Originally posted by wanderingjew
Looks like I hit the nail right on the head that when I said I would buy a bpt or Corn Dog from the guy.
Thanks as always for the useful, topical "contribution".
Folks, welcome to WJWorld. Stay as long as you like, and enjoy the comfort of knowing with 100% certainty that:
a) it is an impossibility for any person, even a lauded culinary expert, to produce an edible version of a given regional specialty unless they do so while present in that region. As an example, italian subs are not a known regional specialty in Illinois, so it is impossible for anyone to even competently produce one there
b) any person living in a given region, regardless of that person's culinary skills or lack thereof, can produce an adequate version of any food item that is a specialty of that region. Ergo, the owner of Jimmy Johns, who quote possibly may have never made a BPT in his entire life, will automatically be able to made a good one should he ever attempt to do so. However, (applying the previosu rule) if he carries the same ingredients 5 feet across the state line into MIssouri, Michigan, or Wisconsin, he loses this ability, as odd as that might seem.
c) one should never eat anything but regional specialities. For example, a person living in Rhode Island should (unless travelling elsewhere) confine their diet entirely to rhode island style chowder and snail salad and suchlike.
d) food produced by eateries with more than one location is not actually food, and it should not ever be eaten under any circumstances, even if the type of food produced is appropriate to the region, even if one is starving, even if one's mother expresses the wish to have a meal with you in such an establishment on her birthday or on Mother's day
These are all absolute truths in WJWorld, no exceptions