Puddletown: Portland, OR
Nickname for Portland because of all the rainfall it receives. Puddletown has made its way into popular PDX culture, as it's commonly affixed to names of businesses, sports teams, et al.
Krewe: New Orleans, LA
1. A group, led by a captain, that organizes a parade during Carnival season.
2. Members of a carnival organization.
Knish: New York, NY
A Jewish snack food popular in NYC. It is a pocket of dough filled with potato, meat, onions, kasha, or cheese.
Red Eye Gravy: Birmingham, AL
1. Country ham drippings and black coffee, made into a gravy, also called Poor Man's Gravy.
2. Gravy made from instant coffee and ham grease. It probably tastes better than it sounds, but the non-Alabama native may opt to take someone else's word for it.
Green Markets: New York, NY
In New York City, green markets are the name people use for what the rest of the country refers to as a farmer's market.
Corpus Time: Corpus Christi, TX
Refers to the laid-back atmosphere, where it is not uncommon for people to arrive 10 minutes late for meetings
Treme: New Orleans, LA
1. Named after Claude Treme, the Treme (pronounced truh-MAY) neighborhood (often referred to simply as 'Treme') is the first free neighborhood of color in America. Treme is the location of Congo Square, where African folkways and music were permitted to flourish long before slaves were able to freely congregate anywhere else in the country. Treme is also the site of Storeyville, and is as close to any one place in New Orleans as can be considered the actual birthplace...
2. Treme is also the name of an HBO series to come out in 2010 about the neighborhood's ongoing rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Katrina. The series...