New York City
Trivia hound Ben Schott has a new piece in the New York Times explicating some of the more family friendly terms and codes used in the restaurant trade.
The list dwells on lingo specific to certain restaurants, and my personal favorites on the list include Union Square Cafe's "with a story," meaning lots of conditions on the order, the understandably unattributed "artichoke," an attractive female diner, and The Dutch's indiscriminate use of "the guy" for any object, as in "take the guy (the broom) and sweep the floor."*
Manhattan local news site DNAinfo spotted this goat dining with a couple at Famous Famiglia's pizza parlor.
Correspondent Leslie Albrecht gathered customer's reactions:
“Get out of here. That’s insane,” said Ed Sullivan, 37, a construction worker from Long Island. “It’s not sanitary — well — I guess it depends on the goat."
The goat is apparently a minor Passaic, NJ celebrity named Cocoa, whose companion Cyrus Fakroddin occasionally takes her for a trip to the big city.
A Tale of 2 Thursdays, part 1: