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Survey: Texan accent is sexiest in America

Survey: Texan accent is sexiest in America | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
It's not surprising to us but a recent survey has determined that the Texan accent is the sexiest in America. A recent survey was done by Big Seven Travel across 1. 5 million social media users determined which accents from across the nation were the most attractive. The lists Top 10 sexiest accents include:TexanBostonianNew YorkMainerChicagoMississippiHawaiianPhiladelphiaSt. LouisCalifornianAn Oklahoma accent came in at 24th and a New Mexican accent was ranked the 30th sexiest accent.
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Y'all have any doubt about this?   (I still get caught with my Chicago accent showing itself and it has been 15 years!)

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Former Rock 'N' Roll McDonald's Reveals New Look

Former Rock 'N' Roll McDonald's Reveals New Look | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The iconic McDonald’s restaurant in the heart of Chicago is forgoing its pop-culture theme and getting a modern makeover. Check it out!
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McD - the New Look - Chicago are you ready?

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Mystery builder proposes world’s tallest Ferris wheel — in San Antonio?

Mystery builder proposes world’s tallest Ferris wheel — in San Antonio? | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Someone out there has a dream: to build the world's tallest Ferris wheel, one so large it would be the envy of Las Vegas and Dubai, along the Mission Reach trail on the San Antonio River.
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world's tallest Ferris wheel here in San Antonio - YESSSSS, let's do it! - but I have to admit, 900 feet high - compared to 622' for the Tower can be intimidating (might be fun waving to the folks in the Tower as they look up to you!)

 

I was on the Ferris wheel at Chicago's Navy Pier - it seemed HUGE - and now I just looked it up - it was under 200' - and San Antonio is talking 900' - YIKES!!!!

 

Chicago version update:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-navy-pier-ferris-wheel-met-20150622-story.html

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The Best Sandwich in Every State

The Best Sandwich in Every State | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
ILLINOIS: AL’S #1 ITALIAN BEEF, CHICAGO: ITALIAN BEEF
Way back in 1939, Al’s #1 Italian Beef started as a small food stand, later morphing into an iconic Chicago franchise with 11 locations in Chicago and shops in Las Vegas, California, and Texas. During the Depression, owner Al Ferrari and his family began slicing roast beef very thin and placing it on small fresh loaves of Italian bread, unintentionally creating a legendary sandwich.
To make this beauty, sirloin is rubbed with a secret spice blend, dry-roasted, thinly sliced, made into a sandwich, and then dunked in Al's signature “gravy” (more similar to au jus). Customers can choose how much or little they want, but Al’s encourages customers to get their sandwiches “wet.” When topped with the signature giardiniera, a tart and spicy pickled vegetable blend, this sandwich is a masterpiece.
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OK - so I am from Chicago (love Italian beef) and my name is....     unfortunately, not the same AL....  (try it, it is gooood....)

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S.S. Eastland Memorial – Chicago, Illinois

S.S. Eastland Memorial – Chicago, Illinois | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Discover S.S. Eastland Memorial in Chicago, Illinois: This memorial plaque remembers a strangely shallow maritime disaster known as "Chicago's Titanic.".
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Chicago's Titanic - who would think that a ship in the heart of Chicago would roll - and 800 people would die - so long ago!

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Why wind chill matters

Why wind chill matters | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
When there is a wind chill, it feels a lot colder than the temperature indicates, which can be dangerous.
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OH YEAH - having lived in Chicago when the wind chill took us to 80 BELOW - it matters!

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Popular neighborhood bar fills niche with new gourmet hot dog shop

Popular neighborhood bar fills niche with new gourmet hot dog shop | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Bang Bang Bar owners Jamie Hoppe and Jenn Alva, have taken over an old Roy’s Taco Hut location to open hot dog restaurant The Dogfather.
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born and raised in Chicago, the city had it's own version of what a hot dog should be (memories of Gene and Jude's)...  one thing absolute - ketchup and hot dogs do NOT meet - ever! But, welcome to San Antonio - and these hot dogs look great!....

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The 50 Pizza Capitals of America

The 50 Pizza Capitals of America | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
From New York thin crust to Chicago deep dish, the analysts at FindTheHome used Yelp's API, Yelp Fusion, to find the pizza capitals of America.
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OK - so we are not on this list....   (we would be if I opened a pizza parlor) - GO CHICAGO at #1  (hometown) - and, the #1 pizza from a long time favorite - Lou Malnoti's

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