It’s up for debate whether the Boston area is known for its fine dining, outside of boiled shellfish, baked beans and chowder, but locally born celebrities are taking the plunge and opening up eateries.
While Belmont native Sebastian Junger is a co-owner of the Half King restaurant in New York, Boston native and star of Junger’s book turned into a movie, "The Perfect Storm," with his brothers in Wahlburgers in Hingham.
Fellow South Shore residents Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith once owned the Mount Blue restaurant in Norwell.
Alas, Cambridge's most famous celebrity chef and Smith graduate, Julia Child, never owned a restaurant!
Would you eat at a restaurant owned by a Boston area celebrity? Doris Kearns Goodwin, James Taylor, John Geils, Nancy Kerrigan, Alexandra Stamier, Nick Flynn, Mindy Kaling, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Amy Poehler, Jane Alexander, or Uma Thurman? The list isn’t endless, but it certainly is not limited to the above suggestions!
Let us know what celebrity you'd like to see open up a restaurant in the Greater Boston Area. Tell us in comments.