Bigtime Celebs Love These Small-Time Eateries
Celebrities don't always choose to eat at the fanciest restaurants imaginable, dining on deep-sea caviar dipped in foie gras butter. Sometimes they indulge in comfort food like the rest of us. Here are some eateries from across the country that always seem to attract a celebrity clientele.
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ROBERTA'S — BROOKLYN, NY
This pizza spot has come to define modern gentrified Bushwick, Brooklyn. Thus, it is a veritable hot spot for celebs. Who has enjoyed the pizza pies at Roberta's? Oh, just a little-known couple known as Bill and Hillary Clinton and another one known as Beyoncé and Jay Z.
261 Moore St., Brooklyn, NY 11206
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LOVELESS CAFE — NASHVILLE
Some of the best soul food to be had in Nashville? Check. A higher than average chance of sitting next to Taylor Swift or Martha Stewart as you stuff fried chicken down your gullet? Double check.
8400 Tennessee Highway 100, Nashville, TN 37221
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ROCKSUGAR — LOS ANGELES
This pan-Asian bistro sits in what was once a Fox studio backlot. Maybe celebs think it still is, as RockSugar counts Megan Fox, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, among others, as regulars.
10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90067
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CAFFE REGGIO — NYC
This coffee shop and Italian bistro has been a New York City staple since 1927, pumping out panini and cappuccinos to every man and celebrity alike. John F. Kennedy ate here in 1959 and, more recently, Wes Anderson has made this his go-to spot for scriptwriting.
119 Macdougal St., New York, NY 10012
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PRIME 112 — MIAMI
Miami's own "steakhouse to the stars" may be a bit pricier than most of the restaurants on this list, but it is still fairly reasonable, given the available menu items. Also on offer: celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Brown's Hotel, 112 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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CALAFIA CAFE — PALO ALTO, CALIF.
This is a major hot spot for tech billionaires and was once a favorite haunt for a little businessman by the name of Steve Jobs. It's little wonder, seeing as how it is owned and operated by Google's first head chef. As such, co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin can also be found gorging on salads and tacos.
Town & Country Village, 855 El Camino Real #130, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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WATERSHED — ATLANTA
This eatery offers Southern food with an innovative twist and counts Jennifer Lawrence, Woody Harrelson and Reese Witherspoon as fans. It must be their notoriously famous fried chicken and buttery mashed potatoes. It would be for us, anyway.
1820 Peachtree Road NW Atlanta, GA 30309
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POD 28 — PORTLAND, ORE.
This is actually a collection of food carts, or "pods," if you will, than one dedicated restaurant. Regardless, celebrities have come out in droves to sample the myriad items on offer. Jerry Seinfeld, Fred Armisen and Katee Sackhoff have all been spotted enjoying food-cart culture in Portlandia.
SE 28th Ave & SE Ankeny St. Portland, OR 97214
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KUMA'S CORNER — CHICAGO
This metal-themed burger joint has long been a go-to spot for celebrities, from Lady Gaga to WWE's CM Punk. But the love goes in only one direction: The owners of Kuma's have yet to put a Lady Gaga or a CM Punk burger on the menu.
2900 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
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THE ORIGINAL RAMEN BURGER™ — LOS ANGELES
One of Haylie Duff's favorite spots takes two comforting classics –– ramen noodles and beef –– and combines them into one savory masterpiece.
Watch The Real Girl's Kitchen every week to find out more of Haylie's favorite restaurants.