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Lucky2HaveMe
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Default  Posted: 10:58 AM, February 7th (Friday)

Our son is leaving Mar 25 to hike the trail from Georgia to Maine. We are having a going away party for him.

My H thought it would be *fun* to have food representing each state he will travel through.

So, my friends, what is the *food* most associated with the states below?

Georgia
North Carolina
Tennessee
Virginia
W Virginia
Maryland
Pennsylvania
New Jersey
New York (got that covered since we are here)
Connecticut
Massachusetts
Vermont
New Hampshire
Maine

I was just going to throw out some trail mix and say have at it!


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Default  Posted: 11:00 AM, February 7th (Friday)

Virginia is the home of Smithfield Hams...Maryland is Blue Crab.


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Default  Posted: 11:08 AM, February 7th (Friday)

NC BBQ


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Default  Posted: 11:11 AM, February 7th (Friday)

NJ Taylor Ham on a hard roll
Pennsylvania. Maybe some sort of Amish dessert (shoo fly pie?)
Georgia something with peanuts
Vermont something maple

This would be a fun party to plan!

Admire this hiking as well. If I do not abhor camping, I would want to so it.


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Default  Posted: 11:26 AM, February 7th (Friday)

GA: Peaches, Peanuts, or Vidalia Onions (not just any onion, Vidalia!)

Maine: Lobster!

Maryland: Soft shell crab or crab cakes

PA: Philly cheese steak


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Default  Posted: 3:07 PM, February 7th (Friday)

Mass: Boston baked beans
Boston cream pie

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Default  Posted: 3:21 PM, February 7th (Friday)

Smithfield hams are owned by a Chinese company now.

A Virginia baked ham or country ham would work.


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Default  Posted: 3:27 PM, February 7th (Friday)

Oh I am going to have to get creative... Like Virginia baked ham on a NJ hard roll... or invite an army to eat all this food! LOL

Thanks and keep the suggestions coming!


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Default  Posted: 3:56 PM, February 7th (Friday)

There was a magazine issue around the holidays that had food gifts from all 50 statesmaybe it was Food Network? I''m not sure.

You might try googling it for ideas.

As for combinations, something like maple syrup (VT) glaze on Smithfield ham (VA) on your NJ rolls?

What time should I be there?


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Default  Posted: 4:05 PM, February 7th (Friday)

I passed a major crossing on the trail every morning on my way to work. I always had to watch carefully because that crossing isn't marked well, and it is a busy rural road.
By the time hikers get to PA (heading north) they are looking a little scruffy to say the least!

One of the local favorites that someone never fails to bring to a potluck are some "whoopie pies".

I had never seen or had one, before then. If the whoopie pie doesn't look appealing, I'd do a search for Pennsylvania dutch recipes. That will definitely give you plenty of great dishes to choose from and it will represent the area well.


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Default  Posted: 4:52 PM, February 7th (Friday)

Whoopie Pies sound great! We used to call 'em scooter pies when I was in elementary school.

And he is coming back a week in June for his sister's wedding - to say she is *worried* about what he will look like is an understatement!


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Default  Posted: 5:29 PM, February 7th (Friday)

T/j. Hey lucky
My brother just did the whole trail last year. And he lives right near you. If your son has any question or needs any tips let me know.
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Default  Posted: 7:33 PM, February 7th (Friday)

Chico! PM coming!

Or not - your PM's are full

Every time I hit my return key it duplicated the face! And now it's doing it with the one. Anyhow, let me know his name/fb/contact info whatever and I will pass on to him. He has been researching etc for a long time - heck he may already know him!

[This message edited by Lucky2HaveMe at 7:36 PM, February 7th (Friday)]


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Default  Posted: 7:47 PM, February 7th (Friday)

This trail actually goes all the way to the north of Newfoundland. I was on the board of directors for part of it a few years back.


