Alice, Dead, KISS-Top Eats
Restaurants owned by Alice Cooper, Phil Lesh and KISS top Zagat's list of the top eateries owned by musicians. The restaurant guide has chosen eight establishments owned by eight different acts. In no particular order, they are:
Alice Cooper: Alice Cooperstown - Phoenix: "The shock rocker has built a place 'where jocks and rock meet,' a casual and largely sports-focused bar and restaurant. But his irreverent love for popular music shows up on the menu, which features items named after fellow legends, such as Lady Gaga's Hot Links, Devo's Big City Sliders and a Stevie Nicks Gardenburger."
Jon Bon Jovi: JBJ Soul Kitchen - Red Bank, New Jersey: "Jon Bon Jovi opened this unique, community-minded restaurant in 2011. It has a pay-what-you-can business model (the menu has no prices) and also offers the option of doing volunteer work in exchange for meal vouchers. We always guessed there was a big softie underneath all that hair."
KISS: Rock & Brews - El Segundo, California: "Music icons Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley want to open 100 locations of their franchise -- a burger and pizza joint that serves as a tribute to the love of rock music and craft beer -- over the next five years. Lofty ambitions, perhaps, but they've opened three in the past year (including one in Cabo). Stanley is an avowed foodie, and Simmons is nothing if not a master at merchandising the KISS lifestyle."
Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead bassist): Terrapin Crossroads - San Rafael, California: "Lesh uses his Bay Area restaurant and live music venue as a place to jam with friends and celebrate the legacy -- and the eventual opening of the outdoor music pavilion will make it an even richer experience. It's not quite dinner (or brunch) theater, but it is a special experience for fans of the movement."
Lady Gaga: Joanne Trattoria - New York City
Gladys Knight and Ron Winans: Chicken & Waffles - Atlanta and Lithonia, Georgia
Justin Timberlake: Southern Hospitality - New York City
Toby Keith: I Love This Bar and Grill - Oklahoma City
Among those noticeably missing from the list are Sammy Hagar and Jimmy Buffett.