Red Eye Gravy: Birmingham, AL
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.
Bacon Night: Madison, WI
The Tuesday night special at Wando's Bar on University Avenue. It features $1 beers as well as trays of free bacon. It was made famous by ESPN broadcaster Scott Van Pelt during his radio show. Van Pelt had visited Madison and ended up at Bacon Night, where he became smitten with the concept of free bacon.
Ho Chi Minh Trail: Madison, WI
Bassett Street came within a vote of being renamed Ho Chi Minh Trail in the early 1970's as a protest against the Viet Nam War.
Crick: Pittsburgh, PA
Creek, river, stream, etc.
Parish: New Orleans, LA
1. A parish is actually Louisiana speak for 'county'. The Orleans Parish shares the same boundaries as the New Orleans city limits, but other parishes within the state contain different cities and towns, just as counties do in other states.
2. The New Orleans version of a county.
Gilligan's Island: Madison, WI
Gilligan's Island is a group of boaters that anchor near Mud Lake on Yahara River. On summer weekends dozens of boats can be found anchoring. If you're driving on the Beltline you can see the boats if you look to your south.
Princess Kay of the Milky Way: Minneapolis, MN
The young woman who serves as Minnesota's state dairy princess wears the title of Princess Kay of the Milky Way, a name selected in a Department of Agriculture contest over fifty years ago. Princess Kay is crowned each August the night before the opening of the Minnesota State Fair, and she makes appearances not only during the Fair's 12-day run, but all year long. She is generally the daughter of dairy farmers. While at the fair, both Princess Kay and the runner-ups sit in a refrigerator in the Empire Commons building and have a replica of their head sculpted out of butter.