Calhoun: Wake-Up Call

Tilted Kilt goes for a liquor license

The Tilted Kilt has been called a Celtic Hooters -- a label that its Arizona-based owners don't appreciate, we hear. They prefer "The Best Looking Sports Pub You've Ever Seen," the slogan on the web site. A sports pub with waitresses who wear naughty school-girl skirts.

There are already 22 Tilted Kilts around the country; one just opened in Birmingham, Alabama, and locations are in the pipeline for Atlanta, Orlando and Denver, among other cities. Our Tilted Kilt is taking over the space in the Tabor Center left vacant by the departure of ESPN Zone -- coincidentally, right around the corner from the first Hooters location in town (where the Palm is today).

Fans of kilts can head to the Wellington E. Webb building at 9 a.m. today, to voice their support at the Tilted Kilt liquor-license hearing. Or they can just wait until October 19, when the 2010 Kilt Girl Calendar will become available.

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Patricia Calhoun co-founded Westword in 1977; she’s been the editor ever since. She’s a regular on the weekly CPT12 roundtable Colorado Inside Out, played a real journalist in John Sayles’s Silver City, once interviewed President Bill Clinton while wearing flip-flops, and has been honored with numerous national awards for her columns and feature-writing.
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