm I had left several names but don’t see the post back in September so I’ll try again.
    Tillamook Cheese in Tillamook, OR
    Marionberry after Marion County in Oregon
    Troutdale named after a trout pond in a dale near a home
    Pie Town, New Mexico
    Hatch, New Mexico after the Hatch Chile
    Orange, Texas
    Bacon, Texas
    Noodle, Texas
    Oatmeal, Texas
    Turkey, Texas
    Trout, Texas
    Sugar Land, Texas
    Pearland, Texas
    Salty, Texas
    Rice, Texas
    Sweetwater, Texas

    Happy Trails!! Lovin your posts

    And also an interesting note about Hazelnuts in Oregon…not sure if you came across anyone that still calls them Filberts but many still do. https://kval.com/news/local/once-and-for-all-is-this-a-hazelnut-or-a-filbert-yes

    • November 21, 2019 at 6:44 pm

      Sorry about that, not sure what happened to the first comment. It is funny, but Jim’s Mom still calls them Filberts!

  • January 15, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    Nashville Hot Chicken in Nashville

    • January 16, 2020 at 9:25 am

      One of our favorite meals!!!


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