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The World-Class City: We're finally getting a restaurant with waitresses in tight tops

And all it takes is for another music venue to die. Boston Restaurant Talk reports Copperfield's in the Fenway will be shutting down by year's end to make way for a Tilted Kilt, which is sort of like Hooter's, except the servers wear what look like remnants from a tartan-factory explosion, rather than T-shirts and shorts.

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Will people from Cow Hampshire and the Worcester hills still be allowed in to start fights and act all baddddaassss cause they are in the city and have to keep their rep before / during / after Red Sox games?

How soon before Simmons / Emmanuel / Wheelock have a protest over the degrading and objectifying of womyns' bodies? I'll support them because it is another chain killing Fenway / Kenmore.

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Will people from Cow Hampshire and the Worcester hills still be allowed in to start fights and act all baddddaassss cause they are in the city and have to keep their rep before / during / after Red Sox games?

Nothing screams "I don't live in Boston" like attending a Sox game or being obnoxiously loud in Red Sox gear.

Please build the next Fenway Park outside the city.

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was riding the T after a game (before was also annoying, but after was nuts.)

Everyone from the game would pile on the Green Line, not hold on to anything, and then when the train lurched to a start, yell "WHOA!" as they fell over on top of ordinary, everday Bostonians trying to go about their business.

Obviously they'd ridden the T *to* the game, they just somehow forgot how it worked in 9 innings? (Plenty of these people were visibly sober, too.)

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Wonder if it will do as well as Hooters Boston did.

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Where was that? Near North Station?

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The problem with dive bars like Copperfield's, is that they try to charge the same prices as nicer places nearby.

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Hooters buildng owner/developer was in a dispute with the Carpenters union at that site. Then there was an accidental fire. Go figure.

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Just maybe, a quarrel with the Legitimate Businessmen's Society as well.

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Hooters made it's money when the Big Dig was in full swing. We used to have hundreds of construction workers in the area every day. When 3:30 came around they would head straight to Hooters and sip Bud Lights will staring at the wait staff. No more Big Dig, no more Hooters. Of course they were the only one in the country staffed by 35 year old ex-hairdressers from Revere and Saugus.

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I walked by there all the time, but I really didn't see much happening there. Even during Bruins games, it was in a kind of stranded place. Heading onto what amounted to a traffic island and having to hunt for the door probably didn't help matters. It was also a couple blocks away from the main bar zone with open and welcoming buildings spilling patrons out onto the patios and street.

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...they will come

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I think you mean "Tilted Kilt," but countesses in tight bodices might be popular too.

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From Mary Queen of Scots and Robert the Bruce. You know how Bostonians prize their authenticity. It's like the Earl of Sandwich on the Common, part of a chain started by a descendant of, well, the Earl of Sandwich.

Oh, OK, typo fixed!

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Besmirching Scotland like that. I cannot tell you how hard I'm clutching my pearls.

[now, if the Tilted Kilt meant that the waitstaff was all fit men, and they were wearing their kilts the traditional Scottish way, then maybe I could be persuaded to stop in for a pint.]

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I was hoping for mediocre food and mass market beer offset by short-kilted waiters! (oops, sorry, dropped my fork ...)

Not more boobs-n-brew.

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You can have your short-kilted waiters, I'll sit at the bar.

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Perhaps I should open my own microbrewery and pub ... stout drinking woman that I am.

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"Stout-drinking woman" : "Stout" modifies "drinking"

"Stout, drinking woman" : "Stout" modifies "woman"

"Stout drinking woman" : it's kind of up to the reader.

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One may lead to the other.

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stout-drinking woman = a woman who drinks stout
stout, drinking woman = a stout who is drinking a human
stout drinking woman = a a woman who drinks stoutly, or b a stout woman who drinks.

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What do you drink?

Then she shoots and leaves.

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I prefer the boobs-n-brew to schweddy balls-n-brew

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Scotland's reputation is safe... everyone knows that no true Scotsman would .... oh, never mind.

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When they hire sexy Scotsmen in kilts to serve us whisky, I'll give it a shot! Till then... yawn.

