50 Punny Bar and Restaurant Names From Across the U.S.

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If you think a good pun will make the food and beverages taste better, then we have some bar and restaurant recommendations for you.

1. ALABAMA // WISH YOU WERE BEER


Location:Madison, Alabama

This fantastic bar name works on two levels—because we all know someone we wish was a pint of beer.

2. ALASKA // BAKED ALASKA ALEHOUSE

Location:Anchorage, Alaska

This restaurant serves everything from burgers and hot dog wraps to subs and calzones—and, yes, mini baked Alaskas are on the menu.

3. ARIZONA // UNPHOGETTABLE

Location:Mesa, Arizona

This pun-tastic, vegetarian-friendly spot also has a restaurant in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Also: Gear up for a lot of pho puns in this list.

4. ARKANSAS // GRILLENIUM FALCON

Location:Fayetteville, Arkansas

That's right: A Star Wars-themed food truck that makes "Chewie" grilled cheeses.

5. CALIFORNIA // 9021PHO

Location:Various locations

This restaurant, which has spaces in Beverly Hills, Sherman Oaks, Glendale, and West Hollywood, promises a "one-of-a-kind dining experience."

6. COLORADO // BASIC KNEADS PIZZA

Location:Denver, Colorado

A wood-fired pizza oven on wheels.

7. CONNECTICUT // LOX STOCK & BAGELS


Location:Various locations

There are three of these punny bagel shops in the state: West Hardford, Granby, and Bloomfield.

8. DELAWARE // BREW HA HA

Location:Various locations

Nine of these eclectic coffee shops—which are, according to the website, "a marriage of Italian quality and down-home Delaware friendly"—can be found in Wilmington, Newark, and Greenville.

9. FLORIDA // MUSTARD'S LAST STAND

Location:Melbourne, Florida

A twist on Custer's Last Stand. This Floridian chain, which has two locations in Melbourne, serves Chicago-style hot dogs (you'll also find a Yankee Dog and a "Boston Dawg" on the menu).

10. GEORGIA // JAMAICA MI KRAZY


Location:Smyrna, Georgia

Enjoy some Jamaican food that's so good, you'll go crazy for it. The restaurant's specialties include jerk chicken, oxtail, and curry goat.

11. HAWAII // THE BREWSEUM

Find it:Honolulu, Hawaii

Although not technically an eatery, this bar doubles as a museum that has collections featuring "WWII, military, beer and Hawaiiana memorabilia," according to the website. The museum has been open since 1994; The Home of the Brave Brewing Company opened in 2014.

12. IDAHO // 21 & CUP

Location:Boise, Idaho

A rustic-style cafe that serves coffee, tea, and booze.

13. ILLINOIS // EGG'LECTIC CAFE

Location:Wheaton, Illinois

They serve eggs to hungry customers in two locations in Wheaton.

14. INDIANA // AESOP'S TABLES

Location:Indianapolis, Indiana

(closed)

You can't visit—the store closed in 2013—but you can still enjoy the literary pun.

15. IOWA // OPEN SESAME


Location:Des Moines, Iowa

Yelp reviewers give this Lebanese restaurant high marks for its delicious, authentic Mediterranean food.

16. KANSAS // SAKE2ME SUSHI ROLLS

Location:Hays, Kansas

Some of the best sushi Kansas has to offer.

17. KENTUCKY // THAI & MIGHTY

Location:Lexington, Kentucky

A food truck that is coming back from hiatus in 2017.

18. LOUISIANA // MOON WOK

Location:New Orleans, Louisiana

You don't have to dance your way into this restaurant, but you can.

19. MAINE // THE ROCKIN' & ROASTIN' CAFE & RESTAURANT

Location: Newry, Maine

This rock-and-roll-themed cafe, which was owned by Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer, had menu options like "Janie’s Got a Bun" and "Livin’ on a Wedge" when it opened in December 2015. It closed in August 2016, but there's still a punny coffee shop with the same name in Massachusetts.

