While every state has a government-sanctioned bird, reptile, and even song (“Georgia on My Mind,” “Rocky Top,” etc.), most elected officials haven’t taken the time to grant each state an official sandwich, perhaps the one food item that can unite us in these trying times. So, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to assign each state in our coverage area a sandwich that illustrates its people, its natural resources, its spirit, if you will.
While some other publications and news outlets have dared to do so in the past, we feel that a more local perspective may be in order. Assigning every Southern state pulled pork with a different sauce doesn’t exactly scream “I did my research.” Nor does assigning South Carolina the tuna melt or Texas a kolache, which is a bonafide pastry. To paraphrase Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers: Really?
A few rules: No state gets the BLT for that is one joy we all share; no hot dogs; nothing calzone-like; no state is permitted the Southern treasure known as the peanut butter-and-mayo sandwich because that’s just controversy for the sake of it; no shared proteins that are similarly prepared; no burgers; no tacos.
Will you agree with us? Will you bitterly contest us in the Facebook comments and call us names? We’ll see soon enough.