A lot of times when West Virginia makes national news, it's not a good thing. But the other day, the great state of West Virginia made national news for something awesome.
On UrbanSpoon, an unidentified patron of the restaurant Atomic Grill in Morgantown, W.Va., (which has since been deleted) requested that the servers "show more skin." Restaurant owner Daniel McCawley was offended.
"It was brutish. I was upset. I’m a father of a 12-year-old girl, and I’ve got five sisters," McCawley told ABC News. "The way that women are treated is pretty personal as far as I’m concerned."
So, in response, for the entirety of Memorial Day Weekend, the restaurant is offering a potato skin special for $7 and donating 100 percent of the proceeds to the West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services. Talk about making something AWESOME out of a stupid situation.
My grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, sisters, etc. live in Morgantown. I was planning to visit this weekend anyways, but after I heard about this event I was even more glad I planned to visit. Last night, my sisters Erin and Emma, my cousin Rebecca and her husband Danny and my sister's friend Alex went to dinner at Atomic Grill. We, of course, ordered the potato skins. Two orders in fact! We also got a massive pile of other delish food and beer.
Air high five Atomic Grill. Way to be awesome.