Minute Steak; Angel Tip

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   OED cites Webster (1934).  See ADS-L archives.
   From THE CATERER AND HOTEL PROPRIETOR'S GAZETTE, "Last Dinner in Delmonico's," September 1925, pg. 50, col. 1:

   It was in Delmonico's, according to E. H. Nies, that chicken and lobster salad first made their appearance, that chicken a la King and the lobster Newburg were invented, that French fried potatoes, Russian dressing and terrapin were first served in New York, and the minute steak was invented by Edwin Gould.

(This is not all correct--ed.)


   Drinks such as "Angel's Tip" or "Angel's Tit" were popular in the 1920s.
   From THE CATERER AND HOTEL PROPRIETOR'S GAZETTE, October 1923, pg. 48, col. 1:

   _Angel Tip_
   Sweet grape-juice; crushed ice; Sweetened whipped cream; mint.
   Fill tall glasses such as are used for ice-tea one-third full of crushed ice.  Pour over this the grape-juice till the glasses are two-thirds full.  The ice is usually sufficient to dilute it.  Pile on each serving a spoonful of the cream, and top it with a sprig of mint.  Serve with straws or long-handled spoons.  If desired, mint-leaves may be crushed with the ice.  Homemade grape-juice is preferable for this drink, but the commercial varieties may be used successfully if sugar is added.

   John Mariani's ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN FOOD & DRINK has only, on pg. 6:

_angel's tit._  Also, "King Alphonse."  A cocktail made by floating heavy cream on creme de cacao and topping it with a cherry (1984).


   FWIW, from THE STEWARD, July 1943, pg. 8, col. 1:

   Manhattan clam chowder, when first devised, (Col. 2--ed.) was known as Coney Island chowder.  As one restaurateur explained, "We call it Manhattan now, because that sounds a little better."

CHADLESS (continued)

   FWIW, from TELEPRINTER SWITCHING (D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc., Princeton, NJ, 1960) by Ehrhard A. Rossberg and Helmut E. Korta, pg. 220:

   Fig. 150 depicts the typing reperforator of the American Teletype Corporation.  This machine receives messages in the form of so-called chadless tapes, where the perforations are not punched out completely but rather remain linked to the tape in the form of "scales".  This is due to the fact that the punches merely apply a crescent-shaped cut to the tape.

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