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Tampa conventioneers, the strip-club kitchens are clean!

Workers prepare the Tampa Bay Times Forum for the Republican National Convention. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

But the strip clubs in Tampa, the city soon to host the Republican presidential convention, beg to differ. They want would-be patrons to know that there’s more to their bill of fare than eye candy. The local CBS affiliate has a report revealing that the kitchens of area strip clubs had (gasp!) stellar health-inspection reports — and some decent food.

“There’s always the old jokes, ‘I would never eat anything from the buffet at the gentleman’s club.’ Well, we are not your father’s gentleman’s club anymore,” Scott Megna, corporate chef at Tampa’s Gold Club on Adamo Drive, told WTSP.

The kitchen reports were “on par with some of the finest steak houses in town.”

No word yet on the quality of the kitchens at strip clubs in Charlotte, site of the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.


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