Monday, April 13, 2009

Fresh Meadows Hooters opens today

A Queens Crap correspondent had a sneak peak at Hooters.

Here's something for the guys:

And here's something for the ladies:
This looks like a place that can really keep a marriage together... and the grand opening is today.

47 comments:

Kevin Walsh said...

I always found the Hooters or Hawaiian Tropic thing off-putting. I never read the girlie mags either.

I'm not a misogynist, but these women wouldn't give me the time of day if they were carrying grandfather clocks, so I have no need to give them my money.

www.forgotten-ny.com

Wade Nichols said...

Sorry ladies, looks like us fellas got the better deal!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

I never read the girlie mags either.

Me neither, I just enjoy the pictures!

I have no need to give them my money.

They're only serving you food, not asking you to stuff dollar bills in their garter belts.

Strip club scene gets tired mighty fast, I agree with your point though.

georgetheatheist said...

"Good, clean fun". - Ed Norton

-Joe said...

That party was a rip, that’s VH1 comic Don Jamieson in the group shot.
Don did a 15 minute set going off at the construction cost (300K overbudget) as the Carpenters, Plumbers, Electricians Con Ed workers went nuts.
(I spoke with them as well ..they were all from Queens)

Those girls were all from the area, many were coming up to me and chatting. The girls were not after tips or $$ it all was on the house.
One spoke in detail how hard they trained, learning how to pose.
Part of the training was serving each others friends and family’s who dined pro-bono was.
Only 1 out of every 25 applicants made it.
They didnt look or come off or look like strippers at all

I actually found them to be more intelligent and proficient then most high end City Restaurants.
The kitchen was out in the open and spotless.

Those people in the area need not to worry. This a well run family restaurant run by hands on family people.

Anybody remember when it was an H&H automat ?

-Joe

Anonymous said...

Wow only 2 blonds! And they look like they may even be natural blonds without implants. How can this be that we have real outer borough women working here?

italian girl said...

All I know is this place better not open near me.

Anonymous said...

Lighten up Kevin. And who are you to judge these girls who you have never met? How do you know whether or not they are intelligent? They are wearing shorts and tops and working as waitresses, what's the problem? Would you be ok with it if this was a pub with overweight bartenders in dumpy clothes?

Anonymous said...

italian girl is back with her jealousy and hypocritical righteousness.

italian girl said...

Me, jealous? No.
So once a neighborhood allows a Hooters, what's next a strip club? No. It's called protecting a neighborhood. And this place is near my old high school. It's totally inappropriate. I don't care how nice the waitresses are. I'm sure they are lovely people. But not in my backyard.
Maybe if it had a different name it wouldn't bother me as much. I don't know...

Queens Crapper said...

"How do you know whether or not they are intelligent?"

When did Kevin pass judgment on their intelligence?

IrishGirl said...

It's Hooters for fuck's sake, not a strip club. They're not out to steal your boyfriend, they're not out to lure school children into their evil clutches. I have no problem with it, and I look forward to finally trying their wings that are supposedly so great. Oh, the horror!

Queens Crapper said...

Go to Connolly's on Grand Avenue. They have great wings, the staff is friendly and it's run by a local family and not a chain.

Anonymous said...

"This a well run family restaurant run by hands on family people."

"hands on" heh heh heh

Anonymous said...

What is so inappropriate about Hooters? I've seen people bring their kids there for birthdays. Have you ever been? They are not some seedy type places. I would much prefer a Hooters than some dumpy dive bar.
italian girl, for you to be this uptight about it, seems like you are jealous.

Queens Crapper said...

Knee-jerk reaction from anyone who doesn't agree with a complaint: the complainer must be jealous.

italian girl said...

Crappy is right. Just like when we complain about McMansions. It MUST be because we are jealous. Right?

Me, jealous? As I said before, no. And if you knew me, you would know that that is definitely NOT the case. Queens is deteriorating in front of my eyes. In my opinion(keyword: opinion), a place like this doesn't help.

Anonymous said...

You still haven't stated what you think is inappropriate about Hooters?

Do you want to know what I think is inappropriate? When a person flaunts their Italian heritage without identifying themselves as and American or an Italian-American. Do you have one of those dumb Italian flag stickers on your car? Everyone I know like you couldn't be able to name for me three things about Italian history or culture that makes them so proud. I am an Italian-American myself and I find all this non-American pro-Italy stuff appalling. Like during the World Cup when you have all these morons running around Queens with Italian flags on their cars honking their horns. Ugh . . .

Anonymous said...

Applebee's type chain, sub quality food, riduculous prices, 20-something year college students with little if any waitressing skills, who show just enough phony interest in their slobbering male customers to get a tip out of them. I am a typical red-blloded American male with a very healthy interest in the fairer sex to say the least, but the waitresses at Hooters just keep coming up to you like pigeons to the old lady with the dread, that it actually gets annoying. I'll pass on Hooters, regardless of how many buxom beauties they put on display.

