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There's a fine line between being creative and ridiculous, and even some of the best restaurants have passed it. I get it, competition in the food service is high. You need to think outside the box to attract more customers than that Turkish Kebab joint with questionable sanitary conditions around the corner. But that doesn't mean you have to embellish your dining sets with cocktails served in an actual umbrella. Or fried chicken on a sunbathing chair with kitchenware sticking out. Bored Panda has already shown you the 10+ Times Restaurants Went Too Far With Food Serving, but we've found so many more absurdly funny fails encountered while eating out, we just couldn't resist from making a successor list. Continue scrolling, check out the most hipster things that food has ever been served on, and upvote your favorites!

#1

This Chocolate Mud Pie Is Served Like An Actual Potted Plant

This Chocolate Mud Pie Is Served Like An Actual Potted Plant

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#2

London Bar Served My Girlfriend’s Cocktail In A Levitating Glass

London Bar Served My Girlfriend’s Cocktail In A Levitating Glass

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#3

We Received Our Onion Rings On A Giraffe

We Received Our Onion Rings On A Giraffe

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#4

Food Looks Delicious... But A Toolbox?!

Food Looks Delicious... But A Toolbox?!

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#7

Self-Aware Absurdity? Apple Pastry Desert Served On An Image Of A Plate.... On An iPad

Self-Aware Absurdity? Apple Pastry Desert Served On An Image Of A Plate.... On An iPad

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Randy Inbred
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sometimes words can't convey how you feel when you see something so stupid. This is one of those times.

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#9

Salad With A Side Of Bleeding

Salad With A Side Of Bleeding

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Mangoes'nRum
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This looks like an art piece instead of a salad. This is a Salart. This will be a thing now. I invented Salart.

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#11

It's Portable

It's Portable

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#12

Breakfast On A Tray. Am I In Jail?

Breakfast On A Tray. Am I In Jail?

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Rose
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nop, you aren't in jail, in India most people eat in steel plates like the one in this picture even in some local restaurants they serve good in such plates, it is perfectly normal and honestly stainless steel utensils are best!

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#13

My French Onion Soup Was Served In An Actual Onion

My French Onion Soup Was Served In An Actual Onion

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#14

Taquitos In A Cigar Box

Taquitos In A Cigar Box

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Ladies and Gentlemen
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like this one. I wonder if the box smells like cigars, that would be a plus for me.

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#15

I'm A Simple Man. I See An Injection, I Take My Pants Off. Why Am I Being Kicked Out?

I'm A Simple Man. I See An Injection, I Take My Pants Off. Why Am I Being Kicked Out?

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#17

Oh Brilliant, Just Serve My Cocktail In An Umbrella

Oh Brilliant, Just Serve My Cocktail In An Umbrella

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#18

Please Return Your Shopping Trolley After Finishing Your Coffee To Reclaim Your Tiny £1 Coin

Please Return Your Shopping Trolley After Finishing Your Coffee To Reclaim Your Tiny £1 Coin

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Monika Rhodes
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The trolley looks so cute, someone needs to return it to the Walmice right now!

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#19

White Chocolate Filled With Miso, Served On A Flip-Flop

White Chocolate Filled With Miso, Served On A Flip-Flop

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#20

The Most Hipster Beans On Toast I've Ever Seen

The Most Hipster Beans On Toast I've Ever Seen

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#21

"Would You Like Some Bread While You Wait?""I'm Forty-Eight Years Old"

"Would You Like Some Bread While You Wait?""I'm Forty-Eight Years Old"

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#22

So I Went To Eat Hot Pot Today

So I Went To Eat Hot Pot Today

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Randy Inbred
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So you undress the dolls while you eat? If one was male it would be slightly less creepy. But still weird.

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#23

Steak And Mashed Potatoes In A Martini Glass

Steak And Mashed Potatoes In A Martini Glass

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Steve
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What is so bizzarre, is looking at the preivous images of a washing line of raviloli and an up-turned umbrella of cocktail, this now almost seems acceptable. What the hell is this gallery doing to me?

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#24

I Asked For A Pint Of Lager... Ended Up With A Science Experiment

I Asked For A Pint Of Lager... Ended Up With A Science Experiment

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#25

Oh For F*ck Sake! This Has Got To Be The Worst

Oh For F*ck Sake! This Has Got To Be The Worst

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#26

Fish Goo Smeared On A Floor Tile

Fish Goo Smeared On A Floor Tile

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If I had fish goo I'd put it on the floor tile too... or on any floor the restaurant had.

