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Valerie Phillips: Quiz: Name that city's signature food

Last week's "Name That State Food" quiz was so much fun that a few readers suggested I do a similar one for cities.

So, can you name the cities where these signature foods, or food-related items, are located?

1. Sourdough bread

2. International Chili Championship

3. Chili served over spaghetti

4. Barbecue with tomato-and-molasses-based sauce

5. Cheese steak sandwich

6. Primanti sandwich

7. Deep-fried ravioli

8. Deep-dish pizza

9. Chicken wings

10. Puffy taco

11. Bundt pan

12. Known as "The Artichoke Heart of America"

13. Baked navy beans

14. Red clam chowder

15. Cheesecake made with heavy cream

16. Coney Dog

17. Egg cream

18. Hot Brown

19. Bananas Foster

20. Jack cheese

21. Senate bean soup

22. Hangtown Fry

23. All-you-can-eat buffets

24. Omelet filled with diced ham, onions, and green bell peppers


1. San Francisco

2. Terlingua, Texas

3. Cincinnati. There are several variations: "Two-Way" is spaghetti and chili; "Three-Way" is spaghetti, chili and shredded cheese: "Four-Way" is spaghetti, chili, shredded cheese and either diced onions or beans; and "Five-Way" is spaghetti, chili, shredded cheese, diced onions and beans.

4. Kansas City, Mo.

5. Philadelphia

6. Pittsburgh. Served at Primanti Bros. restaurants, the sandwich consists of a hunk of grilled meat, cole slaw, fried egg, tomato and French fries between slabs of chewy Italian bread.

7. St. Louis

8. Chicago

9. Buffalo

10. San Antonio. A taco with a deep-fried, puffy shell, is so prevalent that it's the mascot of the San Antonio Missions minor league baseball team.

11. Minneapolis. Headquarters of Nordic Ware, which pioneered the bundt pan.

12. Castroville, Calif.

13. Boston

14. Manhattan

15. New York

16. Detroit. This hot dog is covered in beanless chili, raw onions and yellow mustard

17. Brooklyn. There's no egg in an egg cream. This classic drink is made with chocolate syrup, seltzer and milk.

18. Louisville, Ky. This open-faced sandwich was created at the Brown Hotel around 1923. It contains turkey and bacon, covered in Mornay sauce, then baked or broiled.

19. New Orleans. This flamed dessert was created in 1951 at Brennan's Restaurant in honor of Richard Foster, who was then New Orleans Crime Commission chairman.

20. Monterey, Calif. A California businessman named David Jack first mass-marketed this white cheese, first made by Franciscan friars.

21. Washington, D.C. It's on the menu of the Senate restaurant every day.

22. Placerville, Calif. This omelet, which usually contained bacon and oysters, came out of the California Gold Rush in the 1850s. Placerville was then known as Hangtown.

23. Las Vegas. Buffets have evolved since the early 1940s at the original El Rancho Vegas Hotel on the Strip. Owner Beldon Katleman dreamed up the Midnight Chuck Wagon Buffet — "all you can eat for a dollar" — as a way to keep customers gambling into the wee hours. Now, there are buffets that seat 1,500 people and feed 12,000-13,000 a day.

24. Denver

How many did you get right?

1-15: You need to get out more.

15-20: You're knowledgeable, but a few road trips to brush up your knowledge couldn't hurt.

20-24: You're an expert, but could it be you've been watching too much Food Network?