Refers to the affable demeanor rumored to be common in the Twin Cities and the surrounding areas (although the validity of this stereotype is the subject of some disagreement).
As used in Pittsburgh, the word means "lately" or "currently" as in "The gas prices are outrageous anymore."
1. "Bennies" is more from the Jersey Shore and refers to people from other parts of the area visiting during the summer.
2. Jersey slang for tourists.
The oldest coffeehouse in New Orleans, famous for beignets and chicory-laced coffee.