20. MARYLAND // TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD

Location:Ocean City, Maryland

Not related to the recipe book of the same name.

21. MASSACHUSETTS // AESOP'S BAGELS

Location:Boston, Massachusetts

Another restaurant punning on Aesop's Fables—and this one you can visit.

22. MICHIGAN // BEAN ME UP


Location:Coleman, Michigan

You should probably resist the urge to call the baristas Scotty.

23. MINNESOTA // SHERLOCK'S HOME

Location:Minnetonka, Minnesota

(closed)

People are still mourning the loss of this British-style watering hole.

24. MISSISSIPPI // HAPPY DAZE

Location:Nesbit, Mississippi

The fun restaurant has a waving polar bear statue outside.

25. MISSOURI // VINCENT VAN DOUGHNUT

Location:Clayton, Missouri

Restaurateur Vincent Brian Marsden makes delicious handmade doughnuts from scratch with the help of his young son Vincent Van, a.k.a. Mini Vinny (he's the taste tester).

26. MONTANA // OVER THE TAPAS

Location:Bozeman, Montana

Is this pun over the top?

27. NEBRASKA // BEER AND LOATHING IN DUNDEE

Location:Omaha, Nebraska

(closed)

Unfortunately, this ale house has shuttered its doors.

28. NEVADA // NACHO DADDY

Location:Las Vegas, Nevada

This restaurant, which has three locations around Las Vegas, boasts 15 "world famous" nachos, including lobster and crab, BBQ pork, filet mignon, and two vegan options.

29. NEW HAMPSHIRE // MEN AT WOK

Location: West Lebanon, New Hampshire

According to Yelp, it has some of the best Kung Pau chicken around.

30. NEW JERSEY // JUST BECLAWS

Location:Jersey City, New Jersey

"BeClaws" refers to the claws of crawfish.

31. NEW MEXICO // WISEPIES

Location:Albuquerque, New Mexico

At this punny restaurant, you can either pick a pizza from the menu or create your own—according to the website, you'll get a personalized pizza (or salad!) in under five minutes, with "a budget-friendly price point that keeps guests coming back time and time again." There's a second WisePies location in Arizona.

32. NEW YORK // A SALT AND BATTERY


Location:New York, New York

A delightful fish and chips spot in New York City's Greenwich Village neighborhood. The restaurant also sells a variety of groceries and merchandise from the U.K.

33. NORTH CAROLINA // BAGUETTABOUTIT

Location:Raleigh, North Carolina

A food truck that serves sausages in baguettes.

34. NORTH DAKOTA // THE WURST SHOP IN DICKINSON


Location:Dickinson, North Dakota

The wurst, but definitely not the worst.

35. OHIO // LORD OF THE WINGS

Location:Sandusky, Ohio

This punny wing shop has 20 different wing sauces, ranging from the hot hot hot "Buffalo Suicide" to the safe "Garlic Parmesan." If you can't stop at the restaurant in Ohio, Lord of the Wings also has locations around the world.

36. OKLAHOMA // THE PRAIRIE DOG

Location:Pawhuska, Oklahoma

This cafe serves gourmet hot dogs.

37. OREGON // FRANKS-A-LOT


Location:Portland, Oregon

Franks-A-Lot serves hot dogs, yes, but there's also a big vegetarian sausage menu. You're veggie welcome.

38. PENNSYLVANIA // BURGATORY

Location:Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

A Pennslyvania burger chain that pairs a "helluva burger" with "heavenly shakes."

39. RHODE ISLAND // POUR JUDGEMENT

Location:Newport, Rhode Island

The pub offers cheap bites and a wide array of craft beers.

40. SOUTH CAROLINA // FONDUELY YOURS

Location:Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

(closed)

Since closing, residents of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina have had to go elsewhere for their fondue fix.

41. SOUTH DAKOTA // THE BARCODE BAR AND GRILL

Location:Sioux Falls, South Dakota

A friendly staff and excellent beer menu makes this bar an excellent place to grab something to eat.

