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I WAS RATHER AMUSED by “Bachelor’s Feast” (Young & Hungry, 7/5) by Brett Anderson.
While we appreciate the glowing review of the food at Joanna’s 1819 Club, Anderson should stick to reviewing food and not to discourse about Joanna’s 1819 Club unless he knows what he is talking about. And he either doesn’t know or didn’t take the time to notice his surroundings. The article creates the impression that Joanna’s and Camelot are clones of each other, except for the food. For example, the waitresses at Joanna’s wear white, formal dress shirts with black bottoms and black legwear; Anderson reports that his “waitress at Joanna’s wears a black bikini.” One should not confuse a white, formal dress shirt and black tights with a bikini, which normally connotes a two-piece bathing suit. That is true of Camelot’s “bikinis,” but not Joanna’s.
Further, Anderson reports that a “stripper…[was] exhibiting some creative dance steps that involve a pole.” We do not have a pole (which usually connotes a vertical, round, elongated object), but a horizontal bar for use by our dancing ladies. And to titillate his audience, Anderson just cannot refrain from repeating the word “stripper” time after time.
Had Anderson taken a moment to notice his surroundings, he would have noticed that at Joanna’s, our dancing ladies wear elegant, floor-length dresses most of the time, in contrast to the bikinis, teddies, and lingerie at Camelot. And lastly (there were many others), we are the only gentlemen’s club that has a live DJ so that the ladies can select their own music to suit their mood or take the time to suit that of their audience.
However, in closing, this was a good effort at a food review by Brett Anderson and a lousy effort at critiquing Joanna’s 1819 Club and the other go-go clubs. For the former, we thank him, and for the latter we suggest he stick to food reviews, and just enjoy watching the wonder of the female figure rather than apologize for watching.
Joanna’s 1819 Club