Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Nom du restaurant: Le nom

To use Seinfeldian discourse: What's with "Lucky Chicken" on 1st Avenue? Why would one of those disgusting chicken places choose to call itself that? Isn't ending up at Lucky Chicken about the least lucky thing that could happen to a chicken?

Also problematic: the very fabulous Thai place in Chelsea Market had a special, a soup, and the description claimed its broth would be the best broth you'd ever "tested". Much like the "tasted bagel," this serves to show the importance the English language apparently places on vowels.


Russell said...

It's not lucky for the chicken, it's that the chicken is lucky to you, the consumer?

Phoebe said...

So the name should be, Lucky You!