why is it a "greasy spoon"

How many things do you even use a spoon for in a cafe? Surely it should be a greasy knife or a greasy fork? or probably a greasy plate tbh

#rebrand

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Serving spoon I reckon.

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The earliest appearance of the term in print (MacMillan’s Magazine, 1906), refers to events of an earlier time: a restaurant in Paris was visited daily by Robert Louis Stevenson in 1874. “…the Cremerie in the Rue Delambre, - an eating-house much frequented by artists, and familiarly known as The Greasy Spoon…”

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because they are serving it to you, they wouldn’t use a knife or fork to put your food on the plate

the greasy tongs doesn’t have the same ring

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fight me

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never been served a fried breakfast using a spoon before but maybe i just frequent the wrong spots

though " a spoonful of bacon helps the medicine go down" is a new and fun phrase i may adopt

Maybe scooping up a bit of oil to baste fried eggs with?

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it’ll hurt more.

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What are they using where you go? Their hands?

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breakfast foods you can definitely pick up with a spoon

-eggs (boiled/scrambled)
-sausage
-beans
-mushrooms

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fight me.

fuck there’s a spoon in there anyway

foiled

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if you had a slotted spoon that was big enough, you could use it like a toast rack

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oh I thought that was intentional. That pic is spoonception.

How did you not notice the spoon?

Might open a cafe called The Greasy Spork

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I don’t think that you will

but I would like it if you did