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Went to the one in Vegas and it was awful. They have bizarre foods on the menu I can't imagine anyone outside of the upper midwest actually eating. If you liked Applebees you will love this place. I give it a year before corporate pulls the plug.

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Can't think of any other upper midwest foods. OK, cheese curds.

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Looks like typical unimaginative chain restaurant pub grub. You know, mozzarella sticks and similar blerch.

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I looked up the menu and it does look identical to every other chain pub in America. But when I went to the one in Vegas a few years ago they were trying to sell heated cold cuts sandwiches covered in mayo and sauerkraut. I remember the revulsion better than I do the actual menu.

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It could have been a sad attempt at a reuben.

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What's the name of the restaurant with the goofy shit on the walls and the mozzarella sticks?

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I can still smell those mozzarella sticks. What is the name of that place?

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"breastaurant", the category grossed over $2B in the US last year, and entrants like Twin Peaks rank among the fastest-growing chains in the restaurant sector.

For a slightly more upscale version of the concept, check out pricey chain steakhouse Del Frisco's, which I've dubbed "Hooters on the Waterfront", which puts its female servers in miniskirts and fishnets. Pure class, baby.

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Those female bartenders there have no clue what they are doing (in terms of drink making).

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A lot of strategically-displayed silicone there. No surprise, I suppose, given the early promotional advertising: http://www.mediaite.com/online/the-most-disgusting-steak-houserape-dunge...

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Did you all read the article about Nick Varano from Boston Magazine earlier this year? He looks like a (horrifically groomed) sleaze in his commercials, he sounds like a sleaze in the article, and Strip is coated so thick in sleaze, it should count as a biohazard.

(N.B. I've never eaten there, or at any of his restaurants. However good the food may be, I never plan to.)

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a few years ago. Short version: decent Italian-ish food (I actually liked the lobster risotto), quite overpriced, nobody can make a decent cocktail, the service is very mamma-mia-datsa-spicy-meata-balla at your table, but reverts to a broad Revere honk when they think they're out of earshot, and the decor is like an Australian's nightmare, if said Australian were Rosalie Aprile.

Varano himself worked the room regularly when I was doing my research; he is more charming in person than his ring-a-ding-swingin' advertising persona (admittedly a low bar). He's found a niche and has made a boatload of money at it, more on the strength of marketing than food, but that's a big chunk of the restaurant business. Not bad for a failed used-car salesman.

I did find that Strip marketing utterly repugnant, though, and lambasted him for it on social media. I don't imagine he lost a nickel (and therefore any sleep) over it.

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In addition to going there one (crowded) evening for drinks as I alluded to above, I also was dragged there on a business lunch on a different occasion I was expecting the absolute worst, but the food was actually decent. Extremely overpriced but as an expense-report lunch it was not bad. I was shocked.

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The tired shtick of having mob movies playing continuously in the dining room. Do people really enjoy that?

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watching Moe Green get shot through the eyeball while you're tucking into your $54 filet mignon. "A salute!"

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His commercials are enough to keep me away....

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What I remember was the cocktail waitresses. With their platform heels on they appeared to be 7 feet tall. They were easy to spot when one was looking for another drink. Just look up.

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Idiocracy is upon us.

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I'm headed to Starbucks. Anyone else want go get a blow job too?

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Anyone else almost out of paper clothing?

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That's where I got my law degree!

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A twin peaks themed restaurant would be awesome. I guess breastaurants love false advertising. No damn good coffee, no men in kilts, and no owls

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Why is that the image I recall most vividly from that show?

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Tilted Kilt is exceptional and so is Twin Peaks! So much better than Hooters!

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The breastaurant connoisseur. Tell me, O Wise One: is it the food and drink that's superior at TK and TP? The convivial atmosphere? Are the ladies lovelier and bustier? Please share your expertise; we're all agog.

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of course is Hooters. Their vaunted chicken wings are breaded, ick.

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That strip is really changing, from mostly warehouses and a few bars to a ton of chains: Yard House, Wahlburgers, Chipolte, Panera.

When it's off season for the Sox, will there be enough people in that area to pay $7 for a beer? Jerry Remy's nearly closed around the corner for just that same problem. Sure there are a ton of new apartments/condos within walking distance, but I'm not sure there are enough non-students in the area to keep all these places profitable year round.

