Seems like reality stars are hell-bent on trying their hand at the restaurant biz, even if they're totally unprepared to work in the restaurant biz. (Yes, I'm looking at you, Scott Disick.) The most recent to dip a toe into the world of restauranteering: Soon-to-be-former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Adrienne Maloof, who's reportedly getting in it to offer yummy eats to A-listers and to start a "food fight" with her RHOBH co-star, Lisa Vanderpump.
Adrienne's restaurant in Beverly Hills is just blocks from Lisa's Villa Blanca, and TMZ claims she's telling her business partners that her restaurant will blow Lisa's away. Apparently, she's even gone so far as to say she's going to "kick Lisa's ass," and on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best), Lisa's restaurant gets a 2, calling it "a disaster." Oooouch!
To be fair, though, reviewers on Yelp seem keen on Lisa's eatery. It gets 3.5 stars. In my book, that's definitely higher than a 2, Adrienne! "Lobster crispy tacos" and "penne with tiger prawns" on the menu?! Sign me up!
Meanwhile, Adrienne's restaurant promises "comfort food -- steaks, seafood with a Mediterranean twist." It will seat 200 people and will be "celebrity-friendly" (uh, well, it is Bev Hills, so it better be!) by providing a private entrance in the back.
Sounds promising, really! But if there's any truth to TMZ's claims that Adrienne's main -- or at least, a major -- incentive for starting the restaurant is to take down Lisa's, that's just childish and ridiculous. And it should make potential customers lose their appetites before they even step foot in the door.
Do you think Adrienne is attempting to compete with Lisa in the food biz? Whose restaurant would you rather check out?
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