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46. Cajun's Wharf: A local favorite for fresh seafood, overlooking the Arkansas River. They have hoppin' deck parties and drink specia...  
47. Sonny William's: One of the best steakhouses in Little Rock; they specialize in aged Angus beef, but also serve seafood and game and...  
48. Loca Luna: A bistro-style eatery featuring upscale southern cuisine and wood-fired pizzas, and their own bakery.  
49. Ten Thousand Villages: A gift shop that supports fair trade with countries around the world. They sell a variety of interesting items, jew...  
50. Bridge House: What else but a place to play bridge-six nights a week. They offer free mini-lessons and are always happy to welcom...  
51. UALR Planetarium: The largest planetarium in Arkansas, at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock; the Astronomy department also has a...  
52. Whole Hog Cafe: An award-winning local favorite, this barbeque joint is known for its pulled pork and chicken sandwiches, ribs, and...  
53. Clinton Presidential Library: This is actually more like a Bill Clinton museum; here, you can check out a model of the Oval Office circa the Clin...  
54. Trailer on Stilts, The: You may hear the locals refer to the Clinton Presidential Library this way. It does sort of resemble one.  
55. Little Rock Central High School: This is the same school where historic desegregation events took place in 1957. The school still functions as such,...  
56. Old State House: The oldest capital building still standing (west of the Mississippi at least) now houses a museum regarding Arkansa...  
57. Historic Arkansas Museum: A museum and historic grounds that showcases Arkansas history and culture. The oldest intact house in the state is ...  
58. Villa Marre: A historic home, and a pop-culture icon due to its appearance in the opening for the television show 'Designing Wom...  
59. City of Colleges, The: Nickname for Conway, given its multiple universities.  
60. Toad Suck Daze: A springtime festival that has been a Conway tradition since the early 80s. The celebration is for a good cause; th...  
 
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In most parts of the world a sieve is a perforated instrument used to strain liquids, but at UW hockey games at the Kohl Center a sieve is the away team's goalie. After every Wisconsin goal the student section engages in a chant that likens the goalie to an instrument that lets things through its grasp.

1. Country ham drippings and black coffee, made into a gravy, also called Poor Man's Gravy.

2. Gravy made from instant coffee and ham grease. It probably tastes better than it sounds, but the non-Alabama native may opt to take someone else's word for it.

The all but defunct annual tradition of U of M students running naked through the streets of Ann Arbor in April after finishing winter semester.

1. A large and predominantly Latino neighborhood located in the north-eastern section of Manhattan surrounding 116th Street and bounded by the East River.

2. A predominantly Hispanic (Puerto Rican) neighborhood in northeastern Manhattan.

1. The improper way to pronounce Louisville (LOOuhville).

2. This is how an outsider would pronounce Louisville. Some outsiders who've been to Louisville will try to pronounce the city's name like a local out of respect for the local pronunciation, and even go as far as to correct people when they pronounce it "LOO-ee-vill." I usually point out to these people that King Louis XVI's name is most often pronounced "LOO-ee" and not "LOO-uh." That's not to say that the local pronunciation is wrong, but that "LOO-ee-vill" is certainly valid. Besides, in English we almost always alter the pronunciation of places to fit our particular language and/or pronunciation. For example, is "Germany" the locals' word for Germany? In Iraq do the locals call their country "eye-RACK" or "eye-ROCK?" Let me help you out--they don't.