Category Archives: funny names in food

wolfgang puck: feeding celebrity masses

Now that Mark has kicked off Awards Season here at BoFN, this month’s Funny Names in Food post spotlights a long-time regular at Hollywood’s Oscar ceremony. You won’t see him on stage, but the fruit of Wolfgang Puck ‘s (even … Continue reading

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Mariano Martinez, Man of the Margaritas

Consider if you will, one Mariano Martinez, high-school drop-out from Dallas, Texas. The year is 1971 and Mr. Martinez opens Mariano’s Hacienda, a restaurant serving Mexican food. Problems arise on opening night when servers realize they can’t keep up with … Continue reading

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mollie katzen, good gollie

Question: Is a not particularly funny name funny if it is spelled unusually? I have not yet brought this query to the Blog of Funny Names Board (just kidding–no such thing), but I vote yes because it gives me license … Continue reading

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tinapang bangus, with or without lumpia

Well, hello Funny Names Fans. It’s me, Liz, here to break the silence that seems to have fallen at Blog of Funny Names. Know that the ragtag collection of BoFN writers are busy folk, so posts may not always go … Continue reading

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Harlen Wheatley, distilling corn, rye, and barley

A recent trip to Bardstown for the Kentucky Bourbon Festival immersed me in all things bourbon. It only makes sense, then, to share the wealth here at the crazy, though highly esteemed, Blog of Funny Names. If you’ve been around … Continue reading

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