42. TENNESSEE // I DREAM OF WEENIE


Location:Nashville, Tennessee

Dreaming of the perfect hot dog? Look no further than this Nashville staple.

43. TEXAS // BREAD ZEPPELIN

Location:Various locations

This salad-centric chain has restaurants in five Texas cities.

44. UTAH // TEMPTASIAN RESTAURANT

Location:American Fork, Utah

One word you'll see all over this Chinese restaurant's Yelp reviews: yummy.

45. VERMONT // PASTABILITIES

Location:Williston, Vermont

This pizza restaurant serves everything from traditional margarita pies to a vegan option.

46. VIRGINIA // THE DAIRY GODMOTHER

Location:Alexandria, Virginia

This Virginia joint serves up frozen custard and other dairy treats.

47. WASHINGTON // TURNIP THE BEET


Location:Port Angeles, Washington

Enjoy some clean, farm-to-table eats. According to its website, Turnip the Beet's menu has "over 60 different choices and over 1000 different ways to combine them," which means "you can eat something different each day for the next 3 years!"

48. WEST VIRGINIA // THE POUR HOUSE

Location:Bradley, West Virginia

Bartenders will be happy to pour you as many drinks as you'd like.

49. WISCONSIN // DRINK WISCONSINBLY PUB

Location:Milwaukee, Wisconsin

This classic alehouse, which has delicious fried curds on the menu, throws fun events like Friday Night Fish Fry.

50. WYOMING // THAI ME UP

Location:Jackson, Wyoming

This bar and restaurant offers 20 beers on tap.

All images courtesy of Google Maps.

The ChopBox Smart Cutting Board Has a Food Scale, Timer, and Knife Sharper Built Right Into It

ChopBox
ChopBox

When it comes to furnishing your kitchen with all of the appliances necessary to cook night in and night out, you’ll probably find yourself running out of counter space in a hurry. The ChopBox, which is available on Indiegogo and dubs itself “The World’s First Smart Cutting Board,” looks to fix that by cramming a bunch of kitchen necessities right into one cutting board.

In addition to giving you a knife-resistant bamboo surface to slice and dice on, the ChopBox features a built-in digital scale that weighs up to 6.6 pounds of food, a nine-hour kitchen timer, and two knife sharpeners. It also sports a groove on its surface to catch any liquid runoff that may be produced by the food and has a second pull-out cutting board that doubles as a serving tray.

There’s a 254nm UVC light featured on the board, which the company says “is guaranteed to kill 99.99% of germs and bacteria" after a minute of exposure. If you’re more of a traditionalist when it comes to cleanliness, the ChopBox is completely waterproof (but not dishwasher-safe) so you can wash and scrub to your heart’s content without worry. 

According to the company, a single one-hour charge will give you 30 days of battery life, and can be recharged through a Micro USB port.

The ChopBox reached its $10,000 crowdfunding goal just 10 minutes after launching its campaign, but you can still contribute at different tiers. Once it’s officially released, the ChopBox will retail for $200, but you can get one for $100 if you pledge now. You can purchase the ChopBox on Indiegogo here.

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How the Trapper Keeper Trapped the Hearts of '80s and '90s Kids

Courtesy of Cinzia Reale-Castello
Courtesy of Cinzia Reale-Castello

No matter when or where you grew up, back-to-school shopping typically revolved around two things: clothing and school supplies. And if you’re an adult of a certain age, you probably had a Trapper Keeper on that latter list of must-buy items.

Like the stickers, skins, and cases that adorn your smartphones and laptops today, Trapper Keepers were a way for kids to express their individual personalities. The three-ring binders dominated classrooms in the '80s and '90s, and featured a vast array of designs—from colorful Lisa Frank illustrations to photos of cool cars and popular celebrities—that allowed kids to customize their organizational tools. 

In this episode of "Throwback," we're ripping open the Velcro cover and digging into the history of the Trapper Keeper. You can watch the full episode below.

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