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free snacks served in bowls or baskets (i.e., peanuts, chips, popcorn), usually set out on the bar; drinking leads to...
A very busy boulevard that is like a continuation of the Golden State Freeway. It is Spanish for The Happy Boulevard....
Great views of Manhattan from this Brooklyn location on the water at the end of Old Fulton St. It's at the base of the...
A glass boot at Madison's Essen Haus that is passed around a table full of friends. The boot is the centerpiece for the...
156 miles long, it runs through the entirety of downtown Chicago with 45 bridges spanning its diameter. Every St....
Cheeseheads can refer to either 1) the foam cheesehead hats made by Foamation, 2) Wisconsinites, or 3) Green Bay Packer...
Minnesota bars, particularly those Northeast Minneapolis are known for their meat raffles. Typically run by a charity,...

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August 21st
SLUT: Seattle, WA

So it's officially the South Lake Union Streetcar but what fun is that? The SLUT is short for the South Lake Union Trolley. The SLUT even has its own t-shirts that read "Ride the S.L.U.T."

August 21st
Play in Peoria: Peoria, IL

A phrase referring to Peoria’s reputation as a famous test market because of its representation of the diversity of the country as a whole. During its vaudeville days up to the present, if a show, law, or product was popular in Peoria, it would work anywhere.

August 21st
Pittsburgh Left: Pittsburgh, PA

(noun) Traffic light maneuver associated with Pittsburgh. It is when a the first car in either direction waiting for a stop light is allowed to (or claims the right to) turn left before the car facing the opposite direction proceeds straight ahead.

August 21st
Meat Raffle: Minneapolis, MN

Minnesota bars, particularly those Northeast Minneapolis are known for their meat raffles. Typically run by a charity, raffle tickets usually sell for $1 apiece and winners get to choose their cut of meat.

August 21st
Saltine Warriors: Syracuse, NY

Original nickname for the Syracuse University sports teams. No, it has nothing to do with crackers, but rather Syracuse's prominence in the salt trade. The Saltine Warriors then became the Orangemen, and then the more gender-neutral Orange.

August 21st
Leatherstocking Region: Utica, NY

Region of New York State in which Utica resides. James Fenimore Cooper (the most famous bad writer in American Literature) set his "Leatherstocking Tales" in this region.

August 21st
Christmas Style: Albuquerque, NM

Red and green chile sauce together with the same dish.

 
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