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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

Though it looks suspiciously like a cold-cuts hero ...

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

Glad it's not a normal club sandwich.

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

Not sure what a "Lumberjack" is, but this isn't it!

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

This is the place!


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