The 101 Most Important Dishes in the History of American Food

“We looked for dishes that have been endlessly adopted or outright copycatted on other menus, kicked off a lasting trend, or became staples that still define the way we eat today in 2018.”

Here’s a fun read that’s also likely to make you hungry.

Thrillist has compiled a list of the 101 most important dishes in America and assembled them in chronological order with backstories about the creation and impact of each one.

​​​​​​​From Nathan’s hot dogs in 1916 all the way through 2015’s Rainbow Bagel, there’s plenty here to discuss (and debate).