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The infamous guy who plays his Piccolo (very well) all year round on state street and also plays in the University...
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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.
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April 23rd
Neutral Ground: New Orleans, LA

1. A very unique term to New Orleans for the median of a street. The Spanish and French, who inhabited the older part of town, could do business on the "neutral" part of Canal Street with the Americans, who inhabited the newer part of town that started on the other side of the street. By extension, all strips of land in the middle of New Orleans streets have become "neutral ground".

2. A part of Western Louisiana that was temporarily made neutral after the Louisiana Purchase. Texas (Spanish) and the United States laid claim to the strip of land, but ended up tabling the issue until later. It is also know as Sabine Free State.

3. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse is New Orleans' oldest coffeehouse, surviving a kitchen fire and Hurricane Katrina over the years. It started out as the Penny Post, but later was called Neutral Ground.

4. Also the name of a coffee shop on Danneel Street.

April 23rd
Concert on the Square: Madison, WI
Don't forget to bring a blanket!

1. In the summer months, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra holds free concerts on the capitol square in Madison every Wednesday night.

2. 2010 will see the 27th year of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra playing at Concert on the Square. 2010 dates will be: June 30th, 2010 July 7th, 2010 July 14th, 2010 July 28th, 2010 August 4th, 2010 That's six straight Wednesdays, with all concerts starting at 7:00 PM. As always, C on the S is BYOB and open to the public. Bring your bug spray just in case.

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Hotlanta: Atlanta, GA

Nickname for Atlanta that comes from the generally sticky-hot weather in the city.

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Brewmoo: Portland, OR

Brew/movie, relating to any number of theaters that serve beer. Popular ones are Kennedy School, Laurelhurst, Baghdad.

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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.

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White Soda: Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee-speak for clear soda, such as 7-Up or Sprite.

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Café du Monde: New Orleans, LA

The oldest coffeehouse in New Orleans, famous for beignets and chicory-laced coffee.

 
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