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EAT TROUT: A CMH Gourmand Mystery?!?

Posted by cmh gourmand on May 15, 2009


While hot on the trail of a new Taco Truck something unexpected materialized.

I was using Google Maps in Satellite View mode to track a taco truck when I noticed something very strange. Written on the roof of the building by Los Guachos Taqueria is the phrase “Eat Trout”. That is it. The print is in large letters and can only be seen from the air. How did this get there? How long has it been there? What does it really mean?

The building is El Volcan Nightclub which caters to Spanish salsa dancing and Latino bands. If it said Eat Salsa or Drink Cervesa I might understand. Eat Trout? Doing some cyber-sleuthing, a Google sightseeing site noted this strange notation in September of 2007.

To see the EAT TROUT go to:

Google Maps

Type in:
461 Commerce Sq, Columbus, OH

Select: Satellite View

Scroll in, your will see EAT TROUT upside down on the roof.

al Pastor....in progress

al Pastor....in progress

Someone, somewhere knows the answer to this mystery. Please help me solve it. If you do, I’ll buy you two al pastor tacos at the scene of the (?) crime.

Dos Tacos al Pastor con pina, cebolla y cilantro

Dos Tacos al Pastor con pina, cebolla y cilantro

3 Responses to “EAT TROUT: A CMH Gourmand Mystery?!?”

  1. Guess! said

    WHo can resist a guess?

    The location is Fat Jack’s Beach House, no? It’s a club/bar. “Trout” is a slang reference for either/both
    1) middle aged male pick-up artist
    or
    2) Skanky young chick.

    Would qualify as wit (?)

  2. Dan said

    Fat Jack’s Beach House used to be there – sounds like the kind of place that would paint that on a roof.

  3. More details on this mystery (from many years ago)

    http://www.columbusunderground.com/forums/topic/solve-a-mystery-eat-tacos

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