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Tilted Kilt opening in Maumee

I saw a craigslist post saying Tilted Kilt is hiring for a new Maumee location. A little research shows the address as possibly next door to Granite City Food & Brewery in the Shops at Fallen Timbers.

created by mixman on Jan 14, 2014 at 01:56:58 pm     Comments: 38

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Very nice, was hoping to see one come to our area

posted by Hoops on Jan 14, 2014 at 02:18:19 pm     #  

out of curiosity, how is fallen timbers doing? Every time i've visited, which hasn't been often, the place is a ghost town.

Regardless, that place looks like it will be a hit!

posted by upso on Jan 14, 2014 at 02:24:33 pm     #  

Mixman is correct... Next to granite city

posted by wahhutch9 on Jan 14, 2014 at 02:38:37 pm     #  

Looks like today they have open interviews for there.

http://www.tiltedkilt.com/locations/toledo/

Doesn't say when it's opening yet. I for one am excited!

posted by avinsurer on Jan 14, 2014 at 03:10:41 pm     #  

Have had pleasurable dining experience at the one in Columbus. The food was also quite good.

posted by Mariner on Jan 14, 2014 at 03:30:43 pm     #   1 person liked this

upso posted at 01:24:33 PM on Jan 14, 2014:

out of curiosity, how is fallen timbers doing? Every time i've visited, which hasn't been often, the place is a ghost town.

Regardless, that place looks like it will be a hit!

Busier than downtown Toledo ever seems to be!

posted by dell_diva on Jan 14, 2014 at 04:08:52 pm     #   3 people liked this

We ate at Granite City on Sunday night, and the place was pretty full.

If they were that busy that late on a random Sunday night, I'd imagine they are doing pretty decent business overall.

posted by mom2 on Jan 14, 2014 at 05:47:34 pm     #  

I should add...it was my first time eating at Granite City, and it was a good experience. The microbrews were good, and my sandwich was excellent.

(I had the spinach artichoke chicken sandwich. I never would have thought to combine those things on toasted wheat oat bread, but it was a good combination.)

posted by mom2 on Jan 14, 2014 at 05:49:24 pm     #  

Menu looks good! I want to try the Irish Dip sandwich -- and fish tacos.

I agree that FT looks like a ghost town, even when I'm inside the anchor department stores. But I shop at odd times in order to avoid crowds anyway. I'm glad the surrounding property hasn't turned into a Columbus-style hyper retail zone. I'm sure the developers feel differently about that.

posted by viola on Jan 14, 2014 at 07:01:25 pm     #  

An Irish themed Hooters? Is there real enthusiasm for this on here or am I missing the sarcasm?

posted by hank on Jan 14, 2014 at 09:52:44 pm     #  

My wife and I love Granite City. The food and beer are delicious! We live just up the raod in Monclova so needless to say we visit the shops quite frequently. It's far from a ghost town, obviously the winter months have less foot traffic then when it's warm out. I haven't been to Westfield in almost 2 years, honestly have no desire anymore.

posted by Walleye419 on Jan 14, 2014 at 09:53:16 pm     #   2 people liked this

hank: Tilted Kilt is nationwide, it's just taken a while to get to Toledo. Obviously, not nearly as entrenched as Hooters, since the latter pretty much established the model (no pun intended). While Tilted Kilt really is just the Hooters idea in Irish/schoolgirlesque outfits, there is absolutely no comparison in the food. Tilted Kilt is a restaurant that would get business even if the food were served by nuns. I don't think many would say that for the other place.

posted by Johio83 on Jan 14, 2014 at 10:07:00 pm     #   2 people liked this

I just drove through FT the other day for the first time in months. I couldn't believe how many empty storefronts there were! The few times I've visited have been for a movie or dinner so I really don't remember all the stores there were when it opened - are they losing retailers or did it just never fill in?

posted by idinspired on Jan 14, 2014 at 10:16:54 pm     #  

yeah, "hooters" is a bit obnoxious with it's sleazy breast reference right in the name, but "tilted kilt's" up-skirt reference is nothing but classy. I've always been told, "i only go to hooters because they have great wings". I hear Platinum Showgirls has a nice buffet too.

posted by hank on Jan 14, 2014 at 10:28:30 pm     #   1 person liked this

Out of curiosity I went to a Paddy Jacks and found them to be taking some of their elements from Tilted Kilt, the Scottish/Irish theme, waitresses with low cut tops, schoolgirl skirts. I have also been to the Columbus Tilted Kilt and in talking to our waitress found that she lived in Marion and drove an hour to work. My thought at the time was that the tips must have been worth the drive or she didn't want mom and dad coming to see her on the job.

posted by sparky31134 on Jan 14, 2014 at 11:36:14 pm     #   2 people liked this

I hear Platinum Showgirls has a nice buffet too.

