I had no intention of making this my comeback story but…
This Hooter’s upgrade was soo hot I just had to do it. Everyone in town is talking about it – the place is on fire! The first time I drove by and saw the sign, “EATS-DRINKS-SCENIC VIEWS,” I thought, “What is that all about?”
Then I saw the sign, TWIN PEAKS. Yep, this is the place all my male friends have been raving about for weeks. I pictured it as an out of the way place like in old Paola, but it’s right on 119th street right off Blackbob in Olathe.
As a woman I wasn’t sure what to expect or how I would react.
I’ve been to Hooter’s plenty of times and never felt so much as a twinge of envy or jealousy while gazing at the girls who work there dressed in those hideous orange shorts and fake tan hose. In fact, I’ve had some pretty good laughs over the tawdriness of their getups.
But hey, Dorothy we’re not in Kansas anymore, these women have Texas sized hooters! Because you know, everything’s bigger in Texas, right? And that’s where this chain originates. Two nice gentleman from the PB&J chain sunk their teeth into this and from the looks of it – they’ve struck the motherlode.
Walking in you feel like the restaurant should be in Colorado or Montana.
The theme is BIG GAME HUNTER. Maybe because in reality men are the hunters and women the prey. The restaurant’s beautiful inside with a log cabin feel and a hyper technological aspect as well, with Hi-Def TV’s every two feet so you can catch your favorite game from wherever you’re sitting.
Now on to the part you’ve all been waiting for…the girls!
My first thought was, “Is this a strip club or a restaurant?” Actually, it’s the 2013 version of the Playboy Club, but who remembers that? I was like two years old at the time but my dad was a member and it was the hottest club going from 1964 into the 1970’s. I still have my dad’s key which makes a great necklace that I wear on special occasions.
But this chain is smart. Smart enough to combine good, wholesome sexiness into a wholesome cabin decor. The girl’s tops are tiny but somehow the red buffalo plaid and camouflage colors tone it down. The shorts- they might as well just be thick khacki colored bikini bottoms – start at the hip and end, um, shortly. No fake hose in these here parts, just beautiful 20 year old legs with cute socks and Uggs.
Each girl has a different, cute jeweled belt which draws the eye to a place you really don’t want your boyfriend or husband going. I stared on the sly but many of the men around stared blatantly without qualm.
The girls have to feel a little bit like a piece of meat.
Then again, they are the stars of this hunter themed theater. They were all beautiful and very young with bodies and beauty that seems wasted on the mundane act of delivering nacho’s and burgers…
But who am I to judge?
The entire restaurant was 95% men with a few couples here and there. A group of eight women came in and at first I thought, “Why?” But on second thought, why not? The place is packed with men. Single ladies take note.
On to the food because this is after all a restaurant.
The menu is short and sweet – one side with beers and a few cocktails and the other side with appetizers, a couple salads and about 12 entrees, including a few hearty meals like meatloaf and pot roast.
My friend and I started out with fried pickles. I ordered a Cosmo, which threw the whole bartending staff a loop, but it was excellent when it finally came. I was a bit leery about the food so I ordered fish tacos because I’m a vegetarian. My friend had the chicken fried steak served over mashed potatoes and green beans.
We both loved the food and were pleasantly surprised.
Of course, I’m sure it won’t be the food that brings most patrons back- it’s that woodsy ambiance.
Now I have to be honest…
I wouldn’t want my boyfriend frequenting Twin Peaks on a regular basis.
A drink with the boys now and then maybe, but beyond that I’d be upset. I’m sure some fights will ensue between couples because, in all fairness, these are not your run of the mill bar girls- this place is hot!
Don’t get me wrong- the place is fun, a little risque, and a great place for a bite. In fact Hooter’s might want to get out of the orange short’s rut because this place beats it hands down.
All in all it was a fun experience, but as I drove away I kept thinking, “I need to go to the gym more, and where will I get the $100,000 to look 20 again?”
No one said 40 would be easy.
By the way – if you see my boyfriend there tell him to pick up some roses for me on the way home!