I recently read a wonderful article (see link below) on lonely planet which was a state by state guide to iconic foods in the United States. It mentions clam chowder in Massachusetts. I'm visiting in April and wonder, do you agree? Is clam chowder the thing I should keep an eye out for when I'm in Boston, or are there other wonderful things I ought to be eating when I'm there? Or is it like Kangaroo in Australia… all tourists try it but hardly any locals enjoy eating it!
I'm also visiting Nevada, Arizona, California, NYC (pizza! woo!), Washington DC, North Carolina and Orlando. Of course I realise this is a Boston forum, but if you think there are foods I really shouldn't miss, please be so kind as to tell me!