September 26, 2021

Celebrating the Coolest Local Stuff

By Jay Kerner

So, it’s on!  Live voting for 2020’s Top Tenderloin is underway! 

A buck and an internet connection lets you literally put your money where your mouth is and vote for your favorite Breaded Pork Tenderloin Sandwich! 

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St. Joe Tenderloin Capital of the World logo

Fans of this Midwestern delicacy have been passionately bragging about their favorites for generations. 

Now, an annual champion will be crowned, and the good folks in St. Joseph, Missouri – Tenderloin Capital of the World® are just the folks to do it. 

The Regular Joe, in partnership with The St. Joseph Music Foundation, sadly had to cancel their Tenderloin Festival for this summer.  We were all looking forward to the live judging and tasting all those fabulous BPT’s!  And our friends at the foundation are losing their big fundraiser of the year.  The one that funds their non-profit radio station.   

So, we’re having voting online!  When we first thought of it we considered it trying to make “tenderloin lemonade” of the situation. 

Visit our contest page here to learn more and participate: 

Fill out the relevant info and click “submit,” then click “Donate,” and you will be sent to Paypal to make your donation to the St. Joseph Music Foundation.  Remember, it costs a buck for your vote to count, and only one vote per email address will be counted. All donations will be sent directly to the foundation’s account for distribution. Ten percent of proceeds go to the grand prize winner and the rest will be kept by the Music Foundation.  

You can also snail mail an actual dollar (one vote per street address) along with your selection to:  

The St. Joseph, Music Foundation 2601 Frederick Ave. St. Joseph, Mo. 64502

Voting will run through Saturday, August 29th at 6pm central time. 

The winner, as well as rest of the top ten, will be announced live, on Monday, August 31st at 1pm Central Time. 

So vote for your favorite!  The winner will be the one with the most loyal fans.  Big place, tiny place, new kid on the block or a local Institution.   No telling.   

Our guess is that the ultimate winner will be the place that does the best job social marketing their campaign.  But lots and lots of local places are going to get some love from this, no matter what! 

It’s 2020’s Top Tenderloin!  And remember, if your favorite takes home the crown, they’ll also take home 10% of the pot as a prize!  That and the bragging rights should be attractive to all of the finest purveyors of golden goodness! 

So, SHARE THIS, PLEASE!!!  With your favorite place.  Make sure they’re represented! 

Share it with your friends list, asking them to do the same. 

Who’ll make the top ten?  What states will be represented? 

Who knows?  But we’re betting folks will want to know! 

With your help we’re naming 2020’s Top Tenderloin!  Best of luck to your favorite and thanks to all that help us with this promotion!