Gypsy cab is the word for the black town cars that roam the boroughs looking for people who need a ride. If you are standing at the curb, they might pull up to see if you need a cab. In certain parts of the city (the Bronx, parts of Brooklyn, etc.) it is rare to find a yellow cab on duty (unless they just dropped someone off and are headed back to Manhattan), so you need to either call for a car company, or rely on gypsy cabs. It is recommended...
This is an endearing nickname for New York, New York. Although most would regard New York City as more influential than the rest of the state in its entirety, this double naming causes problems for upstaters when they tell people where they're from when abroad. (People in other countries are often unaware that New York is both a state and a city.)
Illinois is the home of the America’s original March Madness Basketball Event. The Peoria Civic Center is currently the home of the IHSA boy’s state games. Over 60,000 people attend yearly.
Minnesota bars, particularly those Northeast Minneapolis are known for their meat raffles. Typically run by a charity, raffle tickets usually sell for $1 apiece and winners get to choose their cut of meat.
Coffee laced with chicory. Rumored to have originated in New Orleans during the Civil War, when the city was under a federal blockade and could not import enough coffee, which necessitated blending the coffee with chicory root. Chicory is added to coffee in other parts of the world, including Madras and Belgium. Made famous at Cafe Du Monde on Jackson Square.