Men’s Health magazine is holding its "first annual" contest for “Manliest Restaurant in America”: Editors carved the country into nine regions, then nominated five places in each and are now inviting readers to vote here.
“The nominees represent a range of guy food in every corner of the country — from a Korean taco truck in LA to an old-school steakhouse in New York,” according to Adina Steiman, who is Men’s Health Food and Nutrition Editor and, incidentally, a woman. “We are expecting ... heated debate.”
But nothing in Charlotte made it. Should somewhere here be there? (If readers get into this, we'll naturally also ask about the -- well, what would the accompanying gender classification be? Womanliest just doesn't quite do it. Most Ladylike? Feminininininest?
By the way, the magazine's nominees for the Southeast: Memphis's Rendezvous and Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken (yeah, right: TWO places in Memphis?); Atlanta's Bone's; the Blue Ridge Brewing Co. in Greenville, S.C.; and my completely uninformed favorite, by virtue of the enormous slogan atop its web page "Lard Have Mercy": Big Bad Breakfast in Oxford, Miss. Voting ends Sept. 21.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Posted by Helen Schwab at 2:25 PM