A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from July 10, 2017
“I’m going to open a Vietnamese soup/Southern barbeque restaurant and call it Phở Que”

What would a fusion restaurant serving Vietnamese “pho” and Southern barbecue ("Que" or “Cue” or “Q") be called? “I want to open a Vietnamese BBQ place called ‘Pho Que’” was posted on Twitter on September 2, 2009. “I’ve come up with a new fusion recipe of Vietnamese soup with smoked pulled pork called Pho Que” was posted on Reddit—Oneliners on July 10, 2017.

“Is a line outside a Vietnamese restaurant a pho queue?” is a related joke.


Wikipedia: Pho
Phở or pho (pronounced variously as /fɜːr/, /fʌ/, or /foʊ/; Vietnamese: [fəː˧˩˧] (About this sound listen)) is a Vietnamese noodle soup consisting of broth, rice noodles called bánh phở, a few herbs, and meat, primarily made with either beef or chicken. Pho is a popular street food in Vietnam and the specialty of a number of restaurant chains around the world. Pho originated in the early 20th century in northern Vietnam, and was popularized throughout the rest of the world by refugees after the Vietnam War. Because pho’s origins are poorly documented, there is significant disagreement over the cultural influences that led to its development in Vietnam, as well as the etymology of the word itself. The Hanoi and Saigon styles of pho differ by noodle width, sweetness of broth, and choice of herbs.

Twitter
Peter Roth‏
@TheRobustoRoom
I want to open a Vietnamese BBQ place called “Pho Que”
2:56 PM - 2 Sep 2009

Twitter
Michael Skubic‏
@MichaelSkubic
I want to open a BBQ/Vietnamese fusion restaurant. It’ll be called “Pho Que”
6:13 PM - 15 Dec 2010

Twitter
Doc Hardball‏
@tfaville
@TheKillerShrew I want to open a Vietnamese noodle and bbq place called Pho Cue, with a second one called Pho Cue 2
12:29 PM - 4 Mar 2011

Twitter
Kram Apologist‏
@osubeav
My brother wants to start a Vietnamese/ Southern Barbecue fusion restaurant called Pho Que.
6:57 PM - 14 Oct 2012

Twitter
Alex Adan‏
@AlexManAdan
I’m going to open a Vietnamese soup/Southern barbeque restaurant and call it Phở Que
7:54 AM - 18 Dec 2013

Twitter
Xander Nevermore‏
@AJam3013
Replying to @MartinPribble
@MartinPribble What do you call a second line of people in a Vietnamese restaurant? Pho Que Two.
4:17 AM - 29 Mar 2014

Twitter
Brian Fitzpatrick‏
@therealfitz
Replying to @baratunde
@baratunde But I want to open a Vietnamese soup and BBQ joint called “Phở Que”.
11:44 AM - 6 May 2015

Twitter
Peter Tellone‏
@petertellone
I decided to open a fusion restaurant of Vietnamese Soup and Barbecue. It will be called PHỞ Q (it helps if you know how to say PHỞ)
8:14 PM - 2 Jun 2016

Twitter
basic sith‏
@hellocurvy
Idea: Vietnamese soup/Barbecue fusion restaurant called Pho ‘Q.
10:24 PM - 8 Jan 2017

Twitter
Chick-Phil-A‏
@SinCityFC
Replying to @molratty
I was hoping to open a Vietnamese/BBQ joint called Pho Que.
6:25 PM - 18 Jun 2017

Twitter
doug richardson‏
@buttonboyus
If I ever open a restaurant, it’ll be a fusion of barbeque and Vietnamese food.  I will call it, Pho ‘Que.
6:49 PM - 28 Jun 2017 from Gresham, OR

Reddit—Oneliners
I’ve come up with a new fusion recipe of Vietnamese soup with smoked pulled pork called Pho Que. (self.oneliners)
submitted July 10, 2017 by ADHD_Panda

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRestaurants/Bars/Bakeries/Food Stores • Monday, July 10, 2017 • Permalink