Los Angeles Magazine Makes Fun of Phoenix Magazine's September "Best New Restaurants" Cover: "Is That a Fish as a Necktie or Are You Just the Worst Idea Ever?"

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Los Angeles Magazine
Hey-oh! One wouldn't think a publication like Los Angeles Magazine would have slow news days when it comes to the topic of food, but this week in its online Digest section, dedicated to "L.A.'s tastiest restaurant gossip, culinary events, and food finds," it seems it did. What to do? What else? Take a shot at us rubes here in the Valley.

It seems when the Digest folks received a copy of the September issue of Phoenix Magazine in the mail, the cover, a photograph of Crudo chef and owner Cullen Campbell with a fish around his collar, inspired "quite the standup routine around the Los Angeles magazine offices" and the team came up with 15 worst caption ideas for it.

"It's all in good fun," the Digest posts says. "After all, we can't blame Phoenix -- they're from Arizona!"

Read on for the 15 hilarious submissions.

A look that says, "I don't give a carp!"

In fashion, one day you're in, the next day you're trout.

I once caught a necktie THIS BIG!

If only he'd worn his herringbone jacket.

Is that a fish as a necktie or are you just the worst idea ever?

We're on a seafood diet: We see food cover, we say NO.

Because when I think Phoenix, I think seafood! (as a necktie)

A magazine needs this cover like a chef needs a fish necktie.

You should have seen the necktie I threw back!

Queer Eye for the Fish Necktie.

This magazine cover really tanks.

The worst day wearing a fish necktie is still better than the best day in orange Crocs.

We've heard of snappy dressers, but not a snapper dresser!

Sturgeon: the touch, the feel, the fabric of our lives.

We can't wait to try his pan-roasted necktie.

(Via: Los Angeles Magazine)


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dinner8
dinner8

WORST cover photo EVER from Phoenix Magazine !

sonny
sonny

LA used to be the mecca for everything hip and cool. Now it's just tired. Ever wonder why most of the trendy  LA restaurant names (Fork, Spoon, Fraiche, Fish, Cut, Jar, etc etc) are mostly only monosyllabic? Exactly.....they were too TIRED.

sonny
sonny

#16: Because the worst day wearing a fish necktie in Phoenix is STILL better than the best day in          Orange County. 

Sumosommelier
Sumosommelier

says the restarant town that brought you Salmon Pizza!

JKGrence
JKGrence

The fish necktie: A last-ditch attempt to repel the hordes of Angelenos invading this town.

wtf...
wtf...

#16 hey look at that, a fish tie another reason to move to Arizona.

Crudo
Crudo

Go to our Crudo page and submit your best caption. winners gets a $20 gift card!!!

PhoenixFoodie
PhoenixFoodie

This is awesome! A magazine should spark discussion and the cover of Phoenix magazine's Best New Restaurants issue does just that. Who wants a magazine no one's talking about?!  A fish necktie?! Tell me more! A resident of Phoenix, I've eaten at Crudo restaurant and can attest to the culinary genius that is Chef Cullen Campbell. If the folks at LA Magazine really want something to write about, they should hop on a plane and come on down. The Phoenix food scene is on the rise and establishing itself among the nation's best. Let's have a fish fry!

susietimm
susietimm

I'm not offended. As a matter of fact I am cackling at how funny some of them are. A real cackle even.

wagthefunny
wagthefunny

That cover is no worse than what's come out of Hollywood on a regular basis.

Kimberli Baker
Kimberli Baker

How rude. Still, a couple of them were kinda funny... Because when I think Phoenix, I think seafood! (as a necktie)

GSpelvin
GSpelvin

As affronted as I may be, a couple of them were chuckle-worthy...

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