The Greasy Spoon

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The Greasy Spoon

The Greasy Spoon Diner

The Greasy Spoon a diner is known for offering a good heavy breakfast and many combos. They also offer an extensive selection of milkshakes and malts, and an old fashioned soda fountain that serves various types of classic Terran soda.

This establishment was originally located in the now defunct New York District, and moved in 2394 to its current location in the San Francisco District.




Lingo that may be heard

  • 1. Adam and Eve on a raft/log - Two poached eggs on toast
  • 2. Adam's ale/city juice/dog soup - Water
  • 3. All hot - A baked potato
  • 4. Axle grease/skid grease/cow paste - Butter
  • 5. Baby juice/moo juice/cow juice/Sweet Alice - Milk
  • 6. Belch water/balloon water - Seltzer or soda water
  • 7. Blonde with Sand - Coffee with cream and sugar.
  • 8. Bloodhound in the Hay - A hot dog with sauerkraut
  • 9. Bossy in a bowl - Beef stew
  • 10. Bow-wow/bun pup/tube steak/groundhog/Coney Island/Coney Island chicken/Coney Island bloodhound - A hot dog
  • 11. Breath - Onion
  • 12. Bronx vanilla/halitosis/Italian perfume - Garlic
  • 13. Bullets/whistleberries - Baked beans
  • 14. Burn one - Put a hamburger on the grill
  • 15. Burn one, take it through the garden and pin a rose on it - A hamburger with lettuce, tomato and onion
  • 16. Burn the British - A toasted English muffin
  • 17. Cackle fruit/Cackleberries/Hen Fruit - Eggs
  • 18. Chicks on a raft - Eggs on toast
  • 19. Customer will take a chance/clean up the kitchen/sweep the floor - Hash
  • 20. Dough well done with cow to cover - Buttered toast
  • 21. Drag one through Georgia - Coca-Cola with chocolate syrup
  • 22. Draw one/a cup of mud - A cup of coffee
  • 23. Draw one in the dark - A cup of black coffee
  • 24. First lady - Spareribs (probably a pun on Eve being made from Adam's rib)
  • 25. Fish eyes/cat's eyes - Tapioca pudding
  • 26. Flop two - Two fried eggs over easy
  • 27. Frog sticks - French fries
  • 28. GAC - A grilled American cheese sandwich (Also called a "jack" or a "Jack Benny" if there's bacon on it.)
  • 29. Gravel train - Sugar bowl
  • 30. Heart Attack on Rack - Biscuits and gravy
  • 31. Hemorrhage - Ketchup
  • 32. Hockey puck - A hamburger, well done
  • 33. Hounds on an Island - Franks and beans
  • 34. Houseboat - A banana split
  • 35. In the alley - Served as a side dish
  • 36. Maiden's delight - Cherries ("cherry" is slang for the maidenhead (archaic), or hymen)
  • 37. Mississippi Mud/Yellow paint - mustard
  • 38. Mystery in the alley - A side order of hash
  • 39. Nervous pudding - Jelly/Jello
  • 40. Noah's boy - A slice of ham (Ham was one of the Biblical Noah's sons)
  • 41. Noah's boy with Murphy carrying a wreath - ham and potatoes with cabbage
  • 42. On the hoof - Any kind of meat cooked rare
  • 43. Pair of drawers - Two cups of coffee
  • 44. Pittsburgh - Toast or burn something so it's charred on the outside but still red on the inside (probably a reference to Pittsburgh's smokestacks or coal beds)
  • 45. Put out the lights and cry - Liver and onions
  • 46. Sand/gravel/yum-yum - Sugar
  • 47. Sea dust - salt
  • 48. Shingle with a shimmy and a shake - Buttered toast with jam
  • 49. Shoot from the South/Atlanta special - Coca-Cola (the company's headquarters are in Atlanta, Georgia)
  • 50. Radio - A tuna salad sandwich on toast ("tuna down" or tuna on toast, sounds like "turn it down" the command often repeated when the radio is on in the kitchen)
  • 51. Wax - American cheese
  • 52. Whiskey - rye bread
  • 53. Whiskey down - rye toast
  • 54. Wreck 'em - Scrambled eggs
  • 55. 86 - Remove an item from an order or from the menu; throw an item away



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