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1. City of Five Smells, The: Some refer to CR as the City of Five Smells since the odor from various grain & food processing plants (Quaker Oats...  
2. Czech Village: Czech Village is located on the south side of CR and was filled with ethnic restaurants, specialty shops, a butcher...  
3. Downtown: Greatly affected by the flood of 2008, the downtown section of the city is still rebuilding. Downtown is full of bu...  
4. Ped Mall: Located in downtown Iowa City, the Pedestrian Mall (Ped Mall) spans from Burlington Street to Washington Street and...  
5. Pentacrest: On the University of Iowa campus, this section of land is made up of the Old Capitol building, Jessup Hall, Macbrid...  
6. Iowa City Jazz Fest: This festival began in 1991 and has become a nationally recognized event. Big names in jazz have come to Iowa City ...  
7. University of Iowa: Iowa City is home to the University of Iowa. Around 31,000 Hawkeyes are enrolled at U of I, and students permeate t...  
8. Intermediate Directions: Instead of using names for neighborhoods, Cedar Rapids residents often use the intermediate directions of Northeast...  
9. Ghetto, The: Ghetto means a place to live where people don't fuck around and do whatever they want.  
10. SE-SW-NE-NW: CR isn't usally discussed in terms of neighborhoods. It's usually just divided into these four directions. If someo...  
11. Lindale and Westdale Malls: Cedar Rapids has two malls on opposite sides of town. Westdale is bigger but has a dwindling amount of stores and L...  
12. Greek Place Vernon Inn, The: It is now closed.  
13. El Rancho: A great inexpensive family-owned Mexican restaurant on the SW side. Daily specials, great margaritas, and a really ...  
14. Starlite Inn: A popular spot for burgers and brew. Their Starlite burgers are great. A nice spot to kick back after work. Out of ...  
15. Zoey's Pizza: A poor imitation of a Chicago style pizza. The crust is too thin and there are too little toppings- both should be...  
 
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Another name for a laundromat, taken from Houston's rich "Spanglish" vernacular.

Refers to the laid-back atmosphere, where it is not common for people to arrive 10 minutes late for meetings

A rather obvious variation of "Rabobank", a Netherlands-based banking group that failed to change its name upon entering the Southern California market where it sounds as if the bank wants people to steal its money. 'Rabo' is also an informal word in Spanish for 'tail' (as in an animal's tail).

A stupid person; short for "bucket head".

In the basement.