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Wurst name for a restaurant ever?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: August 24, 2006 09:37PM
[news.bbc.co.uk]

What were they thinking?
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Re: Wurst name for a restaurant ever?
Posted by: blusubaru
Date: August 24, 2006 09:39PM
Cock of the Walk
[www.cockofthewalk.biz]
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Re: Wurst name for a restaurant ever?
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: August 24, 2006 09:40PM
On the lighter side:

I saw a wedding announcement the other day and the groom was the owner/operator of "Dick's Dogs and Burgers".



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Re: Wurst name for a restaurant ever?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: August 24, 2006 09:43PM
I think "Hitler's Cross" is worse than Cock of the Walk.
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Re: Wurst name for a restaurant ever?
Posted by: dotman
Date: August 24, 2006 09:46PM
apparently the skin head market has blossemed. no tie required i assume.

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Re: Wurst name for a restaurant ever?
Posted by: billb
Date: August 24, 2006 09:51PM
Mussolini's Mission would be in that same top ten of not great choices for restaurant names.
The "apology" was rather thinly veiled.
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Re: Wurst name for a restaurant ever?
Posted by: blusubaru
Date: August 24, 2006 09:52PM
LOL, yah, just a tad. Unless your former 49'ers RB Kevan Barlow.
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Re: Wurst name for a restaurant ever?
Posted by: Monster
Date: August 24, 2006 09:52PM
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The sociologist, and historian, Adam Ferguson described the phenomenon of spontaneous order in society as the "result of human action, but not the execution of any human design".
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Re: Wurst name for a restaurant ever?
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: August 24, 2006 10:08PM
Last year, I had the privilege of attending the wedding of my friend Petey Cox, who finally tied the knot with his longtime love, Cindy Zucker.





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Re: Wurst name for a restaurant ever?
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: August 24, 2006 10:09PM
Was "wurst" intentional? As in bratwurst???

How about "worst?" Would that work?

grinning smiley



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Re: Wurst name for a restaurant ever?
Posted by: Harbourmaster
Date: August 24, 2006 10:10PM
There used to be a restaurant here when I was a kid named "Sambo's". I remember that the kids menu was made so that you could punch out eye and mouth holes to turn it into a mask of a tiger.

[en.wikipedia.org]



Aloha, Ken


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Re: Wurst name for a restaurant ever?
Posted by: davec
Date: August 24, 2006 10:12PM
k Jowct- certainly that is truly a horrible name. The worst (funny) bad name I ever encountered was the "Squat and Gooble". A small restaurant that was briefly in business here in our small town in Iowa. I guess it would have been worse if the sign panter had gotten the words out of order... Dave
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Re: Wurst name for a restaurant ever?
Posted by: dotman
Date: August 24, 2006 10:14PM
odd. i found the food fine. i'm typing this with my teeth in a very dark room. check please.

dot.
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Re: Wurst name for a restaurant ever?
Posted by: The Grim Ninja
Date: August 24, 2006 10:22PM
There's a place off Michigan Ave near Hillsdale, Michigan that's called "Jus Bad Food"

I want to stop there sometime...
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Re: Wurst name for a restaurant ever?
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: August 24, 2006 10:23PM
Matthew Yglesias pointed out that while we consider Nazi stuff taboo, Stalinist/Communist stuff is practically kitsch now: "When I lived in the Boston area, I used to go to People's Republic in Central Square. When I'm in New York City I've been known to frequent KGB Bar and while I think it may have closed, Nikita on MacDougal Street was definitely more Nikita Khruschev than La Femme Nikita."

If I opened a restaurant here in Ventura, I know where it would go, and what we'd sell, and even what we'd call it: Ernesto's Beach Pizza. Not offensive, but certainly an awful name, no?
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Re: Wurst name for a restaurant ever?
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: August 24, 2006 10:26PM
They were forced to change the name.
Now known as "Mel's."





