A Woman's View of Twin Peaks

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Teresa Lensch
Twin Peaks, nestled at Gaylord and Preston in Frisco, is a place I have driven past hundreds of times -- it stands between me and my beloved local Starbucks -- but whose threshold I have never breached. I decided to go, and to report back, in case a fellow woman is ever faced with entering such a place and wants to know: Just how grossed out will I be?

It's a Wednesday evening, happy hour, when I make my voyage. Immediately I notice a petite waitress casually lounging around with a group of male customers at their table, giggling and smiling. Then I notice another petite waitress. Casually lounging around with a group of her male customers at their table. Giggling and smiling. Lots of sitting, giggling and smiling -- so friendly here!

My husband and I sidle up to the bar and are served right away by a tall flat-stomached twentysomething with a belly button ring and bright red lipstick. (My husband kindly points these details out to me.) The uniforms are all about the belly and the boobs, khaki hip-hugger short shorts and midriff-baring flannel shirts perfect for pushing everything up, up, up. Tall socks and hiking boots complete the ensemble.

As we wait, "we" notice another bartender obligingly jumping up and down for her customer further down the bar, before leaning wayyyy over to retrieve his empty beer mug. A little icky, but I can deal with it. Looking around, I see a good mix at the tables. One or two couples with their babies, a few people on dates, two guys having some wings, and many groups of manly men.

Luckily for us there is a $3 Jose Cuervo special so we order up two shots and are delighted when they were served to us in frozen glasses (their beers are also served below 32 degrees). Smoooooth.

There are some healthy options on the menu, like grilled fish, soups and salads. But to me, those items are like Antarctica: I know they exist, but I am not going there. We order the queso and chips and split a Philly cheesesteak sandwich with "fire fries." The queso is spicy and creamy, with some chili and chipotle peppers. Even good enough to make up for the kinda stale chips.

The Philly is fresh but bland. Being the enterprising problem-solvers we are, we dip our sandwiches INTO THE QUESO. Problem solved. Our fries are thick with a little pepper spice, which I guess is the "fire" part. Not really spicy until we dip them ... into the queso. Quesssooooooo.

The service is top-notch. Our glasses stay filled, the bartender checks on us without shamelessly flirting with my date, and the check comes quickly when we are ready to go. We have a smoke on the welcoming patio, which has fans and a fireplace for cold nights. The bathrooms are clean and roomy.

If you're comfortable taking your date to a Cowboys game, you'll be just fine here. The uniforms are similar to those of our beloved city's cheerleaders, only flannel and khaki in place of polyester (so much more breathable!). You won't get boobs in your face unless you want them. This is a nice spot. For tequila and queso.


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mlayy
mlayy

you should have just had the Texas philly. Philly but with quesoooooo on top. 

txwineevangelist
txwineevangelist

Kind of agree, re: "beloved" Starbuck's comment, but regardless, I enjoy a review that literally makes me laugh out loud. News flash: there are young, attractive women out there willing to trade on their looks while schlepping drinks. More power to them, I say! Doesn't last forever, and there are worse ways to compromise yourself. Like selling crack or peddling pyramid scheme cosmetics in pink containers (speaking of cults).

xdarkridex
xdarkridex

Weird Al missed an opportunity when he failed to add something about taking a date to a 'breastaurant' in 'Tacky'.

CitizenKane
CitizenKane

Again.  No link, no address................


Lazy are u?



primi_timpano
primi_timpano topcommenter

I can't wait for the restaurant review of the Men's Club.

Sharon_Moreanus
Sharon_Moreanus topcommenter

Everything is made in house..

Queso and green chili meatloaf...get in my belly.

Twinwillow
Twinwillow

You lost me with the mention of your "beloved" Starbucks. 

thechuckwilliams
thechuckwilliams

Cold cold beer, good queso. I was initially attracted to this place by a female sales prospect who likes her beer cold. The queso is really special. I'm glad our reviewer didn't get into the whole objectification bit... sure, there is a lot of cleavage on display... but it isn't Redneck Heaven (or as I like to call it, Hooters + Methamphetamine), and what I've had of the menu is miles beyond any of the slop served at Hooters.

meanskis
meanskis

Great review!  I have to say, it went in a very different direction than I expected.  I will have to actually go try this place out now.

Joshstruckoutagain
Joshstruckoutagain

I've had the same experience with the philly, pretty blah..but If'n there was a location west of the Plex, I would grace it regularly during football season.  They aren't dressed any different than Hooters really, and we've all had our share of those wings.

J_A_
J_A_

Compelling stuff

ColonelAngus
ColonelAngus

With so many great tequilas available, why would anyone drink Cuervo at any price?

MattL11
MattL11

Beer served below 32 degrees in frosted mugs?! That's an outrage. 

livedavid
livedavid

@CitizenKane You're waiting to be spoon fed info that a simple google search could give you in seconds while asking someone else if they are lazy?

scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

@thechuckwilliams you don't want to drink good beer cold.  That's what I hate about these places.  Bud and the yellow, formerly American beers are great cold, but craft and others need to be about 50 degrees.  And, Queso is kinda tired.  


Mervis
Mervis

@MattL11 The Irving outpost houses their brewery and also has a bunch of local beers on tap. I go for the Laguitas IPA for $6.50 for the big one. $5.50 at happy hour. Just request a room temperature glass. They are happy to find one for you.

everlastingphelps
everlastingphelps topcommenter

@MattL11 Well, if you are serving mainly beer with "lite" in the name, you really should do everything you can to kill the "taste" of it.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@snoozechamp even non hipsters make fun of the Starbucks cult.  You can brew better coffee out of a Folgers can at home   

primi_timpano
primi_timpano topcommenter

In the middle of a Texas summer I want all my beers cold.

The_triplefake_Brandon_Eley
The_triplefake_Brandon_Eley

@scottindallas 

Actually, I do want to drink good beer cold.  Rahr.  Community.  4 Corners.  All served cold.  All de-fucking-licous.  

J_A_
J_A_

No, not really

scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

@Mervis @MattL11 expensive, try the FOE, they got $2 Highlife and $2.75 (formerly) domestics.  A great pool, trees, lawn and cold A/C if you're agoraphobic

Nictacular
Nictacular

@everlastingphelps I thought you beer snobs said light beer doesn't have any "taste"...now you need to mask it?

MAKE UP YOUR MIND, BEER SNOBS.

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

@J_A_

At least she didn't say "breastaurant".

There's that, at least.

Mervis
Mervis

@scottindallas @Mervis @MattL11 two of yours = $5.50. One 25 oz at Twin Peaks at HH = $5.50. Seems like the same price to me plus there is more alcohol and taste. Buy less. I win.

Snoozechamp
Snoozechamp

That's because I knew Bikini's owns it. Lol. Irony.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@TheCredibleHulk Could be called Creeper Factories.  I went into Redneck Heaven once, and the amount of mid 50's men oogling over recent high school grads was fairly gross.  I like looking at good looking women, dont get me wrong but it just had a vibe worse than a titty bar

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

@ScottsMerkin @TheCredibleHulk

Young men go to titty bars to ogle and toss dollars at old naked chicks and old men go to Hooters to ogle and toss dollars at young half-naked chicks.

It's the circle of life.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@TheCredibleHulk This is a very salient point.  I was just thinking, I remember when I was 18 or so it was cool amongst our friends to want to bang 40 year olds.  

J_A_
J_A_

See you at redneck heaven when you turn 50! The now 5 year old girls will be ready for you then!

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

Damn, how'd you know my age

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