Thanks to my friend, Kathleen who shared the story with me yesterday. Although I’m about a 10-hour drive away from Dallas, I wanted to share this. A couple of friends and I joked about opening a Tallywackers type restaurant in El Paso sometime back. Who knows it may still happen someday. If not, here’s to hoping Tallywackers comes to El Paso one day. If men can have Hooters, Tilted Kilt and Twin Peaks in El Paso, I think it’s only fair that women and gay males also have a place to hang out. Women are sometimes forced (or not) to go to the male restaurants with loved ones. I hope the Tallywackers’ food and drink specials will be good unlike the restaurants for males. It’s sad Hooters can get away with such mediocre food just because some of the women are attractive. I’ve never been to Tilted Kilt or Twin Peaks.
E News Online and other national magazines reported Tallywackers is opening its first restaurant in Dallas’ Oak Lawn neighborhood in May. Oak Lawn is known as a gayborhood. E News found out about the restaurant opening from a help wanted ad they encountered on Craigslist. Tallywackers held interviews last Saturday for bartenders, cooks, bus boys and hosts.
The bar type restaurant will serve pizza, pasta and hot dogs. There’s no word yet if wings will be served. Live entertainment will also take place. The staff of men will be dressed in towels. Tallywackers seems to already be a huge hit on Facebook. Their page has more than 11,000 likes. I have to give Tallywackers credit for that creative name ;).