5 Quirky Restaurant Dishes Named After Famous People

A Martha Stewart hot dog, anyone?
By Margeaux Klein,  Newser User
Posted Oct 4, 2015 1:35 PM CDT
This June 22, 2015 photo shows a hot dog with Korean gochujang in Concord, N.H.   (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

(Newser) – Perhaps the true marker of celebrity is not a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but an unusual restaurant food dish named in your honor. Below are five celebrities you can literally order off a menu.

  • The "Martha Stewart" hot dog: A hot dog is not exactly the kind of haute cuisine you'd expect to be associated with the queen of homemaking, but for $6.95 at Pink's Hot Dogs in Los Angeles, you can get a 9" inch dog topped with relish, onions, bacon, chopped tomatoes, sauerkraut, and sour cream. Martha has even stopped by to try it herself!
  • The "Lady Gaga" sushi roll: Various Japanese restaurants across the U.S. have named sushi rolls after the singer, including at least one that features BBQ eel. Considering Lady Gaga reportedly installed a $70K Japanese fish collection, it seems an appropriate homage.
  • The "Avril Lavigne" pizza: At La Pizzeria in the Canadian singer's hometown of Napanee, Ontario, you can order a pepperoni, mushrooms, and green olive pie in honor of Avril, who, for the record, no longer eats those toppings.

  • The "Joaquin Phoenix" vegan sandwich: The actor has been a committed vegan since the age of 3, so it's fitting that his sandwich at Two Beards Deli in Grand Rapids, MI contains "curry tofu salad" and veggies.
  • The "Alyssa Milano" chicken sandwich: At Lioni Italian Heroes in Brooklyn, NY, there are numerous sandwiches on the menu named after celebrities, but the "Alyssa Milano," a chicken cutlet hero with prosciutto, mozzarella, and basil, is a favorite among regulars. As one Yelp reviewer put it: "Let's describe Alyssa Milano at Lioni's... she's beautiful in person, she has a nice tan, perfect size and packing quality meat. Most importantly, she satisfies my needs when I give her a bite. Oh how I love this sandwich!"
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