In 1989 when Kimber and Jeff Davidson bought the restaurant, they hired a fellow by the name of Russ Peterson from Florida. Russ suggested Hernando’s should hang decorated dollars and post them on the wall, just like a restaurant he knew of in Florida. Jeff did not think it would be a great idea and that it wouldn’t work out, so Russ offered a wager to Jeff and decorated his bill and posted it above the bar. He said, “I’ll bet there will be 20 bills posted by the end of the ski season.” Jeff took the bet, which was for a bottle of Grand Marnier (Russ’ favorite). Days, weeks, even months went by before anyone posted a bill. Needless to say, Russ got a little desperate, and desperate men take desperate measures. He started buying other cow-workers drinks if they would decorate and posta bill. Sure enough, by the time the ski area was closed there were exactly 20 bills posted. Jeff knew of all the bribing, but still wanted to make good on his bet, so he presented Russ with a miniature bottle of Grand Marnier. As of 2019 there are over 35,000 dollar bills posted on the walls of Hernando’s Pizza Pub. Russ hasn’t been back, but he would be proud. Ask your server for the markers and leave your “mark” on Hernando’s too!