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Jan 22, 2014 05:48 PM

Topless bars?


Can't believe I just got a note from a mod decrying my criticism of a post on the Minneapolis board looking for this. Is this what CH has become?

  1. Nor can I. I considered flagging it but took a nap instead figuring others would take care of it. No?

    1. When you come across a topic that's not to your interest, the best thing to do is to skip it. While it's fine to flag a post if you think it's a violation of our guidelines,it's never OK to tell another poster you think their topic is not appropriate.

      Chowhound hosts a variety of users, and if the topic is about where to find the best chow options, we allow it. Here are some past threads on similar topics, going as far back as 2004:

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      1. re: The Chowhound Team

        I haven't and won't read the earlier threads but are you saying that something that degrades and abuses women is an appropriate topic for CH? I don't care that it goes back ten years; it's still wrong. Your roof/your rules but I'd like you to consider changing this position. Thanks.

        1. re: c oliver

          We take no position on whether or not strip clubs should exist. However, they do exist, and some serve food, and a discussion of which clubs serve the best food is an appropriate topic for Chowhound.

          1. re: The Chowhound Team

            So then legal in some places houses of prostitution are okay also? No diff, right?

            1. re: c oliver

              sure, if they serve top notch clams casino and/or bratwurst platters.

              but seriously? i know women who've worked as strippers/exotic dancers of their own volition, earned plenty of cash and moved on. there are some who get mired in that world.

              is it immoral or wrong? to some, yes it is.

              to some, eating food items sourced from non-fair trade sources is immoral. migrant workers are still abused in dreadful ways. should we ask restaurants to guarantee that their veggies are not harvested by indentured, abused workers? should we check the worker health records of every meat packing plant that serves nyc?

                1. re: c oliver

                  Maybe this place would serve you a good brat platter. Shared on Facebook by George Takei from That's What She Said

                  1. re: AreBe

                    Like!!! He's brilliant, isn't he?

            2. re: The Chowhound Team

              That's true.

              Some do serve food and that just gave me an idea.

              For a second, I thought those posts were not allowed.

              And I'm glad that they are allowed.

          2. re: The Chowhound Team

            Hahahahahaha I love the last one...."A decent wine menu would be a big plus"....................That's f'n great.

          3. Isn't looking for topless bars with good food, kinda like looking at playboy for the articles?


            Sure...that sounds legit.

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            1. re: sedimental

              Isn't that where you find the food porn industry? Never could find 'their' address....

              I hit the links sited and flagged in the OP and there isn't much food discussion going on...just a lot of joking around with the CH Team intervention (as expected) to stay on the topic of food.

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              1. In a rare turn of events for me I'm actually going to agree with the Mod's on this one. If you find it objectionable flag it and notify them of your concern or problem, but I don't believe we should be directly confronting each other on the validity of our posts.

                Besides here is the local establishment to me, as you can see the sign clearly states "GREAT FOOD" !!

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                1. re: jrvedivici

                  Haha! I was just waiting for you to respond to this one, and yes, I agree. Let's not get all vigilante on each other.

                  1. re: jrvedivici

                    This is the part I object to:

                    The Chowhound Team about 14 hours ago
                    We take no position on whether or not strip clubs should exist. However, they do exist, and some serve food, and a discussion of which clubs serve the best food is an appropriate topic for Chowhound."

                    I'm still waiting for a reply to my question of whether it's appropriate to ask which "whore houses" (quotes deliberate) serve the best food. In the counties in Nevada and places around the world where prostitution is legal.

                    1. re: c oliver

                      Based off their stated policy, I would guess that yes, it is appropriate.

                      1. re: c oliver

                        If a brothel serves food and prostitution is legal there then, yes I think it would be a valid question. Just like, where in Colorado do they sell the tastiest cannabis brownies?

                            1. re: grampart

                              Where in Colorado they sell the tastiest cannabis brownies? (And if they deliver to NJ) lol

                              1. re: jrvedivici

                                I thought you might be asking if I knew which brothels served the best food. As far as the brownie market in Colorado.........I got nothin'! Many years ago when I lived in NJ, we used to make a sticky, messy, chocolate treat that included powdered weed and morning glory seeds. Highly recommended!!

                                1. re: grampart

                                  S.W.I.M. used to make ganja liqueur. Since MJ is soluble in both alcohol and fat, this worked quite well. (And explains why "weed tea" is a failure).

                        1. re: c oliver

                          C, as others have stated I'm fairly sure if the "whore house" is legal and serving food, it's fair game here on Chow. At least that seems to be the Mod's stance, so I think you have the answer to your question.

                          I was on vacation in Fla. about 20 years ago, in the Tampa area and there were several "Gentleman Clubs" that were full scale restaurants, bars & lounges. It wasn't the dark "seedy" type of places we have here in was a much differnet experience.

                          1. re: c oliver

                            I have never been to a "whore House". Do they serve food too?

                            The Hooters near us closed years ago. Overly priced low quality food. I guess once the novelty wore off people went back to their local taverns for good bar food.

                                1. re: c oliver

                                  Neither do I.

                                  Please explicate.

                                  Danka shen.