Pronouncing the names of some of our most popular local restaurants shouldn't be that challenging. To help, we're giving you a free lesson on how

"/>

Top 5 Restaurant Names People #$@! Up

Pronouncing the names of some of our most popular local restaurants shouldn't be that challenging. To help, we're giving you a free lesson on how to properly say the names of restaurants so you don't embarrass yourself the next time you tell your friends about that great new place you just ate at -- you know, the one that was so good you forgot to take the time to learn how to pronounce it correctly?

spinasse-logo.jpg
5. Spinasse

1531 14th Ave., 251-7673

If three syllables aren't coming out of your mouth, you're saying it wrong. It's spih-NAH-say. Chef Jason Stratton was just honored as one of Food & Wine's ten best new chefs. Have some respect by at least pronouncing the name of his cascina correctly.

4. Mashiko

4725 California Ave. S.W., 935-4339

This West Seattle sushi haunt gained publicity when they started serving sustainable sushi last summer. It seems, however, that this establishment's name is more endangered than the fish they used to serve. Mashiko is pronounced MAH-shee-koh.

3. Campagne

1600 Post Alley, 728-2233

Regardless of its stalwart position in the Pike Place Market, the name still throws people off. It's kum-PAHN-yuh, as in "country" or "countryside."

lacarta-logo.gif
2. Phuket

517 Queen Anne Ave. N., 284-3700

We get why people want to pronounce this place the way it's spelled, but we're here to tell you it's no longer "tongue-in-cheek" because it's actually pronounced poo-KET. Next time you hear someone giggle at the name for the millionth time, just tell them to Phukoff.

1. La Carta de Oaxaca

5431 Ballard Ave. N.W., 782-8722

We bet this place would be virtually empty most nights if only people who could correctly pronounce the name of this popular Mexican diner were allowed inside. It's La Carta de wah-HAH-kuh. Now, go get some mole.

 
comments powered by Disqus