Though best known as the cocksure host of E's long-running 'The Soup,' as well as the cocksure Jeff Winger on the beloved NBC cult comedy, 'Community,' Joel McHale is actually… well, pretty cocksure in person. But it works: His outsized personality is a perfect fit for his towering six-four frame and big-screen-ready good looks. And like the characters he plays, he's admirably quick on his feet: In a recent chat with MensJournal.com, he shared his favorite java joints, his love of fast cars, and his thoughts on fashion naysayers. Launch Gallery >>
Matt's in the Market
When asked his cuisine of choice, McHale doesn't hesitate and begins rambling off a string of Italian restaurants in cities from coast to coast. Which makes sense, considering his upbringing: Though he moved to Seattle at a young age, McHale was actually born in Rome. "l have a bunch of family and friends there so I've been back there a number of times – we're actually going again this summer," he says. "It's one of the most beautiful places in the world and has the best food ever." There isn't enough space to recount all his favorites, but in a nod to his former hometown he did single out one stalwart location for special consideration. "My favorite place in Seattle is Matt's in the Market, in Pike Place market," he says. "It is phenomenal. They do what I'd call northwest American cuisine – a lot of fish, very imaginative."