I have to say that I am partial to NY and NM, given my (screen name).
I’d like to add that New England and Mid Atlantic are not equivalent. In fact there are at lesat 3 different groups here: New England, NYC Metro and MidAtlantic (PA,DE,MD). Also Upstate NY if you want another (closer to Rust Belt). These areas have different food traditions, language areas (dialects) and histories (Puitans, Dutch, Quakers, southern Episcopal/Cavaliers)
All in All my favorite is Southwest. Chile City!!