Thursday, May 17, 2007

T-13 - Lunch Diner Lingo Edition

Can you guess what is meant by each bit of restaurant slang?
(I'll post the answers later here. Prizes to those with most correct.)

1. Blue Plate Special
2. Graveyard Stew
3. Adam & Eve On a Raft
4. A Cowboy
5. Short Stack
6. A BLT
7. Coney Island
8. White Cow
9. Eighty-six
10. Sunny Side Up
11. Pigs in a Blanket
12. Put a hat on it.
13. Soup Jockey

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37 comments:

Denise Patrick said...

OK, I'm guessing here. Just because I've heard these things before doesn't mean I know what they mean. LOL!!

1. a cheap special dish - take off on K-Mart's famous flue-light special
2. no clue
3. fruit tray?
4. no clue
5. pancakes - usually 2
6. bacon, lettuce & tomato sandwich
7. hotdog with onions, mustard, & (forgot the last item) only
8. no clue
9. no clue
10. eggs fried with the yolk "up"
11. link sausage wrapped in a pancake - one of my favorite dishes
12. no clue
13. no clue

Great TT!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

special of the day
old stuff?
eggs on toast?
hamburger
pancakes
bacon lettuce and tomato
no idea
white gravy?
stop, do not order
do not turn eggs over
sausage in a pancake (sarge's fav!)
top bread
soup of the day?

smiles, bee

Courtney said...

1. today's special?
5. small order of pancakes
6. bacon, lettuce, tomato sandwich
8. milk?
9. out of that item
10. eggs cooked w/ yolk on top
11. sausage or hotdog in a biscuit
12. a bun?

Those are the only ones I even have a guess for!

Jenn said...

1-senior special
2-the soup at the end of the day?
3-bacon and egg on toast
4-sunny side up?
5-a couple pancakes
6-bacon, lettuce and tomato
7-no idea?
8-Vanilla Shake
9-don't make
10-eggs up no flipping
11-pancakes and sausage
12-??
13-??

Cool post!
Thanks for stopping by.

whenn said...

Oops, I only know the BLT one: Bacon, Lettuce and Tomatoe!

Thanx for stopping by my gadgets! :)

samulli said...

I haven't got a clue as to the meaning of any of them, but they sure do sound ...uhm ... lovely.
Some of them less so than others, though.
Graveyard stew?
I'm really curious now. :o)

MissMeliss said...

4) Western omelette
8) Vanilla milkshake
12)Serve a la mode (add ice cream)
13) Waitress/Server

GREAT TT!

amy said...

Im not even going to try, I am horrible at this stuff. it was a great list to read

Daisy said...

I know what #6 is. I like bacon! Lettuce and tomato, not so much.

Barbara said...

1.Based on K Mart Special
2.Whatever is left?? Who knows!
3.Banana Split?
4.?
5. 3 pancakes?
6.Bacon,lettuce & tomato sandwich
7.Hot Dog
8.Milk
9.?
10.Yellow side of egg showing
11.Corn Dog?
12.?
13?

Good TT.

Thanks for visiting, Lyn.
Loved your little quip - "We have left-over graduation cake". :)

palmtreefanatic said...

hmmm I know a BLT is a bacon lettuce tomato, I thought pigs in a blanket was a hot dog wrapped in crescent rolls, is a coney islan a hot dog with coney ( chili) sauce, ketchup, mustard, onion and relish? hmmm
not sure
i guess I dont know much!
grt post!

Joy T. said...

Oh great. Start my morning out by sucking at a game. Although it does look fun. But I'm hopeless. Good TT list!

Anonymous said...

Very clever post. Besides what everyone else has said, I know 86 means to kill or nullify.

David said...

I'm coffee-deprived today, so I've just (attempted to) read the other answers. Maybe I can get back to you when I've had a few more cupsa joe...

;-)

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

1. Something you buy at K-Mart.
2. Zombie parts that have fallen off the zombie and been forgotten.
3. Rejects from a nudist colony
4. The Lone Ranger!
5. Tattoo from Fantasy Island.
6. That's too obvious to make fun of.
7. An okay amusement park, but it ain't Kennywood.
8. A Hereford that's missing its spots.
9. A nice number.
10. A rare day in Seattle.
11. A cold night on the farm.
12. You can stop talking now...
13. Someone who dreams of riding in the Preaknes this weekend.

Okay... sorry for the flip responses. Sort of. They were more fun than the usual "pancakes" and proper answers.

Happy TT! (I hope you'll come visit me again and not think I'm a total loon. I have my moments of lucidity!)

Lyn Perry said...

Susan, those were more fun! lol
Thanks everyone for dropping by so far. Will post the "real" answers later. lgp

The GateKeeper said...

Wow! I'm really restaurant UnSavvy. I think I know 2: BLT, no I don't. Is it balogna, lettuce and tomatoe? And Pigs in a Blanket is sausage in a pancake or a hot dog. Hehehee. Oh well.

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Anonymous said...

