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46. Makin' groceries: Grocery shopping.  
47. Laissez les bons temps ruler: Laissez les bon temps ROULER, for spelling... yes, I'm abusing this feature to be a spelling nazi; sue me.  
48. Krewe: A group, led by a captain, that organizes a parade during Carnival season.  
49. Lagniappe: A little something extra.  
50. Creoles: French-cultured urban residents, early denizens of New Orleans, distinct from Cajuns in that Creoles were cosmopoli...  
51. Patois: The Cajun form of provincial French language, transmitted orally for three centuries.  
52. Zydeco: New Orleans-style Cajun-flavored music.  
53. Gumbo: A spicy Creole dish made with seafood or a mix of meat and sausage and vegetables.  
54. Storyville: Storyville is now a Children's fair inside City Park.  
55. St. Louis Cathedral: The oldest cathedral in North America, founded in 1720, sits on the banks of the Mississippi in New Orleans.  
56. Audubon Zoo: A 58-acre zoo in Uptown New Orleans, named for the famous New Orleans naturalist.  
57. Mississippi Mile: The second longest river in the United States, and the birthplace of New Orleanean city and culture.  
58. Alligator Pear: A Merliton we stuff it with shrimp, crawfish or crab stuffing and eat it.  
59. Andouille: A spicy Cajun sausage.  
60. Bananas Foster: Then it is caught on fire.  
 
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Marinara sauce

Leftover tomato pie from Palermos (half fried eggplant, half garlic).

Trenton's unique vision of a pizza pie, light on the cheese and heavy with big chunks of tomato drizzled with olive oil.


1. Question from an Italian beef vendor about whether you would like it dipped in the juice or not.

2. Chicagoans used to refer to Italian Beef as "Dago Beef," but this practice became has been phased out in the last few decades as the term has been recognized as highly offensive.

A nickname originally given to the Elmira Civil War Prison Camp by its Confederate prisoners. Hellmira can still be used as a derogatory term for the city of Elmira itself.

The correct reference to Pleasant Valley. Friends don't let friends move to west LR.