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June 13, 2010

Funny Food Places in P-Town

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One of the many fun blogs I’ve started reading fairly regularly, thanks to Scott Thomas, is Kathy’s Lake Superior Spirit.  A little while back, her friend Suzi asked her to have a photo “playdate,” ( I think that is what they called it), and they took pictures of interesting food labels.  Suzi recently suggested another playdate, and the subject was to be “Funny Food Places” –  interpret as you will. Kathy just posted her funny food, which focused on a type of food with a funny name – “pasties.”  Apparently this is food they “wean their babies on” in Michigan!  I mentioned in a comment to Kathy that the word has a completely different meaning here in New England, and is pronounced with a long “a” rather than the short “a”, as was explained to me in a follow-up comment.  Made Kathy’s funny food all that much funnier to me!   Kathy invited other bloggers to participate in their playdate, so I jumped in. 

As luck would have it, I traveled to a place this weekend that is known for its creativity, Provincetown, MA, and was not disappointed in my search for funny food places.  I’ll do another post about my 18th anniversary weekend on Cape Cod with dear hubby (today is our actual day, Happy Anniversary Honey!) soon, but I wanted to get these playdate pictures posted.

I found these food places funny for different reasons – like  funny names or funny combinations of food or even funny signs.  Here’s the first that caught my eye:

The Pig!  Yet, it had “Oyster Bar” posted underneath, hmmmm.


There’s Burger King, why not Burger Queen, right? If you know P-town at all, you get the meaning of this one even more.


This one struck me funny  not only with the creativity of the twisty soft-serve ice cream, but it makes me remember the hair band of the same name in the 1980’s.  Who could forget Dee Snider?


Ha, ha!  John Dough’s!  And they serve pizza!  Get it?  Ahem, eh, moving on…

The name of this one wasn’t so funny, but I thought the food combination was kinda funny: pizza, coffee and specifically Haagendazs ice cream.  (Haagendazs, if you happen to click over to find out why someone linked to your site, coupons for free pints would be warmly received!)


This one is just fun to say!  Try it!  “Bubala’s by the Bay…” And their sign was pretty cool too!


“Mr. Mojo risin’, gotta a mojo risin …”


Look at that puppy!  He’s wired, for sure!  You can get wired here not just with the coffee and tea, but free wi-fi as well.

While we’re talking about puppies, you’ll find stores in P-town especially for your 4-legged friends, including this bakery of canine delights:

P-town in general is very dog-friendly place.  I’ll talk more about that in an upcoming post.  But, to wrap things up, I saw one more sign that tickled my funny bone, and just about tells you all you need to know:

Needless to say, I enjoyed much good food this past weekend, and had a lot of fun searching out the funny food places.  Kathy, I hope you enjoyed this and will invite me on another photographic playdate sometime!


  1. Love the “Wired Puppy” — we’ll have to check that out sometime! Heather, who is a dog lover, would get such a kick out of it!

    Happy Anniversary!!!!

    Comment by Andrea — June 13, 2010 @ 8:35 pm | Reply

    • There are dogs galore in P-town, Andrea. Heather would be in her glory – although there are other sites in that town that would be much harder to explain! LOL!

      Comment by karma — June 14, 2010 @ 9:29 pm | Reply

  2. Good job! I love all the places you found & photographed! You are welcome to come on ALL photographic playdates that Suzi dreams up… tee hee…and I am still giggling about those pasties. You never know! By the way, for some reason I really liked Mojos and the Wired Puppy. Very cool….

    Comment by Kathy — June 13, 2010 @ 9:13 pm | Reply

    • Well thanks for the invitation, Kathy! It was fun! I will look forward to other photo playdates. Maybe I should try coming up with a photo assignment or play-along for my site. I’d just have to make sure it doesn’t have anything to do with items for covering certain parts of the anatomy! 😉

      Comment by karma — June 14, 2010 @ 9:23 pm | Reply

  3. LOL…A bakery for dogs… Well I thought the Pig oyster bar was funny…. but the bakery takes the… errrrh… biscuit… 😉

    Comment by FS Photography — June 14, 2010 @ 8:05 am | Reply

    • And biscuits in England are what we call “cookies” here in the US if I’m not mistaken. But funny enough, I’ve always referred to treats for my dogs as “cookies” – although the more traditional term is indeed biscuit! Er, did that make any sense at all?

      Comment by karma — June 14, 2010 @ 9:25 pm | Reply

  4. Happy Anniversary!!!! I hope you two have a lovely day!

    These are so FUN! I will HAVE to try this! None come to mind immediately but we all know once you get an idea in your head, you really begin to start seeing it everywhere!!

    Ha! Burger Queen – LOVE it!! 🙂

    Comment by milkayphoto — June 14, 2010 @ 10:58 am | Reply

    • Thanks Tracy! I’d love to see what you might come up with for “funny food places” – and feel free to interpret any way you like. I was thinking that a funny food place could even be a picnic table in a really strange place.

      Ever been out to “the tip of the land” ? Its quite the experience!

      Comment by karma — June 14, 2010 @ 9:27 pm | Reply

      • Only once and I do remember it being an experience! It had to be 20 years ago and it was hubby and my first experience at seeing gay couples out and about, holding hands and such in public. Oh, how we’ve grown since then! 🙂

        Comment by milkayphoto — June 14, 2010 @ 10:32 pm

  5. Happy belated anniversary!
    All those signs are making me hungry, and Spiritus Pizza sounds like the perfect place for me! 😉

    Comment by thedailyclick — June 15, 2010 @ 8:02 am | Reply

  6. P-town is famous for something? Whatever do you mean, my dear. 😉 Hmmm…wonder if I have any funny signs in my archives. Sounds like a fun photo thing to do.

    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — June 15, 2010 @ 8:35 am | Reply

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  8. Oh my gosh, these are so fun and clever. You are certainly right what a creative place Provincetown. It made me stop to think if I recall fun signs such as this in my area (North of Seattle) and I can’t really recall any, but I can see I will keep my eye out for them now! Thanks for the fun eccentric excursion.

    Comment by whatjulieslearned — June 29, 2010 @ 3:50 am | Reply

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