Have you ever dreamed of wining and dining all while being fully immersed in all things Beyoncé and Jay Z? Well, dreams do come true! You just have to fly all the way to Sydney, Australia, to follow them. The Carter, named after the iconic couple, opened in the Down Under earlier this year and is quickly becoming a hot spot for locals and tourists alike.
The themed restaurant boasts graffiti wall murals of Beyoncé and Jay Z in the downstairs lounge and even steals some architectural cues from the rapper’s 40/40 club in New York, with similar high ceilings along with a golden Art Deco-style bar room.
"The Carter was inspired by New York's great architecture, food and controversial entertainment," manager Chady Khouzame told Australia's The Music.
"Jay Z and Beyoncé have always been at the center of controversy, which is what inspired our hidden messages in artwork surrounding the bar and the murals on the wall in the basement."
The Carter experience isn’t complete without a few of their friends. The soul food-heavy menu features dishes like Nas sticky ribs, a Biggie T-bone steak and Kanye BBQ corn. You can pair your entree with a dose of pop culture from the bar. Drink selections include the Kimye, which is a vodka drink, and Snoop Lion, which features spiced rum.
But it’s a plate of fried chicken, waffles and watermelon named after former POTUS Barack Obama that has us a bit confused, in addition to their cognac-based beverage called the Obama Out. Hmph.
While the menu — or venue’s decor, for that matter — doesn’t seem to be seem to be getting any complaints, we just have one request. Please change the name of this stereotypical Black dish which, while looking tasty, is oh-so-wrong. Don’t do our beloved Obama like that.
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