Matt Gineo of Jupiter Beach parlayed his white beard and fisherman's sweater into the top honors at Sloppy Joe's, the real Hemingway's old hangout.
Gineo was named the winner from a jolly field of bearded competitors who traveled from as far away as Southern California, Detroit and Norway for the party honoring the macho American author.
Sloppy Joe's said in a written statement that Gineo and Dennis Golden of Rockport, Mass., were tied after Saturday's voting, the first time there has been a deadlock after the semifinals.
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