Skum lead bassist Pat Burke has opened up his long awaited theme restaurant ‘The Town Tavern’ in Boone, North Carolina. Wanting to create a rock and roll / sports haven for friends, fans and celebrities alike, Pat has created a concept that is sure to catch on country wide.
“Boone has a lot of world class acts that play here at ASU,” said Pat. “What I wanted to do was to create a place that has the atmosphere of backstage, but one where everyone can be a part of and I think we have done that here.”
Boone is quickly becoming the Aspen of the Appalachians with many celebrities making their way through the picturesque mountain town. Many celebs such as Alicia Silverstone, Mike Love and John Oates, to name a few have been rumored to be seen there.
“I am not going to comment of who has been in, but lets just you see a lot of very familiar faces here,” added Pat. “I’ll leave it at that.”
Iconic rock journalist Bobby Newcastle has been in on two occasions when in town. “The Town Tavern is one of the best places to come to after a show,” said Newcastle. “It is like a continuation of backstage with much better food.”
It has been well documented that the band is very tight with the celebrity world, so this just fits especially with the influx of celebrities coming into Boone. With the Beach Boys coming into town later this summer look to see longtime Skum fan Mike Love there with his bandmates as there is a reservation for a table of seven already in the book.
“I am glad to see Pat getting this opened,” said rhythm bassist Todd Middlebrook. “He has a flair for great food and the menu is spectacular.”
I wanted to branch out with my brand,” said Pat. “Hart and Todd have successful businesses, Tommy has his fragrance and John has his line of marital aids, so I just figured it was time for me to do something.”
When in Boone stop by the The Town Tavern, but make sure you call ahead for reservations!