All through The Beat Handbook I mention the "beat diet" and give examples of what characters ate in The Dharma Bums and On The Road. I arrived at this notion as a permutation of my thesis: To determine the answer to the question "What would Kerouac do?", one need only look to the actions of the characters in his roman à clef novels.
Now I discover that someone beat me to the punch and published an entire menu based on entries from Kerouac novels: The Kerouac Diner Menu.
Awesome! But damn, is there an original thought left to have?