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76. Absynthe: A highly-alcoholic distilled spirit made from the wormwood herb and rumored to have hallucinogenic properties (alth...  
77. Piano Bar, The: A popular New Orleans watering hole famous for its 'Hurricane' cocktails, green color scheme, and "Have Fun!" motto...  
78. Jackson Square: A historic park in the French Quarter named for General Andrew Jackson, and a gathering place for street artists, m...  
79. Creole Cottage: A style of house that includes features such as a gabled roof, four square rooms with no hallway, and shuttered doo...  
80. Nutria: A rodent that comprises an important segment of the fur trade in Louisiana but is generally considered a pest elsew...  
81. New Orleans School of Cooking and General Store.: Famous cooking school in New Orleans.  
82. Oysters Bienville: A signature New Orleans dish created, as the legend goes, at Antoine's, adapted by Arnaud's and ultimately named af...  
83. Shotgun House: A style of house with a center hallway running from the front door to the back door that you "could fire a shotgun ...  
84. John James Audubon: Not true -- Audubon was born in Haiti. See http://www.knowla.org/entry.php?rec=531 .  
85. Greenwich Village of the South, The: Another name for New Orleans, in reference to its popularity with many prolific writers including William Faulkner,...  
86. Iggy: Refers to the life-sized statue of St. Ignatius on the Loyola University campus in New Orleans. Students reportedl...  
87. Central Grocery: An Italian grocery on Decatur Street rumored to have the best darn muffulettas in New Orleans.  
88. Buddy Bolden: A cornet player who brought New Orleans flavor to jazz. His theme song was "Funky Butt Blues".  
89. Ernie K-Doe: A late but once-famous local eccentric in the New Orleans music scene, who billed himself as "The Emperor of the Un...  
90. Poppy Z. Brite: A popular writer of gothic and dark fiction native to New Orleans. Many of her stories take place in New Orleans, ...  
 
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Hazy, hot, and humid -- how local news anchors describe a typical summer day in D.C.

A popular--and relatively new--nickname for the city of Houston, which refers to “chopped and screwed,” an authentically Houston style of music.

A local motto in recent years used to promote the city’s eccentricity and diversity. It's featured on innumerable bumper stickers and t-shirts.

Loving and loyal reference (in the most self-depreciating way) to the Denver Broncos. See: Denver Broncos, Orange Crush

The old name for Albuquerque. The first 'r' was removed back in the 19th Century after Anglos had a hard time with the original Spanish pronunciation.