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blue′ plate` spe′cial


n.
a specially priced main course on a restaurant menu, typically of meat, potatoes, and a vegetable.
[1940–45]
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Fenian's also has a $10 blue-plate special Monday through Friday from 10 a.
Not so much in rural Louisiana, where corruption is the blue-plate special of the day, and it's served up with hefty side orders of racism, ignorance and crippling poverty.
If you don't know the difference between a blue line and the blue-plate special, it was still exciting stuff.
You'd be amazed what happens at Homer's Diner, a blue-plate special restaurant in an industrial district near the airport.
Under Harry Cohn (Linal Haft), the Stooges become Columbia Pictures' blue-plate special -- working stiffs who thumb their noses at the hoi polloi.
Start down this path, and we will see restaurants ejecting customers who order the blue-plate special, department stores sending security guards to clobber anyone found milling around the sale racks.
As can be gleaned from the quotes above, Stoll, Birkerts, and Slouka invent and then inhabit a stuffing-or-potatoes universe: Here's the blue-plate special and absolutely no substitutions are allowed.
Regional dishes and new twists on old favorites always have accompanied the classic blue-plate specials on diner menus.
The menu features made-from-scratch comfort food including premium cuts of beef, bison, chicken, fish and daily blue-plate specials, as well as homemade cookies and shakes.
For lunch there are daily blue-plate specials, burgers, sandwiches and a pecan pie that is worth the entire trip.
Users are invited to bookmark The Pulse and return every weekday for blue-plate specials designed to simplify and streamline their lunchtime Web surfing.
It always has wonderful breakfasts, brunches, and blue-plate specials.