Pecans. This indigenous nut is a symbol of Southern pride and appears on menus much more often in this region than in the rest of the country, according to Datassential. Sweet tea. Traditionally brewed tea with plenty of sugar mixed in before it’s chilled is a favorite throughout the South, but rarely seen elsewhere. Other items that pop in this region: catfish, Key lime pie, crawfish. Several sub regions and states in the South have a variety of their own distinct foods and ...

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