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San Francisco's most famous street protester, Frank can be found in highly trafficked areas of San Francisco to protest...
While "the mountain is out" literally means that you can see Mount Hood from the city, it generally implies that it's a...
The Bear Tooth Pass is the 30 mile stretch of highway between Red Lodge, MT and Yellowstone National Park's North East...
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....
Located right on the lake and is a major attraction for Milwaukee. The building was designed by the world-renown...
"Smurf Turf" is a common nickname for Bronco Stadium at Boise State University. It is the only blue astro-turf field in...

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The Monster Mile: Dover, DE

Nickname for the Dover International Speedway

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The Big House: Ann Arbor, MI

"The Big House" is the nickname for Michigan Stadium, where the University of Michigan Wolverines football team plays its home games. The Big House gets its name for its gigantic size and even more impressive attendance. Attendance often eclipses 110,000, even though the published capacity is a few thousand less.

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Gotham: New York, NY

A nickname for New York City. Gotham City is a fictional city used in DC Comics, but it is said to be modeled after NYC.

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The 215: Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia's area code and a colloquial term for Philadelphia itself, as in the following sentence:

"Allen Iverson was really representin' the 215 in Los Angeles last night when he torched Kobe."

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Elastics: Boston, MA

Rubber Bands.

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Stickball: New York, NY

Children's street game of bygone days, involving pink Spalding (or "spaldeen") ball and broomstick. Now sadly defunct.

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Champ: Burlington, VT

Lake Champlain's version of the Loch Ness Monster. People have reported seeing a monster in the lake for hundreds of years. In fact, the monster regardless of its actual existance is protected by both Vermont and New York laws. There was a monument to Champ erected in 1984, at the end of Burlington's Perkins Pier.

 
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The fruit stand mentioned in the OP sadly closed for good in 2010. But there have been a lot more food carts in recent years.
No longer in business. http://renohistorical.org/items/show/13?tour=1&index=16
The Mad City Jug Band CD Release Party Chief's Tavern 300 Cottage Grove Rd Madison June 29 6:30-9:00pm Free
New York Jazz Academy, a music school based in New York City, is the only place that welcomes artists of all ages and skill levels to become fully engrossed in the study and performance of jazz music. NYJA began in Manha...
The "Cincinnati please" is mostly confined to the west side of town. Very rarely will you hear it outside of the boundaries of the West Side.