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The vibrant, neon-lit, and congested heart of Manhattan, home to the theater district and the New Years Eve...
This is August 15 and a few days on either side. When all the leases in the central city turn over at the same time,...
The Sausage Race is one of my favorite parts of a Brewers game. The race, sponsored by Klement's Sausage Company,...
This is an annual June event in Eagle that includes, among many events, a rodeo, local craft/food vendors, carnival,...
Chad Vader is a character from a series of short videos produced locally by Blame Society Productions at the Willy...
A very busy boulevard that is like a continuation of the Golden State Freeway. It is Spanish for The Happy Boulevard....
Also called "Touchdown Jesus". Unfortunately he was struck by lightning on June 15, 2010 and burned to the ground. The...

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June 26th
Hotdish: Minneapolis, MN

A baked casserole dish that is commonly eaten in Minnesota homes. Popular varieties include Tator Tot hotdish, Party Potatoes (aka Funeral Potatoes), Green Bean casserole and Wild Rice casserole. Many of these are cooked with Campbell's Soup such as Cream of Chicken.

June 26th
Corpus Time: Corpus Christi, TX

Refers to the laid-back atmosphere, where it is not uncommon for people to arrive 10 minutes late for meetings

June 26th
Hodad: San Diego, CA

A hodad is a guy who pretends to be a surfer but really isn't. He may or may not actually surf, but for the most part chills at the beach and tries to look cool to pick up women.

June 26th
Schlock: New York, NY

The technical definition is an adjective used to describe something as cheap or inferior. New Yorkers use it as a term encompassing all of the souvenirs sold in Times Square that tourists take home with them to remind them of their trip to New York City. (I mean, what else would you call a melamine ash tray shaped like a yellow taxi?) AKA kitsch. Individual items of schlock or kitsch are known as tchotchkes.

June 26th
Masshole: Providence, RI

The native Rhode Islanders' reference to the hordes of tourists from Massachusetts who swarm their beaches each summer.

June 26th
Weck: Buffalo, NY

Short for Kummelweck, a roll that is covered in caraway seeds and kosher salt. This New York bread found its way into the original name for Buffalo Wild Wings (Buffalo Wild Wings & Weck). This confuses many people when they hear the nickname BW3's. The third double-u is 'weck'.

June 26th
Outstate: Saint Paul, MN

How people inside the metropolitan Minneapolis/St. Paul area refers to the rest of Minnesota.

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