Tallywackers staging grand opening

Screen shot 2015-05-27 at 12.00.49 PMStraight guys (and at least some lesbians) love their breastaurants. Now Oak Lawn has something for the gay gays (and straight women) — a “chestaurant.”

Tallywackers — a bar, restaurant and live entertainment venue featuring a wait staff consisting of hot men in tight t-shirts and short-shorts — holds its grand opening Saturday, May 30.  The restaurant opens at 11 a.m. Saturday, with a full menu available and casual wear allowed until 4 p.m. for the lunch crowd. But when the doors re-open for the grand celebration at 8 p.m., it will be a black tie/red carpet event, with appetizers and cocktails, til 2 a.m.

The Tallywackers menu boasts a variety of all-American favorites, including  specialty appetizers, gourmet hot dogs, pizzas, pasta dishes, and items from the grill. And while you enjoy your food, you can also enjoy the live entertainment scheduled to include celebrity impressionist Mark Alan Smith, female vocalist Vero Vaz and drag performers Ivana Tramp and Kortney Van Wales.

And of course, there’s all that luscious “guy-candy” everybody’s talking about.

After the grand opening, regular business hours will be 11 a.m.-4 p.m. for lunch, 5-10 p.m. for dinner, and 10 p.m.-2 a.m. for appetizers and cocktails. Beginning June 1, the restaurant will accept reservations for parties of six or more, and the reservation form — and more information — is available online at Tallywackers.com.

Tallywackers is located at 4218 Lemmon Ave., between Wycliff Avenue and Herschel Avenue. For information check their website or call 469-914-5213.



—  Tammye Nash

One last look at Honey Shack

When someone had the brilliant idea of opening a Hooters-like breastaurant in the gayborhood, they probably never imagined their cute sign would end up here. Ladies in short shorts and body hugging tops with sports on TV is a fine concept, but way too straight for the area. Needless to say, the Honey Shack didn’t make a lasting impression on the ‘hood. Nor myself. Or so I thought.

The restaurant is having the last laugh. On my commute from the south of Dallas, I pass this unnamed building on Wintergreen Road that is apparently a graveyard for restaurant signs. The Razzoo’s one has been there a while (did those all close?), but I noticed an additional sign a few days ago. Maybe longer, who knows? Life out in the stix (yes, with an “x”) is a blur sometimes.

I went to Honey Shack with colleague John Wright on a whim once. At lunch hour, the place was pretty dead. The nachos I ordered were akin to a salt lick and I never got a tea refill, so I never went back. OK, so I’m kicking a horse while it’s down, but since I never did an official review of the place, I had to get it out of me.

The spot is now home to Lolita’s Mexican Cuisine.

—  Rich Lopez