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tjwmason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:07 AM
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Wierd restaurant names
Sitting here at work (would be utterly bored as hell apart from D.U.), I've just come across a restaurant called 'Sweeney and Todd' - I'm intruiged as to whether they sell pies.

Anybody else know of questionable restaurant names?
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motely36 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:08 AM
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1. Is that Friar on the fire?
I love that show!
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:09 AM
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2. Fu-Kim
Oriental place in downtown Richmond
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Red State Rebel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:42 AM
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38. FuYu
In our little town :)
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artv28 Donating Member (104 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:16 PM
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102. FU King
Chinese restaurant in Lake City, Fl
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AverageJoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:10 AM
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3. Not a restaurant
but the funniest business name I've ever seen belonged to a liquor store in (I think) Massachusetts:

Bunghole Liquor.

I kid you not....
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:59 AM
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63. A bunghole is the hole in a liquor barrel
--IMM
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AverageJoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:20 PM
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68. Yes, I know
But the phonetics of this name are, well, funny. :-)
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yewberry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:00 PM
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67. I was at Bunghole Liquors last week
and bought a nice Tempranillo Reserve.

They even sell t-shirts!

www.thebunghole.com
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Goldeneye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:10 AM
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4. I always thought Bojangles was just an awesome name
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RaleighNCDem Donating Member (152 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:13 AM
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48. Now you're just making me hungry...
Mmm... Bojangles.

:)
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Chef Donating Member (453 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:11 AM
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5. Alfred Packer
Either the U.S. Dept of Agriculture cafeteria in D.C. or the University of Kansas cafeteria is named after the infamous Colorado cannibal.
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:14 AM
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9. The CU Boulder cafeteria also
The Alferd Packer Grill.

PS: Note that it's Alferd not Alfred. ;-)
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Cuban_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:12 AM
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6. Roc's Black Front.
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 09:12 AM by Cuban_Liberal
It's the name of our favorite restaurant, so named for it's black, glazed tile facade.
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Cuban_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:20 AM
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21. PS-- Strange name, GREAT food, if you're ever in Charleston, IL.
The best steaks and chops in central Illinois (that's saying something), and THE best baby back ribs you have EVER had!

:D
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:12 AM
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7. There was a bar in Santa Monica in the 70s called the Oar House...
Technically a restaurant - I think they served food there. :beer:
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:44 PM
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85. There's one of those in Rockwall.
The name sounds casual and lakeside, but they service fancy Italian.

Go figure.
FSC
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mojavekid Donating Member (993 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 02:04 AM
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112. Oar House was there until about 10 Years ago!
Was damn rowdy at the end, though always did have the reputation. I almost got beat up in there - minding my own business, it seems to piss some people off...! The last good bar left in Venice is the Roosterfish on Abbot Kinney.
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:13 AM
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8. I Got My Hair Cut at a Place Called Sweeny Todd
Seriously. The owner was a friend of mine.

I saw some good restaurant names in China and Japan. "Holiland" is the one that sticks out at the moment.
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huskerlaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:15 AM
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10. Ruth's Chris
seriously, that's how it's spelled, which I find entirely annoying. WTF is Ruth's Chris? http://www.ruthschris.com/home.asp .
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bobbobbins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:36 AM
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36. Ruths Chris is great...expensive but great
Dinner for two will run you about 150 dollars
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huskerlaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:44 AM
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39. Yeah, I've been there
but the name drives me insane. It's a grammatical disaster and almost painful to pronounce correctly.
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funkybutt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:00 AM
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42. strange, i thought that was a local chain
for some reason i was under the impression that Ruth's Chris was a New Orleans joint.
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huskerlaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:29 AM
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53. It's all over
They're in like 30ish states and a few overseas. http://www.ruthschris.com/comeVisit_locationFinder.asp
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:47 PM
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105. WTF Ruth's Chris advertises on Rush Limbaugh
can you say boycott?
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Oddly Stevenson Donating Member (109 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 01:20 AM
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110. Tokyo Shapiro's in Winston-Salem, NC
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webjamn Donating Member (235 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 02:35 AM
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116. Hannity too
He whores himself for this place all the time on his radio show.That's enough to keep me from ever stepping inside that place.
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StopTheMorans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:16 AM
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11. yes, I've seen this one around a few times, and I'm concerned about false
advertising. The place is called "McDonald's", but they don't even serve Irish breakfast! :wtf:
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:17 AM
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16. Damn their eyes.
BTW what is Irish breakfast?
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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:29 AM
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32. Irish breakfast, artery clogging, but delicious
Comes with Irish bacon and "pudding", which is blood sausage, not the kind Bill Cosby used to hawk.

