The KD Signature Restaurant is shutting down for rebranding. With rebranding comes a new name and here are a couple good (and not so good) ideas for the restaurant. I am going to miss my favorite waiter, Dion though, who left when the restaurant shut down.
Everyone knows the “Super Stache Bros”. Steven Adams and Enes Kanter have become household names in Oklahoma so why not name a restaurant after them? Now you can’t give the one of a kind duo a bland average name. No the deserve the best, which is why they should name the restaurant “The Super Smash Bros”. The restaurant will feature the best mashed potatoes in Oklahoma. Who wouldn’t want to eat mashed potatoes with the best big man duo in the league?
So they want to name it after one person on the team instead of a duo. Easy.
Steven Adams is seen as one of the few faces of OKC, so naming a restaurant after him seems like a no brainer. I present to you, “Thunder Down Under”. Adams is the big lovable Kiwi, so why not pay homage to his home land in the land he calls home now. The restaurant will feature American classics as well as New Zealand favorites picked out by Adams himself.
Or they could go with the other half of the duo, Enes Kanter. Kanter isn’t seen as being as dirty of a player as Adams, so Kanter would have a more ritzy restaurant. Hence the new Oklahoma restaurant, “Enes Dekanter”. Enes Dekanter would be a steak restaurant that specializes in wines from all over the world. Wine can make or break a meal, and at “Enes Dekanter” the wine is the main focus of the meal. So if you and your date are looking for the newest and hottest restaurant in town, look no further than “Enes Dekanter”.
They could also build off of a young budding star like Cameron Payne. Payne could be in OKC for years and years so why not help him by setting up a restaurant with his name so he has another form of income? OKC presents the newest steak restaurant in town, “Payne Seared”. “Payne Seared” is the newest steak restaurant that pan sears all of their steaks to a perfect medium rare. If you are looking for the best steak in town, you’ve found it.
Okay, fine they want to build the restaurant around Westbrook to try and show him that he is the man in town now. Makes sense. Now what type of restaurant would best describe the point guard who drops 30 a game and breaks the mold of what a point guard is supposed to be? The one and only, “Russell’s Mussels”. Who would expect a great raw mussel and oyster bar in a land locked state? The same people who would expect a point guard to be the leading scorer for a team and dominate the league in more than passing. With not many seafood places in Oklahoma “Russell’s Mussels” is a nice change of pace for anyone tied of hamburgers and steaks or for the seafood lover looking for the best raw bar around.
So OKC got a new player from overseas in Alex Abrines. Why not welcome him to America with a restaurant to call his own. He is unproven but he has the potential, just like his restaurant, “Alex’s A-Brined Ham House”. “Alex’s A-Brined Ham House” is a the new happening spot for anyone who loves ham with that salty crispy brine on it. The restaurant will focus on ham but will also have a plethora of other meats brined for hours before being cook and served to you. In theory it sounds like a good place but only time will tell, just like Alex.
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OKC also just got a big man in a trade in Ersan Ilyasova. Many people though he might get traded away immediately, but after the dust has settled it looks as though they might hang on to him for awhile. So why not name the new restaurant after him? Sure he is a bench player but that means he will focus more on making the restaurant better so he has a second source of income if need be, or is known for something other than sitting the bench. And that is how “Ersan Ilya-soda Shop” became the living legend it is today. Ever been to (or hear your family) talk about the good ole days where you could go to the local drug store and get a soda or get a root beer float for a quarter. Those were the good ole days! Well now in Oklahoma City you can relive those days at “Ersan Ilya-soda Shop” the place where kids and adults can go to get a cold soda for only a quarter*. Sure the business model might fail in time but why not go check it out?
Everyone hates, and I mean hates, Kyle Singler so he doesn’t deserve a restaurant named after him right? Wrong! The restaurant just needs to suit his style on the team and his love (or lack there of) from the fans. This is how the only restaurant of its kind comes to fruition. I give to you “Kyle Single-er” the restaurant where there are only tables for one. The booths face the wall and you eat alone. It is the hot new spot for people who are single and have given up on the dating life, or for Kyle Singler to eat at. The meals are lackluster but the staff is great. Unforutanly no one would like the restaurant just like Singler so maybe stay away for “Kyle Single-er” OKC.
These are just a few of the many options that the restaurant could go with, but I’m sure whatever they decide won’t include the words Kevin or Durant.