Monday, April 14, 2008

Cafe Risque

I'm sitting at Cafe Risque feigning comfort and waiting for a cheeseburger. This is the place with the billboard that says "Topless! Topless!" ; Exit 70 on I-95, North Carolina. I finally made it. I've been seeing that sign every time I've been up or down 95 ever since I was a little boy. At that time, even the sight of the billboard was scandalous. Now I'm alone on this road for the first time. I'm in mid-migration to the north. I'm taking my time and stopping on a whim. I'd feel regret if I didn't finally see what this place is all about. Is it like Denny's with a topless waitress? The word 'cafe' makes me picture booth-style tables, florescent lights, and lots of coffee. Eerie... it couldn't be. In spite of my low level of comfort, I definitely went for it. It was obvious upon entry: just a strip club with no booze license, duh. Black lights, corny music, cigarette smoke, $8 cheeseburgers. I spent about an hour, and now I shall wonder no longer.

2 comments:

Mindless said...

Yeah, I moved here 5 years ago and kept seeing that sign..... I finally stumbled in and immediately decided I didn't want to actually EAT there.

The place has GOT to be a "front" for SOMETHING.... I've been by it a thousand times and never seen more than half dozen cars/vehickles there, yet it's open 24/7 - go figure.

Anonymous said...

IM BETTING A METH PLACE MY EX WORKED THERE AND IS NOW ON METH GO FIGURE!