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July 24, 2009


Carl and I are in the lowcountry of South Carolina for a short vacation.  We took the scenic route to Savannah yesterday to attend a Moth event.  We passed this restaurant in Bluffton, South Carolina, and I asked Carl to turn around so I could get a picture.  I’m sure this is a fine eating establishment, but somehow, the name isn’t inviting to me.

The Moth event was fantastic (more about it in another post) and I got to meet author George Dawes Green.

Squat & Gobble

29 Comments leave one →
  1. July 24, 2009 3:38 pm

    Yeah, I’m thinking I’d skip that one! 🙂


  2. July 24, 2009 3:44 pm

    LOL, that’s funny. We’re staying at Palmetto Bluff. You drove right by us!

  3. July 24, 2009 3:46 pm

    Aww.. you should have gone in and gobbled.

  4. July 24, 2009 3:47 pm

    Squat and gobble. Oh my. The Moth thing sounds like fun. Suddenly I’m hearing about Green everywhere. Have fun.

  5. July 24, 2009 3:58 pm

    Places like that tend to have the best food! What a name!

  6. July 24, 2009 4:10 pm

    oh how funny is the name.. Squat and Gobble… hahaha..

  7. July 24, 2009 4:15 pm

    Can’t say I like the name or the woman on the sign, but the two guys on the roof are pretty funny!

  8. July 24, 2009 4:19 pm

    I wonder if you would really have to squat to eat? Great photos, Kathy!

  9. July 24, 2009 4:51 pm

    yo do wonder what they were thinkin’ when they picked that name…

  10. July 24, 2009 4:54 pm

    Savannah is so so pretty. We visited there when we were at Hilton Head. Have Fun

  11. July 24, 2009 5:12 pm

    We’ve eaten there! Fun place and had good hamburgers. Watch the speed traps in Bluffton!

  12. July 24, 2009 5:19 pm

    You’re probably not the first person to do that!

  13. July 24, 2009 5:32 pm

    I’m with you on the name not being too appetizing sounding!!

  14. July 24, 2009 5:58 pm

    Great picture! Can’t wait to hear more about meeting Mr. Green!

  15. July 24, 2009 6:53 pm

    I had to look up The Moth Event. I thought it was some kind of butterfly exhibit or something!

  16. stacybuckeye permalink
    July 24, 2009 9:17 pm

    Love the sign. Jason would have never turned around for that. Lucky girl 🙂

  17. July 24, 2009 9:49 pm

    Sounds like you’re having a great time!!

  18. July 24, 2009 10:06 pm

    OMG! I can’t believe there’s really a place called the “Squat and Gobble”!!! That’s what my college economics teacher used for all his examples, but I was sure he made it up (maybe he did and one of my fellow econ students opened the place)!

  19. July 25, 2009 6:24 am

    Fabulous name! Did make me laugh. Though must admit I would be weary to eat there. Sounds like you are having a fun holiday.

  20. July 25, 2009 7:41 am

    I’m with you on the restaurant name! I can’t wait to hear about your meeting with George Dawes Green. I just finished Ravens this week. Very interesting, although I’m still not sure what I think about it.

  21. amy permalink
    July 25, 2009 9:18 am

    There are several squat and gobbles in San Francisco where I used to live and it was a very popular place with delicious food. They were famous for breakfast crepes – not sweet stuff but all kinds of flavours like Mediterranean and the like. Sometimes the name can throw us off to a great place – or the look – sometimes little hole im the walls offer the best food in family friendly atmospheres – often family owned in fact and portions usually huge enough to take home and a eat a few more times – or share with fellow diners.

  22. July 25, 2009 9:59 am

    Ick! It may be a super restaurant, but the name is such a turn-off! Can’t wait to hear more about the the Moth event.

  23. July 25, 2009 1:48 pm

    Lol! Great picture, we love finding restaurants and businesses like that with unusual names or logos 🙂

  24. July 25, 2009 3:25 pm

    What a name…I think it’s funny that Lynne actually ate there and said the food was good! You never know with restaurants. Have a great time at the moth event!

  25. miriamparker permalink
    July 26, 2009 12:16 pm

    I think about this ALL THE TIME. Consider Blimpie for a moment: WHY WOULD I EAT THERE?! Even if they have the best sandwiches ever, the name just indicates that I shouldn’t eat them.

  26. July 26, 2009 1:15 pm

    Well it’s a good pic of you but that name just kills me. The Squat n Gobble. I love it!

  27. July 28, 2009 10:14 am

    I don’t find the name of that place appealing either! I can’t wait to hear about MOTH

  28. July 31, 2009 8:20 am

    What an interesting restaurant name. I probably wouldn’t eat their either.


  29. August 3, 2009 1:31 pm

    SC is on my list of states I have to visit. Always wanted to see Savannah. Hope you had a lovely trip!

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