The Five Most Hilarious Dish Misidentifications in the Window of Harrie's Diner

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The window of Harrie's is a gold mine of visual malapropism.


I'm a sucker for any kind of plastic model of food. In fact, if I had it to do over again, I might choose to be a commercial food modeler instead of a paid tongue and scribe. So I was immediately attracted to the sumptuous display in the windows of Harrie's, a combination diner and bakery just south of Times Square on Broadway. Though established in 1948 with what was presumably a normal diner menu, now half the space in the display windows is devoted to Korean fare.


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When was the last time you saw a "cheese steak delux" with eggs and hot dogs?


When I sidled up to the display, however, I discovered that the models were all kinds of strange and greenish. What's more, many of the tags totally blew the identification of their corresponding dishes. There was a pattern here, too -- it was the regular diner standards that tended to be misidentified, in general. Anyway, it makes some very entertaining goggling.


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To begin with, that's not a roll, it's sliced white bread!


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