Anonymous said...

I've only been to one Hooters, in AC. The place was pretty tame in my opinion. Nothing really struck me as sexually overt. Wings were ok, nothing great.

italian girl said...

"You still haven't stated what you think is inappropriate about Hooters?"

If I need to explain it, then it's really not worth getting into it with you. I am certainly not the gaudy guidette you have made me out to be. So in the future, before you pass judgement on someone, actually KNOW what you're talking about.
As far as I'm concerned, this discussion is over. Save your snotty comments for someone else as I will not be posting here again today.

Anonymous said...

I wish they would put a Hooters in the restaurant space under my big ugly LIC luxury condo. The QBP strip clubs have terrible food.

Sh**Stain Fame said...

IrishGirl = my hero

Careful going against Senor Crapper though, he'll just activate the post approval and start deleting anything that sounds like you.

Crapper blows!

Anonymous said...

Careful going against Senor Crapper though, he'll just activate the post approval and start deleting anything that sounds like you.

Crapper blows!
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Try astorians.com - this place is a free for all by comparison.

Lino said...

Well it ain't Kalua..but it's better then nothing :-)

The Latino kitchen staff looks very happy.

-Joe said...

When did Kevin pass judgment on their intelligence?

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Naa
I was just commenting. The 2 blonds are Fordham students.
You could tell they are all "un-altered" and wore very little makeup BTW
All those girls in "white" were Trainee's from the area.
I did have some wings; they were well done and not greasy.
The Hamburger was excellent, not loaded with salt and all that other junk.
BTW these franchises are independantly owned and operated.

The family that owners Fresh Meadows also owns 2 in Long Island.
They run a clean ship.

To add... I dont know of any other places worth talking about for a quick eat in that area.

I know Connolly's, its a great place.
However if your from eastern Queens or the Little Neck area you need a friggan hover craft beyond the LIE entry and exit ramps.
I never seen it so bad. I assuming the city wants to blight Maspeth so the middle class go away

My last trip to Maspeth I needed a wheel alignment and exaust system repair.
It was almost like driving Willets Point !!

-Joe

-Joe said...

Wow only 2 blonds! And they look like they may even be natural blonds
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Emm Yes and Yes, possibly 3 blonds there may be one behind Kim on the left out of the frame. Im still working on the photos.

It was a bitch getting color balance (white shirts) with all them red and pink ballons, lighting and the sun setting.
Nor did I want to blow the shots out with full power flash, I just shot at ASA 800 tungsten to keep the reds down.

Yeah, these were all local girls. They are in white shirts because they are trainee's.
(I had joked to Don Jamieson "WTF they put them in white as in Hooters virgins ?) ..the table was cracking up ?

Now some of the older trainers in there 30-40's from corperate (in black) that came up from the south "whatever" looked quite a bit different.

georgetheatheist said...

Italian "girl": "Maybe if it [Hooters] had a different name it wouldn't bother me as much."

What you are witnessing is a linguistic tranformation of the meaning of the original word.

For example, centuries ago, the Virgin Mary was referred to as the "Silly Virgin". The word "silly" comes from the Middle English word "sely" which means "happy" or "innocent". That term was derived from the Old English word "sel" which means "happiness. (I suspect a relation to the current German word "selig" which means "blessed".)

Also look at how the term "sucks" today is used so nonchalantly. In my day, the term "sucks" was obscene. (As in "he sucked at her hooter".)

Mutatis mutandis, you silly girl.

Anonymous said...

if this was a pub with overweight bartenders in dumpy clothes?
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Exactly !

Not only that I wont even get into the storage basements and kitchens of some of these old places.

People would be SHOCKED

Ask and HVAC or beer delivery person what they see and "what’s handling lettuce" and dishes in the best rated places !!

IrishGirl said...

I'd love to know what's so inappropriate about it as well. The girls in Hooters wear more than half the girls from ItalianGirl's precious high school down the block do on weekends. They're not taking their clothes off, they're not faking sex acts, there's no exorbitant cover charge to get it. It's Applebees with a different waitress outfit.

Anonymous said...

Let's face it... men aren't going there for the food.

Anonymous said...

These illegal kitchen busboys are what the ladies get??

Anonymous said...

"Anybody remember when it was an H&H automat?"

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Joe:

Yes . . . I sure do remember it!! Great childhood memories from 1960s. No kid who went there could ever forget their rice pudding, baked beans and mac & cheese . . .