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Default  Posted: 7:54 PM, February 7th (Friday)

Mmmmmmm...Boston cream pie.

Don't forget New England Clam Chowder (or chowdah, depending on what part of MA you're from )

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Default  Posted: 8:47 PM, February 7th (Friday)

Not food, but...

Jack Daniels whiskey is probably the most popular export of TN.


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Default  Posted: 8:55 PM, February 7th (Friday)

New Hampsha!!

Maple syrup!!

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Default  Posted: 9:30 PM, February 7th (Friday)

Georgia - peach cobbler, peach bellini, something with peanuts or BRUNSWICK STEW!
North Carolina - BBQ
Tennessee - a whiskey drink or my favorite, Jack Daniels chocolate pecan pie
Virginia - salty country ham, maybe on a sandwich
W Virginia - pepperoni rolls
Maryland - crab cakes
Pennsylvania - scrapple, shoofly pie, birch beer, something with egg noodles, cheesesteak
New Jersey - saltwater taffy, I've had great Cuban food in NJ
New York (got that covered since we are here) Native NYer here too! Chicken wings, pizza, bagels, hot dogs, knishes, apple anything... I love NY for food
Connecticut - when I lived in CT, ham and bean dinners were popular - I was not a fan!
Massachusetts - clam chowder, roast beef sandwiches, baked beans
Vermont - Ben and Jerry's ice cream, maple syrup, great craft beers, and I always seem to eat a lot of pancakes when I'm in VT for some reason
New Hampshire - apples, maple syrup, meat pies, poutine
Maine - lobsta! whoopie pies, anything with blueberries

I'm a huge foodie and frequent traveler of the east coast. This thread has got me hungry!

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Default  Posted: 12:26 AM, February 8th (Saturday)

Reading all of the replies, all I can say is YUM!! When and where is the party??


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Angry  Posted: 7:01 AM, February 8th (Saturday)

Please keep us posted on the trip! H and I read the book about the App. Trail (a walk in the woods) and I've wanted to do it myself ever since! :-)

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Default  Posted: 7:23 AM, February 8th (Saturday)

Jack Daniels whiskey is probably the most popular export of TN.

And DS is a whiskey drinker!

Scrapple - ICK!

March 25 - Small town NY. Probably 3:00ish... Come on down! Looks like there will be plenty of food!


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Default  Posted: 7:46 PM, February 8th (Saturday)

Taking notes--my son is talking about doing the trail, too.


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Default  Posted: 9:01 PM, February 8th (Saturday)

Lucky, after having your cupcakes, I would also like to vote "yea" on this becoming a g2g.


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Default  Posted: 9:09 AM, February 9th (Sunday)

I live right by the trail in VA. It comes in near Damascus which is a cool little trail town. They have an event in April, I think, called 'trail days' that celebrates the trail, through hikers, etc. Two of my employees have walked the trail and we have a beer at my brewery called "white blaze honey cream ale' named after the paint that marks the trail. I don't think April falls at the right time for a through hiker to be in Damacus, but a fun thought to think he could stop by and have one of my beers! My parents also live right next to a trail town that is VERY hiker friendly - Glasgow, VA. He will likely overnite there and have a hot shower. Sounds fun!


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Default  Posted: 12:04 PM, February 9th (Sunday)

Gomphus! I will def pass this info onto him! How cool would it be to post "Hey I met L2HM's son today!"


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Default  Posted: 8:19 PM, February 9th (Sunday)

New Jersey's best food is the Jersey tomato. But you'd have to wait till July..


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Default  Posted: 8:41 PM, February 9th (Sunday)

Connecticut - Known for delicious pizza in the New Haven area. New Haven is also the birthplace of the hamburger.


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Default  Posted: 8:56 PM, February 9th (Sunday)

From Tennessee here -- someone already said Jack Daniels. Tennessee is also noted for "Memphis style" BBQ with is pulled pork with a scoop of slaw on top.

