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What New Orleans has that other cities don't

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New Orleans is its own place. If you're new to town, it's easy to fixate on what the city doesn't have, rather than what it does have. Check this chart for a few "cultural swaps" and learn to enjoy the differences.

WE HAVE
 
THEY HAVE

"Contraflow"

John Besh restaurants

The "high rise"

Flyin' horses

Huckabucks

Go-cups

Hurricanes

Gumbo

Oysters

 

Toll booths

Wolfgang Puck restaurants

The El

Carousels

Ice pops

Last call

Snow

Chowder

Clams


WE HAVE
 

DON'T HAVE

Streetcars

United Cab

Beignets

Who Dats

Levees

Brake tags

 

Light rail

Uber/Lyft

Cronuts

Football riots

Mountains

Smog checks


WE SAY
 

THEY SAY

Lakeside-riverside

Uptown-downtown

Parishes

Neutral grounds

Brahs

Streetcars

Po-boys

 

North-south

West-east

Counties

Medians

Bros

Trolleys

Hoagies, subs, heroes

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