Hey Buena Park, do you wanna rock and roll all night and party every day? And um, have some hot wings and pizza? Because The Starchild and The Demon, a.k.a. Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS, are going to open a branch of their Rock & Brews restaurant right across from Medieval Times and their sword-clanging knights.
The groundbreaking is going to happen next Monday, March 30th, with Buena Park Mayor Art Brown and probably select members of The KISS Army. The restaurant is slated to open this summer at 7777 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, which for now–at least from the Google Street View I checked (no, I've not been around there lately)–is just an empty lot.
If you haven't heard of it, the first Rock & Brews opened in El Segundo in 2012 and has since expanded to more locations including Redondo Beach, LAX, Maui, Albuquerque, and Orlando. The word is they're planning about 100 more restaurants in the coming years. Hard Rock Cafe, I think they're gunning for you.
Here's more from the press release about the planned restaurant:
The spacious restaurant will feature Rock & Brews' quality American comfort food, a full bar with one of the area's largest selections of craft and international beers, and premium wines, in an atmosphere that is a tribute to rock and roll with a stage for live music performances, dozens of flat screens streaming some of the greatest rock concert moments of all time, bold trusses with concert-style lighting, oversized rock art including canvasses of legendary rock album covers and notable rock images, as well as the brand's iconic Great Wall of Rock. Guests will be able to dine indoors or al fresco on expansive patios, which, in addition to outdoor dining, will feature lounge areas with fire features, a professional beach volleyball court, and a large play area for kids. The restaurant will also be dog friendly. And, for those on the go, there will be an easily accessible Rock & Brews “To Go” area. Rock & Brews will also be available for private events.
Before becoming an award-winning restaurant critic for OC Weekly in 2007, Edwin Goei went by the alias “elmomonster” on his blog Monster Munching, in which he once wrote a whole review in haiku.