Tomato Pie: Trenton, NJ
Trenton's unique vision of a pizza pie, light on the cheese and heavy with big chunks of tomato drizzled with olive oil.
People's Republic of Boulder: Boulder, CO
Nickname given to the city of Boulder, alluding to its left-leaning populace.
Jagger bush: Pittsburgh, PA
A rose bush or thorn bush
White Castle: Wichita, KS
White Castle is the fast food burger chain infamous for its hamburgers called "sliders". It was founded in Wichita in 1921, nearly twenty years before McDonald's got started. White Castle was catapulted into pop culture immorality while being featured prominently in the Harold & Kumar movie series, the first of which was "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle".
Tyme Machine: Madison, WI
1. ATMs in southern Wisconsin used to run under the brand Take Your Money Everywhere or TYME. The iconic machines were known as Tyme Machines instead of ATMs. They were notorious for "closing" with a sliding iron door coming down just when one needed to make a withdrawal. Visitors likely believed the worst of Madison's detractors when locals asked "Is the Tyme machine open?"
2. This is Madison speak for ATM. Many newcomers are puzzled when an old-school Wisconsinite asks them for a "Tyme machine."
3. It wasn't just southern wisconsin, it was most of if not all of the state. Before there were debit cards, there were Tyme cards!
4. The first ATMs were brought to Milwaukee through the M&I Bank. The president of M&I at the time was Dennis Keuster. He had the foresight to see that this would revolutionize banking.
Cabbage Night: Boston, MA
1. Taking place the night before Halloween, youngsters take the opportunity to hurl foodstuffs (like eggs and cabbage, hence the name) at people and houses. Mischief Night seems quite descriptive, but Bostonians like to have their own names for things.
2. October 30th, the night before Halloween; elsewhere known as "mischief night".
Smallbany: Albany, NY
A derogatory local nickname for Albany invoked by its more disenchanted residents.