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While "the mountain is out" literally means that you can see Mount Hood from the city, it generally implies that it's a...
The vibrant, neon-lit, and congested heart of Manhattan, home to the theater district and the New Years Eve...
A glass boot at Madison's Essen Haus that is passed around a table full of friends. The boot is the centerpiece for the...
A rather obvious variation of "Rabobank", a Netherlands-based banking group that failed to change its name upon...
Cheeseheads can refer to either 1) the foam cheesehead hats made by Foamation, 2) Wisconsinites, or 3) Green Bay Packer...
: Oscar Mayer is headquartered in Madison, making a Wienermobile sighting a fairly common occurrence.
The Sausage Race is one of my favorite parts of a Brewers game. The race, sponsored by Klement's Sausage Company,...

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July 22nd
Harvard on the Hill: Peoria, IL

1. The playful nickname for Illinois Central College on the bluff in East Peoria.

2. Nickname for Illinois Central College, the local community college, poking fun at the school since almost anyone can get in there and it's thought of as a grown-up version of high school.

July 21st
Strib: Minneapolis, MN

(noun) Common nickname for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, a daily newspaper.

July 20th
Porkopolis: Cincinnati, OH

A nickname for Cincinnati in recognition of its former status as a major pork industry center.

July 19th
Hodag: Rhinelander, WI

1. The hodag is the official mascot of the Rhinelander area. The mythical beast is the the local high school's mascot. The University of Wisconsin-Madison's ultimate frisbee team has followed suit. They're called the Wisconsin Hodags.

2. The mascot for the Rhinelander area, the hodag is a mythical creature that resembles a large horned lizard-like beast.

July 18th
Duck Blind: Madison, WI

1. Officially called the "The Great Dane Duck Blind", this is of the ways you can watch the Madison Mallards baseball team. The Duck Blind tickets include all you can eat food and all you can drink beverages (beer and soda). Of course there is plenty of Great Dane beer.

2. They call it the "Duck Blind" because nobody watches the games. I was there last night and almost got hit in the head by an errant foul ball. Having my life flash before my eyes was just an added bonus to an already great time. The entrance fee is a little spendy ($30 with beer, or $25 for just soda), but you can eat and drink all you want for several hours, and maybe even watch some baseball if you care to take a gander. (Yes, that's Mallard humor.)

July 17th
Keep Austin Weird: Austin, TX

Keep Austin Weird was a slogan initiated by the Austin Small Business Alliance to help promote the city and its local businesses. Local street character Leslie Cochran didn't come up with the phrase, but...

July 16th
White Soda: Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee-speak for clear soda, such as 7-Up or Sprite.

 
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