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#28

Forgive Me, But There's A Plate In This One. In A Sink

Forgive Me, But There's A Plate In This One. In A Sink

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#29

A Motel Served Me This Breakfast Tray For $15 And Contains A Toaster, And A 2l Milk

A Motel Served Me This Breakfast Tray For $15 And Contains A Toaster, And A 2l Milk

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#30

I Received My Drink, Complete With Bird Cage Prison

I Received My Drink, Complete With Bird Cage Prison

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#31

Single Mini Macaron Topped With Basil On A Rock

Single Mini Macaron Topped With Basil On A Rock

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#33

Cheesy Triceratop

Cheesy Triceratop

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#34

Uh, Ok Then

Uh, Ok Then

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

N O J U S T N O I A M S O S O R R Y B U T N O (does anyone know how long double spacing takes lol)

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#36

A Poutine In A Dog Bowl... I Think They're Just Humiliating Us At This Point

A Poutine In A Dog Bowl... I Think They're Just Humiliating Us At This Point

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What would be funnier is if u had to eat it with ur hands tied behind ur back. Get the full K9 experience.

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#37

They Recommended To My Friend That He Get His Cheeseburger “In A Cup”

They Recommended To My Friend That He Get His Cheeseburger “In A Cup”

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varwenea
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Where's the burger part? The hidden brown poop inside the yellow cheesy goo?

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#38

Pork Scratchings On A Plank, With A Mini Wheelbarrow Of Apple Sauce

Pork Scratchings On A Plank, With A Mini Wheelbarrow Of Apple Sauce

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#39

We Are Almost At Peak Cake/Milkshake Stupidity

We Are Almost At Peak Cake/Milkshake Stupidity

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#40

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Icecream... Served On A Giant Block Of Frozen Flower Petals

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Icecream... Served On A Giant Block Of Frozen Flower Petals

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#41

Chocolate Pudding Served In An Ashtray With Sesame 'Ash'

Chocolate Pudding Served In An Ashtray With Sesame 'Ash'

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#42

Canalla Bistro In Valencia Really Know How To Serve Up A Pork Starter

Canalla Bistro In Valencia Really Know How To Serve Up A Pork Starter

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#43

Communal Spaghetti Served On The Table

Communal Spaghetti Served On The Table

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#45

When A Restaurant Buys New Crockery And Glassware But The Road Leading To It Is Full Of Potholes

When A Restaurant Buys New Crockery And Glassware But The Road Leading To It Is Full Of Potholes

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Customer: Excuse me waiter but why is there strawberry sauce in this plate? Waiter: Oh that's blood from where the broken plate cut me on the way to your table.

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#46

I Just Got Served My Pizza Oil In A Baby Bottle

I Just Got Served My Pizza Oil In A Baby Bottle

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#47

In China, Having To Pull Pieces Of Fruit Off A Tree

In China, Having To Pull Pieces Of Fruit Off A Tree

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#49

Fish Served On An Empty Beercan In A Dirty Ashtray

Fish Served On An Empty Beercan In A Dirty Ashtray

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wouldn't want the bits of food to roll off the can and fall onto the sand(?) and waste the food.

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#50

Fermented Plums Served On Pine Branches

Fermented Plums Served On Pine Branches

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hope they washed those and it doubles for toothpick too so win-win.

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#51

Shoonk! French Fries In A Pneumatic Tube

Shoonk! French Fries In A Pneumatic Tube

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#52

Six Opportunities For The Waiter To Trip And Impale Himself

Six Opportunities For The Waiter To Trip And Impale Himself

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#53

Creme Brulee In A Dish Too Thin To Fit A Spoon Comfortably. Can I Just Get A Bowl?

Creme Brulee In A Dish Too Thin To Fit A Spoon Comfortably. Can I Just Get A Bowl?

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#54

Is It More ‘Alaskan’ When Served On A Piece Of Tree?

Is It More ‘Alaskan’ When Served On A Piece Of Tree?

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#55

Of Course I Want To Eat My Noodles From A Log. Silly Bowls And Plate Eaters I Tell You

Of Course I Want To Eat My Noodles From A Log. Silly Bowls And Plate Eaters I Tell You

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#56

Dear God Why Would You Bring An Entire Popcorn Machine To A Table

Dear God Why Would You Bring An Entire Popcorn Machine To A Table

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#57

This Was Served To A Group Of 5K+(A Few Are A Million) Followers In A Restaurant In Stockholm. Yes, Those Are Tacos, Served In Shoes

This Was Served To A Group Of 5K+(A Few Are A Million) Followers In A Restaurant In Stockholm. Yes, Those Are Tacos, Served In Shoes

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#58

Because Nothing Says ‘Fresh Bread’ Like An Old Man’s Flat Cap

Because Nothing Says ‘Fresh Bread’ Like An Old Man’s Flat Cap

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#59

Prawns In A Child’s Beach Bucket. On A Plate

Prawns In A Child’s Beach Bucket. On A Plate

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#60

How Am I Supposed To Pour My Bloody Custard Into This?

