Take a look at the name of the specialty burger at the recently-opened MF Gourmet cafe in the Grand Central Market.
But let's not jump to conclusions. When I asked a smiling woman behind the counter what "MF" stood for, she responded: "It's open to interpretation. It could be 'Mother's Favorite.'"
Something else to chew on
You may have read about the death of offbeat writer Harry Crews, who wrote one of my favorite novels, "Car," about a man who decides to eat an entire automobile, piece by piece. It reminded me of a sign that hangs at the La Chicken eatery in Little Tokyo.
Of course, Crews' character ate a Ford — a 1971 Maverick — not a Lexus. Lot more steel to wolf down with the Maverick, I think.
I kid you not
More seasoned readers may recall the outbreak of those yellow, diamond-shaped "Baby on Board" placards that hung in cars during the great Yuppie years of the 1980s (and can still occasionally be spotted — in the cars of the former babies?) Well, my niece, who works in a handbag shop in Orange County, says she's noticed some new warning signs posted by moms — on baby carriers. Such as:
Another variation goes like this:
Maybe it's time to reissue the old Bobby Vee hit, "Take Good Care of My Baby." Or maybe it's not.
As for grown-ups' spelling...
Reader Bart Boydston found a condo that did not have the luxury of a good sign-painter.
There must be standards!
In the Valley, talk show host Tomm Looney chanced upon one business that was obviously trying to keep out undesirables. Actually, the sign is a warning to thespians who can't find parking at a nearby casting studio.
Easter has passed...
And, for most students, it's time to resume the learning process.
The 46,000-square-foot Greystone Mansion, now owned by the city of Beverly Hills, often lands roles in films and TV detective shows, such as "The Mentalist." The estate's 1930s-era refrigerators occasionally stand in for corpse lockers in a morgue. The mansion even keeps a pair of feet on hand — much to the amusement of tour groups. Who cares if they're both right tootsies?
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