"We're having a plate lunch in town," Buddy said.
Some Chinese dishes are typically served as part of plate lunches in Hawaii.
Auditing the dialogue at a place where the special "plate lunch" goes for $4.25 tells a lot that can't be learned on a house tour.
The plate lunch, which includes meat, potato, vegetable, bread and a small dessert like pudding, costs $4.25.
It is usually served with macaroni salad and rice in a plate lunch.
And if someone wanted to restore the diner and serve authentic blue plate lunches, would it make economic sense?
It was filled with a wide assortment of sandwiches and plate lunches in plastic containers.
A plate lunch of cold chicken with a few peas went for three dollars; his cost, a buck twenty-five.
A plate lunch with more than one entrée is often called a mixed plate.
As the days of the plantations came to an end, the plate lunches started being served by lunch wagons to construction workers and day laborers.