Rolling Stones at MetLife: Mick Jagger says it's pork roll, not Taylor ham, at Tick Tock Diner


Chris Jordan, Asbury Park Press - Aug. 6, 2019


If it's Monday in New Jersey, it's pork roll at the Tick Tock Diner.


Mick Jagger referred to dining on “pork roll,” not “Taylor ham,” at the famed Clifton Route 3 diner at the Rolling Stones show Monday, Aug. 5 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. He originally called to the pork-based processed meat “Taylor ham” at the Aug. 1 show.


Jagger referred to dining on “pork roll at my usual booth at the Tick Tock Diner,” at the Monday show.


On Aug. 1, Jagger said “it's great to be here in New Jersey, we're really loving it here. It's the health food capitol of the USA, right? So we went to the Tick Tock Diner and we had Taylor ham, egg and cheese! With disco fries! And sloppy joe to go!”


It became a national story. Partly because New Jerseyans call Taylor ham/pork roll its name depending on what region we live in, and partly because a member of the Rolling Stones doesn't dine in the Tick Tock Diner everyday.


No, he didn't stop by before the show on Monday, said Tick Tock manager Maria Portalakis to the USA Today Network New Jersey on Tuesday. The spot has been filled with Rolling Stones fans since Thursday's concert.


If you go, ask for the Mick Jagger special.


“At this point, after so many people asking for it, we should have that as a combo,” Portalakis said. “Taylor ham, egg and cheese with disco fries.”


Or pork roll, egg and cheese with disco fries...