D.C. Dictionary: The Diner Slang Dictionary
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- bring items together for cleaning up, i.e. marry the salt and pepper.
- Customer will take a chance:
- Coney Island chicken:
- a hot dog, so called because hot dogs were popularly associated with the stands on Coney Island. -Synonyms: Coney Island
- Life preservers:
- doughnuts -Synonyms: Sinkers
- Angels on horseback:
- oysters rolled in bacon on toast
- tuna salad sandwich on toast (a pun on "tuna down," which sounds like "turn it down," as one would the radio knob)
- Bowl of red:
- a bowl of chili con carne, so called for its deep red color.
- Draw one in the Dark:
- a black coffe -Synonyms: Flowing Mississippi
- Splash of red noise:
- a bowl of tomato soup
- Blue-plate special:
- a dish of meat, potato, and vegetable served on a plate (usually blue) sectioned in three parts. This can also refer to the daily special.