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    Jimmy Rustler
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    I just read this article http://www.seattlemet.com/eat-and-drink/nosh-pit/articles/how-to-name-a-restaurant-august-2014

    Brimmer and Heeltap, Brunswick and Hunt, Percy and Co. There are so many “&’s”

    #71910

    briarrose
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    Seattle is fast becoming the least creative place in the country and heeltap sounds like a pick up in the men’s rom of a gay bar.

    #71929

    Curtis
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    Hahaha!
    Wide Stance & Heel Tap!

    #71933

    gnoman
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    ++BR, Curtis

    Conjunction does not quality make.

    #71950

    oldguybc
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    LOL Curtis, anyone remember Clinkerdagger, Bickerstaff & Petts?

    #71951

    Curtis
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    Sundecks, Boondocks, and Greenthumbs?!?

    #71953

    phoo
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    Hmm, for a moment, I read Bickerstaff & Penis. Correct number and beginning and end letters!

    #71954

    Salmon Bay
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    McCormick and Schmick’s

    #71956

    oldguybc
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    Ah Phoo, you’re a speed reader I see…

    CB&P was a little British flavored bar/snack place in a strip mall on the north side of 205th St, that would be in Snohomish County, back in the 70s/80s my brothers & I used to frequent on my trips up thar… pretty forgettable place, don’t remember a thing about it except for a very attractive lady serving drinks and the goofy name.

    #71959

    Sunset Hill Irish
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    Guffaw. Agreed that the conjunction/ampersand naming convention is tired. We can give Percy’s & Co. a bit of a pass, though, because it ostensibly took its name from the store that occupied that spot (and whose advert is on the brick wall) many decades ago. Still, that then puts Percy’s & Co. in the same boat with King’s Hardware and The Bindery as restaurants named for a space’s former occupant. I would be amused with another conjunction trend: Paradise or Ptomaine; Meat or Vegetable; Beer or Wine. At least it would be less blind trend following.

    #71960

    lakreitz
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    OG -I remember Clinkerdagger, etc. Best described as a fern barn. I clearly remember asparagus ferns in there. It was a chain resto – there was one over in Bellevue too.

    #71962

    jburgh
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    There was a beauty shop back where I grew up named “Curl Up and Dye.” Thought that was pretty clever. The restaurant name never matters to us if they have good food, decent prices/value and good service. Seems like we end up having nicknames for the restaurants we like (ex. Subway Thai on Leary & Market).

    #71964

    Curtis
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    Curl Up & Dye was Carrie Fishers beauty salon in The Blues Brothers movie too! Always loved that one.

    #71974

    great idea
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    poor Carrie probably never saw a dime from that beauty salon either.

    #71996

    SunsetHillGuy
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    I think Carrie was a customer there, as I recall she was under the dryer studying a flame thrower manual

    #71998

    BuffaloHawk
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    There is a funeral home back in Buffalo that went by the owners last name ” Amigone”.

    http://www.amigonefuneralhome.com/main.php

    #72000

    Edog
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    Finger & Adze

    #72078

    jburgh
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    Curtis – it was in Chicago, so maybe the same one? I have to re-watch the movie.

    #72100

    gnoman
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    Jburgh, does this help locate it?

    http://www.bluesbrotherscentral.com/movies/the-blues-brothers/scmods/curl-up-and-dye/

    here’s the little bit on the location with links to various map engines

    http://www.bluesbrotherscentral.com/locations/beauty-salon/

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