The thread about NY pizza reminded me of a discussion my wife and I had while we were making chili. We were trying to think of various regional food rivalries in the US. For example, southerners and Texans will argue about how proper barbecue is made every day of the week and twice on Sunday. We didn't come up with very many, and we couldn't think of any desserts at all. Thoughts? (1) Pizza (New York vs. Chicago) (2) Barbecue (Texas and individual states vs. each other) (3) Chili (Cincy vs. the rest of the country) I seem to remember that some southerners noted that sweet tea varies from region to region.