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May 20, 2008 10:30 AM

Pass the vanity plate

Posted by Nancy Leson

Attention road warriors! With all the food and wine fanatics around here, it's no surprise we're seeing an increasing number of cars bearing food- and wine-related Washington State vanity plates like these, parked in the lot of an event I attended last night:

I've got a standard issue plate, but if I went the vanity route -- which allows a maximum of seven characters, including hypens, spaces, etc. -- mine should probably read ETZALOT. As of this morning, according to the Washington State Department of Licensing, which keeps track of such things, it's mine for the asking.

Have you seen any other fun eats-and-drinks-related license plates? Do you have one? And if you don't, what would yours say if you did?

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Posted by stein

11:23 AM, May 20, 2008


Posted by sailcocktail

11:36 AM, May 20, 2008

If I had one, it would say BRAISE.

Posted by Anne

12:43 PM, May 20, 2008

If I were to have a food oriented one it would have to be DIPQEEN

Posted by KAG

12:49 PM, May 20, 2008

I think mine would have to proclaim: CHOCLAT

Posted by Nurse W

1:02 PM, May 20, 2008


Posted by nan

1:17 PM, May 20, 2008

Let's see if you are all smart enough to decipher this one... ;0)


Need a hint? I'm a foodie who can't eat wheat, oats, barley...

Posted by Olive Oyl

1:55 PM, May 20, 2008

xtrvrgn :-)

(much nicer than EVOO. We'll let RR have that one)

Posted by Karen

3:16 PM, May 20, 2008

WDSYRAH - I'm a big fan of Walter Dacon Syrah. Someone at Walter's better snatch that up before I get to it :)

Posted by Nancy Leson

3:25 PM, May 20, 2008

Karen! Bless your heart for that Walter Dacon "vanity plate." A couple months back, I was eating an incredible seafood dinner at Xinh's, in Shelton, drinking an incredible syrah whose name I've since been unable to recall. And guess who was sitting at the next table? Lloyd Anderson -- the Walter Dacon winemaker (who knew? it's a Shelton wine). So I stood up, went over, and gave him a big kiss. And now I know what to go out and buy!

Many thanks, Nancy

Posted by Ballard Boy

3:27 PM, May 20, 2008

The first thing that popped into my head was PORKMAN but then GRILLN followed right after that. Imagine.

Posted by Max Druliner

9:19 PM, May 20, 2008


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9:38 PM, May 20, 2008


Posted by Betsy S

11:52 AM, May 21, 2008

We have CAVIAR on a 1974 is pretty cute.

Posted by Curtisse

11:43 AM, May 22, 2008

I LUV to cook with herbs de provence and culinary lavender. I attend the Lavender Festival every year in Sequim. So yesterday, as I was registering my new lavender Prius, I signed up for a vanity plate that reads LAVENDR. :-]

Posted by Avid

4:59 PM, May 24, 2008

We have a two-door, silver Toyota Echo with black tint side windows, and SARDINE is *still* available on the DOL website.

Posted by rene jones

2:35 AM, Jun 13, 2008

Hi i have just been given your receipe book on lavender. I can eat lavender by the bag full, am i the only one that does this. I would love to hear from anyone that loves it as much as i do. and what effect has it on their health.....rene from great britian

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