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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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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