One of the best parts about traveling is the opportunity to try new foods you might never even have heard of. Everywhere in the world has at least one dish that is unique to just that location. In this blog series, we’ve been exploring those exact dishes, both in the United States and abroad. In this edition, we’ll travel to Greece and Texas to learn about two delicacies: dolmadakia and chicken fried steak.

If You’re Going to Greece, You Have to Try Dolmadakia

Each region of Greece has their own twist on this classic dish. Some incorporate ground lamb or beef; others serve it as a vegetarian dish. Perfect as a side dish or a light lunch, dolmadakia are steamed grape leaves usually stuffed with rice and fresh herbs. This dish can be found throughout the country but is especially popular in Athens. Make it a point to stop by Arcadia Restaurant for a delicious, homemade version of the dish served with a lemon sauce.

If You’re Going to Texas, You Have to Try Chicken Fried Steak

The southern United States are known for their homestyle cooking and comfort food, and Texas is the food capital of the south. It’s a melting pot of culture and food known for Tex-Mex and BBQ. But arguably, their most popular dish is chicken fried steak. Chicken fried steak is exactly what it sounds like: steak, coated with seasoned flour and fried, exactly like a piece of fried chicken. It’s the perfect representation of Texas in food form. Mary’s Cafe, a roadside restaurant in Strawn, Texas, serves up a fan-favorite and whopping-sized portion of the staple.

Don’t lose your appetite, for in the next edition of this blog series, we’ll dive into the best dish to try in Italy (besides pizza and gelato) and what you need to get when you visit Tennessee, the country music capital of the U.S. Stay tuned!