Date: Fri, 28 Jan 1994 19:33:54 -0600 From: Daniel S Goodman-1 Subject: Re: regional business names (fwd) ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Fri, 28 Jan 1994 19:24:41 -0600 (CST) From: Daniel S Goodman-1 To: Folklore Discussion List Cc: Multiple recipients of list FOLKLORE Subject: Re: regional business names The Twin Cities have had at least two restaurants called "Gopher Grill." About half of native-born Minnesotans find it hard to understand why I find this funny. (Same way I didn't realize till recently that "Fishkill River" could sound like a joke.) There is a New York Pizza place in downtown MPLS. This is regional in a negative way -- in Ulster County NY, there don't seem to be any food places named New York ___. I suspect that there aren't any in metropolitan New Jersey, either. And that southern Illinois has a lot fewer Chicago ___ eateries than, say, Minneapolis. Dan Goodman dsg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]