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61. Barq's: A popular local root beer.  
62. Shrimp Creole: A stew-like dish made of shrimps in a spicy tomato sauce, served over rice.  
63. Roux: The gumbo base made by browning flour in fat.  
64. Oysters Rockefeller: Oysters on the half-shell with spinach and a hint of Absinthe flavoring.  
65. Muffuletta: A large sandwich-type food made with a pizza-sized Italian bun and a variety of fillings.  
66. King Cake: A racetrack-shaped cake served only for Twelfth Night (January 6, the Feast of the Three Kings).  
67. Jambalaya: A Louisiana dish made in a pot with meat, vegetables, and rice. There are two primary versions; one with tomatoes ...  
68. Mudbugs: Crawfish- first you boil 'em, then you suck the heads!  
69. Boudreaux's Butt Paste: A diaper rash ointment developed in the 1970s by a Louisiana pediatrician and manufactured in New Orleans, only rec...  
70. Debris: The best part of the whole roast!  
71. Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World: Where was the Blair Kern's original storage and construction site?  
72. Acme Oyster House World Champion Oyster Eating Contest: Famous oyster eating contest in the New Orleans area.  
73. French Market: America's oldest city market, established in 1791 on the banks of the Mississippi.  
74. Liquid Land: Louisiana swamps.  
75. Obituary cocktail: A killer cocktail made with absinthe and gin.  
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A phrase referring to Peoria’s reputation as a famous test market because of its representation of the diversity of the country as a whole. During its vaudeville days up to the present, if a show, law, or product was popular in Peoria, it would work anywhere.

Gypsy cab is the word for the black town cars that roam the boroughs looking for people who need a ride. If you are standing at the curb, they might pull up to see if you need a cab. In certain parts of the city (the Bronx, parts of Brooklyn, etc.) it is rare to find a yellow cab on duty (unless they just dropped someone off and are headed back to Manhattan), so you need to either call for a car company, or rely on gypsy cabs. It is recommended...

A hearty main course stew usually made with regionally sourced ingredients that include some combination of meats, onions, okra tomatoes, lima beans, and a copious amount of butter.

Slugging is a form of hitchhiking in DC that benefits both the hitchhiker and the driver. The driver can use the much faster HOV lane after taking on a passenger.

A pickled condiment made from cabbage and various other vegetables and spices.