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(Edmonton Journal)   Owners of hipster lunch spot MRKT unhappy that bigger restaurant group is opening hipster gastropub MKT nearby and claims they picked similar name "because it reflects a trend in the United States toward abbreviation"   (edmontonjournal.com ) divider line
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2012-05-26 02:31:42 PM  
If anything, the 60 seat MRKT will benefit from the advertising and promotions MKT will have to do to promote a 700seat 15000sf frankenpub. Any confusion will probably result in more people mistakenly going to the smaller place... and hopefully liking it.
 
2012-05-26 03:25:40 PM  
The fark is a 'gastropub'? Sounds like something fat people do.
 
2012-05-26 03:31:17 PM  
I had my birthday dinner at a place called MK this year so I'm really getting a kick out of some of these replies. You've probably never heard of it. But, then again, fixed-gear-bike-and-cassettes-and-torn-jeans hipsters can't really afford to eat there.
 
2012-05-26 04:42:38 PM  
That headline made me think of MST3K. And that made me happy. So I decided to not read the article.

/Big McLargeHuge
//This is now an MST3K thread
 
2012-05-26 04:45:01 PM  
wasn't there a 3 way legal fight years ago about bagelsmith? one guy named smythe was the original and then someone actual named smith opened restaurants and said smith is my name so... then a 3rd guy said he was using smith meaning occupation so....
 
2012-05-26 04:49:35 PM  

Shaggy_C: I had my birthday dinner at a place called MK this year so I'm really getting a kick out of some of these replies. You've probably never heard of it. But, then again, fixed-gear-bike-and-cassettes-and-torn-jeans hipsters can't really afford to eat there.


Any sweet fatalities occur during dinner service?
 
2012-05-26 05:06:30 PM  
www.cantstopthemovies.com
MRK has faster service than MRKT.
 
2012-05-26 05:13:02 PM  
You made this headline fit in 120 characters.
 
2012-05-26 05:20:20 PM  
Farking meerkats.
 
2012-05-26 05:40:20 PM  
When I start my hipster eatery, its name is going to consist of a couple of brushstrokes not recognizable as any letter.
 
2012-05-26 05:44:27 PM  
700 seats is a cafeteria.
 
2012-05-26 07:27:25 PM  
There is nothing "hipster" about an MKT.
www.eucom.mil
 
2012-05-26 08:34:51 PM  
Maybe the new place can get away with it if they skip the sesame seeds on their burger buns.
 
2012-05-26 11:41:57 PM  
I couldn't help but think of this:

www.seriessub.com
 
2012-05-27 01:30:40 AM  

BumpInTheNight: The fark is a 'gastropub'? Sounds like something fat people do.


Link

educate yourself.


/gastropubs are awesome for the beer alone, the amazing food is just a plus.
 
2012-05-27 02:25:26 AM  
KFC is a trendsetter?
 
2012-05-27 02:46:36 AM  
"Lachance says he picked MKT because it reflects a trend in the United States toward abbreviation."

Someone should tell this retard that Edmonton isn't part of the United States. Farking Albertans.
 
2012-05-27 03:08:58 AM  
EKG, followed by a ECG, Stat!
 
2012-05-27 04:10:48 AM  
We need a shorter form for the word "abbreviation."
 
2012-05-27 04:38:22 AM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: We need a shorter form for the word "abbreviation."


abbr. is what's used in dictionaries.
 
2012-05-27 07:44:01 AM  

The DBS: KFC is a trendsetter?


Only if they had called it KY, and I don't think anyone would eat there in that case.
 
2012-05-27 07:52:35 AM  

Shaggy_C: I had my birthday dinner at a place called MK this year so I'm really getting a kick out of some of these replies. You've probably never heard of it. But, then again, fixed-gear-bike-and-cassettes-and-torn-jeans hipsters can't really afford to eat there.


I only eat at M so I don't have to deal with the riff-raff
 
2012-05-27 08:56:01 AM  

Shaggy_C: I had my birthday dinner at a place called MK this year so I'm really getting a kick out of some of these replies. You've probably never heard of it. But, then again, fixed-gear-bike-and-cassettes-and-torn-jeans hipsters can't really afford to eat there.


