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Nickname for the city's award-winning daily newspaper, the Providence Journal. This paper holds the distinction of being the oldest continuously published daily in the U.S., having been started in 1829.

The Tuesday night special at Wando's Bar on University Avenue. It features $1 beers as well as trays of free bacon. It was made famous by ESPN broadcaster Scott Van Pelt during his radio show. Van Pelt had visited Madison and ended up at Bacon Night, where he became smitten with the concept of free bacon.

Theodore Roosevelt was shot in front of Milwaukee's Gilpatrick Hotel in 1912. The then presidential nominee for the Progressive Party was shot in the chest, but went on to deliver his speech later that day because the bullet was slowed down by a glass case and a manuscript. They don't make'em like they used to!

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...

Provel cheese is most commonly found on "St. Louis style" pizza. It is a combination of cheddar, swiss and provolone cheeses. Provel was originally invented in St. Louis in 1947 by Costa Grocery (now known as Roma Grocery on the Hill) and the Hoffman Dairy of Wisconsin. Their goal was to create a cheese that melted, but didn't leave strings when you took a bite.