Sunday marked the debut of “Famous Food“, a show that pits celebrities against each other in a challange that will result in a winner getting their own restuarant.
DJ Paul discussed the challenges and difficulties of the show and running a restaurant.
“We’re very excited to be a part of the project because it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to get a chance to open up a restaurant, especially on TV and with somebody else’s money,” DJ Paul told SOHH. “Opening a restaurant is a big process. The show doesn’t really show us cooking a lot. We do cook more than just soul food. It shows us starting to build a menu, putting together recipes, so we do have a soulful dish on there. The number one seller in the restaurant is the ” DJ Paul Memphis Macaroni & Cheese”. It shows us putting together that and some soups, a bunch of different meals but it don’t really show us cooking. It may get shown as a montage. There’s so much other stuff in opening up a restaurant. Food is almost the last concern. I know it sounds silly but it really is because you have to get permits, get all kinds of stuff, the marketing and promotion is super important. As long as you got some great drinks and beautiful women, the food don’t even have to be that good. Our food is good, I’m just saying, it isn’t really focused on the show.” (SOHH)
Rap partner Juicy J seconded the sentiments of excitement, saying:
“I’m just excited as Paul,” Juicy J added. “We have a chance to open up our own restaurant with somebody else’s money and it’s great. Opening up a restaurant is not easy, so going through what it takes and learning was a great experience. With opening up a restaurant, it really shows you what goes on behind the scenes and we were involved with everything, from top to bottom. It was a great challenge. I have my own drink that I made called “The Drinking Man Drink”. It’s got gin and some other stuff you mix in there.” (SOHH)
Other celebrities the rappers will be competing against is Hill’s star Heidi Montag, Real Housewife Danielle Staub and Jake Pavelka.