U2 went to Whataburger?

(L-R) Adam Clayton, Bono, Larry Mullen Jr. and The Edge of U2 perform onstage on The Joshua Tree Tour at NRG Stadium on May 24, 2017 in Houston Texas.

If Burger King could co-opt Ashford and Simpson’s “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing,” maybe Texas-grown Whataburger can license U2’s “Even Better than the Real Thing.” The Irish rockers allegedly dig the Texas chain. At least if this un-credited  photo from Twitter is to be believed.

It seems U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. and bass guitarist Adam Clayton hit Whataburger following their show in Houston. But, anyone with Photoshop could’ve pulled that off, right?


After this one photo, it may seem specious at best that the world-famous rockers would go to the Texas institution, but then there’s this photo of Bono at the same Whataburger, retweeted by Fernanda Bottini (@febottini). a Brazilian woman whose Twitter bio declares her a member of the U2 news staff. In her thread, Bottini says the photo up top was taken by Kaleen Bliss, wife of Canadian music promoter and power player Arthur Fogel.

If these Tweets are to be believed, that means Bono hung out with George W. Bush and went to Whataburger in a two-day span. Quite the Texas experience.

Now, the question is, what did they order? If it was me, it’d be a bacon Whataburger with cheese, jalapeños, mayo, mustard, pickles and onions. Spicy ketchup for the fries. Duh.


Chris Rock visits downtown Austin restaurant while on tour

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Chris Rock brought his “Total Blackout” tour through Austin recently, performing at the Bass Concert Hall on Sunday and Monday nights. Of course, a man’s gotta eat. While we don’t have hour-by-hour intel on how Rock spent his downtime in Austin, Swift’s Attic partner C.K. Chin tweeted that the formidable comic and some of his tour mates stopped by the downtown gastroclub while in town. (Rock and Roots drummer Questlove also hit Eastside Tavern while in town.) Swift’s Attic and sister restaurant Wu Chow have become destination spots for other visiting celebrities, as a quick perusal of the restaurants’ and its partners’ social media accounts prove.

PHOTOS: Chris Rock at Bass Concert Hall