Tuesday, March 4, 2008

If you prefer your women seasoned in vinegar...

Greetings from Bike Week in Daytona!

So, here is another one of those events where people from out-of-town say, "What the hell?" and locals say, "So what?"

I mean really, who doesn't have a coleslaw wrestling event in their city? Here, we chalk it up as tradition - 20 years and still going strong.

So much so, that Sopotnick's Cabbage Patch "Coleslaw Wrestling" simply turns up in the Orlando Sentinel events page alongside a Museum of Art attraction and a race at Daytona Speedway. No further info necessary. It is what it says - women wrestling in cole slaw - a pit of shredded cabbage and vegetable oil...yum! But, it's not all fun and games - as you'll notice, there is a judge.

If that's not enough redneck fun for ya, you'll be happy to know you can count on the arrival of a porn star/exotic dancer who will provide the crowd with a "no-charge-for-that" boobie flash. It's always a fan favorite.
Sopotnick's owners call the coleslaw wrestling extravaganza "The premier event of Daytona Bike Week." Sadly, this could be true. The Sentinel calls it "one of the high points of Bike Week." With the bar set so high, one less popular event is the Itty Bitty Ta-Ta Contest, scheduled for Thursday, March 5th at 1 am (The time of night when everyone looks good!) As a girl, I have a really tough time understanding why anyone would want to draw attention to an under-developed body part. Are any guys out there interested in entering a Teeny Weenie contest?

I didn't think so.
Perhaps the T-Back Pull would be more fun. I don't know exactly what that is, but at the risk of sounding like an idiot, I'll ass-ume it's a hybrid "wedgie contest/fashion show."

While you're at Sopotnick's, they ask that you take the time to check out the "World Famous Cabbage Car." Innovative? Yes, but what's even more tacky fabulous are those 80's-haired models in the shorts, ankle boots, and black stockings. My kind o' gals, y'all!

One last bonus - if you find yourself getting all caught up in the excitement of Budweiser and cabbage, fear not! Like every good Central Florida bar/restaurant, Sopotnick's has got a campground on-site.

photos courtesy Barbara Perez/Orlando Sentinel and Sopotnick's Cabbage Patch Website

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