I am declaring a moratorium

 Posted by at 11:00 pm
Sep 032009

Can we stop naming restaurants after their street names or address?

I first encountered this phenomenon in Iowa City of all places at a fairly classy joint called One Twenty Six which opened in 2000 or 2001. Fine, I get it. You use your address because it seems clever, or you can’t think of a name, or whatever. But when there is more than one or two places named this way, it reeks of laziness. It’s just…weird. And I can count seven places in KC named using this convention.

1924 Main
Oak 63
Room 39
Pizza 51
Saigon 39

Can you think of any others? Am I crazy that something so seemingly innocuous annoys me?