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This is a name commonly used for bicycle rickshaws that generally transport tourists around the city. The "driver"...
The vibrant, neon-lit, and congested heart of Manhattan, home to the theater district and the New Years Eve...
: Started in 1907, the Public Market in Seattle is one of the oldest farmer's markets in the United States.
ATMs in southern Wisconsin used to run under the brand Take Your Money Everywhere or TYME. The iconic machines were...
The infamous guy who plays his Piccolo (very well) all year round on state street and also plays in the University...
An old warehouse that is now filled with artist studios, Five Pointz is a living collage of graffiti art. Come here...
The Lake Delton Dam Disaster occurred on Monday, June 9, 2008. After days of thunderstorms spawned tornadoes and...

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Provolone Wit: Philadelphia, PA

A cheesesteak with Provolone cheese and onions.

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Sweeper: Pittsburgh, PA

Vacuum cleaner.

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Goetta: Cincinnati, OH

A regional dish with German roots, a patty made with pork, beef, and oats.

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Tribeca: New York, NY

Short for 'Triangle Below Canal Street'

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Rob-a-Bank: Ojai, CA

A rather obvious variation of "Rabobank", a Netherlands-based banking group that failed to change its name upon entering the Southern California market where it sounds as if the bank wants people to steal its money. 'Rabo' is also an informal word in Spanish for 'tail' (as in an animal's tail).

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Frappe: Boston, MA


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Schlitz Beer: Milwaukee, WI

1. Schlitz was the beer that made Milwaukee famous for...beer. It's now sold in bottles with something more similar to the original formula sold back in the 70s. Schlitz had since cheapened its formula and lost its cult following. Hopefully it's not too late for a comeback!

2. Known as the "beer that made Milwaukee famous", Schlitz beer was brewed in Milwaukee since 1849. After being one of the most popular beers for many years, Schlitz fell out of favor in the 1980's, but is now making a sort of comeback as a retro, nostalgic brand.

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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
New York Jazz Academy, a music school based in New York City, is the only place that welcomes artists of all ages and skill levels to become fully engrossed in the study and performance of jazz music. NYJA began in Manha...