Hi, I know that stir crazy means crazy from being confined. But if a restaurant is named "Stir Crazy", what does it mean? By the way, it's a place where you fill a bowl with vegetables , tofu , beef or shrimps and then cook it at your table. Thanks.
"Stir-crazy" is a slang expression meaning "insane from being imprisoned" - it's a phenomenon found among some long-term jail inmates.
The restaurant owner wanted to refer to quick-stir frying, using a witty pun as a title. (This is very common, the worst offenders being hairdressers, for some reason.) So he chose "Stir-crazy", hoping that people would understand it as Perpend did in #4.
(According to the Urban Dictionary: STIR = prison. romany word 'staripen', an immovable thing or place from which you cannot move, ultimately connecterd to the word 'stasis'. Isn't that fascinating?)