Wine Down Wednesday

Canada
January 28, 2016 2:08pm CST
While on vacation one of the things we look forward to is visiting as many restaurants and bars that we can. Not just any restaurants and bars. We look for where the locals go. We want to taste the food the locals love, and chat with the people who work there or sit by us if we're sitting at the bar. After visiting a restaurant we had read about, the staff suggested a few of the local places so we stopped at a Cajun place. We would have never stopped there without the recommendation only because Cajun food is not high on our list of favorite foods. The bartender told us happy hour on Wednesday, wine is $2.00 and beer is $1.00... So we went to Wine Down Wednesday and it was tasty and cheap. The photo was taken at another bar/restaurant that we stopped for lunch another day. The money hanging on the ceiling and plastered all over the walls reminded us of a bar we went to a few years in South Carolina, with the same decor. Have you seen real money used as wall and ceiling decorations?
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@JudyEv (134850)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Jan 16
Gosh, that's a bit different. No, I've never seen that. In Ireland I've seen a bar with hundreds of bras hanging from the ceiling. That was a bit different too!
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@JudyEv (134850)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jan 16
@PainsOnSlate Any little gimmick is good for trade isn't it? There was a hotel-owner in a small country town near here years ago. He couldn't get anyone to manage the hotel and didn't want to lose the licence so he had to run it himself. He was incredibly grouchy and tourist buses would call in just to see this man who was so rude to his customers. He didn't want custom so having tourist buses pull in just made him madder.
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• Philippines
29 Jan 16
That would be a nice thing to see when i travel to ireland.
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• Canada
29 Jan 16
@JudyEv so funny, it must be hard to look mad as you take your money to the bank...
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
28 Jan 16
I'm glad that you are having fun trying out the local restaurants. I couldn't make out what your picture was till I read your post - shouldn't it be the other way up?
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• Canada
29 Jan 16
I thought it looked a bit crazy until I made it bigger and then it was perfect...let me try another...
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• Canada
29 Jan 16
@PainsOnSlate this one looks better..maybe. @jaboUK I tried to fix that photo but it wouldn't budge so I switched in another, and changed tis one to one taken in 2013 in South Carolina...both rearaurants/bars said their patrons started it by adding money to the ceilings and then the walls just foe fun...
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
29 Jan 16
@PainsOnSlate Ok - have it your own way
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
29 Jan 16
I have to admit that I don't think I have. We went to another new restaurant today here in town, Gators Dockside, had a good meal.
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• Canada
29 Jan 16
we have always been attracted by the TV show Diners, Drive-in's and Dives.. There is one here that was on TV and we found it yesterday. It's winter and a lot of restaurants are closed but this one opens today so we will check it out. We tend to look for the oldies, but that place we had lunch was great! Jeff mentioned there is one in Gainesville covered in money, sorry I missed it...
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@Juliaacv (33176)
• Canada
28 Jan 16
I've not seen any money on ceilings, I can remember seeing money (coins) in wishing wells but that isn't the same.
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• Canada
30 Jan 16
Not the same, as cool as it is, I don't want to eat a meal with dirty, dusty money hanging over my food. it is cool to see but certainly not very hygienic.
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@Missmwngi (10783)
• Nairobi, Kenya
28 Jan 16
No i have never seen money used as decorations
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• Canada
30 Jan 16
I don't see it often but when Indo, I take photos.
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@Missmwngi (10783)
• Nairobi, Kenya
30 Jan 16
@PainsOnSlate I think here people are too stingy to use it as decoration including me ha haa
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• Canada
31 Jan 16
@Missmwngi yes, it's something young people would do because they can. We would not be one of them...
@DianneN (84977)
• United States
29 Jan 16
Local restaurants are the best. We went back to Paris 3 times to try to locate the one we visited on our first trip. Could never find it. Perhaps another visit is necessary. I never saw money hanging from a ceiling, just on a wall. What fun!
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• Canada
30 Jan 16
I would think if you keep going back, a better one will pop up...