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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:37 AM
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37. I love bacon. You can have the pudding, Raging.
I'm looking for steel-cut irish oatmeal. I've heard it's grand and I want to try it. :shrug:

What's the sausage in that photo -- the black hunk in the foreground? And is that beans, potatoes, and tomatoes?
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:20 AM
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51. Giant Food in NoVA has McCain's steel cut oatmeal
Try there. Breakfast aisle, comes in tin cans. Yummy!
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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:54 PM
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90. The black hunk is the pudding
It's blood sausage. And yes, they fry up tomatoes and potatoes as part of their breakfast. And the bacon, what they call rashers, is much better than the bacon we get out here.
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StopTheMorans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:45 AM
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40. that's the stuff!
:9
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:28 PM
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70. It's the best
http://www.mccanns.ie /

You'll never go near that nasty microwave crap again. This stuff is sublime.
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:16 AM
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12. not a name, but a sign on the roof
Back home, in Newport Beach, there's a restaurant called The Crab Cooker.

On the roof is a huge red plywood fish. On it is painted the message "DON'T LOOK UP HERE"

:bounce:
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:18 AM
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18. I LOVE the Crab Cooker!
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 09:23 AM by Richardo
My favorite restaurant in SoCal. Went there often while I lived there.

Grilled scallops on a skewer, rice pilaf and cold beer = heaven. :9

Thanks for the memory, Bertha, you're a pal!! :pals:
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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:21 AM
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22. Big bowls of Manhattan clam chowder
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 09:21 AM by KurtNYC
and all the oyster crackers you can handle.

And their grilled scallops ARE unusually good.
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:22 AM
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25. PS: Is the Balboa Saloon still there in Newport?
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 09:24 AM by Richardo
Another favorite haunt o' mine way back when..
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:35 AM
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35. I don't know.
I don't actually know Newport/Balboa that well. Chances are it's there, though, if it was popular.

Of course, the Golden Bear in HB was popular, too . . . fucking developers. :nuke:
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webjamn Donating Member (235 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 02:19 AM
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115. Yes it is
I lived a few blocks from there until April of last year. Shot many games of pool there.
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:33 AM
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33. you bet
I'm going to have to try to get there when I get home next month.
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tonekat Donating Member (832 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:19 AM
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20. I Saw That!
LOL, back in December, I remember noticing that the intersection there is very tricky, and you don't need the distraction of said fish!
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:34 AM
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34. I've seen it nearly all my life, I know it's there, I know the
intersection is bad, but I still have to look at it. And it still cracks me up every time.
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:03 AM
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46. Here's a painting....sign in the upper left...
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:17 AM
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13. MacWngs - Home of the Big Pac
Big Pac - Chinese appetizers in a pita pocket.
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tonekat Donating Member (832 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:17 AM
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14. The Frog & The Redneck
It's out in Virginia somewhere N. of Charlottesville I think. Drove by it some years back.

This reminds me of the Steve Martin movie, "L.A. Story" that had a fictional restaurant called "L'Idiot"....I think of that every time I go to some place that tries to be more pompous than the food/service deserves.
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Squatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:17 AM
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15. Chix
Virginia Beach

Or the "Duck Inn"
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:17 AM
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17. I was on road trip, traveling down Hwy 61 from Minneapolis
en route to New Orleans, when I spotted the creepiest restaurant in Wisconsin. It was called The Silent Woman. The sign depicted the profile of a headless woman, dressed in pilgrim style clothing, holding a serving platter. It was quite disturbing. Yikes.
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:31 PM
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73. Hey, looks interesting
Bet you wish you'd stopped and gone it, eh?

http://www.silentwoman.com/
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:28 PM
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78. Oh my goodness!
I can't believe you found a website for this place. Thank you!! As my friends and I passed the restaurant in the middle of the night, we thought Fennimore Wisconsin was not a bastion of feminism. My gawd, it looks like a charming little B&B. You are right, we should have stopped into the pub. :hi: Thanks.
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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:18 AM
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19. Rally's now serves the "Colts burger" (NFL team)
That's Colts as in football, not colts as in horse meat.
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China_cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:21 AM
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23. San Francisco, back in the day
had an ice cream parlor named Magnolia Thunderpussy. (x rated sundaes and banana splits)

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Dukkha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:38 AM
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56. we have a record store here with the same name
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:21 AM
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24. Wilde Oscar's
A gay restaurant in Toronto. Eh. I've been there...no biggie.

T
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:38 PM
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82. Hey, we have Wilde Roast Cafe
in Minneapolis. "I have nothing to declare but my genius." :hi:
http://www.wilderoastcafe.com /

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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:24 AM
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26. PooPing Palace
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 09:53 AM by kskiska
A Chinese restaurant, Tujunga, CA, north of L.A.