The sticky buns selection is outstanding.

posted by oldhometown on Jan 15, 2014 at 01:48:04 am     #   4 people liked this

Sounds good, look forward to going.

I like Fallen Timbers, it has my preferred theater (doesn't need cops at the doors to keep the peace) like the mall.

Cookie shop, chocolate store, JC Penny's, Gamestop, PF Changs and Granite City.

The huge chess board is fun to play in the warmer months, and the open fire pit is romantic in the fall. Haven't tried skating there though.

posted by INeedCoffee on Jan 15, 2014 at 02:57:02 am     #  

^^ Just wish the Llama/alpaca store hadn't gone out of business, was saving to get a couple things for this winter. Always wanted a nice cap and gloves.

posted by INeedCoffee on Jan 15, 2014 at 02:58:33 am     #  

Hey FYI there are boobies and booties EVERYWHERE! I get a great chuckle when I drive past a hooters/titled kilt and see nothing but old, fat, depressing men who are so fat they can't even see their own junk, but going there makes them feel like a MAN because an attractive woman actually takes 5 seconds of her life to talk to them.

Only suckers overpay for a bad cheeseburger and over hyped wings just to have some woman who is PAID to smile at me wishes she was somewhere else with someone else. I don't need titties with my food, I get them at home. I guess they need something for the spank bank as heaven forbid they spend the same time and money trying to find a woman who will sleep with them for REAL! These are the same suckers who will give a stripper a small fortune.

It's flat out fucking pathetic.

posted by dbw8906 on Jan 16, 2014 at 11:51:43 am     #   1 person liked this

Somebody's been in the nutty-pooh sauce.

posted by Molsonator on Jan 16, 2014 at 03:22:13 pm     #   9 people liked this

I like boobies, just sayin'

posted by Hoops on Jan 16, 2014 at 04:09:14 pm     #   4 people liked this

http://www.silverdoctors.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/kilt-clear.gif

Silly girls, kilts are for boys

posted by viola on Jan 16, 2014 at 05:59:36 pm     #   2 people liked this

hank posted at 09:28:30 PM on Jan 14, 2014:

yeah, "hooters" is a bit obnoxious with it's sleazy breast reference right in the name, but "tilted kilt's" up-skirt reference is nothing but classy. I've always been told, "i only go to hooters because they have great wings". I hear Platinum Showgirls has a nice buffet too.

You sound like a hoot. Wanna go grab some beers?

posted by steve155 on Jan 16, 2014 at 06:48:07 pm     #  

I ate at a Tilted Kilt once. They have a location at the Rio in Vegas.

Honestly, the food was good. It could stand on its own without the skimpy outfits on the waitstaff.

You can't really say that about Hooters. The wings there are way too greasy.

posted by mom2 on Jan 16, 2014 at 07:34:21 pm     #  

I love the Tilted Kilt. Whenever I am in the area that one exists, I hit it up.

The theme is cheeky, but the food is the actual appeal for me. I love their fries.

posted by OhioKimono on Jan 17, 2014 at 10:24:55 am     #  

I apologize for my grumpiness but I installed/retro fitted fire suppression systems into several Hooters locations in the mid-west but if you fat sloppy dudes heard that chatter about you, I promise you wouldn't go back.

If you think it's "fun" for that co-ed to have some sweaty old man that is old enough to be her dad try to hit on her like he has a chance to take her home, then you have another thing coming. Nothing but a sophisticated version of "johns". Except most of the "customers" are morbidly obese and are begging for the slightest bit of female attention you leave a 20 dollar tip on a 7.50 bill. They call the really big ones "whales" and the skinny ones "sucker fish", you know how many hooters girls come back behind the bar and celebrate a big tip by giggling "bagged me a whale"

I hope you understand they laugh, ridicule, and belittle your oversexed asses as soon as you hop off the barstool.

posted by dbw8906 on Jan 17, 2014 at 03:18:07 pm     #  

I STILL like boobies, let the record reflect

posted by Hoops on Jan 17, 2014 at 03:24:00 pm     #   6 people liked this

dbw8906 posted at 02:18:07 PM on Jan 17, 2014:

I apologize for my grumpiness but I installed/retro fitted fire suppression systems into several Hooters locations in the mid-west but if you fat sloppy dudes heard that chatter about you, I promise you wouldn't go back.

