Wednesday, June 24, 2009

What is 'the' Capital Region Food?

So there has been some discussion lately on making the Neba the official food of the Capital Region. See Mr. Barnes' post on Table Hopping here regarding this. There has even been a Facebook page made in support of the Neba (self indulgent shout out to them because they reference this blog). On the Table Hopping post there seems to be some disagreement with many locals voting for the Capital Region mini hot dog ala Charlie's or Gus's as the best suited item to represent our glorious area of the Empire State (I hate to say it but this option is towards where my heart truly pulls). In the past I have written about both the Neba (see here for Return of the NEBA!).



As well as the Capital Region Hot Dog Micro Region.



Let us all settle this right now. I have instituted a poll in the upper right hand corner of the blog. I am casting the first vote for hot dogs. Opinions are welcomed

9 comments:

  1. Clearly the answer is dogs over the Neba. But I'd probably put fish-fry over the dogs.

    Still, I do not think there has to be one defining regional food. This is not Highlander.

    I only learned about the Neba and "Albany Beef" recently, and am glad to have two additional regional specialties to tell people about.

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  2. I feel bad for the Neba!

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  3. Going w/ NEBA, mini-dogs can be found anywhere. in addition, i think you should do a piece on The Michigan, meaty hot dog sauce found in Plattsburgh.

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  4. I have not heard of the Michigan! I am always eager to try new hot dog styles. I am a chili dog fanatic, its becoming a problem.

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  5. Neba-Sheba! With Hot Dog Charlie's, Gus's & Famous to choose from...clearly the mini-hot dog is a favorite in our area!

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  6. Neba was not available here for what, 20 years until its recent comeback? How the heck can something so elusive be our signature regional food?

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  7. Clearly the mini-hotdog with onions, mustard, and meat sauce is *THE* regional food for Troy, Watervliet, Cohoes, and Waterford. If Albany wants to claim the NEBA, they can have it.

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