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61. Biggest Little City, The: A nickname for Reno, proudly flaunted by the city itself on the famous sign gracing the downtown casino district.  
62. Earthquakes: There are several fault zones running through Reno, and in 2008 an unusual series of quakes centered around the wes...  
63. Old Reno Arch, The: The arch transversing Virginia Street, announcing to all who pass beneath it that Reno is "The Biggest Little City ...  
64. Highway 395: A major highway; In Reno, 395 is also called "South Virginia St." or "Martin Luther King, Jr. Freeway". It runs sou...  
65. National Championship Air Races, The: The National Championship Air Races is one of the biggest events in Reno. It is usually held in Mid-September and ...  
66. McCarran Blvd: A pseudo-circular highway that runs around the perimeter of Reno.  
67. Virginia Avenue: Reno's downtown "Strip", where the majority of the casinos are located; runs north/south and intersects with I-80 n...  
68. Slot Zombie: A person so transfixed by gambling machines that he or she becomes virtually oblivious to the rest of the world.  
69. Awful Awful, The: The famous "awful big and awful good" greasebomb hamburger served at the Nugget Casino; Most estimates place the lo...  
70. Santa Fe Basque Family Style Dining: This restaurant has been around for over 50 years, serving up traditional Basque fare(from the Pyrenees region of N...  
71. Basque: Reno at one time had a large Basque population, immigrants from the Pyrenees region at the border of Spain and Fran...  
72. Bertha Miranda's: Where to go for the best Margaritas in Reno, and some pretty decent Mexican food as well. The menu is bi-lingual!  
73. Elevation: Reno has an altitude of almost 5000 feet above sea level, so visitors are advised to watch for such things as dehyd...  
74. Park Wedding Chapel: No longer in business. http://renohistorical.org/items/show/13?tour=1&index=16  
75. LuLou's: A well-regarded restaurant in downtown Reno, known for its creative cuisine. Supposedly, the owners frequently trav...  
 
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"Barney"; A Harvard Student, or when used more generally, a Cambridge Resident.

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(noun) Nickname for Minneapolis, particularly in the 1980s and 1990s; meant as a contrast to "The Big Apple", New York City.

Coffee laced with chicory. Rumored to have originated in New Orleans during the Civil War, when the city was under a federal blockade and could not import enough coffee, which...

A french-style doughnut, typically dusted with powdered sugar and accompanied by a cup of chicory-laced cafe au lait. Made famous in Cafe Du Monde, located in the old French Market on Jackson Square.

The "Gum Wall" is just that, a wall of a building with chewed gum stuck to it. It's an odd landmark found at the famous Pike Place Market.