Grain and Gristle

Grain and Gristle

I am pretty sure that Squat and Gobble has the worst name a restaurant could have until Emmy and I visit Portland Oregon for a squash tournament and meet friends for dinner at gastropub named “Grain and Gristle’.  Our friends are highly crunchy so I assume that it must be a vegan place and the name is a joke on meat-eaters, but it turns out that G&G prides itself on its lamb and its burger. I don’t get it. I am doubly troubled when I turn to Yelp for an explanation and, despite reading dozens of reviews, I find no one who notes that chewing on a long filament of gristle is a grizzly and inherently unappetizing image.