Plate lunches are still sold here. Mine, today, was of dark chicken fricasee, rice and deep gravy, and very fresh iceberg lettuce with ranch dressing. It cost $6 and it was really good. It was designed for workers and as we know, I am a working man.
Long ago there was an Asian food truck in Berkeley that sold a plate lunch of chicken teriyaki, rice, noodles, and very fresh iceberg lettuce with ranch dressing. It cost $3 and it was really good. Today’s Louisiana Creole plate lunch tasted exactly the same.
It is the first day of classes and I am taking this odd coincidence as a good sign.