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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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A term for Detroit coined by former president Franklin Roosevelt during the second World War to describe the transition of the Ford Motor Company's production from cars to tanks.

A mixture of red and green chile ordered together on a plate.

Old nickname for Milwaukee, esp. in the 19th century. The source of the nickname was the cream colored bricks once manufactured in Milwaukee.

Slang term for "westbank" - An area on the oppisite side of the mississippi river from new orleans.

Shorthand for "Bridge and Tunnel," the term for people who make the commute to Manhattan via bridge or tunnel, but who don't actually live in "the city."