David Lynch fans may be disappointed to find that the Twin Peaks restaurant chain doesn’t pay tribute to the auteur director – but to the outdoors and cleavage. Mountain lodge decor and plenty of big-screen TVs, along with small screens at each booth table, make for a full-fledged sports bar experience. A digital board ensures you know exactly what temperature the beer is at, which always hovers around 29 degrees. A spacious patio with tabletop fireplaces overlooks the shopping center rather than the freeway.
Waitresses in midriff lumberjack shirts prance around the restaurant carrying icy-cold mugs of beer, and every so often you’ll hear them chanting, “Shotski, shotski, shotski!” (A shotski is a ski holding four shots of Fireball cinnamon whisky.) Teasers include BBQ pulled pork nachos, wings available in four sauces, fried pickles, a beanless Venison chili, mini tacos and more. Made-from-scratch “man food” includes burgers, sandwiches, salads, green chile meatloaf, pot roast, trout and chicken fried chicken or steak that is pounded so thin, it impressively covers the plate. Side dish options include seasoned steak fries, mashed potatoes, mac ’n’ cheese, green beans or sauteed vegetables.
If you still have room after all the “manly” food and beer, order up an ice cream sundae on a hot blondie (the brownie, not a female) or bread pudding topped with bourbon sauce and ice cream.
8889 Gateway West Ste.; 900 at The Fountains of Farah, 915-307-8396, Sunday-Saturday 11 a.m.-midnight. $6-$13. Kids’ menu available; not vegetarian friendly. For more information, visit twinpeaksrestaurant.com or Facebook.com/TwinPeaksTheFountains.