Date: Mon, 5 Jan 1998 09:40:33 -0600 From: Bonnie Briggs Subject: Re: throwed rolls Oh yes, and there is no metaphor involved here. There is a restaurant in Missouri that started this "tradition". The name of the place and town escapes me now, but the gist of it is that you go in, sit down and the food is brought to your table in large serving bowls -- like people used to do at home before we became addicted to the television. A server walks through the dining area asking if anyone wants a roll. If you raise your hand, the server then throws you a roll. Hopefully you will catch said roll. I've never been to the place in Missouri, but I know several folks who have and they all seemed to enjoy their experience. I'm still into "pass the rolls, please" - I don't relish the thought of someone throwing anything to me at the dinner table. I believe several other places have picked up on this "down-home" type dining and copied the place in Missouri. Bonnie Briggs The University of Memphis > As we drove east on Interstate 10, from Mississippi toward Pensacola > FL, we saw several billboards touting the "throwed rolls" at a > restaurant. > > Is anyone here familiar with "throwed rolls"? > > thanks, > > beth simon > assistant professor, linguistics and english > department of english and linguistics > indiana university purdue university > fort wayne, in 46805 > 219 481 6772 > simon[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]