New Year’s Resolution

Man vs. Food

Courtesy of Travel Channel, Man v Food

The Travel Channel’s Man v. Food is a disgusting show that highlights something truly disturbing about American culture. We, of course, love it. Mostly we love its gastronomic arm-chair travel to the country’s craziest, and most innovative, comfort food joints. We rarely watch a show without thinking that we need to get to one of the featured restaurants, diners, or sandwich shops. And if there is one thing we specialize in, it’s getting places. So that is what we’re going to do.

Last night was the last straw. An episode on Richmond, VA, featured a handful of great places we somehow missed when we passed through just a couple of months ago. Among them is the Black Sheep, serving up one of the most interesting sandwich menus I’ve ever encountered, under the moniker “The War of Northern Ingestion.” Anyone else craving a jerk barbecued chicken sandwich with roasted banana ketchup and peach chutney on French baguette? I have no clue whether it’s any good, but I know I’ve never had anything else like it, and I want one.

This year’s resolution is to never unknowingly miss such opportunities again. So we’re consulting the Man v. Food travel guides for all of our future stops, and have already compiled a seven page list of potential pig-out places.

Here’s to a happier, and heftier, 2011!

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2 Comments on “New Year’s Resolution”

  1. Chris January 3, 2011 at 8:27 am #

    Did you find Penny Lane pub when you were in Richmond?


  2. David Abrams January 4, 2011 at 10:15 pm #

    I know how you feel. “Man v. Food” swung through our town (Butte, MT) this past year and did a segment highlighting three of the local eateries. My wife and I had been to one of them, but not the other two. After watching the show, I made haste to the Freeway Tavern and ordered a “Wop Chop” sandwich (a gut-wrencher allegedly favored by Evel Knievel).


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