Does Alice Cooper Really Own a Restaurant?
Celebrities have been known to own restaurants, and glam rocker Alice Cooper (née Vincent Furrier) owns one of his own. Instead of the gothic theme you might expect, it’s actually a fun sports-oriented barbecue restaurant in his home city of Phoenix, called Cooper’stown.
Opened in 1998, the menu at Alice Cooper'stown Rock and Roll Sports Grill is pretty straightforward, with a nod to baseball and rock n’ roll. Appetizers are called the Starting Lineup, and include quesadillas, pork green chile nachos, “The Chicken Incident” wings (a nod to his most infamous onstage moment), and BBQ sliders. There are also plenty of burgers (Ryne Sandburger, ahem), salads, sandwiches, the “Bases Loaded Big Unit” hot dog featured on Man v. Food (and the most famous item on the menu), and entrées including Cooper’s mother’s tuna casserole.
The main attraction is the barbecue, however: St. Louis ribs, smoked turkey breast, beef brisket, chicken, and pulled pork are all available, along with combo platters.
If you want to take some Cooper with you when you leave, there’s also a gift shop on-premises.