Photos: America's Best Food Regions

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Middendorf's Seafood Restaurant in Akers, La.
Louisiana's Abita Brew Pub.
Michael Mohr
Fishing boats in Akers, La.
Michael Mohr
Simple boiled crabs, a Louisiana area speciality.
Michael Mohr
Lisa Breaux, a waitress at Spahr's Seafood in Des Allemands, La.
Michael Mohr
The 1895 clapboard building that houses Nobile's in Lutcher, La.
Michael Mohr
A shrimp po'boy and crawfish cakes at Abita Brew Pub in Abita Springs, La.
The waterfront deck at Middendorf's Seafood Restaurant, in Akers, La.
Michael Mohr
Thin fried catfish at Middendorf's in Akers, La.
Michael Mohr
Fields of zinnias at Sauvie Island Farms, in Portland, Ore.
Handmade peirogies at Pierogies Plus in McKees Rock, Pa.
The Fort Pitt Bridge and the Pittsburgh skyline.
Michael Turek
Baker Pratt Morales at Golden Crown Panaderia in Albuquerque, N.M.
Pit master Pablo Garcia at Smitty's Market.
Smitty's Market in Lockhart, Texas.
The smoked sausage and Brisket at Smitty's.
Leann Mueller
City Market in Luling, Texas.
Christian Patterson

Forget New York and Los Angeles! We're heading across the country—from the desert to the bayou to old steel towns—to find the most authentic regional fare from coast to coast.

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