Misty Harris, a reporter for Canada’s Postmedia News, got in touch yesterday after she read my post about the Man Iron.* She said she’d recently noticed that Earls Kitchen and Bar, a chain with locations throughout Canada (and in a few US cities), offers a weekly special for men.
Here’s the fine print from the bar menu:
Earls White Peach Bellini | $4.50 | made with all natural peach syrup, appleton estate vx rum, peach liqueur and sparkling white wine
Earls White Peach BRO-llini | $7.25 | same great Bellini - always a double, always in a man glass
I’d venture to say it takes a whole lot of confidence—or a heaping helping of man irony—to step up to the bar and order a BRO-llini. By the way, if you need to ask what a “man glass” is, you probably should stick to cream soda.
(Yes, that’s Patrick Gallagher, who plays Ken Tanaka on “Glee.”)
*Read Misty’s article about the Man Iron, BRO-llinis, and manbags, which includes a few comments from yours truly. For more bro- compounds, please refer to the Encyclopedia BROtanica.