Joe's Farm Grill Gets "America's Best Restroom" Nod

I don't care whether you actually need to go or not -- just pop your head in the restroom the next time you're at Joe's Farm Grill in Gilbert. Yes, more people checking out the loo at this idyllic Agritopia retro burger spot will make the line longer for the folks who really do need to use the facilities, but this is a particularly noteworthy one.

New Times has been raving about the kooky Barbie- and GI Joe-themed facilities at Joe's Farm Grill since the place opened about four years ago, and now the folks behind America's Best Restroom IX are onto them as well. Visit the contest's website by August 31 and rank your favorites from a list of ten finalists nationwide.

Read on for the full list of who's in the running:

Finalist                                           Location                                 Restroom Features
Joe's Farm Grill                             Gilbert, Arizona                       Futuristic design featuring TV's, GI Joe and 

Barbie Dolls and automated fixtures.

Santa Monica Pier                          Santa Monica, California        Ocean-themed with undulating roof form that evokes thoughts of a vintage wooden roller coaster or ocean waves.   

Embassy Theatre                            Fort Wayne, Indiana                Egyptian design, fireplaces, gold columns and custom wainscoting.      

Rivue Restaurant & Lounge           Louisville, Kentucky              Custom light fixtures, translucent ruby washbasins, floor-to-ceiling stall doors and cloth towels.   

Grand America Hotel                     Salt Lake City, Utah                Italian Carerra Marble, bronze and crystal chandeliers, floor-to-ceiling commodes, beautifully inlaid African Anegre Wood and hand- painted walls.   

Bryant Park                                    New York, New York              Beaux Arts design, full-time attendant, fresh cut flowers, scented oils and electronic seat covers.   

The Fountain on Locust                 St. Louis, Missouri                  Hand-painted murals, ornate fixtures and designer mirrors.   

Lawrence Dumont Stadium           Wichita, Kansas                       Hand-painted murals, with the baby changing areas adorned as the "Lil' Rookie Changing Station."   

The Muse Hotel                             New York, New York               Individualized restrooms, each themed for a different Muse.   

China Grill at Mandalay Bay         Las Vegas, Nevada                  Dazzling fountains, with individual pods, each with its own TV.                  

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