Laden with stress, speech tweaks, and endless shaking of strangers' hands, the campaign trail is a precarious one. But as private planes shuttle presidential hopefuls around the U.S., there's one thing, besides the myriad caffeine breaks, these anxious candidates can surely relish in between forced smiles and canned responses: eating.
Crossing the country in search of much-needed votes, there's no better way to connect with locals than through food. There will, of course, be lobster rolls, bowls of gumbo, and slabs of key lime pie, but there are plenty of other quirky regional finds they should fast become acquainted with. Beyond the inevitable hatch green chiles, crab cakes, and cheese curds, here are 10 specialties it would behoove them to embrace.