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ATMs in southern Wisconsin used to run under the brand Take Your Money Everywhere or TYME. The iconic machines were...
The Bear Tooth Pass is the 30 mile stretch of highway between Red Lodge, MT and Yellowstone National Park's North East...
Waikiki Beach is one of Hawaii's truly great recreational beaches. It's basically a two mile stretch of coast fronted...
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, located in the middle of Puowaina Crater (a dead volcano). This is a...
The vibrant, neon-lit, and congested heart of Manhattan, home to the theater district and the New Years Eve...
Cheeseheads can refer to either 1) the foam cheesehead hats made by Foamation, 2) Wisconsinites, or 3) Green Bay Packer...
This has become the popular name for Millenium Park's famed stainless steel sculpture, "Cloud Gate." It was completed...

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Moose Highway: Bingham, ME

(noun) Nickname for US 201 between Bingham and Jackman, so-called for the numerous moose in the area.

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Pimento Cheese: Atlanta, GA

Pimento cheese, a popular local snack-food/condiment, often eaten in a sandwich on white bread with mayo.

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Borracho: Houston, TX

A stew-like dish made from beans, beer, pork, peppers.

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Alligator Pear: New Orleans, LA

An avocado.

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Chow-Chow: Birmingham, AL

A pickled condiment made from cabbage and various other vegetables and spices.

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8 Mile Road: Detroit, MI

The boundary between Detroit and Detroit's northern suburbs in Oakland and Macomb Counties. Also known as 8 mile, it has served as cultural dividing line between the predominantly poor African-American city and its wealthier, predominantly white northern suburbs.

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Freakfest: Madison, WI

1. The official name for the downtown celebration of Halloween in Madtown. The event takes place on State Street. The cost for admission in 2007 was $5 and included access to a variety of bands.

2. Freakfest: The newly renamed premier Halloween event in Madison, WI on State Street. Numerous corporations as well as the city of Madison now sponsor the event in a controlled manner, providing security and music in the form of bands. One of the first bands that performed during Freakfest involved an acoustic guitar...during Halloween...on State Street...in Madison...in a song about how sad the lead singer was about losing his girlfriend. Attendance at Freakfest during 2006 and 2007 was expectedly, lower than previous years.

3. Freakfest is a city sponsored event on state street that was invented in 2007 for the sole purpose of coopting the spontaneous unsponsored event that had been taking place for years before. Before freakfest was invented, halloween on state street was known for being a wild drunken costume party where the attendees frequently clashed with police. Freakfest was invented in an attempt quell the reoccurence of these "riots."

 
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Growing up in Southie and Dorchester as a kid in the 1960s a spucky was a meatball sub, usually with pickles and tomatoes (most other places served meatball subs only with cheese and sauce). When I started working at t...
The fruit stand mentioned in the OP sadly closed for good in 2010. But there have been a lot more food carts in recent years.
No longer in business. http://renohistorical.org/items/show/13?tour=1&index=16
The Mad City Jug Band CD Release Party Chief's Tavern 300 Cottage Grove Rd Madison June 29 6:30-9:00pm Free
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