Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Wilson County's "Best Oriental"

Posted By on Tue, Sep 25, 2007 at 11:58 AM

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As I'm sure you all know, our Best Of Nashville issue is set to hit newsstands (and the intertubes) in just a few short weeks. Our lovely marketing director was perusing similar honors in other local media and came across some rather antiquated—some might say offensive—language. For the past five years The Lebanon Democrat has had a Best of Wilson County readers' poll. For each of those years there has been a category for "Best Oriental" restaurant.

Now look, I'm the last guy who could ever be confused with the PC police. Remember this? But the term Oriental hasn't been applied to anything besides carpets since slap bracelets were banned from public schools.

Could this be why there's no good Chinese food in Middle TN?

P.S.: On page 16 of the Best of Wilson County, the chef/owner of the Best Oriental runner-up refers to his restaurant as an "Asian eatery." There's also the sweetest message from the owner of the Best Oriental winner to his customers on page 14.

P.P.S.: Image swiped from here.

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