I honestly have never eaten this dish... anywhere.

Don't you just love food? Seriously. Food is love and happiness, nourishment and heritage. It's everything when you think about. And how blessed are we to live in a nation when we have so many culinary influences from sea to shining sea. Look around our state, you can get just about anything.

And Colorado comes with its own unique flavors.

Which is what Food Network honed in on recently. Their list of 50 States of Must-Try Food showcases local flavors that incorporate both history and geography. According to the food gods, these dishes are iconic in the states they represent.

So tell me about lamb chops.

Yes, lamb chops were Food Network's choice of Colorado's must-try food. What do you think? I haven't eaten lamb chops ever in my life, let alone in Colorado. The network praises the dish's game-y flavor and hearty nature. And the best place to get lamb chops in Colorado is at Elway's. They're served with warm cheese fondue made with pepper Jack cheese and chiles.

I'll admit, it's making my mouth water.