Moose Highway: Bingham, ME
(noun) Nickname for US 201 between Bingham and Jackman, so-called for the numerous moose in the area.
Pimento Cheese: Atlanta, GA
Pimento cheese, a popular local snack-food/condiment, often eaten in a sandwich on white bread with mayo.
Borracho: Houston, TX
A stew-like dish made from beans, beer, pork, peppers.
Chow-Chow: Birmingham, AL
A pickled condiment made from cabbage and various other vegetables and spices.
8 Mile Road: Detroit, MI
The boundary between Detroit and Detroit's northern suburbs in Oakland and Macomb Counties. Also known as 8 mile, it has served as cultural dividing line between the predominantly poor African-American city and its wealthier, predominantly white northern suburbs.
Freakfest: Madison, WI
1. The official name for the downtown celebration of Halloween in Madtown. The event takes place on State Street. The cost for admission in 2007 was $5 and included access to a variety of bands.
2. Freakfest: The newly renamed premier Halloween event in Madison, WI on State Street. Numerous corporations as well as the city of Madison now sponsor the event in a controlled manner, providing security and music in the form of bands. One of the first bands that performed during Freakfest involved an acoustic guitar...during Halloween...on State Street...in Madison...in a song about how sad the lead singer was about losing his girlfriend. Attendance at Freakfest during 2006 and 2007 was expectedly, lower than previous years.
3. Freakfest is a city sponsored event on state street that was invented in 2007 for the sole purpose of coopting the spontaneous unsponsored event that had been taking place for years before. Before freakfest was invented, halloween on state street was known for being a wild drunken costume party where the attendees frequently clashed with police. Freakfest was invented in an attempt quell the reoccurence of these "riots."