Ten Brilliant Double-Entendres in Wilton Manors
The Dairy Queen shines like a beacon in Wilton Manors.
There's an awful lot of creativity flowing through Wilton Manors, the little Broward enclave that's mighty welcoming to boys who like boys. In fact, according to the Urban Institute, it's got a whopping 1,270 percent more gay men per capita than the national average.
Gays have long known that Wilton Manors is a comfortable place to call home
-- a safe suburban idyll to put down some roots and a white picket
fence; a place to grow a garden and establish a business;
where you go to settle down once you've played out South Beach's party-hard scene.
From the signage that currently blares across the WM landscape, you'd
never know that sexual orientation was ever a thing to hide. The
Manors' gay-friendly vibe is evident even to passersby just making their way
down the rainbow-flag-studded main drag, Wilton Drive.
Signs declare the names of retail outlets like Bottoms and Tops
(purveyors of fine designer threads), Rock Hard Video (not the place to
find the Pamela/Tommy Lee tape), and our all-time fave, Gay Mart (where
buff boys find beach apparel).
The clever double-entendres extend to Wilton Manors' restaurants and
bars, where men mingle with men, the ladies' restrooms are used infrequently by actual ladies, and Cher -- lots of Cher -- pipes in as background
Here are our favorite-named eateries and drinkeries:
10. Humpy's Pizza: Somehow this conjured up an vision of an anthropomorphic Volkswagen Beetle at first -- a fairly innocuous image. Then we started imagine crusts getting stuck in all kinds of bad places...
as it is a few storefronts away atGeorgie's Alibi bar." Hey, about.com! We don't remember asking you! You don't know me,
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