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yard house is pretty busy year round. its my go to spot for food before movies that the AMC across the street.

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They actually carry a pretty good amount and variety of beers with plenty of space so you don't feel you're sharing your meal with your neighbors. It's always a little too dark in there though.

They also tend to open up near movie theaters (for exactly the reason described above, I'd guess).

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There's a lot of people in that area for lunchtime: the Fenway colleges, the hospitals and medical centers, the staff on the eastern end of the Boston University campus, everyone who works in Landmark Center. A lot of places that are primarily on University property shut down or do reduced hours outside of the undergraduate academic semester, but there's still plenty of workers and graduate students in the area who need lunch.

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Fenway has made itself into a year-round attraction. There's always something going on there (though admittedly, it's not drawing 30k a night, whatever it is).

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A place where I can take all my friends (gay men)!

We love these places because they love us when we come in. We tip well. We eat a lot. and best of all, we're not interested in them!

Every so often a group of us will head over to Hooters on Route 1, it's a riot, because they all know us. They know we're all gay. so they really liven it up for us.

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Somewhere in Boston

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I'm pretty sure there was one a number of years ago near North Station, maybe on Friend St.

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That scene was even worse. The staff had to put up with unbelievable crap there. The servers were nice and normal but management & customers should be thrown in a ditch. One friend was paid to dance there (i.e. just be a pretty person who went to the club and danced, as if by choice.) Manager started insisting she had to "lez is up" with other women and that was buh-buy. They didn't last long.

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I went to Hooters about a year ago in Saugus. The place was packed on a Tuesday. It was like a sausage fest, with all these hot guys. They were all vying for attention from the bleach blonde, perma-tanned, Revereite waitress with a high squeaked voice that would make Kristen Chenowith sound manly. It was painful to listen to them. And the food sucked beyond belief.

And they all go home empty pocketed and empty handed.

Dudes, hit up the gay bars. You're a sure thing there, and the guys will buy YOU drinks.

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I've been trying to get my str8 male friends to go to bars with me for eons... they don't get that you can kindly play off getting hit on and drink for free.

And teeheeheee "Sausage Fest" LOL

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Because in the (unrefined) straight man's world, a beverage purchase for another person is considered to be a token towards having sex with that person.

Ergo, I can see where a straight man would not be comfortable accepting the token of a drink purchased for them by a gay man. And besides, why would a gay man make that investment without being certain that he's barking up the right tree?

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And besides, why would a gay man make that investment without being certain that he's barking up the right tree?

If you're in a gay bar, it's pretty much assumed you're gay. :)

FWIW, I have a friend who's str8 brother loves to go out with us when we go out. He says we like to have a good time, and just drink.. and drink.. and drink.. and just have fun. He claims it's like 'hanging with the guys"

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A true, authentic Irish bar to go along with Boston's rich Irish history.

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Is directly related to toys r us.

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The City has never been the same since the Tar Bar left us.

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it was one of the few places in town that I and my ratty punk-rock crew could afford to drink and wouldn't be carded. Trans streetwalkers having a quick one between tricks, beat-up old living room furniture. Park Square had all the life drained out of it years ago, but even by the old standards, that was one extraordinarily colorful joint.

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But stay for the traditional Scottish fare like nachos and mozzarella sticks.

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The Haven in JP for the win.

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The Haven is great; almost makes me forget how much I loved Zon's :).

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I hope that in addition to scantily-clad waitresses, sub-standard food and beer, they also have a plethora of large, flat-screen TV's so that I can show up in whatever the appropriate sports jersey of the day is and stuff my face!

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These are an excellent approximation of this, located mostly in the Pacific NW.
Sure gives you a 2-for-1 pick-me-up in the morning!

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donut shop called R Donuts. (The place had a roof, if that's what you're thinking.) Careful with that hot coffee, Miss!

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Copperfield's! I loved you in a "coming here to day drink before a 1 PM game twice a year is plenty" kind of way. And, while I appreciate the development taking place in Fenway, I fear it is going to start to feel like the area of 14th Street in DC that redeveloped from from 'hood to Seaport suburbia over the span of a few years.

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