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The Restaurant Name Thread
« on: September 13, 2012, 08:11:11 pm »

I was thinking about this, I would like to go to a restaurant called "The Bone and The Marrow."  Gosh, I love meat on the bone and sucking the bone marrow out of a lamb shank is like heaven.

Anyway, what are the best real and imagined restaurant names?
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Re: The Restaurant Name Thread
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2012, 08:45:34 pm »

I don't know that I've ever had a good restaurant name, but I do know that if I had a restaurant, it's tag line/slogan, printed at the bottom of the menu and appearing in all advertising, would be "Eat food (it's good)."

"The Trough" would be a good name. George Carlin once proposed a restaurant especially for bulimics, to be called either "The Scarf 'n' Barf" or "The Fork and Bucket."
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Re: The Restaurant Name Thread
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2012, 09:56:09 pm »

There was a place in Walnut Creek who's name escapes me at the moment - really good hamburgers though - which was memorable for a gigantic mural of a bald, muscular short order cook snarling, "You'll eat it, and you'll like it!"  It was on Main Street a short walk from where I worked a summer job and I'd go in there a few days a week.  Don't know if its still there.  Maybe Google Street View will help..

Nope, it's a pub now.  The SuperCuts where I had the summer job is still there though.
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Re: The Restaurant Name Thread
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2012, 09:59:51 pm »

There is a Chinese place in DC called Full Yum.
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Re: The Restaurant Name Thread
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2012, 10:11:22 pm »

I am really ups because my favorite STL place changed their name from "John Donut" to "John's Donuts."

Also a big fan of U City Grill and Hoagie City Diner. Which are both Korean restaurants.
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Re: The Restaurant Name Thread
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2012, 11:39:58 pm »

theres a cutie-assed home cookins place up the street here called The Special Place.  kinda charming, yet yawn-y.
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Re: The Restaurant Name Thread
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2012, 12:06:12 am »

Early on in our relationship, hubby and I went on a date to a pub/restaurant called The Cock and Muscle.  I know it closed years ago, but I just googled my city and the restaurant name out of nostalgia, and all I got was a bunch of personal ads for gay sex.
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Re: The Restaurant Name Thread
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2012, 12:09:16 am »

I was pipe dreaming about hitting the lotto and thought up the name Revel for a high-end southern food restaurant. House-made charcuterie, super-crispy fried chicken, biscuits, desserts, and all that jazz. So then I googled it and of course there are already restaurants and resorts with that name.
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Re: The Restaurant Name Thread
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2012, 01:10:29 am »

Early on in our relationship, hubby and I went on a date to a pub/restaurant called The Cock and Muscle.  I know it closed years ago, but I just googled my city and the restaurant name out of nostalgia, and all I got was a bunch of personal ads for gay sex.

Did you mean The Cock and Mussel? Because I would not expect to walk into a place called The Cock and Muscle and not see at least one dude showing off one or the other.

Wienerschnitzel restaurants are built on a foundation of lies and deceit.
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Re: The Restaurant Name Thread
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2012, 01:17:05 am »

Cock and Mussel?
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Re: The Restaurant Name Thread
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2012, 12:42:48 pm »

Ah yes, I stand corrected:  Cock and Mussel Pub comes up with only one sad search result related to the old place, and none of the fun gay sex personals.

A popular place to go round here is Baked Expectations - a huge double case of cakes, cheese cakes and other baked goods provides serious food porn for diners.
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Re: The Restaurant Name Thread
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2012, 04:52:09 pm »

There is a place here that people love called Blood and Sand and I can't stop imagining that it is a corny pirate-themed place.
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Re: The Restaurant Name Thread
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2012, 06:42:47 pm »

I think Baked & Wired has way a better product than Georgetown Cupcake in addition to the better name.

There's a chicken place near me called Pio Pio (spanish for "tweet tweet"). It makes me want to open a steakhouse called Moo.
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Re: The Restaurant Name Thread
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2012, 07:07:04 pm »

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Re: The Restaurant Name Thread
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2012, 07:23:23 pm »

I was going to say "That's been done" and link to this:
http://eater.com/archives/2012/05/24/heres-a-fantastic-fake-twee-brooklyn-restaurant-menu.php

But upon googling I see it's an actual restaurant in Kansas City, so I'm guessing you've been there, or at least were aware of it.
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