Our Favorite Restaurant Names, Volume 5

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A little masochism with your Thai, at Thai Me Up in the East Village.

What's in a restaurant name? Some look for names that embody a dirty joke, with a wink of the eye; some go for the merely descriptive; others for a geographical or literary reference, but the most effective name is often the one that will cause you to do a double-take--a feature that our favorite restaurant names all have in common.

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Restaurant names that make a leering, if inadvertent, sexual reference are always effective, as at the Three Way on East 188th Street in the Bronx.

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Wouldn't it be grand if every restaurant were this nice? Nice Restaurant on East Tremont in the Bronx.

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Here's a name that appeals, even in cold weather, in Troy, New York.

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