For the poor souls in Metairie lamenting that the only nearby option for "breastaurant" eats and drinks is the Hooters on Veterans Blvd: you are in luck. A second of these man food and mammary-obsessed establishments, Twin Peaks, recently opened inside the Clearview Shopping Center.
The "breastaurant" is a concept that's been around for some time, and in recent years has seen a number of notable newcomers edging in on Hooters' customer-base. Gambit reported on the phenomenon back in 2011, and noted at the time that it seemed to be a popular and growing business model. With the new addition to Metairie, it looks like that's the case.
Twin Peaks sports a hunting-lodge theme (hence the reference to a pair of mountains, naturally), and serves the requisite burgers, nachos, chicken fried steak, pot roast and other comfort food favorites, as well as draught beer chilled at 29 degrees, just in case over-enthusiastic patrons might need to cool their jets. And if guests tire of the natural scenery, 66 high definition TVs provide ample additional entertainment.
While it's the first Twin Peaks in the New Orleans area, it's no newcomer to the region. There are several franchises already in South Louisiana, and with a Gretna Twin Peaks in the works, the company appears to be looking to corner the local breastaurant market.
New Orleanians near the CBD area need not be jealous of Metairie's second breastaurant offering. Happy's Irish Pub (1009 Poydras St.) offers a similar concept, only with their servers garbed in schoolgirl uniforms instead of Twin Peaks' signature décolletage and midriff-bearing red flannel.
Twin Peaks Metairie is located in the Clearview Mall, at 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd. They can be reached at (504) 602-9999.