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1. Gay Street: Many street names in downtown Knoxville are named after major streets in Philadelphia and Baltimore. Gay Street is ...
2. Pete's Coffee Shop: A great little coffee shop that serves an excellent Southern-style breakfast until 11 AM M-F and till 12 noon on Sa...
3. Underwear Capital of the World: An old nickname for Knoxville for its former prominence in the textile industry. At one point Knoxville had 20 text...  
4. Philip John Clapp: Better known as sexiest dare devil alive!  
5. Johnny Knoxville: The stage name for the co-creator and star of the MTV series Jackass. Knoxville is a Knoxville native.  
6. 865 (VOL): 865 is the area code for the Knoxville area, which spells V-O-L. This is no coincidence, but rather a homage paid t...  
7. Knoxvillian: "Knoxvillian" is what a Knoxville native is called.  
8. BBQ: The BBQ really is the best in Memphis. If you are an out-of-towner the best places to go are The Rendezvous(downto...  
9. Shelby Farms: Shelby Farms is a several hundred acre park in East Memphis. The best place in the city to go jogging, biking, pic...  
10. Coolidge Park: A popular park in the downtown area, on the northern side of the waterfront. There is a restored antique carousel a...  
11. Chattanooga Market, The: An outdoor market that runs from April to December, featuring fresh produce, arts and crafts and live music.  
12. Mudpie, The: A popular local coffee shop/eatery that also serves food, including desserts made fresh on the premises, and a smal...  
13. Stone Cup Roasting Co.: This coffeehouse/coffee roaster has won several local 'best of' mentions, with good reason. They are also mindful o...  
14. Greyfriar's: A well-known coffee house/coffee roaster based in Chattanooga. They ship their hand-roasted coffee all over, and th...  
15. Sticky Fingers: A great barbeque place with authentic Tennessee-style ribs, pork and chicken. Their special signature sauces have g...  
 
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Bauble, trinket. Usually used when describing the items tourists buy in Times Square to remind them of their trip to NYC. Also known as schlock or kitsch.

Non-alcholic mixer used to make cocktails.

1. Question from an Italian beef vendor about whether you would like it dipped in the juice or not.

2. Chicagoans used to refer to Italian Beef as "Dago Beef," but this practice became has been phased out in the last few decades as the term has been recognized as highly offensive.

A nickname for Cincinnati in recognition of its former status as a major pork industry center.

Very bad windy storm spinning off the coast causing ferocious northeast winds. EX: "Mary, get the shovels outta the cella, looks like we're in for a northeastah tonight".