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Jun 19, 2011 10:04 AM

Things That Make You Go, "What the......."

Hey Hounds.

There's a restaurant in the little town just south of us and I don't know what goes on inside but the signage reveals a rather bizzare combination.

Now I'm sure there's a simple and well known global explanation but on the surface this just sounds weird.


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  1. In this economy, one must diversify!

    1. In the UK I reckon about 25% of all fish and chip shops are also Chinese takeaways.

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      1. re: Peg

        That's what I was thinking - it's a British thing.

        1. re: Peg

          It is, been in the UK for three months now and this is pretty common.

        2. There's a little dive in Berkeley that has a similar sign, except it's " and chips." Hmmmm...doesn't give me confidence in either choice.

          1. Not quite as bizarre but definitely caught my eye was a new Mediterranean/Latin restaurant that opened not far from me.

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            1. re: Duppie

              Close to verbatim quote from an episode of Frasier:

              Niles: "I made a reservation for us at that new fusion restaurant."

              Frasier: "What cuisines are they fusing?"

              Niles: "Polynesian and Scandinavian. It's called Mahalo Valhalla."

              It was funnier at the time. Since then, when I see the amount of mango and lime used on the PBS Scandinavian cooking show, I think someone took it WAY too seriously

              1. re: greygarious

                The Scandinavians must have picked it up recently after getting inexpensive vacations to Thailand and Viet Nam.

                1. re: Duppie

                  FYI, some of the best Thai food I've ever eaten was in Sweden.

                  1. re: ferret

                    For me it was the Doner Kebabs in Gothenburg, and the Bu luc lac in Copenhagen.

            2. There's a place down the street from my parents that specializes in teriyaki chicken and fish and chips. Maybe they're owned by the same peeps.