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@DianneN (84977)
• United States
30 Jan 16
Yes, there are so many great restaurants in Paris. And many other places! Lol!
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@SIMPLYD (82943)
• Philippines
29 Jan 16
What are cajun foods my dear ? That resto bar seemed really prolific . Maybe because those real money hanging from the ceiling is indeed lucky for business , that's why .
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• Canada
29 Jan 16
It's a southern type of food, and what I've tasted in the past was too hot for me. I know there is great Cajan foods available and I will be tasting some there
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@SIMPLYD (82943)
• Philippines
1 Feb 16
@PainsOnSlate Oh the picture made me crave for one right now.
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@LadyDuck (175857)
• Switzerland
29 Jan 16
I love Cajun food, I have seen a restaurant in Texas with men ties on the walls, the reason was they cut the tie because they wanted a "casual dressing".
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• Canada
30 Jan 16
Very cool idea, hanging ties on the wall.love the meaning.
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@moffittjc (45213)
• Gainesville, Florida
29 Jan 16
We have a bar here in my city that is the same way...the ceilings are covered with dollar bills! It's the "cool" thing to do when you go there for the first time...get out a dollar and ask the staff to stick it on the ceiling. Most of the money up there has messages, autographs, sayings, etc. It's pretty neat!
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• Canada
29 Jan 16
I was impressed with the ones I saw.they mark them too so it's harder to use if snatched. I wish I'd visited Gainsville. Maybe get next time.
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@sueznewz2 (10141)
• Alicante, Spain
28 Jan 16
That sounds good.... yes i've seen bank notes used that way ... in an american bar /restaurant ... while on holiday in colorado .... and once in england.... glad you had a good time....
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• Canada
30 Jan 16
We have visited two bars/restaurants daily and every one is different. We went to Patches, and didn't know how they got their name until we walked into the place...
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@boiboing (12881)
• Northampton, England
28 Jan 16
That is seriously cheap
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@Morleyhunt (20781)
• Canada
28 Jan 16
Not as room decor. I have seen the first $1.00 that was taken in framed on the wall.
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• Canada
30 Jan 16
The waitress said when someone comes in they ask to put a dollar up with the rest, they sign it and it's marked before put up. We didn't, but we had some and a drink...
@paigea (22484)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
It sounds like you are having fun. I do remember one restaurant where we used to stop on our way to skiing they had money stuck all over the walls too. That was in Edson, Alberta.
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• Canada
31 Jan 16
Cool, iVe never been to Alberta but love the mountains so maybe some day. I like knowing there is money on the walls there too.
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@paigea (22484)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
@PainsOnSlate I doubt that restaurant is still there. I am talking about 50 years ago!
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• Canada
31 Jan 16
@paigea by now it will be long gone.
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• United States
31 Jan 16
What a cool picture! I'd be sitting here hoping the money would fall LOL
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• Canada
31 Jan 16
Yah, that's not going to happen....
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@jstory07 (69827)
• Roseburg, Oregon
30 Jan 16
That is great that you had a good time.
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• Canada
30 Jan 16
We always have a good time....
@salonga (27954)
• Philippines
29 Jan 16
Oh if real money will be used as wall and ceiling decoration in bars here lol, I wonder how those money will stay there for long without getting snatched by bad folks whose business is to rob and nothing more.
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• Canada
30 Jan 16
Some have tried but were caught. Like anything else if it doesn't belong to you, don't touch it.
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• United States
29 Jan 16
oh, i miss those days when i could safely partake'n a variety'f cuisine 'n go hit the local places whilst'n the road! i must confess, i aint ne'er seen folks use money's part'f their decor. wonder who dusts the schtuff? ;)
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@mom210 (6771)
• Atlanta, Georgia
29 Jan 16
sounds great, like a place I might like.
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• Canada
30 Jan 16
We try to visit as many different bars and restaurants while traveling, so interesting what we can find.
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@alchemistrx (2569)
• Philippines
29 Jan 16
Its awesome to have that decorations in a bar.It can be a tourist destination
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• Canada
30 Jan 16
Yes it does make the place different, and helps make a destination.