LUNCH COUNTER LINGO
Some of the colorful jargon of the classic lunch counter and diner:
"Adam and Eve on a raft" means two poached eggs on toast.
"zeppelins in a fog" is sausages and mashed potatoes.
"cowboy with spurs" is a western omelet with fries.
'Bark with belly busters and city juice', is hot dog with baked beans and a glass of water.
'Burn one, take it through the garden, and pin a rose on it' - Hamburger with lettuce, tomato and onion.
'A blond with sand' - Coffee with cream and sugar.
'Bloodhounds in the Hay' - Hot dogs with sauerkraut.
"stretch" is a Coke.
"full house" is a grilled cheese, bacon, and tomato sandwich.
"cremate a blue, bikini cut", is a well done, toasted blueberry muffin cut in 4 pieces.
"radio" is a tuna fish sandwich on toast. (Formerly "tuna down" which sounded like "turn it down," as if asking someone to turn down the volume on a radio).
"51" is hot chocolate.
"whiskey down" is rye toast.
"squeeze it" means make it fast.
"seaboard" means make it to go.
"cluck and grunt" is eggs and bacon.
"Golden moons on a silver sea" Actually, this is not lunch counter lingo. It is a fancy name for soup with pigeon's eggs, a first course of an ordinary Chinese dinner.
Please feel free to link to any pages of FoodReference.com from your website.
For permission to use any of this content please E-mail: [email protected]
All contents are copyright © 1990 - 2019 James T. Ehler and www.FoodReference.com unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. You may copy and use portions of this website for non-commercial, personal use only.
Any other use of these materials without prior written authorization is not very nice and violates the copyright.
Please take the time to request permission.
FOOD TRIVIA and FOOD FACTS
FoodReference.com (since 1999)
FOOD TRIVIA and FOOD FACTS SECTION