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Taste of America Showcases Agony of Regional Defeat

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That Mid-Atlantic surf versus turf battle wasn't the only regional roundhousing. Illinois' Italian beef grilled Wisconsin bratwurst, for instance. And Florida stone crabs cracked down on Virgin Islands jerk chicken.  

The current round of voting, open through May 29, features more close-in food fights. New Mexico frijoles, which gassed Alaskan king crab in round two, is in a desert shootout with neighboring Arizona's pork chimichangas, which smothered Nevada's chuckwagon buffet. Across the country, Delaware's secret starch weapon, boardwalk fries, is looking to walk all over another East Coast maritime meal, Maine's lobster rolls.  

For full results of last week's voting, including the ignominious demise of the sadly misunderstood Idaho finger steaks, are available at rollcalltasteofamerica.com . You can also vote, early and often, in the latest round, all in anticipation of the winner at the 54th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game on June 11.  

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