I also remember at Fresh Meadows: Bloomingdale's (frequently dragged through there by Mom & Grandma while they shopped, with H&H rice pudding as a reward/bribe afterwards, if I behaved). Also very vague memory of seeing "101 Dalmations" (the original animated one) at the Fresh Meadows Theater in 1961 when I was 3 years old.

I also recall there was another restaurant that opened up next door, later in the '60s--Cookie's Steak Pub or something like that.

And the famous clip on TV news of Mayor Lindsay being booed when he showed up at snowed-in Fresh Meadows after the blizzard (1969).

Dave in Milwaukee

Anonymous said...

I wonder how many harassment lawsuits this place will have in the coming year. Dress modestly, and keep the wolves away.

-Joe said...

Full review, notes and load of pix will be up at the www.mayorofwingville.com in the morning.

BTW: Kitchen staff not illegels..Id be all over that if true.


-Joe

georgetheatheist said...

-Joe. You are a true boulevardier.

Tirelessly ubiquitous.

-Joe said...

YEP YEP LINDAYS GETTING BOOED AND SNOWBALLED ON TV ...NEVER FORGET THAT ONE !!

I remember when this location was a Horn & Hardart automat back when my Grandparents would drag me shopping at Lake Success Shopping Center (across the old Sperry Gyroscope factory).
We would stop to have a late luch here on the way home to Bushwick

They would hand me some dimes and quarters nickels to access all types of cakes, puddings, Mac & Cheeze and lunches on display on mecanical turntables behind windows like museum pieces.

Anonymous said...

Actually, guys do go for the food. They have great wings.

Why do you assume the busboys are illegal? Sure, that's not racist . . .

IrishGirl said...

I'm sure a major corporation is going to hire illegals. Right.

Again, the girls are dressed no less modestly than what you can see at the mall.

Queens Crapper said...

While I am sure these fellows are not illegals, corporations hire them all the time.

-Joe said...

-Joe. You are a true boulevardier

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Na...I will never step foot in been to France or Quebec or across the Canadian border for that matter.

French are a bunch of real idiots.

Spent 6 hours in border jail once along with the other guys, Entwistle and a tourbus driver.

Our crime:
The Lousiana bus driver had a film canaster of "blue stuff" for the toilet that he lost ages ago.
(He called hi his blue thangs of blue stuff)
When the Border Monte's raided our bus coach, found it all dried up (powder) and insisted it was dope.

The idiots keep testing it and interrigaing us for hours before calling in an "expert"
They also found a Playboy magazine their own crappy product Pamala Anderson signed.

The "experts" arrive and conclud the "Blue Stuff" was indeed toilet bowl sanitizer and the Excedrin PM B vitamin supplements were not Ecstasy !!
We were kicked out for laughing and refusing to pay a $380 each entry Fee.

The French can keep their nutty countrys and chocolate covered snails.

-Joe

Anonymous said...

Disgusting. Fresh Meadows used to be a somewhat nice area. There goes the neighborhood........

If you even look with lust, you have committed adultery by God's standards. [paraphrase of Matthew 5:27]

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the info Rev.Flavel

Oh my !!
I may be I going to hell for I looked !!

Im off to purify my self in the waters of the Flushing meadow in the morning !

Anonymous said...

We hear that fat ass Evan Stavisky will be donning some drag and flapping his tits on opening night!

linda said...

Please the only ones that will be going to "Hooters" are young guys or older men who can't get a life. Let's open a place with young guys in tighties serving us women, at least we won't disrupt the neighborhood coming out all drunk and useless. LMAO!!!! by the way Hooters is shutting down everywhere else, so i don't think it will last long......

Anonymous said...

Joe (& Dave in Milwaukee)
You mind plays tricks on you! A number of folks on various blogs wrongly remember the F.M. Horn & Hardart as an automat--it was not. The FM H&H was sit-down waitress service restaurant, originally with a diner-like counter (later modified). I had many lunches there as it was my grandmother's favorite to eat lunch. Service was always SLOW, do to the limited size of the kitchen.

Dave, partially on second floor of H&H building and partially in building across the street was first the "Fresh Meadows Inn"--a really lousy "formal" restaurant and for me the site of a number of forgettable Little League dinners. A number of restaurants followed, with Steak Pub (unaffiliated with the Cooky's Steak Pubs of LI) being the longest lasting.

Anonymous said...

I went to Hooters May 15. We waited 20 min to get a table. We sat there for 10 min and nobody came to us.

Finally we caught a Hooters girl. She sound more focused on man clients. We hadn’t finished the order but she walked away for other man clients. We had to call her back after 10 min. When we were waiting our food, we saw this Hooters girl sat down and chat to the man clients at least twice. After 30 min our food was coming but it was cold. I guess this Hooters girl was too busy her social life so didn’t have time to bring food for us. It was very impressive!

Anonymous said...

I WANNA BE A HOOTERS GIRL!