Sammy Hagar to Open Sammy's Beach Bar & Grill at Harrah's Casino, Maryland Heights
During an interview today on KSHE, Hagar described the food (menu examples include chili-lime wings, chili fries and an ahi burger, made from recipes courtesy of Emeril, mmm) and ambiance (think casual beachfront-cabin fare, with TVs showing CNN, a two-hour loop of Sammy photos of his life/performances, among other things). The Red Rocker said the restaurant is scheduled to open in January.
He played at the Pageant last night, and is appearing again tonight. These shows are a benefit for the charity Blessings in a Backpack -- an entity which is also reaping dividends from the restaurant, much like the Maui branch of Sammy's Beach Bar.
We'll have a slide show of fans and Hagar himself here tomorrow. I'm exhausted and can't go to the show, so those who do go will have to chime in for everyone else. Contrary to what some people may have thought, our critipck on Hagar this week wasn't meant to be a diss or a slam on Sammy -- but a slightly tongue-in-cheek expression of how much the city of St. Louis adores him. Which is a fact!