While doing research - i.e., eating out a lot - for this week's review of DJ's 9th Avenue Café, I encountered Toad-in-a-Hole pancakes. And ever since, I've had fun thinking of other foods with humorous names.
My favorites? Bubble and squeak, the British dish of cabbage and potatoes, and ants on a log, with raisins tramping along peanut butter-filled celery sticks.
Some names are more misleading than funny, such as Rocky Mountain oysters and head cheese -- these dishes are only funny if you count the looks on people's faces when servers explain what's really in them.
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While those oysters and cheese might take some getting used to, DJ's Toad-in-a-Hole pancakes -- made not with amphibians but crispy bacon and an egg in the center - do not. They're delicious. To find out how the rest of the fare at DJ's 9th Avenue stacks up -- and how this second location compares to the original DJ's Berkeley Cafe -- come back tomorrow for the full review.