The restaurant world may not be having its best season but one celebrity restaurateur is ready to expand. People Magazine reports that Eva Longoria Parker is taking her Beso restaurant concept to Las Veas. Beso Las Vegas will open on New Year's Eve 2010 with an event hosted by Longoria Parker. The exact venue is still under construction but the menu will resemble Beso Hollywood with items like Eva's tortilla soup and chili rubbed skirt steak on the menu.
Longoria Parker and her business partner celebrity chef Todd English (who already has a version of his signature restaurant Olives in Las Vegas) plan to make the Las Vegas version a little different with a variety of specials and drinks and an upstairs lounge called Eve. Las Vegas is a smart move for a burgeoning restaurant chain, Although tourism is down in Las Vegas, the city still brings in hungry tourists looking for a special experience. Tao Las Vegas has topped the list of highest grossing independent restaurants for several years.
Longoria Parker is also planning a series of smaller airport versions called Besitos (little kisses in Spanish). The first one will be in Los Angeles. English can guide her there too, his Bonfire restaurant has outposts in both Boston's Logan Airport and New York City's JFK Airport.
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Eva Longoria Parker and Tony Parker have been working on a huge San Antonio mansion for a while. It must be close to completion because according to the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties, the pair have listed Parker's previous San Antonio home for sale. The five-bedroom stucco house is a comparatively modest home on .65 acres that include a pool and a half basketball court featuring the logo of Parker's team, the Spurs. The home is in a gated community and it has tile floors, a large kitchen and a master suite that has a double sided fireplace that opens to a whirlpool tub in the master bath. Other spaces include a wood-paneled study and a media room that leads to an outdoor terrace. Parker bought this home for $782,040 at the age of 19 in 2001 and added the pool and basketball court. This home is listed at $895,777.
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