Within the final seven months, the town of Atlanta has seen the Atlanta Braves win the World Collection and the Georgia Bulldogs soccer crew win the nationwide championship. And whereas Atlanta does not have an NHL crew, the Stanley Cup trophy made its means by way of the town final week. Followers had the chance to get their image with the well-known trophy at Taffer’s Tavern positioned in Alpharetta, Georgia which is within the metro Atlanta space. PopCulture.com attended the occasion and spoke to the founding father of Taffer’s Tavern and Bar Rescue star Jon Taffer who revealed how he obtained the Stanley Cup trophy to come back to a metropolis that has been with no hockey crew since 2011.
“Properly, I am a die-hard hockey fan,” Taffer solely informed PopCulture. “And I am actually near the NHL. In order that they referred to as me and mentioned, ‘Jon, can we carry the Cup over?’ So it is a tremendous expertise while you assume 129 years, all of the champions that skated with it and held it and its historical past. There’s nothing prefer it in skilled sports activities that while you contact it, you nearly really feel that historical past. It is wonderful.”
Taffer, who resides in Las Vegas, additionally talked concerning the expertise of supporting the Las Vegas Golden Knights, a crew that almost gained the Stanley Cup in its inaugural season (2017-2018). “Properly, it is lit up our metropolis,” Taffer mentioned. “I imply, I by no means thought Las Vegas within the desert would turn out to be a hockey city, however we’re an enormous hockey city. We love our Knights. Each recreation is bought out. The power, I feel we are the loudest area within the nation.”
As for Taffer’s Tavern, Taffer, 67, launched the restaurant in 2020 and options signature cocktails, elevated tavern meals, a streamlined hoodless/ventless restaurant format with small footprint and the newest advances in meals preparation expertise. Taffer mentioned they’ll open one other Taffer’s Tavern in Washington D.C. in six weeks after which in Boston in eight weeks.
Whereas Taffer is opening new eating places, he continues to work on Bar Rescue which airs on the Paramount Community. The present is in the course of its eighth season and has no plans of slowing down. “It is humorous while you’re within the tv enterprise, you are not ever certain there’s going to be a subsequent season,” Taffer mentioned. “However Bar Rescue has been operating so lengthy and it has been so well-liked that I do know there will probably be.”