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The 20 Most Iconic Food Destinations Across America

Every city has that one place that tourists and locals alike go to for local flavor. Which one is the best?

The Varsity

The Varsity
(Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Atlanta
For 85 years, servers at the world’s largest drive-in diner have been asking customers, “What’ll ya have?” The answer is usually The Varsity’s signature hot dog. Knowing the lingo is essential for ordering: “red dog” means pile on the ketchup, “yellow dog” calls for mustard and “heavy weight” signals extra chili. The same goes for sides: potato chips are dubbed “bags of rags,” and “ring one” gets you a single order of the diner’s signature onion rings. Each day, two miles of hot dogs, 500 fried pies and 300 gallons of chili are made from scratch on site at the eatery, which caters heavily to nearby Georgia Tech students.
Website: thevarsity.com
Twitter: @varsitydrivein

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