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"Suicide food" restaurant signage in Greater Boston?


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"Suicide food" restaurant signage in Greater Boston?

MC Slim JB | | Nov 12, 2012 01:32 PM

The premise is a restaurant sign featuring a cartoon of an animal that the restaurant serves in some form, often in ways that suggest it is cooking and/or eating its own species, or loves the idea that it is about to become someone else's dinner. My examples so far:

Little Q Hotpot in Arlington, and sibling Q Restaurant in Chinatown. Adorable lil' cartoon lamb in a bowtie.

Xinh Xinh, Chinatown. Exterior pho sign features a cartoon cow licking its chops.

Hot Pot Buffet, Chinatown. Cartoon cow licking its chops and giving the thumbs-up sign with a white-gloved "hand".

Pollo Doreño, East Boston. Cartoon rooster in a Stetson and neck bandana, holding a fried chicken leg with a big bite taken out of it.

Red-Eyed Pig (BBQ), W. Roxbury. Demonic pig.

Strip-T's. Maybe doesn't quite belong, as its logo is an anthropomorphic dancing strip steak on a bun.

Sweet Cheeks Q. Also a stretch, an abstraction: the tail of the letter Q is a curly pig's tail.

I like the food at all of these (but can't speak for the Salvadoran fried chicken joint, which I have yet to try).

I expected more of our local BBQ joints to do something along these lines, but many of the usual suspects don't. Redbones has a cartoon pig (in a suit, fedora and shades), but it's not on the signage.

Anyone seen a cartoon lobster in a lobster bib? A chicken about to tuck into some eggs? Any others?

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