There are two types of restaurant walls that annoy me. One is the sports bar, that has framed football jerseys. For some reason, these never look good.

For example, a Fillipi's in Mira Mesa has a Warren Moon and Rick Mirer jersey. Who cares?

Other places, like Oggi's in North County Fair, have jerseys that aren't even autographed. Anyone can go into a sports store and buy an LT jersey and frame it. So, what's the point?

If it's a shirt he wore when he broke a record, or even one he actually wore in a game and then signed, that's kind of interesting.

The other thing I see a lot of, are license plates on walls. I just saw this at the Roadhouse in San Marcos. What kind of decour is this? The license plates used to be popular in Bowl Weevil's.

Often times, this TGIFridays, Bennigan's, type of look...is taking everything that you see at a garage sale or thirft store, and plastering it up on the walls. To me, it should all fit a theme.

And random license plates, fit no theme.

It looks cool at Hoodad's in OB, but that's because a lot of them are personalized, and surf related. And, there are so many, they're fun to look at.

Wow...I can't believe I ranted like this about wall decorations...and I once made fun of a friend for watching Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.

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redsoxfan Jan. 16, 2008 @ 3:02 a.m.

You should cook more at home.... :-) I know....everyone has a smart a** comment....but, it does make you think about restaurants and what they have on their walls. My wife and I took the two hour train to Amsterdam last weekend. Guess what they had on their walls in most of the restaurants? Yupper, you guessed it....pesky vegetation of the legal variety.

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fifibutton Jan. 16, 2008 @ 7:23 a.m.

If you're paying so much attention to restaraunt decor, you might miss the creepy crawlies creeping in your grub!

I love themed places but only when its done tastefully. There's one cheesy place which has New York as a theme. The liberty statue and sidewalks are plastered all over the walls and all the people have bad 80's wigs and sunglasses. But just round the corner we have the Hard Rock cafe and forest themed place which is sooo cool. Its like stepping outdoors indoors.

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Josh Board Jan. 16, 2008 @ 10:24 a.m.

I don't know how to cook, so I eat out every night of the week. One of the reasons, also, it's harder to keep my weight in check. But..it's funny. I went to a sports bar/pizza place in San Marcos last week, and it was decorated the way they were when I was a kid. Pennants on the wall that said Chargers. An inflatable Charger helmet, a team photo of the Padres from 1986. But, it looks cool. It reminded me of the old school sports bars. Now, they all look the same, cookie cutter style. The folded up sports jersey, in a frame, with a mat that is the matching color of the jersey. Sometimes, like my stepbrother said about the Planet Hollywood in Vegas...well, he loved it. We were sitting underneath the handcuffs that Kim Bassinger was locked up in in 9 1/2 Weeks.

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towelheadedcameljockey Jan. 16, 2008 @ 3:51 p.m.

Screw you for getting that horrible song stuck in my head with the title of this blog.

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Josh Board Jan. 18, 2008 @ 12:55 a.m.

Okay, here. Try this:

There's a lady who knows/All that glitters is gold And she's buying a stairway, to 7-11 When she gets there she knows/That the store will never close And with a word, she can get, the Slurpee that she came for.

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