Dubious Pun-Named Chinese Joint Moving In

I don’t think I like this: the space previously occupied by Papa Potrero’s Pizza on 24th and Potrero will soon be “Wok and Go”.

It’s not that I have a problem with Chinese food or puns. In fact, if I ever open a Vietnamese restaurant I plan on calling it “Phở- geddabout it!” or “Banh Mi? Banh YOU!” (Just to be clear, it will also have a mob theme. Servers will wear track suits and slicked-back hair.)

It’s just that most puns are based on an existing phrase or premise. I don’t think I’ve ever heard the term “Walk and Go”. A simple Google search confirms this. May I suggest, “Go for a Wok”? “All Wok and No Play”? Can’t go “Wong” with those.

Woah. So that’s what it sounds like when an entire neighborhood groans simultaneously.

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15 Comments on “Dubious Pun-Named Chinese Joint Moving In”

  1. kwk Says:

    Years back a Southeast Asian woman was found in GG Park with a plastic bag containing about a half dozen or so skinned puppies (she also had squirrels, ducks, pigeons and $400 in cash on her from welfare checks).

    Someone named a restaurant for them: Wok Your Dog.

  2. marco Says:

    clever… very clever :)

  3. Ferocious Foot Odor Says:

    As long as gang bangers don’t kill each other in there, and as long as you don’t winsomely speak reverently about their pre-killing tagging as fine art, I’m down with it.

  4. anthony Says:

    Hey, Vic, you got some extra capital for an Eastern Mediterranean venture i’ve been conceptualizing? We’re going to call it “FalWonderful”.

    Go. Bears.

  5. mission native Says:

    fuckin yuppies ignorent as fuck talkin shit on another joint opening up in the mission! just because it aint another dynamo donuts or a blue bottle coffee !

    so stay scared! gang bangers gonna always be in the mission~ same with the graffiti some of which is really beautiful!

    • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable Says:

      Anyone apparently unfamiliar with punctuation and/or capitalization is probably not in a position to be labeling anyone else as “ignorant.”

      • Ferocious Foot Odor Says:

        Posers always give themselves away. Anyhoo, the location was the scene of a gang shooting last year and afterward it closed, if I am not mistaken.

  6. A51 Says:

    Wok like an egyptian
    (mid/far eastern fusion)

  7. Jason Says:

    I think we all need to address the fact that the old Castro-adjacent Mecca space on Market has reopened as a restaurant called Pudong.

    • danielle Says:

      I propose “Wok & Run,” which could potentially have an extra special double meaning, depending on the establishment’s health ratings.

  8. Jon Says:

    The Foo King was always a better pun.

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