Arizonans are an eclectic bunch. Historically, the 48th state has been home to Spanish explorers, Wild West cowboys, Native American tribes, Mormon settlers and a myriad of passers through. With only 38 percent of state residents having actually been born here, today’s Arizona remains a melting pot of cultures.
That’s not to say we lack similarities. While Chicago transplants cling to their Cubs and deep-dish pies and New Yorkers beep their horns and search out good bagels, some local delicacies have brought us all together through the love of a great, homestyle dish. Here are eight foods only an Arizonan would love.