AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd to Open Phil’s Place Restaurant
Drums and food. That’s what AC/DC rhythm keeper Phil Rudd has on his plate, literally. The skinsman has gone into the restaurant business and is getting ready for the grand opening of Phil’s Place in Tauranga, New Zealand, which takes place later this month. Rudd resides in the region, so it made sense for him to set up an eating establishment so close to home.
Rudd isn’t just funding the operation, either. He was personally involved in the design overhaul of the interior and specifically created the ambience, according to the Bay of Plenty Times.
The marina-based restaurant offers views of Mount Maunganui and is presenting itself as an upscale, fine-dining eatery that will offer steak and seafood options on the menu. Rudd specifically wanted the restaurant to appeal to all of the customer’s senses, saying, “I have focused on the visuals, the sound, the smell and of course the taste. Most of all, ‘the feel.’ It will be a place that will blow your mind.”
In addition to offering quality eats to locals, Rudd is also interested in providing a lift to the region’s economy. “I do want to give back to the community, and have plans which I think will really give a boost to the local economy. The restaurant is just the first step,” Rudd said.
Rudd has invited his bandmates in AC/DC to come our for the grand opening of the restaurant. If Brian Johnson and co. attend, it would certainly make for a packed house!