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foodieX2 Jun 4, 2013 05:33 PM

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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    chileheadmike Jun 23, 2013 02:32 PM

    Stroud's in Kansas City. "We Choke Our Own Chickens"


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      onrushpam Jun 23, 2013 02:55 PM

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

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      ohmyyum Jun 23, 2013 01:01 PM


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        Leper Jun 7, 2013 02:02 PM

        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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          foodieX2 Jun 7, 2013 02:06 PM

          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.

        2. MGZ Jun 7, 2013 01:06 PM

          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?"

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            amazinc Jun 7, 2013 12:58 PM

            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. girloftheworld Jun 7, 2013 10:00 AM

              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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                foodieX2 Jun 7, 2013 10:10 AM

                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.

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                  girloftheworld Jun 7, 2013 10:44 AM

                  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

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                    foodeye Jun 7, 2013 12:54 PM

                    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!

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                    MelMM Jun 7, 2013 01:03 PM

                    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!!!!

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                  jeanmarieok Jun 6, 2013 12:39 PM

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


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                    Fydeaux Jun 6, 2013 10:11 AM

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

                    1. Motosport Jun 6, 2013 09:29 AM

                      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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                        foodieX2 Jun 6, 2013 01:54 PM

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

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                          Motosport Jun 7, 2013 04:57 AM

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

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                            foodieX2 Jun 7, 2013 09:52 AM

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

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                              Motosport Jun 7, 2013 12:38 PM

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

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                                foodieX2 Jun 7, 2013 12:39 PM

                                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.

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                        Bkeats Jun 6, 2013 08:43 AM

                        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. Disneyfreak Jun 6, 2013 07:18 AM

                          I have this one:


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                            ttoommyy Jun 6, 2013 08:45 AM

                            Love that t-shirt and Boccalone as well!

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                            ceekskat Jun 6, 2013 06:59 AM


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

                            Again, not a t-shirt...

                            1. enbell Jun 5, 2013 11:33 PM

                              threadless is a great site

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                                HillJ Jun 6, 2013 05:42 AM

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

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                                  enbell Jun 6, 2013 09:33 PM

                                  I love 'em!

                              2. girloftheworld Jun 5, 2013 04:37 PM

                                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..


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                                  wakondatch Jun 5, 2013 12:15 PM

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


                                  1. 512window Jun 5, 2013 12:07 PM

                                    The Squeeze Inn in Sacramento has great T shirts.

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

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                                      Philly Ray Jun 5, 2013 08:19 AM

                                      Something a little naughty/risque?


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                                        melpy Jun 5, 2013 04:39 PM

                                        I was going to suggest this.

                                      2. Kris in Beijing Jun 5, 2013 08:15 AM

                                        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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                                          foodieX2 Jun 5, 2013 03:19 PM

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

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                                          mike0989 Jun 5, 2013 06:47 AM

                                          More of a theme, but how about this one


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                                            suzigirl Jun 5, 2013 04:55 PM

                                            I want one in plnk. That is freaking great

                                          2. HillJ Jun 4, 2013 08:00 PM

                                            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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                                              foodieX2 Jun 5, 2013 03:18 PM


                                            2. EWSflash Jun 4, 2013 07:55 PM

                                              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. viperlush Jun 4, 2013 07:47 PM

                                                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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                                                  truman Jun 5, 2013 01:34 PM

                                                  and their hot dogs are good too! :)

                                                2. PotatoHouse Jun 4, 2013 05:57 PM


                                                  Dang good food!

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                                                    foodieX2 Jun 4, 2013 06:00 PM


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                                                    FriedClamFanatic Jun 4, 2013 05:39 PM

                                                    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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                                                      foodieX2 Jun 4, 2013 05:43 PM

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


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                                                        FriedClamFanatic Jun 4, 2013 06:01 PM

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

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                                                          FriedClamFanatic Jun 4, 2013 06:42 PM

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

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