Restaurants: Edibility Gap

Mashed potatoes (whiter than Snow White claims to be) in a rosebud border, green (with envy because they never get top billing) sugar peas plus a fat and sassy mushroom or two, French fried onion rings that speak for themselves, and a chopped green salad for your vitamin quotient.

—Creighton's Restaurant Fort Lauderdale

Gourmetburger—embosomed with firm lush Bernaise [sic] sauce and necklaced with a Frenchly fried onion ring—garni of De Gaulle lemon slices—voilà!

—Hippo, San Francisco

Emerald Isle—sure and it warms the cockles of your heart! A wallop of ice cream, a dollop...