Ranch dressing, American cheese and cherries appear on menus more in this region than elsewhere in the country. Chicago: Italian beef, which is thinly sliced, marinated roast beef served usually with hot or sweet peppers and other vegetables on a long roll, is a local specialty rarely seen elsewhere. Minneapolis: A local favorite is a cheese-stuffed hamburger called a Juicy Lucy. Cincinnati: Skyline chili, invented by a local Greek immigrant, is flavored with cinnamon and chocolate and ...
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