Driving back from work the other night I noticed a revamping restaraunt just a few minutes from my house. I was saddened, because I liked the old restaraunt. So I drove slowly past the newly labeled establishment to see what exactly this place would be called, hoping it wouldn't stray too far from the high-end BBQ joint I sort of liked. And you know what the name of that restaurant is?
So here's my beef with this grill.
This just doesn't feel right. I mean, what can somebody a year younger than me, who's probably never cooked his own meal, bring to the sports grill table? Not that he'll be doing the cooking, but hopefully you're smelling what I'm cooking. So this brings me to Kay's Korner Kan't Do 48:
"I will not, at least until I re-evaluate this position at age 30, wine, dine or offer a dime, at any establishment bearing the name of a celebrity younger than me."
I want my sports grill (preferably with an e on the end, to boot) experience to be offered by someone typically twice my age. There's just something about going to a sports bar and knowing that it's some old fart athlete or coach trying to make a buck because he's shafted on the pension front -- Bob Brudzinski (Bru's Room), Bernie Kosar (Bernie Kosar's Steakhouse) or Don Shula (Shula's Steakhouse) -- or trying to stay active in a competitive industry after their sports glory days are over, or winding down.
It's one thing for Roger Dorn to open a restaurant. It's another for Rick Vaughn.
So I probably won't be seeing ya, D Wade, when you make your "appearances" at the grill bearing your name. But I won't fret, you're the third or maybe fourth eating establishment to try this location since I moved down here (two years ago), so I'm guessing something new will be there before you even stop on in.
Hey wait a second. D Wade's Sports Grill is about to open? Dwyane Wade shuts down with 21 games to go? Maybe he WILL be making appearances.