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Birch Beer
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Birch Beer

This cousin of root beer has a long history and a surprisingly minty taste.
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Pickleback
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Pickleback

A bar sharing a basement with a pickle place led to an unusual drink.
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Cheerwine
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Cheerwine

A World War I sugar shortage led an inventor to make a very cherry soda that looks like wine.
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Montreal Steak Spice
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Montreal Steak Spice

Pastrami fans will find the taste of this Canadian spice blend very familiar.
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Fry Sauce
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Fry Sauce

It's so much more than just mayonnaise and ketchup.
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Grasshopper
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Grasshopper

This bright green cocktail doubles as dessert.
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Egg Cream
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Egg Cream

A fizzy, chocolate drink that harkens back to the days of Brooklyn soda fountains.
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Feni
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Feni

This triple-distilled cashew fruit liquor is a source of Goan pride.
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Wassail
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Wassail

This spiced, warming drink may have helped broker peace between warring tribes.
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Rock N' Rye Pop
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Rock N' Rye Pop

A Prohibition-era flavor from a soda company beloved by Detroiters and Juggalos.
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Coca-Cola and Peanuts
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Coca-Cola and Peanuts

This traditional Southern pairing captures sweet and salty in a single bottle.
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Steam Beer
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Steam Beer

The unique style born out of the California Gold Rush blends the crispness of a lager with the flavor of an ale.
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 Vernors Ginger Soda
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Vernors Ginger Soda

The Detroit favorite is one of the oldest sodas in the United States.
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Soylent
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Soylent

One fantasy food's journey from sci-fi vegan steak to silver screen cannibalism to actual meal replacement.
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Ice Wine
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Ice Wine

Pressed from frozen grapes, this prized wine was a sweet accident.
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Tupelo Honey
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Tupelo Honey

Beekeepers in the United States' southeastern swamplands are fighting to preserve this smooth, sweet delicacy.
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Philly Taco
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Philly Taco

Wrap a slice of pizza around a cheesesteak to create this decadent mashup.
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Chopped Cheese
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Chopped Cheese

This staple sandwich of Brooklyn delis has become a symbol of gentrification.
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Cuy
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Cuy

The guinea pig is both food and pet in Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador.
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Cincinnati Chili
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Cincinnati Chili

Spiced meat sauce meets spaghetti, shredded cheese, and beans in a Midwest cult favorite.
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Dutch Baby
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Dutch Baby

Fluffy, crispy, and large enough to share, it's no ordinary pancake.
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Sonoran Hot Dog
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Sonoran Hot Dog

This beloved piece of Mexican-American fusion coats a bacon-wrapped dog in beans, mayo, and jalapeño salsa.
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Kava
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Kava

The South Pacific's shrub-based drink causes relaxation, euphoria, and a tingling sensation.
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Boiled Green Peanuts
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Boiled Green Peanuts

Roadside vendors in the Deep South soften fresh goobers with bubbling brine.
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