The Tilted Kilt's first Midlands location opens Monday, Jan. 13, in the Harbison area.
A national chain, Tilted Kilt has 90 restaurants throughout the U.S. and Canada.
So, what's on offer? Well, short plaid skirts. And 47 TVs. And traditional pub food — fish & chips, shepherd’s pie — plus American bar food like burgers and the Tilted Buffalo Chicken Flatbread. There'll be an impressive 44 beers on tap, too.
But let's talk a little more about those plaid skirts.
Tilted Knit fits firmly in the breastaurant tradition pioneered by Hooters, in that the servers' sexy attire is part of the brand.
The restaurant went out of its way to explain its hiring and staffing practices in a recent press release to Midlands media:
"At Tilted Kilt, the entire experience follows the theme of a theatrical production. Servers are called 'cast members,' wearing mini-kilts made of the Tilted Kilt's own registered tartan plaid, a starched camp shirt, sporran, stockings and flashings. When a new restaurant is hiring, the 'directors' (store managers) hold a 'casting call' where servers audition to be part of the 'show.' They are trained to be the 'star' and the act starts the minute a guests walks through the door. For female guest enjoyment, Tilted Kilt also recruits 'cast members' as male bartenders who wear the Tilted Kilt uniform. All female cast members are trained to interact with women who enter the establishment – before looking at the men."
(Presumably non-heterosexuals are also welcome to interact with Tilted Kilt cast members.)
Anyway, if you'd like to check out these stockings and sporrans for yourself, Tilted Kilt opens Monday. It is at 380 Columbiana Drive.
King Lear in Finlay Park
October 16th-18th and 22nd-25th, the South Carolina Shakespeare Company presents William Shakespeare’s King Lear. All performances held at the Finlay Park Ampitheatre at 7:30 PM. For tickets and more information, click here or call 803-665-2000.
3LAU on Sunday, October 26th and the Unofficial Skrillex Mothership Tour After-Party on the 27th. More information and tickets for both can be found here. VIP tables available.
The Other Place at Trustus Theatre
Juliana Smithton is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. A mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth of Juliana’s mental health boils to the surface in The Other Place, running at Trustus Theatre October 17th through November 1st. There will be a talk-back following the matinee on October 19th. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling the box office at 803-254-9732.
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