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?
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.
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.
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.
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.