In the deserts of Southern CA here. We don't have any specially local food (excluding a burger named after the town that a restaurant that went out of business a couple years ago made. Most ironically, said burger made everyone sick...)
What we do have is a mishmash of cuisine. I am talking about foods which are highly German, or highly Midwestern, sometimes with Tex-Mex (like Mexican but not really) thrown in there for flair. I have had, personally, churros, Tex-Mex Tacos, Nachos, Hamburgers, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy and Fried Chicken, Stoll, Spetzhul, Fruitcake, Brotwurst (mmm
), Cheddarwurst, puddings (of the American and British varieties-- from chocolate to Bread and Yellow puddings), Orange Ruffy (a white fish) in cream sauce (a very white sauce, bland looking dinner
), Ludafisk (offered, not tried
), Calimari Rings (like onion rings, with squid. They're served in a semi-nice restaurant here
), donuts, potato pancakes WITH applesauce (best thing EVER), potato salad, macaroni salad, and enough Jell-O Salad from a single family reunion to make a 1:2 scale Gelatine Statue of Liberty, with enough Coolwhip (whipped cream) to frost that torch. No, I wish I *was* kidding.
Then again, my family is mostly Midwestern, German, and Norse themselves, and a large chunk of the town's early population is from Oklahoma, with a later few waves from the Los Angeles area. The first two probably have lent a heavy German influence into my appetite.