Whatever drama ensued as a result of the now closed restaurant in Iowa, Flavor Flav is not one who gives up. He told Celebrityviplounge.com, “I’m back jack, full-fledged, and we’re about it get it in!” Today Flavor Flav is celebrating the launch of “Flavor Flav’s House Of Flavor”, his new fried chicken/soul food restaurant in Las Vegas.
In an exclusive interview with Danity Donnaly from Celebrityviplounge.com Flav enthusiastically said, “You must be hungry because I’ve got the flavor for ya!” Yeaaaaahhhh boy!
As for the opening of his restaurant he couldn’t be more pleased. He told us, “Hey right now, I’m very very excited to be opening up a restaurant here in Vegas. This is the first of its kind, a take-out only restaurant with soul food…you know what I’m saying. I’m not gonna lie but the food is not only delicious, its phenomenal and definitely on the menu is my signature fried chicken, you know what I’m sayin’!”
And the rest of the food sounds de-freakin-lish!
He added, “we’ve got the macaroni and cheese, the collard greens, potato salad, coleslaw, the biscuits, we’ve got it going on up in here. My partner Farrah Gray added something special to the menu called the red velvet waffle. So you’ll got to come out to Vegas, baby. You’ll got to come and get it in!” And that we just may!
Check out highlights from our exclusive with Flav. He was just as his television persona portrays. Highly energetic…kooky…and
ON HIS PRE-STARDOM CAREER PLANS:
My aspiration was definitely to be a chef. But back in the day when I was going to culinary school cooks were making very good money. Back in those days, you know what I’m sayin’…and I set myself up so that way. And all I wanted was a good job. You know what I’m sayin’ and a good career so I set myself out to culinary school and also what I wanted to do was to be the first stir fry cook in the FAMILY! So that’s why I went to culinary arts school, you know what I’m sayin’ and not only that but then comes Public Enemy. Hey, it took me away from culinary.
ON WHETHER HE WILL BE WORKING AT THE RESTAURANT FROM TIME TO TIME:
I sure will. When y’all come out here or when people come out they will find me actually in the back cooking chicken and I’m going to be coming out serving my fans and my friends. You know and fans and the customers and all of that. I’m gonna be serving and taking pictures and I’m going to be signing autographs for all the people that come in and when they’re leaving the restaurant I’m going to take a picture with them AND I’m going to sign a menu for them to take with them. That’s a meet and greet nobody can beat!
ON CELEBRITIES THAT WILL BE STOPPING BY THE RESTAURANT THIS WEEK:
Yeah I’m looking forward to my boy Criss Angel coming through. I reached out to him and also my partner Carrot Top. They’re real good friends of mine. You know what I’m sayin’ but also you know I’ve got a lot of friends that come and visit town and come and see me. You know my man Nelly says he can’t wait to get some of this chicken baby! You know what I’m sayin’?
And also I have my man um DJ Paul from Three Six Mafia he’s going to be coming through so I’ve got some peeps coming through. You know what I mean?
ON WHETHER BRIGITTE NIELSEN WILL VISIT HIS RESTAURANT:
She’s in Italy right now. She’s married and I’m very happy for my friend. She’s a very very sweet and caring person. She’s one of the nicest people that you’ll ever want to know, man. You know and we’re gonna be friends man, for the rest of our lives. But I’m proud of what she’s doing with her family life right now and everything.
ON HIS FAVORITE ITEM ON THE MENU:
Come on my favorite is fried chicken, lady. I’m not gonna lie and the whole nine. But I can’t live without my collard greens, you know what I mean and my macaroni and cheese and stuff like that. A lot of that is my favorite up there. Y’all need to come out here and find out what’s going on.
ON WHETHER HE WILL BE EXPANDING HIS RESTAURANT INTO A FRANCHISE:
In the second or third week in April I will be opening up an FFC in Detroit. FFC stands for Flav’s Fried Chicken. And I’m going to open up in Detroit and once that opens in Detroit, then I’m going to start opening up all around the United States. Once I open that one, it’s a wrap lady!
And I heard that KFC ain’t doing all that great, so if that’s true, then hey this is the perfect time for me to make my move.
ON WHETHER HE IS GOING TO TAKE OVER THE FRIED CHICKEN MARKET:
I’m gonna try. I’m not gonna lie. I opened my restaurant (in Iowa) next to the Colonel and I was putting the holding on the Colonel and I had to shut it down because the business wasn’t being ran right up in Iowa, you know what I mean? So hey. If you don’t succeed you try try again.
ON WHAT’S NEXT FOR FLAV:
I want y’all to know that this Public Enemy album that me and my partner Chuck D is coming with, also I’m coming with a solo album and should have new material hopefully by July or August.
And also when y’all get out here. I want you to go to the liquor store. Get in line for Lee’s liquors. We’ve got Bonanza. We’ve got the Hilton hotel. I have a vodka out right now called La Flav. It’s called La Flav straight up and the next ones I’m coming with are grape and bubblegum. It’s coming, baby! So make sure you hurry up and get to Vegas.
You heard the boy!
For those of you hungry in the Vegas area, stop by Flav’s restaurant at 3333 South Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, Nevada.