A whirlwind trip back to Seattle for a bar mitzvah enabled us to stroll and drive down memory lane, and see much-missed friends and family. It also took us past a restaurant whose name I’ve long meant to report in this blog – yet another name that my girls love shouting at the top of their lungs. It’s a Vietnamese restaurant, and the name is What the Pho? I can’t vouch for its quality – our destination straight from the plane was Sushiland and its conveyor belt sushi – but the name is gold. Reminds me of the name I’ve always hoped to see for a Thai restaurant: Nice Thai. One day I’m sure someone will pick it up . . .
The bar mitzvah celebration was fantastic, and was held at the catering facility of Herban Feast. While I normally love a name with a good spelling pun, this one kind of bothers me. Perhaps its the vast spelling difference between “herb” and “urban”; perhaps it’s just that I am remembering what I think was the old Herbal Essence (that’s before Clairol made the name plural) that had a woman saying something like “That’s herbal, Herb” – but pronouncing Herb without the “h”. You had to live through that 70s TV commercial humor, what can I say? In any event, I solicit others’ thoughts on the Herban Feast name, while at the same time recommending it highly!