This may not cure your hunger, but at least we can serve up some answers.
First let’s review the questions:
- Toasted ravioli, a tasty treat we didn’t know we wanted until now, was created in this city.
- The Hot Brown, an open-faced sandwich made with turkey and bacon was invented in this city.
- The Juicy Lucy (also spelled Jucy Lucy) burger was created in this city.
And now the answers!
- St. Louis, MO– In the early 1940s, a chef by the name of Fritz accidently dropped an order of ravioli into hot oil instead of hot water. And it gets more random: Mickey Garagiola, older brother of Major League Baseball Hall-of-Famer Joe Garagiola, happened to be at the bar during the mishap and ended up tasting the ravioli. Word quickly spread and, well, toasted ravioli!
- Louisville, KY—The Hot Brown was created by Fred K. Schmidt in 1926 at the Brown Hotel. The Brown Hotel drew over 1,200 guests each evening for its dinner dance that lasted until the wee morning hours. Schmidt developed the Hot Brown as a substitute for the ham and eggs dish he usually served.
- Minneapolis, MN–Two competing burger joints in Minneapolis both lay claim to this one but some mad genius created the sandwich that has a slice of cheese inside a meat patty. Yes, meat with a melted cheese core.
Thanks for playing Name that Flyover city!