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Re: Wurst name for a restaurant ever?
Posted by: TheTominator
Date: August 24, 2006 10:33PM
There was a restaurant in Ithaca called Billy Bob Jack's Outhouse. I did a Google search and it looks like it is still there.
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Re: Wurst name for a restaurant ever?
Posted by: Ken Sp.
Date: August 24, 2006 10:36PM
Once in Rockford. Il for a buddy's wedding, we past a place called "Tub o' Tips"
I guess it was Beef tips.

We also had a great burger stand nearby that was called "Murder Burger" it was decided that that was not PC so they had a contest for a new name--now it is REDRUM BURGER. Redrum-Murder selled backwards from the great thriller movie.
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Re: Wurst name for a restaurant ever?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: August 24, 2006 11:04PM


Also heard of a place called "Dirty Dicks", a seafood place that also sold T-shirts that said "I got crabs at Dirty Dicks"... get it? eh...
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Re: Wurst name for a restaurant ever?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: August 24, 2006 11:44PM
How about Seaman Jack's ?

place off the main QEW in Ontario. never tried it.
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Re: Wurst name for a restaurant ever?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: August 25, 2006 12:16AM
Just think: some designer got paid to do this:



I love the disclaimer:

he consul generals of Israel and Germany became embroiled in the dispute, requesting the owners to change the name.

Initially they refused to do so, saying that they were only using the name and not promoting Hitler in any manner.


Uh huh.
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Re: Wurst name for a restaurant ever?
Posted by: bfd
Date: August 25, 2006 12:45AM
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Harbourmaster
There used to be a restaurant here when I was a kid named "Sambo's". I remember that the kids menu was made so that you could punch out eye and mouth …

The LAPD officers who encountered Rodney King must've had a few free meals there themselves …
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Re: Wurst name for a restaurant ever?
Posted by: trisho.
Date: August 25, 2006 01:31AM
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Mike Johnson
When I'm in New York City I've been known to frequent KGB Bar and while I think it may have closed, Nikita on MacDougal Street was definitely more Nikita Khruschev than La Femme Nikita."

Yeah, I still don't understand how KGB Bar hasn't been shut down by the goverment yet. It's really obviously a gathering for Eastern Bloc Communist/Soviet sympathizers, among other types...seriously. The inside of it is all red and there are posters of Soviet leaders along with the owners' grandparents hung up in there. And it is not kitsch, it's deliberate.

I think Nikita is still around as well. Maybe 3d can confirm.



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Re: Wurst name for a restaurant ever?
Posted by: max
Date: August 25, 2006 01:39AM
Sambo's was a chain. Very big in the 70's.
At one point there were over 1000 of them. Mostly West Coast, I think.
I have not seen any in the East...



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/25/2006 01:41AM by max.
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Re: Wurst name for a restaurant ever?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: August 25, 2006 01:54AM
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Harbourmaster
There used to be a restaurant here when I was a kid named "Sambo's". I remember that the kids menu was made so that you could punch out eye and mouth holes to turn it into a mask of a tiger.

[en.wikipedia.org]

we had those in Seattle.

oh, and little Sambo was "pigmentaly challenged".
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Re: Wurst name for a restaurant ever?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: August 25, 2006 01:55AM
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blusubaru
Cock of the Walk
[www.cockofthewalk.biz]

Is that Bruce Dickinson's place?
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Re: Wurst name for a restaurant ever?
Posted by: morlock
Date: August 25, 2006 03:46AM
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Racer X
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blusubaru
Cock of the Walk
[www.cockofthewalk.biz]

Is that Bruce Dickinson's place?

I don't think so, but I have run in to him at The Cock and Fiddle in Hollywood.
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Re: Wurst name for a restaurant ever?
Posted by: Jp!
Date: August 25, 2006 05:10AM
Sambo's comeback?

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Re: Wurst name for a restaurant ever?
Posted by: blusubaru
Date: August 25, 2006 07:34AM
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morlock
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Racer X
Is that Bruce Dickinson's place?

I don't think so, but I have run in to him at The Cock and Fiddle in Hollywood.