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Default  Posted: 3:20 AM, February 10th (Monday)

TN- 2nd the Memphis BBQ, jack Daniels and I'll add moon pies and sun drop


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Default  Posted: 7:04 AM, February 10th (Monday)

North Calina - fried catfish
Marlind - steamed crabs
Maine - boiled lobsta

t/j of t/j's - Gomphus! I see a Virginia gtg in your future. I'm bringin Tred, or Tred's bringin me.


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Default  Posted: 7:16 AM, February 10th (Monday)

t/j of JJ's t/j: Damascus is about 5 hours from where we live. Road trip! What's the name of this brewery?
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Default  Posted: 9:05 AM, February 10th (Monday)

What's the name of this brewery

And is any of the beer available like in a NY grocery store?


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Default  Posted: 5:21 PM, March 13th (Thursday)

The "Happy Trails" party is Sunday so thought I would update you all with our menu:

Georgia - Peanut Trail Mix
Carolina - BBQ
Tennessee - Jack Daniels BBQ sauce
Virginia - Baked Ham
West VA - Pizza Roll
Maryland - Crab dip
PA - Woopie Pies
NJ - Salt Water Taffy
CT - Thin pizza bread (I'm going to cut it into breadsticks)
MA - Boston Baked Beans
VT - Ben & Jerry's (to include Willie Nelson Georgia Peach Cobbler)
NH - Fries & Gravy
Maine - Lobster Mac & Cheese

The best thing about this menu is most of it can be prepared the day before - and the things that can't are easy to throw together.

Thank you all for your input. He leaves in less than 2 weeks!


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Default  Posted: 5:30 PM, March 13th (Thursday)

Pennsylvania - German sausage or German potato salad

Utz's potato chips

Oh, hell - why not just get a beer brewed in each state and be done with it


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Default  Posted: 6:32 PM, March 13th (Thursday)

Georgia - Peanut Trail Mix
Carolina - BBQ
Tennessee - Jack Daniels BBQ sauce
Virginia - Baked Ham
West VA - Pizza Roll
Maryland - Crab dip
PA - Woopie Pies
NJ - Salt Water Taffy
CT - Thin pizza bread (I'm going to cut it into breadsticks)
MA - Boston Baked Beans
VT - Ben & Jerry's (to include Willie Nelson Georgia Peach Cobbler)
NH - Fries & Gravy
Maine - Lobster Mac & Cheese

YUM!!!!

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Default  Posted: 8:33 AM, March 26th (Wednesday)

After a 26hr train ride to GA, they are off! Wishing them Godspeed.


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Default  Posted: 10:02 AM, March 26th (Wednesday)

A Pittsburgh salad!


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Default  Posted: 6:01 PM, May 15th (Thursday)

DS is so enjoying his adventure! He has just arrived in Damascus for Trail Days - Gomphus be on the lookout for a straggly hiker... oh wait... there's a lot of them! If you recognize him, take a pic for me!

Oh and his only trouble is having to spend the night in the drunk tank in Gaitlingsburg TN - apparently they give away free moonshine... then when a drunk hiker decides he needs to relieve himself on the sidewalk... well 1 night and $200 fine later he was back on the trail.

A couple of pics -
Sunrise @ NC/TN border

He has shared a lot of pics! Says he's lost prob 20 lbs already. Texted a pic of a "Lady Slipper" which is a very rare flower. Not actual pic, but the pic he sent looked just like this


He called me on Mother's Day and we will see him in about 4 weeks for his sister's wedding.


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Default  Posted: 9:22 PM, May 15th (Thursday)

I love those flowers! We used to get them all over our backyard. I haven't seen one in the longest time. I'm glad to hear he's enjoying his adventure


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Default  Posted: 9:10 AM, May 16th (Friday)

For anyone interested I am moving updates to F&G cause I know the mods like to keep pics in that forum... and I don't want to get my hands slapped


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