Nickname for "The tallest fraternity in Texas." The Houston Cougars' basketball team from 1982 to 1984 featured explosive players like Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon that warranted the nickname for their explosive play and huge dunks. Phi Slama Jama happened again on the Houston Rockets when Clyde Drexler was traded to the NBA champion Houston Rockets for one last hurrah at the end of both Drexler's and Olajuwon's careers.
A perennial New York dessert featured on Seinfeld, usually consisting of a round, cake-like cookie topped with half-vanilla and half-chocolate icing. Also referred to as the Half and Half Cookie.
Refers to the gentrifying effect of the University of Pennsylvania on the West Philadelphia area.
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 necessitated blending the coffee with chicory root. Chicory is added to coffee in other parts of the world, including Madras and Belgium. Made famous at Cafe Du Monde on Jackson Square.
A Jewish snack food popular in NYC. It is a pocket of dough filled with potato, meat, onions, kasha, or cheese.