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Friday, December 2, 2011

The Beach Boys Open a Restaurant: Good Vibration!


What do you do when you reach stardom and have enough money to spare? Open your own restaurant of course! Owning a restaurant seems to be what ridiculously wealthy stars like to do (the other one being sponsoring spirits as we mentioned earlier). Hearing the news that the Beach Boys are opening a restaurant in Las Vegas, I thought it would be fun to investigate what other stars also own their own restaurants. So here we go….

Today I found out that the Beach Boys want to open a restaurant called Good Vibration at a casino called Bally’s. Apparently, the restaurant will serve some form of surf fusion. I’m intrigued, I wonder how they’ll pull it off.

Operations Manager, Nick Raymond, said the restaurant will serve “a diverse menu and bar with affordable prices.” Non-coincidentally, the restaurant will open on the summer of 2012, or the Beach Boys’ 50th anniversary. Wow, it’s already been fifty?! I wonder if when they realized they went around announcing their accomplishments to the world like Molly Shannon on a Saturday Night Live skit (if you watch the video, and I highly recommend it, look at the girl on the far left when the girls enter at around 4:30, you’ll see a moment of awkwardness that only comes with live performances).

To continue the list of celebrities with restaurants, and in no particular order, Lynyrd Skynyrd. Their restaurant Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer, located at the Excalibur, serves all-day Texas-style barbecue. My kinda place! Other notable celebrities are Dan Aykroyd with House of Blues, Arnold Schwarzenegger with Schatzi On Main, and of course, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, and Arnold Schwarzenegger with Planet Hollywood.

With all these celebrities coming out with their own restaurants, I wonder which ones are worth the money and which ones should be ignored. What do you think? Have you ever been to any of these? Do you have a memorable story to tell about it? Let us know in the comment section!

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