The original name for the area now known as Roanoke. "Big Lick" got its name from an exposed portion of salt that drew wildlife to the area.
1. Children's street game of bygone days, involving pink Spalding (or "spaldeen") ball and broomstick. Now sadly defunct.
2. A street game that resembles baseball, played with a broomstick and a "spaldeen" ball. The game was also played in Jersey, but is largely just a thing of the past. (At least in New York -- you can still find kids playing such games, often called "ba-te" in the streets of Latin American countries.)
free snacks served in bowls or baskets (i.e., peanuts, chips, popcorn), usually set out on the bar; drinking leads to frequent trips to the restroom, where patrons may not have washed their hands previous to dipping them in the snacks
A drinking fountain, or bubbler if you will.
The people in Buffalo are a very religious bunch (mostly Roman Catholic), as well as very taken to their alcohol.