I’ll Have The Wu-Tang, Please: Delicious Food Named After Celebrities
Some think you can officially say you made it when a statue is raised in your honor, or a college stadium is named after you. But we believe a real sign of success is having scrumptious food named after you! Here are some delicious dishes named after some legendary celebrities.
The Carnegie Deli in New York welcomed Carmelo Anthony to the New York Knicks by creating a monstrosity of a sandwich in his name. The “Melo” contains bacon, spicy salami and Italian dressing. It is very, very tall just like Anthony and costs a pretty penny (also like Anthony): $21.95.
At the sandwich spot Whip in Stamford, Conn., you can pick up the Wu-Tang wrap. It includes Pastrami, coleslaw, Swiss Cheese and Russian Dressing.
The Woody Allen
After writer Woody Allen filmed the movie Broadway Danny Rose in Carnegie Deli, the sandwich shop named a corned beef and pastrami sandwich after him. It’s rather pricey, available for $24.99.
The muscular man as a pretty slim sandwich named after him. At Two Beards Deli in Grand Rapids, Michigan, you can get the Mr. T hot sandwich. It includes falafel cake, basil veganaise, marinated artichokes, red peppers, and a spring mix on white or wheat panini bread.
Rapper Two Tone also has a sandwich named after him at Two Beards Deli. The sandwich contains black bean hummus, falafel, grilled squash and zucchini, spinach, avocado spread and tomato on white or wheat panini bread.
According to reports, several sushi restaurants around the world have started adding the Lady Gaga sushi roll to their menus. The roll varies from place to place, but it’s always colorful and spicy, just like the singer.
Two Beards Deli is at it again with a classic: The Shaft. Named for the 1970s action film starring Richard Roundtree, the grilled sandwich has roast beef, mushrooms, caramelized onions, smoked cheddar and Parmesan on white or wheat panini bread.
Al Pacino has a sandwich named after him at Lioni Italian Heroes in Brooklyn. The $18 dish is intimidating, just like the actor. It has a chicken cutlet, ham, balsamic vinegar, stuffed peppers, a basil mix, mozzarella and white American cheese.
There is an entire Avril Lavigne-themed pizza place in the Canadian singer’s hometown of Napanee. The place features the Avril Lavigne pizza, which contains pepperoni, olives, and mushrooms–the singer’s three favorite toppings.
High-end sushi house Hamasaku in Los Angeles features the Twilight Roll, named for restaurant regular Robert Pattinson. The roll contains spicy tuna, crab, avocado, seared albacore and ponzu.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Hamasaku also has the Sarah Michelle, a roll that has jalapeno-tinged tuna.
The former NFL star created his own line of hot links: Earl Campbell’s Hot-n-Cheddar Links, made with chicken, beef and pork..
Neil Patrick Harris
The former How I Met Your Mother Star has a sandwich named after him at Pappa Charlie’s in Williamstown, Mass. The hot sandwich has grilled chicken, pickles, cole slaw, mustard and barbecue sauce on a toasted roll.
The health aficionado also has a sandwich named after her in the vegetarian section of Pappa Charlie’s menu. Hers contains eggplant Parmegiana (*gasp* Dairy on a Gwyneth Paltrow item!) and a side salad.
One last sandwich from Pappa Charlie’s menu is the Lauren Graham. This sandwich has hot turkey, mushrooms, sauteed peppers and onions.