blue plate special

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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.m.
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.
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.
A value-added solution that comes readily to mind is an expansion of "special" store categories -- think a broader varietal wine department, or "blue-plate specials" promoting select cuts of meats for at-home "date nights."Think LocalCivic and community pride is also making a comeback, according to the recent Mintel consumer report, which notes that while people still want to support local charities, the sour economy is making it increasingly difficult for many.
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.
It always has wonderful breakfasts, brunches, and blue-plate specials. But I especially love a new mail service that they offer on their website.
While all of the menu items are great, most stop in for the blue-plate specials. The offerings change daily, but you can always grab your choice of fried or blackened catfish or boneless fried chicken with a maple glaze or one of their sauces.