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16. Wes' Rib House: A meat-lover's paradise; a place to get real southern-style barbequed ribs, straight from a smokin' (literally) bar...  
17. Maximilian’s: Maximillian's is also called the Three Sisters, but regardless of the moniker confusion, this little cafe still ser...  
18. LOTSOFNOISE: An underground blog covering the music and art scenes in Providence. Features reviews, interviews, event listing, e...  
19. College Hill: A neighborhood in eastern Providence falling primarily on a hill adjacent to the river; an area rich in history tha...  
20. Mile of History, The: Refers to Benefit Street, a historic street that was established in 1756 abd was once home to many prominent busine...  
21. Thayer Street: A main street running through the College Hill neighborhood where a great deal of student-focused retail and entert...  
22. Mu Mu Cuisine: An authentic Chinese restaurant in the Federal Hill area, with excellent food prepared by a real Peking chef. The m...  
23. Met Cafe, The: A popular live music and dance venue, affiliated with another well-known club-Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel. Here, you ca...  
24. Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel: One of the city's premier music venues, Lupo's has been around since the 1970s and offers a full and diverse calend...  
25. Cable Car Cinema: A great independent movie house with a nice cafe and as a special touch, couches in the theater.  
26. Don Bousquet: The famous long-time cartoonist for the Providence Journal, best known for his visual caracatures of Rhode Island l...  
27. ProJo, The: Nickname for the city's award-winning daily newspaper, the Providence Journal. This paper holds the distinction of ...  
28. East Side, The: Refers to a conglomeration of neighborhoods encompassing College Hill, Blackstone, Mount Hope, Fox Point and a few ...  
29. Capital Center: Roughly refers to the downtown (aka 'downcity') area of Providence  
30. Arcade, The: The Westminister Arcade, a three-story historic building downtown that dates back to the 1820s; a Greek Revival-sty...  
 
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(noun) Round dessert treat common throughout Maine consisting of a marshmallow filling in between two firm pieces of cake (usually chocolate). Its shape resembles a hamburger in a bun.

1. Pittsburgh speak for the preposition "with".

2. Meaning: with
Example: I'd like my cheesesteak wit onions.

Tyme is money, as the old Tyme slogan went...

1. To out of state folks "TYME machine" sounds like a "time machine". If you leave the state and ask for a TYME machine you will likely be given a blank stare. To us it is the generic term for a cash machine, to everyone else it is a futuristic machine that doesn't exist.

2. This is Madison speak for ATM. Many newcomers are puzzled when an old-school Wisconsinite asks them for a "Tyme machine."

This is a name commonly used for bicycle rickshaws that generally transport tourists around the city. The "driver" names their prices usually, so make sure you ask before your ride starts exactly how much it will cost.

Although it sounds like something made up by a seventh-grade boy, "Show and Blow" is the official name of the new alcohol-related policy for the student section at Wisconsin Badger football games. A student who is ejected for alcohol-related reasons must come to each subsequent game sober if underage or legally sober if of age. Apparently this policy was implemented last year (2007) but I only learned of it this year when the Dean of Students sent a letter to all season ticket holders that explains some changes to the Show and Blow program. Now, after a student is ejected, his or her ticket will be electronically tagged. In subsequent games the holder of that tagged voucher (NOT the person who was previously ejected) will be ushered to a Show and Blow area upon entering the stadium. This has implications for the student ticket resale market, as the electronic tag will be tied to all the vouchers in the season ticket packet in question, and not the offending person at the game.