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Cafe Con Pelvis
September 21, 2001 11:46 AM   Subscribe

Cafe Con Pelvis Wow. Coffee hookers hostesses give you that ‘extra’ attention.
posted by kd (13 comments total)

 
god bless America Argentina.
posted by donkeysuck at 11:53 AM on September 21, 2001


How is this different from Hooters? A little skimpier outfit? Seems like no big deal to me.
posted by Witold at 11:53 AM on September 21, 2001


Well, I've never been to a Hooters, but do the waitresses ‘socialize’ with the patrons, or just serve food while dressed like hookers. When a cuppa joe costs ten bucks, usually there's something other than just good waitressin' going on.
posted by kd at 11:57 AM on September 21, 2001


They socialize. Yes, I have been to Hooters. The food is good, dammit.
posted by fusinski at 12:03 PM on September 21, 2001


They can keep 50 hula-hoops going simultaneously at Hooters. What can these coffee waitresses do?
posted by Hankins at 12:10 PM on September 21, 2001


S. Florida is the world’s capital of Using Sex to Sell Weird Stuff. When I lived there they had topless donut shops, babes in string bikinis operating hotdog stands on the side of the road, topless maids, and topless check cashing stores (!). And this was in the 80s. I’m sure they’re even more creative today.
posted by luser at 12:51 PM on September 21, 2001


On a related note, the Japanese no longer have their 'no-panty' restaurants to cool off steam. (via FARK)
posted by tamim at 12:58 PM on September 21, 2001


This has been happening in Santiago (Chile) for quite some time - I wonder if this is really that new in Argentina, or just some hack filling a blank page...?

"Look don't touch" isn't the right expression - I suspect there is a fair amount of touching given the macho S American culture - but as far as I know, it's not prostitution (no sex for sale).
posted by andrew cooke at 1:01 PM on September 21, 2001


luser: S. Florida is the world’s capital of Using Sex to Sell Weird Stuff. When I lived there they had topless donut shops, babes in string bikinis operating hotdog stands on the side of the road, topless maids, and topless check cashing stores (!). And this was in the 80s. I’m sure they’re even more creative today.

Actually luser, most of that stuff is all gone. Outraged citizens (mostly senior) had the bikini hotdog stands banned probably 10 years ago. The topless maids might still be around, but I've never seen a topless check cashing store.
Strip clubs are still en force, though.
posted by iamjacksamnesia at 1:23 PM on September 21, 2001


The important point of this story isn't the Hooters-like style per se, but the broadening of the entrepreneurial spirit in a young capitalist market. They're discovering the public policy nightmare boundary where free enterprise and traditional morality clash. It will be interesting to see where they grow with this.
posted by yesster at 2:45 PM on September 21, 2001


Expansion is in the works.

For the men that go to this cafe, I'll bet this phrase is quite fitting...
posted by Grum at 5:06 PM on September 21, 2001


I'm shocked, shocked, that equities traders are relaxing by hanging out with partly nude women. That would never, ever happen in America.
posted by dhartung at 6:21 PM on September 21, 2001


Yes, I have been to Hooters. The food is good, dammit.

Some dang fine articles in Playboy, too.
posted by diddlegnome at 11:45 PM on September 21, 2001


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