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July 24th
Dirty Water Dog: New York, NY

The infamous NYC street vendor hot dog, generally Sabrett's brand shoved haphazardly into a soggy bun and topped with a variety of gloppy condiments. The consumption of this NYC grab-and-go staple is almost an urban rite of passage and the Manhattan version of Russian Roulette.

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Snottsdale: Scottsdale, AZ

A reference to Scottsdale's "upper-crusty" atmosphere.

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Punchbowl: Honolulu, HI

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, located in the middle of Puowaina Crater (a dead volcano). This is a beautiful national cemetery for those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. The grounds are beautifully kept and the views of Honolulu and the hills are great.

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Secondline: New Orleans, LA

A group of people who follow a brass band down the street while swinging handkerchiefs over their heads and doing a special, shuffle-step dance.

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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.

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Bennies: Newark, NJ

1. "Bennies" is more from the Jersey Shore and refers to people from other parts of the area visiting during the summer. B=Bayonne E=Edison N=Northern NJ N=NYC ...ies

2. Jersey slang for tourists.

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Wet or dry?: Chicago, IL

1. Question from an Italian beef vendor about whether you would like it dipped in the juice or not.

2. Chicagoans used to refer to Italian Beef as "Dago Beef," but this practice became has been phased out in the last few decades as the term has been recognized as highly offensive.

 
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