Soccer star David Beckham and chef Gordon Ramsay to open L.A. pub?
If you live in Los Angeles and you've been looking for a place where you can knock back a few pints, talk some soccer, maybe listen to some of the Spice Girls' greatest hits and, if you're lucky, witness a belligerent chef verbally abusing pretty much everyone ... well, you might not have to search much longer.
Injured Galaxy star David Beckham and hot-tempered TV chef Gordon Ramsay are reportedly teaming up to open an English pub in Los Angeles, according to UK reports. The establishment -- which they reportedly plan to name The Queen Vic, after Beckham's wife, former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham -- will feature traditional English food and drink.
"He wants pie and mash, fish and chips and even chicken in a basket on the menu, just like the meals he eats when he’s in the UK," a source said of Beckham in Britain’s Daily Star newspaper.
Apparently the two celebrities and close friends discovered they worked well together in the kitchen when their families spent Christmas together last year. Let's just hope Beckham knows what a non-stick pan is, or else he might be the latest to feel the wrath of Chef Ramsay.
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Photo: Chef Gordon Ramsey, left, and soccer star David Beckham take in the Lakers-Trail Blazers game April 12 at Staples Center. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times