You can't lump all of New England in on this . No one up here says "frappe"or "bubbler", and if you want cream and sugar in your coffee, you have to specify such (regular = caffeinated as opposed to decaf). Soda is soda, tonic is tonic water.soxfan99 wrote: ↑Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:15 amAs I started this whole debate, you know I knew they were Jimmies, even though to me, Jimmies are chocolate only. Always lived in the Boston area. My mother grew up in East Cambridge, so my Bostonian vocab comes from her. Other traditional Boston / New England area food and drink term
Frappe - A blended beverage of milk, syrup, ice cream.
Milkshake - A blended beverage of milk and syrup, no ice cream
Regular Coffee - Coffee with cream and sugar (I had somebody staying with me from Germany who was frustrated because he wanted black coffee at Dunkin but just kept getting cream and sugar when he ordered a regular. If you want black, just order "black".)
Fluff - A gooey marshmallow spread
Fluffernutter - A sandwich made with peanut butter and fluff
Tonic - Any carbonated, flavored beverage (e.g., Coke, Sprite, etc.)
Bubbler (pronounced "bubbla") - A water fountain
Steak Tips - Small pieces of beef that are usually heavily marinated and grilled. They're served in just about any local restaurant or pub. In fancier establishments, they're cut from the top sirloin, but at your corner bar, they could be any cut of meat. I only recently realized, when talking to somebody from another part of the country, that steak tips are a New England specialty
Scrod - Any filet of small whitefish, usually haddock or cod, but occasionally may be substituted for pollack or another fish
Steamers (pronounced "steamahs") - Small, soft-shell clams steamed and served with drawn butter
American Chop Suey - Mix of elbow macaroni, hamburger, tomato sauce, and maybe some onions or peppers
That being said, I do like scrod, my partner loves steamahs, and I just made American chop suey this past weekend. And if you've never had a fluffernutter, did you even have a childhood?
I could swear I've seen steak tips in other locales, but I could be wrong....