A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from February 25, 2021
Phogeddaboudit (pho + fuhgeddaboudit)

"WHY HAVEN’T I OPENED A VIETNAMESE/ITALIAN FUSION RESTAURANT CALLED “PHO-GEDDA ‘BOUT IT"?!" was posted on Twitter by Lucia Fasano on June 18, 2014. The name is a combination of “pho” (a Vietnamese soup) and “fuhgeddaboudit” (forget about it).

“Someday I’ll open up a Vietnamese-Italian fusion restaurant. I’ll call it Pho-geddaboudit!” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on November 27, 2019. “What’s an ideal name for a Vietnamese-Italian fusion restaurant? Pho-get about it” was posted on Reddit—Dadjokes on February 25, 2021.


Wiktionary: fuhgeddaboudit
Interjection
fuhgeddaboudit

1. Pronunciation spelling of forget about it, representing New York City and New Jersey English.

Wikipedia: Pho
Phở or pho (UK: /fɜː/, US: /fʌ, foʊ/, Canada: /fɑː/; Vietnamese: [fəː˧˩˧]) is a Vietnamese soup consisting of broth, rice noodles (bánh phở), herbs, and meat (usually beef) (phở bò), sometimes chicken (phở gà). Pho is a popular food in Vietnam where it is served in households, street stalls and restaurants countrywide. Pho is considered Vietnam’s national dish.

Twitter
Lucia Fasano
@lucia_fasano
WHY HAVEN’T I OPENED A VIETNAMESE/ITALIAN FUSION RESTAURANT CALLED “PHO-GEDDA ‘BOUT IT”?! ...Oh yeah cause I’m not terrible
12:47 PM · Jun 18, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Jeremy Tuman
@jeremytuman
My Vietnamese-Italian fusion restaurant called Pho-Getaboudit?
5:07 PM · Jun 25, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Josh Vadnais
@hoshman6000
I’m considering opening a Vietnamese/Italian fusion restaurant. The name? “Pho Getaboutit”
3:07 PM · Feb 25, 2016·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
e.k. houston, esq.
@pop81
Anybody wanna invest in my new Vietnamese - Italian fusion restaurant called Phogeddaboutit? ...Anybody? #entrepreneur #gofundme
10:29 AM · Mar 21, 2016·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Eddie Alfano
@EddieAlfano
A Vietnamese-Italian fusion restaurant called “Phogetaboutit”?
10:03 PM · Dec 10, 2016·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Nickels Hawkeye
@NickelsHawkeye
@rocdomz Vietnamese /Italian fusion restaurant idea Electric light bulb ready?
“Pho’ Get About It”
eh? eh? I thought it was a good idea…
4:47 PM · Dec 15, 2016·Twitter for Android

Twitter
River of Time
@digitalleather
is there already a vietnamese-italian fusion restaurant called Phógetaboudit?
5:32 PM · Apr 10, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Jason
@jpol1313
Replying to @MarisaKabas
What do you call a Vietnamese/Italian fusion restaurant?
Pho Gettaboutit!
4:55 PM · Nov 6, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
SteelerOnFire
@DAVESTEELER
Did you hear about the new Vietnamese Italian fusion restaurant? Pho getttttaboutit
12:21 PM · Apr 5, 2019·Twitter for Android

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/Battle4Seattle November 27, 2019
Someday I’ll open up a Vietnamese-Italian fusion restaurant
I’ll call it Pho-geddaboudit!

Twitter
Snail Tsunami
@solitarysnail
There has to at least be one restaurant named Pho-geddaboudit, right? Like a little dive place in the city where the staff is Vietnamese but they all have thick Brooklyn accents. Maybe has fusion Vietnamese/Italian cuisine.
7:10 AM · Nov 14, 2020·Twitter for Android

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/allout_atl February 25, 2021
What’s an ideal name for a Vietnamese-Italian fusion restaurant?
Pho-get about it

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, February 25, 2021 • Permalink