As I was posting to the chicken wing thread, I was musing on the different ways wing shops describe/name their hottest sauce. "Melt your fillings" was the one I recalled. It reminded me of other funny named foods I have seen on menus. Now, I know the Brits serve some funny named stuff, but I'm guessing you'll find spotted dicks all over the place. I'm looking for the unique names only found in one spot.
My favorites come from a pair of related restaurants back where I'm from originally. I have no idea if Fitzwilly's still exists in Northampton, MA or Fitzsnuggy's is still on Riverdale Street in West Springfield.
Fitzsnuggy's named sandwiches for celebrities (no particular reason I know of). Their tuna salad was "Ike and Tina Tuna". Their cream cheese and olive sandwich was named Cream Abdul Jabbar.
I never discerned a pattern in Fitzwilly's food names. They had a m,ssive chocolate ice cream/cake dessert called "Daddy, I don't want to eat this".
In both places, they wouldn't take an order unless you used the exact name.
From C. Thompson's updated wisdom for the modern traveler: 1 Hang up on morons 2 Don't be that guy 3 Stop feeling so entitled
While in Saudi many years back, we snuck into a Thai place to grab a meal during prayer time. They had a menu item called Lady in Bath which was essentially a thin deep fried shrimp roll. (No other filling other than the shrimp and the wrap.) The tail of a long shrimp which stuck out of the bottom of the wrap looked like a pair of dainty female feet sticking out of a shower curtain (wrap).
In a jazz bar in Tokyo where only drinks and snacks were served was an item called "Charm". I asked the waiter for better details and all he could say was "much charming". Even my husband who speaks basic japanese couldn't get a translation.
So we ordered it. It was a wicker bowl filled with assorted candies and crackers, each one individually wrapped. Imagine one potato chip in it's own sealed bag, or two peanuts in a little bag. Very silly to us, but quite charming to them.