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Twin Peaks opens in Metairie


  Metairie has long had a sole "breastaurant" dining option with Hooters (4748 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-889-0160; but now there's a pair. A second of these man food and mammary-obsessed establishments, Twin Peaks (4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-602-9999.), recently opened inside the Clear- view Mall.

  Twin Peaks sports a hunting lodge theme (hence the reference to mountain ranges), and serves burgers, nachos, chicken fried steak, pot roast and other comfort food favorites, as well as draft beer chilled at 29 degrees, just in case excited patrons might need to cool their jets. And if guests tire of the natural scenery, 66 high definition TVs provide ample entertainment.

  While it's the first Twin Peaks in the New Orleans area, the chain is not new to the region. There are several franchises in south Louisiana, and a Gretna location is in the works. Gretna also has a Hooters (2781 Belle Chasse Highway, Gretna, 504-393-7177).

  The "breastaurant" concept has been around for some time, and in recent years a number of newcomers have taken aim at Hooters' customer base. Downtown New Orleans got its sole current breastaurant in 2009. Happy's Irish Pub (1009 Poydras St.; offers a similar concept, but its servers wear schoolgirl uniforms instead of Twin Peaks' signature decolletage- and midriff-bearing red flannel. — SCOTT GOLD

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