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Great food/dining T-shirts

My husband collect fun/funky T-shirts. Whenever we go on a trip he loves to get Tee from places we have been. But he also loves it when friends bring him back great ones too. He has a big birthday this year and so I am looking for some fun ones. Does your home town have place with a great tee? Have you been anywhere that had a cool one? I think he would get a kick knowing I got tips from my "hound friends".

Here are a few that he owns




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  1. When we used to charter cats in the BVI's...and my son worked there every summer in college teaching sailing, there was place just up from the school called FAT HOG BOB's. Their T-shirt read on the front............"Sail Fast" On the back............"COOK SLOW Eat at Fat Hog's Bob". The gals that worked there were Philly Eagles fans, so I got some sent down to them. When my wife and I, my son and g/f, and daughter and b/f chatered a cat at Christmas, I got Fat Hog Bob's T-shirts for the crew.

    PS..Great Food!

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    1. re: FriedClamFanatic

      Just what I am talking about! I can't find a website but I am sure I can call.


      1. re: foodieX2

        might have been Fat HAWG Bob's........lol.....I'll dig the now tattered T-shirt out

        1. re: FriedClamFanatic

          Nope.Fat Hog.they may be gone now.....it was few years back

      1. He already has the one from my current town:).

        I have always enjoyed my bright yellow tshirt from HotDog Johnny's in Buttzville NJ.

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        1. re: viperlush

          and their hot dogs are good too! :)

        2. The one time I went to Dixie Crossroads in Titusville, Florida, I wanted the hell out of one of their t-shirts but they only had the polyester ones in stock. Good logo, though. I'd order one.

          1. foodiex, if you ever decide to collect food themed earrings, I have a terrific designer.

            I'm wearing sushi studs right now-great detail for a mini earring.

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              1. re: mike0989

                I want one in plnk. That is freaking great

              2. Things you can get online:


                Plus this eBay search:

                Also -- I've had tremendous success having tee's made into quilts/ couch throws. That way more of them get seen, more often. I would recommend

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                1. re: Kris in Beijing

                  my son collects Johnny Cupcake T-shirts I have been keeping all the ones he has outgrown just to make quilt!

                  1. The Squeeze Inn in Sacramento has great T shirts.

                    And I always get comments on my Eddie Izzard "Cake or Death?" shirt.

                    1. For fun t-shirts with Iowa and midwest themes, go to this website and click on guys and then t-shirts.


                      1. my dad has one with the chemical compound of coffee on it
                        I have one with a victorian butcher print of a pig on it, a Next food network star one( lisa garza gave it to me), one that says I am always cooking up something, I am just Offal..


                          1. re: enbell

                            I remember when Threadless launched. Interesting business plan and it's been some time since I've visited their site. Thanks for the reminder.

                          2. http://www.zazzle.com/lettuce_live_wi...

                            Not a t-shirt, but I love this absolutely adorable artwork. She's been doing these for years.

                            Again, not a t-shirt...

                              1. re: Disneyfreak

                                Love that t-shirt and Boccalone as well!

                              2. If your husband is a fan of cheeseburgers and Jimmy Buffet, see if you can get a t-shirt from Le Select in St Barts. Its supposed to be the place that inspired the Cheeseburger in Paradise song.

                                1. Katz's delicatessan has: "Send a salami to your boy in the army" T shirts that are classics.
                                  I also like the Wo Hop NYC Chinatown T shirts but you'll have to go there to buy one.

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                                  1. re: Motosport

                                    He owns the Katz one and Wo Hop was out of XL's last year…

                                    1. re: foodieX2

                                      I have a white one in XL. I'll let you have it for$20!!!!!!!!!! Slightly used!!

                                      1. re: Motosport

                                        LOL! If my husband wasn't such a weirdo I would take you up on it.

                                        1. re: foodieX2

                                          Weirdo in a Wo Hop T shirt? Never!!!

                                          1. re: Motosport

                                            No wearing used clothes! He has a thing about wearing other peoples clothes. LMAO, we loved that Tee. He was bummed when they were out.

                                  2. Garcia's Kitchen in Albuquerque sells shirts that say "Stamp Out Gringo Food".

                                    1. This is a fun one circulating in my home town, which happens to be the capital of the confederacy.


                                      1. I am in Texas.. the CHuys shirts are quite collectable..(and can be suggestive)
                                        and also the Noble pig is just king of cute..
                                        we also have Stubbs bbq ( famous for willie nellson zz tops, bbking and a bnuch of others who use to play on sunday mornings)
                                        we also have Mrs. Ps Electric Cock fried chicken( fabulous by the way)
                                        Alamo Draft House

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                                        1. re: girloftheworld

                                          OMG, Chuy's! If I remember correctly I was at the one in Austin is the late '80s. Have they been around that long? Love the "guac-ing dead" one.

                                          1. re: foodieX2

                                            yep--jenna bush got caught with no id at chuys on Barton springs... you still cant shirts on the web.. pm if you want me to get ya one

                                            1. re: girloftheworld

                                              Just down the hall from Boccalone: Praise the Lard!


                                              Not really clever, but, an iconic shirt: https://twitter.com/peterhartlaub/sta... And today is National Donut Day!

                                            2. re: foodieX2

                                              The original Chuy's was the one on Barton Springs Rd, which opened in '82. In the mid-80's I lived within walking distance of that restaurant. Then they opened a couple more in Austin, and apparently they spread, but I had no idea until just now, taking a look at their Web site, 42 locations!!!!

                                          2. In San Antonio, TX, Melissa Guerra's import shop (melissa@melissaguerra.com) has a wonderful shirt with the Mexican "Day of the Dead" skeleton in a chef's hat,
                                            holding a wooden spoon with the caption "Bone Appetit".
                                            Black shirt with black, white and red skeleton.

                                            1. A couple years ago, a friend, fellow 'hound, and arguably the best chef in New Jersey had Mrs. Z design a shirt for him. On the front, it had his modified, pirate, skull and crossbones logo with "Maverick Chef" beneath it. On the back, it read, "Bacon Gives Me a Lardon".

                                              I have worn mine a coupla times. The last time, an elderly lady tapped me on the shoulder in a bar and said, "Excuse me, but what's a lardon?"

                                              1. If you are a fan of the dark TV series "Breaking Bad" (or even if your not), you can order the Los Pollos Hermanos tee shirts on-line. (Just Google the name and it will take you to a resource.)

                                                Los Pollos Hermanos is the fictional chain of chicken restaurants used by the drug cartel to launder money on Breaking Bad.

                                                Whenever I wear mine, people freak and want to order one. They are especially popular in restaurants where staff all know the meaning.

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                                                1. re: Leper

                                                  Thats good! Love that show and should have thought they would make one. My husband gets stopped constantly when he wears his "Bada Bing" tee.

                                                    1. re: chileheadmike

                                                      I just copied the link to post this one and saw you beat me to it! :-)