By Tiney Ricciardi. Mention The Lodge in virtually any corner of the country and folks will know what you're talking about. That classy gentleman's t in Dallas, right?
It's practically a landmark, or at the bare minimum, a tourist attraction. So when The Lodge celebrates its 20th anniversary later this month, the club is letting it all hang out with a two-day party featuring free food and celebrity appearances. On Tuesday, April 19, The Lodge is offering discounted drinks from p. The Lodge is known for its steakhouse-style menu, and spokesman Mike Precker promises Tuesday's selection will be its "best buffet ever" with items such as prime rib. Is that date a coincidence?
We think not. Of course, both nights patrons can also expect the usual programming, as in long legs and exposed assets.
Before toasting to another decade, let's take a look back at the last few times The Lodge made local and national headlines. After opening init didn't take long for The Lodge to get noticed.
The club was nominated more than 10 times for the ED Awards, put on by trade pub Exotic Dancer Publications, winning "Club of the Year: Southwest" in andand gentlemens "Club of the Year" in As club asThrillist named it the No. Order a cigar and a scotch and enjoy the view," the pub said. The Lodge is often described as posh or upscale in part because of the atmosphere, yes, but also because of the women.
How can you offer the best if you don't cultivate the best? According to a New York Times lodgeThe Lodge houses an onsite spa and salon for employees, wardrobe service, a full-time house mother and points system for bonuses. Dancers can even get tax and investment advice or college tuition money. This proved to be a winning recipe for Rizos, who in was slated to receive the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
"i figure one texas legend deserves another," friedman said by . "i plan on keeping my clothes on, but who knows?"
But after finding out he was about to sing praises of a topless bar, Gingrich rescinded the invite. What's a strip club without some drama? The Lodge may not have experienced its share, per se, but Rizos and ex-husband Nick grabbed headlines in late when a fire ravaged Caligula XXI, a strip club they opened in near Bachman Lake. The Dallas Observer alleged bribes were tied to cocaine and methamphetamine trafficking by Caligula waitresses, citing an interview with Dawn in which she mentioned "a bunch of TABC violations. The Lodge celebrates its 20th anniversary party on April 19 and Reservations are not required.
Tiney Ricciardi. Her passions for music and language have taken her across the world, from Peru to Switzerland and all corners of America. A self-proclaimed master of puns, she currently resides in East Dallas priming her online publishing skills and snuggling with her cats.
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