If you think it's "fun" for that co-ed to have some sweaty old man that is old enough to be her dad try to hit on her like he has a chance to take her home, then you have another thing coming. Nothing but a sophisticated version of "johns". Except most of the "customers" are morbidly obese and are begging for the slightest bit of female attention you leave a 20 dollar tip on a 7.50 bill. They call the really big ones "whales" and the skinny ones "sucker fish", you know how many hooters girls come back behind the bar and celebrate a big tip by giggling "bagged me a whale"

I hope you understand they laugh, ridicule, and belittle your oversexed asses as soon as you hop off the barstool.

... I think you mean your UNDERSEXED asses, the wait staff are OVERSEXED, the patrons are UNDERSEXED (in more ways than one, particularly on Harley night).

posted by anonymouscoward on Jan 17, 2014 at 06:12:51 pm     #  

dbw8906 posted at 02:18:07 PM on Jan 17, 2014:

I apologize for my grumpiness but I installed/retro fitted fire suppression systems into several Hooters locations in the mid-west but if you fat sloppy dudes heard that chatter about you, I promise you wouldn't go back.

If you think it's "fun" for that co-ed to have some sweaty old man that is old enough to be her dad try to hit on her like he has a chance to take her home, then you have another thing coming. Nothing but a sophisticated version of "johns". Except most of the "customers" are morbidly obese and are begging for the slightest bit of female attention you leave a 20 dollar tip on a 7.50 bill. They call the really big ones "whales" and the skinny ones "sucker fish", you know how many hooters girls come back behind the bar and celebrate a big tip by giggling "bagged me a whale"

I hope you understand they laugh, ridicule, and belittle your oversexed asses as soon as you hop off the barstool.

That's funny.

And in many ways, it probably gives them a momentary break from the realization that they are being objectified by men who are making them act in ways that they would rather not due to their bad choices, lack of education and meth habits, without the guys putting themselves in the position of getting herpes. Besides, most are lesbians anyway.

Meanwhile, the guys leave with the satisfaction of knowing that their daughters will never have to demean themselves for money while pretending that they are superior because of their early bad choices.

posted by justread on Jan 17, 2014 at 09:36:22 pm     #  

I'd laugh at skanks, but it's too sad.

posted by justread on Jan 17, 2014 at 09:42:21 pm     #  

And in many ways, it probably gives them a momentary break from the realization that they are being objectified by men who are making them act in ways that they would rather not due to their bad choices, lack of education and meth habits, without the guys putting themselves in the position of getting herpes. Besides, most are lesbians anyway.

Misogyny now? After your previous comments in the now-missing Snow Emergency thread?

Seriously, are you a fucking comic book/cartoon villain, twirling your Snidely Whiplash mustache?

posted by anonymouscoward on Jan 17, 2014 at 11:46:54 pm     #  

anonymouscoward posted at 10:46:54 PM on Jan 17, 2014:

And in many ways, it probably gives them a momentary break from the realization that they are being objectified by men who are making them act in ways that they would rather not due to their bad choices, lack of education and meth habits, without the guys putting themselves in the position of getting herpes. Besides, most are lesbians anyway.

Misogyny now? After your previous comments in the now-missing Snow Emergency thread?

Seriously, are you a fucking comic book/cartoon villain, twirling your Snidely Whiplash mustache?

Or, it was an examination, ispired by dbw's post, of what a broad sweeping generalization and exaggeration of the worst possible stereotype might look like from the other side of the 20. The idea that the staff all fits that exaggerated stereotype is as unlikely as that the patrons are all sweaty, fat, pathetic pigs.

The reality of course, is that a very diverse spectrum of people work in, and frequent these places.

Although someone stalking my posts looking for anything that they can twist into ammo to use in an agenda could find all kinds of things. (And they would skip "objectified" on the way to a misogyny charge.)

In many ways, you have become the Clouseau to my Pink Panther, Cupcake. Regardless of what I post, and in what context, you will come behind me and shout "look, look!"

I could never be as evil and two dimensional as I exist in your mind, nor could the contexts that you impose on my posts ever fit my perspective. You have a fixation and a psychosis.

posted by justread on Jan 18, 2014 at 08:01:16 am     #   9 people liked this

Fallen Timbers is a classic example of putting the cart before the horse. It'll be several more years until the housing units they planned to build in the surrounding areas are completed.

posted by 6th_Floor on Jan 18, 2014 at 04:29:09 pm     #  

6th_Floor posted at 03:29:09 PM on Jan 18, 2014:

Fallen Timbers is a classic example of putting the cart before the horse. It'll be several more years until the housing units they planned to build in the surrounding areas are completed.

