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The vibrant, neon-lit, and congested heart of Manhattan, home to the theater district and the New Years Eve...
A nickname for the city of La Crosse itself. La Crosse is Wisconsin's main city on the western edge of the state. Also,...
The Bear Tooth Pass is the 30 mile stretch of highway between Red Lodge, MT and Yellowstone National Park's North East...
A Springfield, IL horseshoe is a mighty thing! Texas toast, topped with hamburger patties, topped with fries, topped...
: Started in 1907, the Public Market in Seattle is one of the oldest farmer's markets in the United States.
While "the mountain is out" literally means that you can see Mount Hood from the city, it generally implies that it's a...
Recently becoming trendy, this is an area of Brooklyn just over the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges from Manhattan. The...

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October 5th
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.

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Krewe: New Orleans, LA

1. A group, led by a captain, that organizes a parade during Carnival season.

2. Members of a carnival organization.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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...

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I grew up in MN and we used to always say: We're heading to Sconnie for a beer run, or whatever we were going to do there. It was a reference to the state not the people.
I grew up spending time on State Street and know that Snowball did a lot to break the racial tension in Madison that was created by the Vietnam War. He made us feel safe when we walked down and around State Street in sp...
Bob is a 50 something man who is also an adolescent intellectually. He is socially awkward and subject to occasional temper tantrums although these have improved with age. He has always had a roof over his head and spend...
A neighborhood that is positioned in the middle of Madison and Middleton. Half of the neighborhood pays Madison tax and have a Madison address while the other half has Middleton. [blackhawkhomeowners.com]