Alaska
Alaskan meals are characterized by hearty fare: It's all about fresh fish and thick slabs of meat in belt-loosening portions. At breakfast, try the state's famous gourmet reindeer sausages seasoned with white pepper and coriander, or crab cakes doused in creamy Benedict sauce. Break off a piece of fresh sourdough bread from any local artisan bakery, a historic staple for natives of the Arctic climate. For dinner, indulge in fresh Pacific fish, such as pan-seared cod, smoked salmon, or fresh halibut cheeks sprinkled with lemon and cilantro. If you still have room, complete your meal with akutaq—Eskimo ice cream—and one of Alaska's one-of-a-kind craft beers or barley wines.