Return to Norms

Today’s Zippy takes us back to a Norms diner:


We were last in a Norms on January 15th; writeup about the diners, a photo, and a Zippy of 8/22/06 in this posting.

Now we have Zippy negotiating with the annoying Happy Boy on cole slaw, vintage vinyl, and tuna melts.

From Wikipedia:

A melt sandwich (also known in Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom as a toasted cheese sandwich or, toastie) is a type of sandwich containing bread and some type of filling that is seasoned with cheese, sometimes grated. The sandwich is then grilled or fried until the cheese is melted. It may be served as an open face sandwich or a closed face one.

One common filling is tuna fish, with mayonnaise; the result would then be a tuna melt sandwich. Other popular choices are ham, roast beef, chicken, turkey, or a hamburger patty, which is known as a patty melt. It is the filling that establishes the melt sandwich as a variation of the grilled cheese sandwich. Patty melts were a staple of the traditional U.S. diner and were commonly found on menus as far back as the 1950s and possibly the 1940s.

In a photo:


A tuna melt sandwich on a plate with French fries as served by the 101 Coffee Shop at 6145 Franklin Ave in Hollywood, California, USA. According to their online menu as viewed on 2009-07-17, they serve tuna melts with “fresh dill, celery, and a touch of lemon” with a “choice of French fries, salad, potato salad or mashed potatoes” included in the purchase price.

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