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'Adam and Eve on a raft wreck 'em!'

June 29, 2013, 12:00 AM  |  Posted by Emily Richardson in counter culture

The American diner is a multifaceted cultural icon, built on bacon and eggs, coffee and pie, conversation and comradery. Part of this ‘counter’ culture that’s particularly clever and a bit silly is diner cook lingo. I’ll preface this by saying that our culinary staff does not actually utilize this language – restaurant kitchens have their own language that’s pretty standard and utilitarian in comparison. But, it’s fun to learn some of the colorful wit that seasons diner tradition and character!

Here are some of the favorite vocabulary terms that we’ve dug up:

adam and eve on a raft: two poached eggs on toast

axle grease: butter

black cow: chocolate milkshake

bun pup: hot dog

burn one, take it through the garden and pin a rose on it: hamburger with lettuce, tomato and onion

cackle fruit: eggs

cluck and grunt: eggs and bacon

draw one in the dark: black coffee

fifty-five: glass of root beer

flop two: two fried eggs

gentleman will take a chance: hash

house boat: banana split

mouse trap: grilled cheese sandwich

on the hoof: meat cooked rare

pair of drawers: two cups of coffee

radio: tuna salad

wreck ‘em: scrambled eggs

Next time you visit, try some new vocabulary on your friends and family! …but please don’t subject our servers to it, they have a lot to keep up with between putting the float in your fifty-five and axle grease on your raft (that’s toast).

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