CB&P was a little British flavored bar/snack place in a strip mall on the north side of 205th St, that would be in Snohomish County, back in the 70s/80s my brothers & I used to frequent on my trips up thar… pretty forgettable place, don’t remember a thing about it except for a very attractive lady serving drinks and the goofy name.
Guffaw. Agreed that the conjunction/ampersand naming convention is tired. We can give Percy’s & Co. a bit of a pass, though, because it ostensibly took its name from the store that occupied that spot (and whose advert is on the brick wall) many decades ago. Still, that then puts Percy’s & Co. in the same boat with King’s Hardware and The Bindery as restaurants named for a space’s former occupant. I would be amused with another conjunction trend: Paradise or Ptomaine; Meat or Vegetable; Beer or Wine. At least it would be less blind trend following.
There was a beauty shop back where I grew up named “Curl Up and Dye.” Thought that was pretty clever. The restaurant name never matters to us if they have good food, decent prices/value and good service. Seems like we end up having nicknames for the restaurants we like (ex. Subway Thai on Leary & Market).