Skateboard legend Tony Hawk dished up some impressive moves at the opening of a new Mexican restaurant in Newport Beach, California, Saturday.
GuacAmigos was officially opened with the 50-year-old skateboard champ wowing the crowds with a variety of tricks during a skating demo outside the restaurant on the West Pacific Coast Hwy.
Nicole Dahm Kelly, a former Playboy Playmate who was part of the famous Dahm Triplets, has teamed up with legendary skateboarder to open the restaurant. Kelly is the sister-in-law of Dr Phil’s son Jay McGraw.
The menu focuses on fresh local seafood with a spicy twist and to drink there are handmade margaritas, local beers and connoisseur-grade tequilas.
Photos of Hawk enjoying some of the delicious cuisine were shared to Instagram and he was seen drinking a $20 cocktail called ‘The Birdman’ which is highlighted on the menu as ‘Tony’s Choice’.
Hawk is seen above enjoying some lunch at the restaurant and drinking a cocktail called ‘The Birdman’ which is highlighted on the menu as ‘Tony’s Choice’
Hawk shared this snap to his Instagram from the opening and thanked everyone who attended
Nicole Dahm Kelly took to Instagram to share the photo above from the opening and captioned the snap ‘cheers’
Kelly, a former Playboy Playmate who was part of the famous Dahm Triplets, has teamed up with legendary skateboarder to open the restaurant. She is seen above left with sisters Erica and Jaclyn in a 2002 photo
The Birdman is an Old Fashioned made with Chichibu Ichiro’s Blended Japanese Whisky, organic demarara sugar and dashes of orange and aromatic bitters.
There is also a starter named after Hawk – Taquitos De Tony. The flour tortillas are filled with Chihuahua cheese, fried crisp and drizzled with roastes poblano sauce on a bed of lettuce. Chicken tinga costs $13 and shredded brisket will set you back $16.
Kelly and Hawk have transformed the former Joe’s Crab Shack into a lively cantina with modern flair.
Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the sailboats of Newport Harbor, which means guests can enjoy a drink or meal with a view.
Hawk was the first skater to ever land a ‘900’ which is a trick involving the completion of two-and-a-half mid-air revolutions on a skateboard in 1999. Hawk is pictured during a demo at the opening of the restaurant above
Hawk and Kelly use a giant pair of scissors to cut the ribbon at the opening of their new restaurant
So much love: Hawk is seen above signing skateboards for fans at the opening
Hawk has added action-sports energy throughout the space by collecting and displaying impressive artifacts including a surfboard from Kelly Slater, a snowboard from Shaun White, a skateboard from Lizzie Armanto, and the BMX bike from Mat Hoffman that was used to break the high-air record – along with historic photos and equipment from Hawk’s storied career.
Hawk was the first skater to ever land a ‘900’ which is a trick involving the completion of two-and-a-half mid-air revolutions on a skateboard in 1999 and since then has built a video game empire and appeared in movies and on TV shows.
A silent auction benefiting the Tony Hawk Foundation was also held at the opening.
Hawk is seen above left taking part in the opening demo at the restaurant which boasts views of Newport Harbor
GuacAmigos was officially opened with the 50-year-old skateboard champ wowing crowds with a variety of tricks outside the restaurant on the West Pacific Coast Hwy