Calling BS on Strip Club Lunch
I can’t call this an “airing of grievances” because the person who wrote the comment isn’t really complaining, but the information conveyed calls into question whether the Rick’s Cabaret $10 lunch deal, that Mamacita wrote about a few months ago, can truly be considered a Midtown Lunch:
“I went to Rick’s Cabaret today for lunch around 2:40 (lunch special is over after 3) and had a lovely time. The food came out fast and was quite good, and exceptional considering that a Ceasar Salad, 10 oz steak with fries and a chocolate cake was $10! (Although there is a 1 drink minimum and even a ginger ale is $8 so you’re not really leaving there without throwing down $22)”
I’m going to have to stop you right there. They force you to buy an $8 drink? Hmmm… that kind of sucks. There is no question $10 for all the food they give you is an amazing deal, and clearly they are hoping you’ll drop some money on lap dances and drinks while you’re there. But forcing you to buy a drink, that automatically jacks up the price way out of the Midtown Lunch price range. I can ignore tax and tip (and you get extra points for being a strip club) but $8 for a ginger ale? That goes against everything I believe in…
In fairness to Rick’s the commenter did have some other nice things to say.
“It was very dark, but there were a few TVs and some delightful girls dancing on stage. Fairly quiet when I went, while eating no one bothered me, but once I finished and kinda relaxed in my chair a bit, I was propositioned by a sexy foreign girl. Didn’t go for the dance, but it was a nice lunchtime ego boost.
All in all, I’d definitely go again with a co-worker, it was a cool place to chill and the food was really good! [And] if you’re nice to the coat check girl, who was super cute, she’ll probably give you some No Cover passes good anytime with no expiration.”
*Sigh* Don’t know what to make of this one. Thoughts?