Dining@Large contest results
You were asked to come up with a literary-inspired name for a BBQ restaurant adjacent to an Irish Pub named Finnegan's Lake.
Later, we found out that the Irish Pub is actually named Finnegan's Wake (zzzzzzzz), or, Finnegans Wake - we'll see where the apostrophe lands.
We also found out that the BBQ restaurant in fact has a name, too. - the Dark Horse Saloon (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz)
No matter. Your names are so much better. Take pride in them.
My favorite name for a BBQ restaurant, regardless of contest rules, is:
Summer and Smoke, submitted by Joel, is a GREAT NAME for a BBQ restaurant. It just is. (Actually, Joel submitted Summar and Smoke, which I guessed was a typo but maybe I missed something.)
Charlotte's Weber, submitted by unbelievaboh, made me laugh and laugh. (Actually, unbelievaboh sumbitted Charlotte's Webber, which I guessed was a typo.)
In general I ended up liking the submissions that had nothing to do with Joyce but instead looked for inspiration to American Southern literature. I think if you had to name the James Joyce of the American South, it'd be William Faulkner.
The winning entry:
Pylon the Meat, submitted by Ted.
(I'd want to change it to, simply, Pylon)
Congratulations, Ted. I'll be in touch about getting you your copy of Weber's Time to Grill.