First downtown Toledo and now Maumee. Is there ANY area in NW Ohio that meets your standards?

posted by dell_diva on Jan 18, 2014 at 06:57:22 pm     #  

anonymouscoward posted at 05:12:51 PM on Jan 17, 2014:
dbw8906 posted at 02:18:07 PM on Jan 17, 2014:

I apologize for my grumpiness but I installed/retro fitted fire suppression systems into several Hooters locations in the mid-west but if you fat sloppy dudes heard that chatter about you, I promise you wouldn't go back.

If you think it's "fun" for that co-ed to have some sweaty old man that is old enough to be her dad try to hit on her like he has a chance to take her home, then you have another thing coming. Nothing but a sophisticated version of "johns". Except most of the "customers" are morbidly obese and are begging for the slightest bit of female attention you leave a 20 dollar tip on a 7.50 bill. They call the really big ones "whales" and the skinny ones "sucker fish", you know how many hooters girls come back behind the bar and celebrate a big tip by giggling "bagged me a whale"

I hope you understand they laugh, ridicule, and belittle your oversexed asses as soon as you hop off the barstool.

... I think you mean your UNDERSEXED asses, the wait staff are OVERSEXED, the patrons are UNDERSEXED (in more ways than one, particularly on Harley night).

Dictionaries are your friend:

over·sexed adjective \ˌō-vər-ˈsekst\: having more interest in sex than is usual

You see if you pay 19.99 for bad wings and a burger and leave a 20 dollar tip, you are WAY oversexed.

I don't have the need to be sexually satisfied when I eat. Maybe you do, I have other trains that leave the thought station now and then.

America a nation of horny used car salesmen.

posted by dbw8906 on Jan 20, 2014 at 12:10:33 pm     #  

justread posted at 07:01:16 AM on Jan 18, 2014:
anonymouscoward posted at 10:46:54 PM on Jan 17, 2014:

And in many ways, it probably gives them a momentary break from the realization that they are being objectified by men who are making them act in ways that they would rather not due to their bad choices, lack of education and meth habits, without the guys putting themselves in the position of getting herpes. Besides, most are lesbians anyway.

Misogyny now? After your previous comments in the now-missing Snow Emergency thread?

Seriously, are you a fucking comic book/cartoon villain, twirling your Snidely Whiplash mustache?

Or, it was an examination, ispired by dbw's post, of what a broad sweeping generalization and exaggeration of the worst possible stereotype might look like from the other side of the 20. The idea that the staff all fits that exaggerated stereotype is as unlikely as that the patrons are all sweaty, fat, pathetic pigs.

The reality of course, is that a very diverse spectrum of people work in, and frequent these places.

Although someone stalking my posts looking for anything that they can twist into ammo to use in an agenda could find all kinds of things. (And they would skip "objectified" on the way to a misogyny charge.)

In many ways, you have become the Clouseau to my Pink Panther, Cupcake. Regardless of what I post, and in what context, you will come behind me and shout "look, look!"

I could never be as evil and two dimensional as I exist in your mind, nor could the contexts that you impose on my posts ever fit my perspective. You have a fixation and a psychosis.

Because you can't separate the basic needs of food and sex, not my problem. But I also guess going to the strip club makes you feel like a "man" too right?

Just remember the next time that cute little waitress walks away from your table she is making a joke that goes like this "look at that goober and his buddies over there, you know they are all old enough to be my dad, you know he is here because his wife is morbidly obese and she can't get his junk up anymore" or "the GENTLEMEN at table 6 are heading to a circle jerk when they finish this round". YOU ARE THE JOKE, choke down your extra hot inferno wings while everyone in the back takes bets on the last time you got laid. And you will even PAY to be the ass end of them, what a scam.

Eat up cowboy and enjoy being turned out. Customer on the way in, pimped john on the way out.

posted by dbw8906 on Jan 20, 2014 at 12:18:30 pm     #  

dbw - I think you are taking a very narrow and somewhat negative view of this place, and should consider lightening up. Just because the Hooters girls at a few locations you worked at years ago made some cracks about patrons behind the scenes does not mean Tilted Kilt or any other 'breastaurant' is a scam. Workers make light behind the scenes at lots of restaurants as a coping mechanism because their jobs can be quite stressful.

Restaurants like these are about having a little fun and pageantry, if you will. People aren't obligated to leave any bigger tip than feel is appropriate. And I'm sure it's not just depressed, middle age men frequenting them, as a couple posters have said the food is actually a big part of the draw. If it's not your bag, and it obviously isn't, don't go.

posted by mixman on Jan 20, 2014 at 02:55:39 pm     #   8 people liked this

Eat up cowboy and enjoy being turned out. Customer on the way in, pimped john on the way out.

It appears to the casual observer that you don't know what "turned out" and "pimped" mean.

posted by justread on Jan 20, 2014 at 09:03:38 pm     #   6 people liked this