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Celebrity Restaurants– Looking for More Attention or a Real Interest in Food?

February 25, 2010

It seems to me that opening restaurants has been one of the up-and-coming “in” things for celebrities across America. Stars such as Eva Longoria, Christopher Walken, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Ashton Kutcher have opened various restaurants across the United States, each with its own unique flair. Opening  a restaurant, let alone keeping it open, is not an easy feat to attempt for many reasons, including money and attention. Being famous has its perks, I guess. The celebrities currently opening restaurants have more than enough money to sustain their restaurant until it lands on its feet, as well as lots of attention, that will surely give their restaurant lots of customers.

Recently, Sandra Bullock opened two restaurants in downtown Austin, Texas, the city I am from. Honestly, I would never have pictured her to be a person who was interested in food, let alone opening more than one restaurant in the same city. Since joining this class, food has been on my mind more and more, and I was interested in looking at the success of one of Bullock’s restaurants thus far. 

My mouth began to water as I looked at the menu of Bess Bistro, one of Bullock’s two restaurants. With dishes such as Smoked Bacon Mussels, Creole Shrimp Bess, and Pumpkin Saffron Seafood Risotto, Bess is a must-try for me the next time I am home.

Here is the link to Bess Bistro’s website, as well as a review from Austin 360 in early 2009, when Bess first opened to the public:

Given the amount of time she has spent opening both Bess Bistro and Walton’s Fancy & Staple (bakery, floral shop, and event planning), it appears to me that Sandra Bullock is a true foodie. I am excited to try out Bess Bistro as soon as possible.

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  1. February 27, 2010 5:48 am

    The same trend occurs in Asia too. Many celebrities start to open restaurants in big cities in a way to sustain their popularities and to make some extra cash. I agree with you on the fact that being celebrities does have its perks. People are not only hoping to enjoy the tasty food they serve but also to support their stars. Personally, I would not mind to go to their restaurants to try them out and maybe have a chance to bump into one celebrity.

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