Colorful Animals...the next trend in food?


Just the other day I was perusing one of my local food blog roll favorites, the Hot Dish section of City Pages, when I learned that a new coffee shop, Blue Ox, is opening not too far from where I live. The new shop, joins another local “ox” in town, Green Ox, purveyor of (delicious, I can attest) charcuterie and meats.

That got me to thinking, what’s with oxen and food? What about other animals? If the USPTO trademark database is any evidence, there seems to be a trend in animal names for everything from soda pop to bacon. Here are just a few foods (and beastly names) for thought...

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