No idea, but I've been to CAT and the Fiddle in Hollywood....
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Re: Wurst name for a restaurant ever?
Posted by: Gutenberg
Date: August 25, 2006 07:35AM
When I was in New York I worked around the corner from Ho Hum Chinese Carryout.

Back to the subject at hand, there's no mistaking the intent behind naming that restaurant. Somehow I don't think that the proprietors, even with the name change, are going to get much Jewish clientele.
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Re: Wurst name for a restaurant ever?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: August 25, 2006 08:16AM
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max
Sambo's was a chain. Very big in the 70's.
At one point there were over 1000 of them. Mostly West Coast, I think.
I have not seen any in the East...

they were in Florida, I'm pretty sure they were run by the same outfit that now has Denny's (make sense given Denny's racial history).



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Re: Wurst name for a restaurant ever?
Posted by: trisho.
Date: August 25, 2006 09:07AM
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Ombligo
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max
Sambo's was a chain. Very big in the 70's.
At one point there were over 1000 of them. Mostly West Coast, I think.
I have not seen any in the East...

they were in Florida, I'm pretty sure they were run by the same outfit that now has Denny's (make sense given Denny's racial history).

From what I hear, my kind really isn't welcome in Cracker Barrel...what?



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Re: Wurst name for a restaurant ever?
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: August 25, 2006 09:15AM
Sambo's was a chain, it was in 47 states so it was pretty much all over,

The Wiki.:
[en.wikipedia.org]

BGnR



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"If we dig precious things from the land, we will invite disaster."
"Near the day of Purification, there will be cobwebs spun back and forth in the sky."
"A container of ashes might one day be thrown from the sky, which could burn the land and boil the oceans."
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Re: Wurst name for a restaurant ever?
Posted by: spearmint
Date: August 25, 2006 09:23AM
BFD must know about Dirty Dicks in Old Town San Diego. Insulting the customers by the staff is part of the program. They are serious on the insults and I left the one time I was there before the food was served. Originally from Virginia Beach?




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Posted by: rz
Date: August 25, 2006 10:09AM
well, think of it this way. Two Indians open a restaurant... big deal. Two Indians open a restaurant with a name like "Hitler's Cross" and it makes the BBC, and millions of people now know about it.
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Re: Wurst name for a restaurant ever?
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: August 25, 2006 10:15AM
Piss and Vinegar

Scarf 'N' Barf

Real sandwich shop slogan.:
"No one beats our meat!"

BGnR



"Good heavens, Miss Sakamoto! You're beautiful!"
"If we dig precious things from the land, we will invite disaster."
"Near the day of Purification, there will be cobwebs spun back and forth in the sky."
"A container of ashes might one day be thrown from the sky, which could burn the land and boil the oceans."
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Re: Wurst name for a restaurant ever?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: August 25, 2006 12:11PM
When I was in New York I worked around the corner from Ho Hum Chinese Carryout.


I used to live near a Cuban-Chinese place called Lung Fung, which sounded like a respiratory ailment.

There is or used to be a place in Chinatown called Hung Fat.
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Posted by: The UnDoug
Date: August 25, 2006 02:10PM
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BigGuynRusty

"No one beats our meat!"

BGnR

*That* is really funny. I would crack up every day if I walked by that place.



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Re: Wurst name for a restaurant ever?
Posted by: davec
Date: August 25, 2006 04:03PM
My wife reminded me that just south of our town is a restaurant with the name "Tastee In and Out". They serve a "Tastee" burger (loosemeat/tavern) that is quite good. A person can eat there or order take out. A little Mom and Pop place. I still can't get over the name...Dave
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Re: Wurst name for a restaurant ever?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: August 25, 2006 06:42PM
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BigGuynRusty
Piss and Vinegar

Scarf 'N' Barf

Real sandwich shop slogan.:
"No one beats our meat!"

BGnR

When I was at Domino's, I did the readerboard late-night when it was slow.

"Wouldn't you like a hot and thick 12" Hawaiian inside you tonight?"

And

"You can't beat us, so why not eat us?"

They found someone else to do it after those two.
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