How Am I Supposed To Pour My Bloody Custard Into This?

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Kjorn
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

one spoon of cake in mouth, one spoon of custard in mouth, swallow. repet

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#61

Friend Went To A Restaurant And They Served Him Paneer Tikka On An Iron

Friend Went To A Restaurant And They Served Him Paneer Tikka On An Iron

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#62

Fries Served In A Dustpan

Fries Served In A Dustpan

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#64

But I Don't Even Need The Bucket It's A Damn Sandwich

But I Don't Even Need The Bucket It's A Damn Sandwich

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm absolutely sick of hipster food layouts...but that sandwich looks pretty good... now I want bacon...thanks a lot.

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#65

Carrot Cake Served On Round Mirrors

Carrot Cake Served On Round Mirrors

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#66

Serving A Drink In A Flimsy Chinese Takeout Box Is Stupid

Serving A Drink In A Flimsy Chinese Takeout Box Is Stupid

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#68

Raspberry Ice Cream On A Twig, In A Hole Drilled Into A Rock

Raspberry Ice Cream On A Twig, In A Hole Drilled Into A Rock

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Best eat it fast, before it melts slightly and immediately falls on the table.

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#69

Nachos On Tap...

Nachos On Tap...

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Chris Pitch
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How many do you see? I see...let me count, uno, dos, tres, cuatro, sinko!

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#70

Whitefish Roe On Hardtack Bread. On A Mousetrap...

Whitefish Roe On Hardtack Bread. On A Mousetrap...

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#71

Cakes And Pastries On A Skateboard. Rad

Cakes And Pastries On A Skateboard. Rad

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

at least they put a paper underneath, unlike the pizza previously

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#72

It’s My Birthday Today And Someone Told The Restaurant. Birthday Brownie Technically Came On A Plate, However Said Plate Was Placed On A Board Propped Up By Two Tomato Cans

It’s My Birthday Today And Someone Told The Restaurant. Birthday Brownie Technically Came On A Plate, However Said Plate Was Placed On A Board Propped Up By Two Tomato Cans

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If they had just skipped the tomato cans (or propping it up at all) it would have actually been nice.

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#73

This Hip Coffee Shop In Memphis Uses Dry Pasta As Stirring Sticks

This Hip Coffee Shop In Memphis Uses Dry Pasta As Stirring Sticks

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#74

Technically This Meat Is Served On A Plate, But...

Technically This Meat Is Served On A Plate, But...

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#75

Boss, We’re Out Of Plates.... Wait, Never Mind, This Will Work

Boss, We’re Out Of Plates.... Wait, Never Mind, This Will Work

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one at least look like it has some extra coating on it specifically for this purpose.

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#76

Salt, Pepper And Brick Dust

Salt, Pepper And Brick Dust

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Those look like they've been used for something else (like their original purpose) before this.

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#78

Gimme A Shot Of Salad..... Wait, Make That A Double!

Gimme A Shot Of Salad..... Wait, Make That A Double!

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Kelly
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Seems an amuse bouche, it comes before the appetizer. That's why it is so tiny.

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#80

The Chopping Board Is The Least Of It. Inside The Camden Hells Can Is... Gravy

The Chopping Board Is The Least Of It. Inside The Camden Hells Can Is... Gravy

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#82

This Jungle Gym Is Supposed To Be My Salad

This Jungle Gym Is Supposed To Be My Salad

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#83

My Dessert Was A Literal Ashtray, Complete With A Cigarette And Some Chewing Gum

My Dessert Was A Literal Ashtray, Complete With A Cigarette And Some Chewing Gum

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#84

Anyone From Bristol (UK) Have To Deal With This Sh*t?

Anyone From Bristol (UK) Have To Deal With This Sh*t?

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#86

Breakfast On A Shovel (Eggs Benedict, Hollandaise, Spinach And Some Sort Of Waffle)

Breakfast On A Shovel (Eggs Benedict, Hollandaise, Spinach And Some Sort Of Waffle)

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