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A glass boot at Madison's Essen Haus that is passed around a table full of friends. The boot is the centerpiece for the...
This is an annual June event in Eagle that includes, among many events, a rodeo, local craft/food vendors, carnival,...
SheVegas is the future of journalism. Covering the greater Sheboygan, Wisconsin area, SheVegas brings multimedia to...
free snacks served in bowls or baskets (i.e., peanuts, chips, popcorn), usually set out on the bar; drinking leads to...
While "the mountain is out" literally means that you can see Mount Hood from the city, it generally implies that it's a...
: Started in 1907, the Public Market in Seattle is one of the oldest farmer's markets in the United States.
156 miles long, it runs through the entirety of downtown Chicago with 45 bridges spanning its diameter. Every St....

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January 23rd
Dodger Dog: Los Angeles, CA

The hot dogs made and sold at Dodger Stadium. These footlong dogs are the most popular stadium dogs in the country.

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Energy Corridor: Houston, TX

1. The area is defined by many oil industry related companies and large corporations, such as ExxonMobil and Shell. Also it is home to residential neighborhoods, restaurants, and parks.

2. A district located along Memorial Drive and Eldridge Parkway where much of Houston's oil industry is localized.

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Lost Dutchman's Mine: Phoenix, AZ

The subject of a famous legend regarding a rich gold mine in the Superstition Mountains-likely exaggerated, but based on the life of "forty-niner" Jacob Waltz in the 1800s. Some people still venture into the mountains looking for the hidden 'treasure'.

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Pass a good time: New Orleans, LA

Party, live it up.

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The Pennsy: Philadelphia, PA

Common nickname for the Pennsylvanian Railroad.

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Cities of the Dead: New Orleans, LA

New Orleans cemeteries (due to the high water table, people in New Orleans are buried above ground).

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Brookfield swirlie: Brookfield, WI

An act first practiced at Brookfield Central High School in the mid-1990s. Several students from the Milwaukee suburb of Brookfield, being of a gentle disposition, sought a safer and more sanitary form of humiliation than the traditional swirlie, which involves holding someone's head in a toilet and then flushing. The new "Brookfield swirlie" consisted of holding the victim's head down on the surface of a water fountain (a water fountain of course being known as a "bubbler" to some but not all Wisconsinites) so that the fountain water shoots into the ear of the victim. In this era at Brookfield Central, a few girls practiced this more genteel "swirlie" (boys are far more likely than girls to practice the more dangerous traditional swirlie). Nevertheless, an undesired side-effect of the Brookfield swirlie was that the act was more public and in some ways riskier than the traditional toilet-based variety.

 
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Growing up in Southie and Dorchester as a kid in the 1960s a spucky was a meatball sub, usually with pickles and tomatoes (most other places served meatball subs only with cheese and sauce). When I started working at t...
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...