Even though Sammy Hagar isn't opening one of his patented Cabo Wabo Cantinas in St. Louis, he announced yesterday that he's opening another restaurant here: Sammy's Beach Bar & Grill, which will replace the Moby's Fish Tales restaurant in the Harrah's casino in Maryland Heights.
He played at the Pageant last night, and is appearing again tonight. These shows are a benefit for the charity Blessings in a Backpack -- an entity which is also reaping dividends from the restaurant, much like the Maui branch of Sammy's Beach Bar.
We'll have a slide show of fans and Hagar himself here tomorrow. I'm exhausted and can't go to the show, so those who do go will have to chime in for everyone else. Contrary to what some people may have thought, our critipck on Hagar this week wasn't meant to be a diss or a slam on Sammy -- but a slightly tongue-in-cheek expression of how much the city of St. Louis adores him. Which is a fact!