Also, here in Spartanburg, SC, there's a Chinese restaurant named Uncle Poon's. In Beaufort, I saw another named Tang's. If they were placed side by side
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Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:26 AM
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27.  "A Salt and Battery"
Fish & chips shops in NYC.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:03 PM
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95. Mmmmm.....I love that place
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noshenanigans Donating Member (778 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:26 AM
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28. This place in Van Nuys called "OK Chinese".
How is it? Eh. :shrug:
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:28 PM
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71. We have "Wonderful Chinese Restaurant" here
I'm sure it's much better than that joint you've got :evilgrin:
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Debbi801 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:26 AM
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29. Beef Shake...
It is a new "diner" style restaurant that opened around here. Who would want to eat/drink a beef shake anyway? :shrug:

Debbi
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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:27 AM
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30. Out near Hoover Dam
there was a place that advertised "Best Burgers by a Dam Site!"
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:28 AM
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31. Khan Toke Thai House in San Francisco
Great food, but we couldn't help but call it "Kentucky Thai House" just 'cause it cracked us up.
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Dr Batsen D Belfry Donating Member (650 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:58 AM
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41. Ho Lee Chow
was in Pittsburgh. They changed the name to How Lee shortly thereafter.

DBDB
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funkybutt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:00 AM
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43. Dookie Chase and Funkybutt
both in New Orleans
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funkybutt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:02 AM
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44. Chinese's Chinese Restaurant
they recently changed their name to "Noodle" something
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:02 AM
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45. Versailles in Los Angeles, CA
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 10:02 AM by slackmaster
It's a Cuban restaurant.

:shrug:
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:09 AM
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47. Two from my East Coast days and one from Portland
I haven't been back to the East Coast for twenty years, so I don't know if these still exist, but there was a Turkish restaurant in Manhattan called Genghis Khan's Bicycle, as well as a Chinese Jewish Delicatessen in New Haven.

In Portland, there's an old-style Chinese restaurant and cocktail lounge called Hung Far Low.
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CatBoreal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:14 AM
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49. Went to a pub recently called ....
The Spotted Dick.
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regularguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:17 AM
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50. "Wurst House", west Philly...
I heard they recently changed to "Best House". Seriously.
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txaslftist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:29 AM
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52. "The Bong Recreation Area"
Okay, its not a restaurant, but it's on I94 between Chicago and Milwaukee, and every time I drive by I laugh.
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MrMonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:30 AM
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54. Tandoori Bites
No longer in business.
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msgadget Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:30 AM
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55. Fudrucker's n/t
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Phentex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:42 AM
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59. as well as Fuddpucker's
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Dukkha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:40 AM
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57. Bangkok Inn II Thai
say it by hyphenating Bangkok and pronounce Thai "Thigh"
:P
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:41 AM
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58. I just mentioned this in another thread. Crescent No Lawyers Bar & Grill.
Boise, ID.
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:43 AM
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60. Carlos O'Kelly's Mexican Restaurant
A mexican restaurant with Irish theming in Rochester MN
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scarlet_owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:57 AM
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66. We had one here, but it closed. I really liked their food, too.
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njdemocrat106 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 01:08 AM
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108. Carlos O'Connor's in Red Bank, NJ
Others: Big Peckers in Ocean City, MD (sports bar & grill), Dirty Dick's Crab House (numerous locations on North Carolina's Outer Banks) and Awful Arthur's (Outer Banks as well). I've seen "Wok 'n' Roll" Chinese Restaurants, also.
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SKKY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:46 AM
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61. Tequila Mockingbird...Tucson, Arizona
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:49 PM
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88. that is a good one
I'm drawing a blank on any i've seen though.
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Phentex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:52 AM
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62. The Jewish Mother
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:07 AM
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64. In Kingston, NY, near the train station, the ominous "Terminal Deli"
--IMM
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thatgemguy Donating Member (337 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:54 AM
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65. Mi Dung n/t
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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:23 PM
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69. We have a place called Fezziwigs near us...
it was named after a character in the Christmas Carol
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stranger_with_candy Donating Member (549 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:29 PM
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72. Jonathan Poon
chinese restaurant in philly
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Drifter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:39 PM
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74. We have the "House of Poon"
in Rochester, NY. Good chinese food.