1. Blue Plate Special-What ever people left on their plates...recycled?

2. Graveyard Stew- all the unsold veges and meat put together at the end of the night

3. Adam & Eve On a Raft- eggs on toast?

4. A Cowboy-I KNOW this one! A western omelet

5. Short Stack- pancakes

6. A BLT- Bacon lettuce tomato sandwich

7. Coney Island- ice cream?

8. White Cow- milkshake

9. Eighty-six- don't have any

10. Sunny Side Up- eggs with nasty runny yolks

11. Pigs in a Blanket- hotdogs/weenies wrapped in breading

12. Put a hat on it- Bread on top

13. Soup Jockey- waitress

That was a great TT! :) Have a wonderful week!

Anonymous said...

1. K-mart special
2. Is that like Mystery Meat? ;-)
3. no idea
4. no idea
5. some kind of deli meat sandwich?
6. bacon, lettuce and tomato
7. a corn dog
8. no idea
9. no idea
10. egg fried with the yolk up
11. link sausages in pancakes or breading
12. no idea
13. no idea

Fun TT! Thanks for visiting my blog! :)

L^2 said...

Hmmm... let's see, I think I might actually know some of these.

01. a cheap meal of meat, potoatoes and vegetables served on a plate.
02. Left-overs?
03. no idea
04. a hamburger or sandwich?
05. a couple of Pancakes - a small order
06. Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato sandwich
07. a hot dog
08. Vanilla milkshake
09. remove something from an order
10. A fried egg where the yoke is on top
11. something with ham or sausage and bread
12. a bun?
13. the server

Great interactive TT idea! Thanks for visiting my list. :-)

Mz Jackson said...

Okay, I skimmed past the others, no peeking!

1. Blue Plate Special~Don't Know
2. Graveyard Stew-Don't know
3. Adam & Eve On a Raft~Don't know
4. A Cowboy~Don't Know
5. Short Stack~small number of pancakes
6. A BLT~Bacon Lettuce Tomato Sandwich
7. Coney Island~Hot dog with chili
8. White Cow~Don't know
9. Eighty-six~Cancel the order?
10. Sunny Side Up~ Egg fried only on one side
11. Pigs in a Blanket~hot dog cooked with bread dough around it
12. Put a hat on it~Top the sandwich?
13. Soup Jockey~Chef?

I pretty much think I suck at this, but I tried!

Wylie Kinson said...

I waitressed for years, so I'm not answering out of fairness.
Fun TT! and thanks for visiting mine.

Skeezix said...

My Food Lady helped me cuz she noze food!

1. Daily speshul served at a speshul low price, uzhully at a cheep restrawnt. Bloo plate may refer to the orijinul bloo plate speshuls served on bloo Wedjewood China.

2. Milk toast - toasted bred sprinkled with sugar and cinnymun and dipt in hot milk/butter

3. 2 poached eggs on toast

4. Wstern (Denver) omlit

5. Order of pancakes (short stack is smaller than a regyuler order)

6. Bacon/Lettuce/Tomato sanwich

7. Hot Dog

8. Vanila Milkshake

9. Kitchen is out of a menu item

10. Fride, unflipped eggs

11. YUM!! A hamm sanwich

12. Add ice kreem

13. Waytress (Food Service Profeshunul)

bernie said...

Best change of soup order I ever heard: "Hold the chicken - make it pea."

Elle Fredrix said...

The only ones I know are 5,6,10 and 11!

Thanks for dropping by my TT!

Amy Ruttan said...

I know a couple of those, but since I'm still groggy from a week of hayfever I can't even attempt it.

Great list though. Happy TT and thanks for dropping by mine.

Christine said...

Okay I'm lame. I know the sausages wrapped in a bread one...and eggs...the rest have me stumped.

Ann said...

Great list, I didn't know most of them. Thanks for stopping by my list.

Gina said...

Wow ,very interesting.. I had to read most of the comments so I'll have at least an idea of what these phrases mean. I knew BLT,sunnyside up , and pigs in blanket!
Thanks for dropping by my T13 about the Statue of Liberty.

Joely Sue Burkhart said...

What a fun list--now I'm hungry!

Tara said...

Wow, how fun, I'm afraid I only know a few of them, but reading the other comments helped me figure out a few.

I'm lookin for those pigs....

Thanks for stopping by!

Tara

Xilly said...

Great TT idea! I have no clue about all that and can not wait to see your answer!

Thanks for dropping by my blog. Nice to meet you. :)

Rhian / Crowwoman said...

1.Daily Special
2. Evening soup made from day's leftovers
3. Poached eggs on toast
4. Western omlet
5. Small Order of pancakes
6. Bacon/Lettuce/Tomato sandwich
7. Hot Dog (with cole slaw?)
8. Vanilla Milkshake
9. Kitchen is out of a menu item
10. Fried Eggs yoke up, unflipped
11. Hotdog in roll
12. Add ice cream
13. Waiter/Waitress

Tink said...

Haha, great idea for a list, but I'm not even going to try! I would have to copy the ones above me, because I don't have a clue!
Thanks for visiting my detectives TT.

Miss Frou Frou said...

What a great idea for a TT - I barely knew half of them

Christine said...

This is such a great idea for a TT. I don't have a clue - but see that you've posted the answers in your newest post.

Thanks for visting my site. Looking forward to next Thursday, XINE