A Regional Delicacy

Hey, remember when Roseanne worked at the Lanford Lunch Box, selling “loose-meat” sandwiches? That’s not even the least appealing name for said Iowa-centric treat! It’s also been called a “steamed hamburger,” a “tavern sandwich,” or, um “Maid-Rite.” Tom Arnold and Roseanne even opened a loose-meat restaurant during their brief, ill-fated marriage.*

*We (Jane and Nicole) cried a little during his appearance at her Comedy Central roast. He said “thanks for letting me sit on your couch for a little while.” Closure! Forgiveness! Redemption!