Agree completely, BT. SF is our Capital. Most of the folks moving to Southern Oregon seem to have already done their time in Northern California, but that makes me wonder about why people move, and whether food plays a part. in being comfortable and satisfied. Wandering Jew, for instance, said he felt like a fish out of water in Seattle. We have Tiki and Lucky Bishop in "foreign" areas, but they seem to relish the difference.
You cover a whole bunch o’ regions in your travels, BT. but I don’t think it’s the norm.
Add in Florida and Arizona(maybe Texas too) with people moving from the north and bringing their tastes with them, like Chicago style Dogs in all parts of the country, or finding a Maid Rite in Phoenix, and that’s what made me question food migration along with people migration.