I thought Brandy Ho's Hunan Food had gone out of business, because I don't hear much about the 28-year-old restaurant anymore, and I don't find myself driving on Columbus Avenue in San Francisco much since we moved almost an hour north. Seems it's still in business, however.
I've never eaten there, but I always adored the logo, with the perky red chile pepper, skinny and bright and wearing a green cap.
Whoa-Ho! I visited Brandy Ho's website today, and they've had a graphic modernization. I think that skinny chile pepper is still there, all stylized, standing in for the apostrophe. But the cuteness is gone.
Too bad. I've been calling my Cayenne peppers Brandy Ho as I harvest them this year, but only because they resemble that old cute cartoon with the green cap.
Now, what shall I call them? Hello Cayennie?
They're not very hot peppers, alas. They dry out well, and I'm planning on grinding them in the spice grinder.
This freaks out my mother. Like the mother in A Christmas Story, she says, "You'll shoot your eye out!"