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1. Bean, The: This has become the popular name for Millenium Park's famed stainless steel sculpture, "Cloud Gate." It was comple...
2. Weiner's Circle, The: Classic hot dog place where employees will trash talk customers and vice versa  
3. Chicago River: 156 miles long, it runs through the entirety of downtown Chicago with 45 bridges spanning its diameter. Every St. ...
4. Magnificent Mile : The portion of North Michigan Avenue in Chicago which extends from the border of the Chicago Loop and the Near Nort...  
5. Wet or dry?: Question from an Italian beef vendor about whether you would like it dipped in the juice or not.  
6. Water Tower: Tall granite tower located in Chicago's Magnificent Mile. Its historical significance lies in its surviving the Gr...
7. Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable: Often known as the founder or "the father" of Chicago, du Sable was the first known settler to the area now known a...  
8. Harvard on the Hill: The playful nickname for Illinois Central College on the bluff in East Peoria.  
9. Stealing High Point Drive: A common teenage joke. Youngsters enjoy consistently stealing the hanging sign on the entrance of the expensive Hi...  
10. i's into e's: A joke that one can always tell who’s really from Peoria, and who wasn’t born here, as Peorians have a tendency to ...  
11. Play in Peoria: A phrase referring to Peoria’s reputation as a famous test market because of its representation of the diversity of...  
12. Big Yellow: Refers to Caterpillar, the farm and construction machinery company that has a headquarters in Peoria.  
13. Suit Guy: Vincent is a guy who strolls around on State Street with colorful suits. He'll often do a spin or some sort of move...  
14. Red Sea: The student section at Bradley baseketball games, formerly known as "Monlin Army Reserves".  
15. Bags: Bags, also known as bean bag toss, is a nickname for Cornhole, a game originating in Ohio. The game requires two b...  
 
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Nickname for the Waffle House restaurant chain.

An LA-based chain for a frozen dessert like frozen yogurt, but with a distinct taste. Over the past few years, it has become a craze all over LA (though now NYC, too). Also referred to as crackberry or frozen heroin juice.

The Allen Bradley clock tower, located on the Southside, where historic demographic was Poles. It's the largest four-faced clock in the world and the face is lit at night.

The young woman who serves as Minnesota's state dairy princess wears the title of Princess Kay of the Milky Way, a name selected in a Department of Agriculture contest over fifty years ago. Princess Kay is crowned each August the night before the opening of the Minnesota State Fair, and she makes appearances not only during the Fair's 12-day run, but all year long. She is generally the daughter of dairy farmers. While at the fair, both Princess Kay and the runner-ups sit in a refrigerator in the Empire Commons building and have a replica of their head sculpted out of butter.

The common name of the Newport Southbank Bridge. Given its color and status as a pedestrian bridge, the nickname isn't going away anytime soon.

The bridge connects downtown Cincinnati Ohio to Newport Kentucky. The bridge crosses the Ohio River and is just over a half mile long.