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Girls at Gossip Grill

Hillcrest can sometimes seem like a Boys Town -- if my many friends are any indication, men of the LGBT variety are more likely to party and frequent clubs, whereas the ladies enjoy holing up at home. Pipe down with your exceptions, I'm talking about the rule here. Case in point, many of the restaurants and bars in the area cater to men on their "men"us, such as Baja Betty's (don't let the lady's name fool you). With the addition of Gossip Grill, the girls finally have a home-base in Hillcrest (although men and all the colors of the rainbow between the two are welcome with open arms).

They must have had a lot of fun coming up with names for the cocktail menu. Among the many creative libations (averaging $8) are the prowling puma, strap-on margarita, cherry black g-string, camel toe mojito, and bloody bitch.

David and I shared the grilled asparagus, a light yet flavorful dish with just the right amount of char, oil, and salt.

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One of the appetizers, two small Chicago-style hot dogs, caught David's attention and he ordered it as his entree. Melted cheddar, fresh onions, pepperoncini, and tomatoes were a crunchy, complimentary topping to the tasty dogs.

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Because it was suggested by our server and people at neighboring tables, I got the Italian Stallion flatbread. The delightfully chewy dough was covered in a fresh pepper sauce, sweet sausage, and provolone cheese.

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The food was enjoyable, but what struck me about the place was the relaxed atmosphere. The outdoor seating area is cozy, the staff is friendly and helpful, and the prices are as palatable as the provocatively named beverages. Next time I go, I think I'll try the coochie crawler.

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Hillcrest can sometimes seem like a Boys Town -- if my many friends are any indication, men of the LGBT variety are more likely to party and frequent clubs, whereas the ladies enjoy holing up at home. Pipe down with your exceptions, I'm talking about the rule here. Case in point, many of the restaurants and bars in the area cater to men on their "men"us, such as Baja Betty's (don't let the lady's name fool you). With the addition of Gossip Grill, the girls finally have a home-base in Hillcrest (although men and all the colors of the rainbow between the two are welcome with open arms).

They must have had a lot of fun coming up with names for the cocktail menu. Among the many creative libations (averaging $8) are the prowling puma, strap-on margarita, cherry black g-string, camel toe mojito, and bloody bitch.

David and I shared the grilled asparagus, a light yet flavorful dish with just the right amount of char, oil, and salt.

Image

One of the appetizers, two small Chicago-style hot dogs, caught David's attention and he ordered it as his entree. Melted cheddar, fresh onions, pepperoncini, and tomatoes were a crunchy, complimentary topping to the tasty dogs.

Image

Because it was suggested by our server and people at neighboring tables, I got the Italian Stallion flatbread. The delightfully chewy dough was covered in a fresh pepper sauce, sweet sausage, and provolone cheese.

Image

The food was enjoyable, but what struck me about the place was the relaxed atmosphere. The outdoor seating area is cozy, the staff is friendly and helpful, and the prices are as palatable as the provocatively named beverages. Next time I go, I think I'll try the coochie crawler.

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