Cheers
Drifter
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:45 PM
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86. There's a Poon's in London, UK too
It's actually a very upscale Chinese place-- look to spend a few hundred s if you go (I never got to, I was always too broke).
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:44 PM
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75. "This Will Make You Puke"
or TWMYP
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likesmountains 52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:53 PM
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76. The Warm Flow..
Served soup and homemade bread.
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Amaya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:00 PM
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77. Cum Lees
Good food, tho :)
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name not needed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:32 PM
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79. Just as long as Lee's cum wasn't in it.
:7
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Amaya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:40 PM
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83. Yuck!
Thanks for the visual :P

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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:36 PM
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80. Used to be a chain called "Sambo's" in the 70s.
It was like Denny's or something like that. Their mascot (?) was a little jungle boy of the non-caucasian variety, IIRC.

Talk about racist!
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mojavekid Donating Member (993 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 02:11 AM
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113. The Origional Sambo's is still standing in Santa Barbara, Ca.
Or so it was a couple years ago, and it was called Little Black Sambo's when I was a kid...
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meganmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:37 PM
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81. Nacho Mama
( say it outloud if you don't get the punny) Mexican restaurant in Ohio, on US-23 between Columbus and Delaware. It was there when I went to school (early to mid-90's) in Ohio but I think it's gone now.
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:40 PM
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84. fuk mi sushi
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musette_sf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:52 PM
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89. Would "Jai Ya" work?
(for Curb Your Enthusiasm addicts)
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catzies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:47 PM
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87. Fuddruckers. A now-defunct burger house chain.
Used to call them Ruddfuckers. :D
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:38 PM
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96. not defunct...still going strong in North Texas
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musette_sf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:04 PM
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100. and the East Bay (SF area)
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:27 PM
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103. NJ has them
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Taxloss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:55 PM
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91. "About Thyme", just round the corner from me.
Not weird, but the lousy pun irritates the hell out of me.
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Zenlitened Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:59 PM
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92. On Cape Cod... Eastham, I think... "Gutsy Bender's"
And on the Jersey Shore, a place that gave us endless giggles as kids... "The Beef and Scoop." Plenty of gross-out variations available for that name!
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:00 PM
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93. The Barking Crab, a seafood place in Boston
I always get a kick out of that name.
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achtung_circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:59 PM
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94. The Lick A Chick
Don't believe me?

<http://www.lick-a-chick.com/ >
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:40 PM
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97. What the Pho in Bellevue, Washington
:D
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:50 PM
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99. Must be a Vietnamese place, I assume?
MMMmmmmmmmmmmmm, hot Pho..................
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LeftCoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:43 PM
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98. Squat & Gobble
I avoided the restaraunt for years because of the name, but when I finally gave it a chance I was pleasantly surprised. :)

http://www.squatandgobble.com/
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yvr girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:13 PM
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101. Klinker, Dagger, Becker, Staff and Pitts
It sounds like a law firm, but it's a restaurant in Spokane, WA
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AwakeAtLast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:37 PM
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104. The Slippery Noodle in Indy
Not a restaurant, it is a bar that I think also sells food. Been too long since I've been there.
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Tweed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:51 PM
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106. If they are spelled correctly, they aren't weird in my mind
Anything that is spelled right, is find by me. I love great spelling.
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maveric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:54 PM
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107. A Dong.
A Vietnamese restaurant in East San Diego. A Vietnamese restaurant in East San Diego.
Its actually a great place to eat.
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ariesgem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 01:18 AM
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109. Mighty Meaty Burgers in Los Angeles, CA
Edited on Wed Jan-12-05 01:19 AM by ariesgem
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nytemare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 01:37 AM
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111. "The Wiggle Inn"
I think it was a lounge type restaurant just east of Orlando. They closed a few years back, but the name always tickled me.
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mojavekid Donating Member (993 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 02:14 AM
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114. Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles
There are three in L.A. and it tastes better than it sounds, especially with the gravy - to a left Coaster anyway. I was propositioned by the waitress there once, the restroom was vacant..
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Pert_UK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 04:11 AM
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117. "The Gaylord" Indian restaurant.....
Used to be one in Birmingham (UK) and as far as I know there still is one at the end of the Kao San road in Bangkok.
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Pert_UK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 04:15 AM
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118. "Hannibal's" in Stirling, Scotland....themed on Hannibal Lecter....
and YES, it does serve liver (albeit calf's liver) and nice Chianti....not sure about the fava beans.
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Theres-a Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 06:49 AM
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119. Jeannie's weenies
hamtramck,michigan
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 06:53 AM
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120. Out Back and Cracker Barrel
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SPQR Donating Member (315 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 08:46 AM
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121. There was a Chinese place on Atlantic Avenue
in Brooklyn called "Fu King Restaurant."

And I saw a sign outside Temple, Texas years ago that read "Temple Diner: We Serve Food." Never went in to verify, though.
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