Wayne Newton, Yoko Ono, Red Green and I once ate at a restaurant who's name was the thought of a name similar to "MRKT" but actually containing negative letters. It's location was known only to five different NY cabbies; each could take you 1/5th of the way, and it was your responsibility to figure out when each five would be working on a particular night and the correct order you had to hail them in to get to your destination. The food was of course completely terrible, but the cracker packets? TO DIE FOR!
 
2012-05-27 11:39:28 AM  

Lumber Jack Off: BumpInTheNight: The fark is a 'gastropub'? Sounds like something fat people do.

Link

educate yourself.


/gastropubs are awesome for the beer alone, the amazing food is just a plus.


FTFL: "Gastropub or Gastrolounge refers to a bar and restaurant that serves high-end beer and food without pretension."

Hilarious since pretension is the only reason someone would insist on calling one a "gastropub" instead of "bar".
 
2012-05-27 11:41:23 AM  

GoldSpider: Lumber Jack Off: BumpInTheNight: The fark is a 'gastropub'? Sounds like something fat people do.

Link

educate yourself.


/gastropubs are awesome for the beer alone, the amazing food is just a plus.

FTFL: "Gastropub or Gastrolounge refers to a bar and restaurant that serves high-end beer and food without pretension."

Hilarious since pretension is the only reason someone would insist on calling one a "gastropub" instead of "bar".


*shakes tiny fist*, that's pretty much the wording of the response I intended to make as well :P
 
2012-05-27 01:03:25 PM  
'Gastropubs' are typically slick corporate ventures. I would bet my life that MRKT has a tremendously well-researched and detailed business plan, and is acutely aware of the MKT brand -- MRKT's claim of blissful ignorance of the competition is an outrageous crock.

I really, really hope MKT lawyers up with some quality muscle and puts a big dent in the coffers of the vulture capital backers of MRKT.
 
2012-05-27 02:12:58 PM  

BumpInTheNight: The fark is a 'gastropub'? Sounds like something fat people do.


Whenever I encounter a word that looks like a word but isn't a word, I spell it backwards to see if it makes more sense.

Buportsag.

I hope this is as enlightening for you as it has been for me.
 
2012-05-27 03:44:20 PM  
MKT? This is what I think of:

photos.hodgman.org

/Boonville, MO on the Katy Trail
 
2012-05-27 09:31:33 PM  

Spaced Lion: I couldn't help but think of this:

[www.seriessub.com image 400x300]


Pay as you leave...sweet deal.
 
2012-05-27 09:34:31 PM  

GoldSpider: Lumber Jack Off: BumpInTheNight: The fark is a 'gastropub'? Sounds like something fat people do.

Link

educate yourself.


/gastropubs are awesome for the beer alone, the amazing food is just a plus.

FTFL: "Gastropub or Gastrolounge refers to a bar and restaurant that serves high-end beer and food without pretension."

Hilarious since pretension is the only reason someone would insist on calling one a "gastropub" instead of "bar".


Well, in defense, it has nothing to do with the pretension of the bar, nearly as much as the pretension of the customers with the money that said bar wants. So I wouldn't be so harsh on the bar.
 
2012-05-27 10:03:36 PM  

zjbs14: MKT? This is what I think of:

[photos.hodgman.org image 640x427]

/Boonville, MO on the Katy Trail


Hopefully someone left you a mule to ride.
 
2012-05-29 09:29:40 AM  

GoldSpider: Lumber Jack Off: BumpInTheNight: The fark is a 'gastropub'? Sounds like something fat people do.

Link

educate yourself.


/gastropubs are awesome for the beer alone, the amazing food is just a plus.

FTFL: "Gastropub or Gastrolounge refers to a bar and restaurant that serves high-end beer and food without pretension."

Hilarious since pretension is the only reason someone would insist on calling one a "gastropub" instead of "bar".


I like the whole pretension of thinking that serving food in a bar is some sort of fantastically unique idea. Due to Virgia's liquor laws, EVERY bar is a "gastropub" and has been for decades long before some douches in London and New York thought they were doing something original.
 
2012-05-29 09:58:23 AM  

HighlanderRPI: Shaggy_C: I had my birthday dinner at a place called MK this year so I'm really getting a kick out of some of these replies. You've probably never heard of it. But, then again, fixed-gear-bike-and-cassettes-and-torn-jeans hipsters can't really afford to eat there.

I only eat at M so I don't have to deal with the riff-raff


I've heard of that place. That's Moe St. Cool's joint, right?
 
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