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Larry King is bringing bagels to Beverly Hills

September 10, 2010 | 10:04 am

Larry-King We know what's next for Piers Morgan, he'll replace Larry King on CNN next year. But what's next for Larry King? He's going into the bagel business.

The talk show giant plans to open the first West Coast outpost of the Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. in Beverly Hills in November. The restaurant, which will use "Brooklynized" water but plans to feature California cuisine, will be located at 262 Beverly Drive and will capitalize on all things Larry King. King also has signed on to be the company's national spokesman and its West Coast developer.

The 3,700-square-foot location can seat up to 70 people inside and 24 people on its patio. It will also be outfitted with a special Larry King booth, which can seat eight and is reserved specifically for King and his guests. At its center will be a Larry King-style microphone. I bet it the booth will also look extremely serious, wear suspenders and have big glasses (for water).

In addition to bagels, the menu will feature pizza melts and French fries called "potatonaters."

The hallmark of the Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. -- which was founded in 2009 in Delray Beach, Fla., not Brooklyn -- is a 14-step process that makes regular water take on the characteristics of Brooklyn water. So think tough, hip, vegan water that loves Justin Bieber but acts like it hates him.

-- Jessica Gelt

Photo: Larry King. Credit: Rose M. Prouser / CNN