Schwartz & Sandy’s is getting closer to opening to the public. The spin-off bar co-owned by “Vanderpump Rules” stars Tom Sandoval and Tom had a soft opening in July and will be opening to the public soon.
During an interview on the “Deux Me After Dark” podcast in May 2022, Sandoval teased a grand mid-summer opening for Franklin Village’s bar and eatery. “We don’t have a hard date, but we’re going to open it as it seems in July, towards the end of July,” he said at the time. “We had to pretty much commit to an event, so we need to be ready for that event in July. So we will probably open to the public there very shortly after.”
The event was an opening party hosted by The Daily Mail. Photos shared on social media showed Lisa Vanderpump, Ariana Madix, Katie Maloney-Schwartz, Lala Kent, Scheana Shay and Raquel Leviss with the stars of “Vanderpump Rules” along with Schwartz and Sandoval in the cocktail lounge. James Kennedy did double duty as a DJ at the party, and “Bling Empire” stars Kevin Kreider and Leah Qin were also guests at the soft opening party, according to The Daily Mail.
But almost two months later, the bar is still being finalized.
On September 17, 2022, several “Vanderpump Rules” stars and other friends attended a tasting at Schwartz and Sandy’s, as seen in videos on Instagram Stories.
Leviss, rumored to have interacted with Schwartz in Mexico last month, shared a video of her sitting at a table with Sandoval’s friend Ariana Madix. “We’re at Schwartz and Sandy tonight, we have a nice tasting of the new menu,” she said.
In another video, a guest tasted a pasta dish and stated it was “the best pasta I’ve ever had.”
Leviss also shared a photo of a slice of Strawberry Schwartz cake, noting that it was “to die for,” as well as a tray of mushroom gruyere fritters, which she called “The new goat cheese balls…a must-have.”
In an interview with BravoTV.com, Schwartz previously teased a full menu and specialty cocktails at Schwartz & Sandy’s.
“We want it to be a fun, funky, chic neighborhood lounge, but we wanted to pay a little tribute to our Midwestern roots,” he revealed. “So we’re going to make some St. Louis roasted ravioli and a Juicy Lucy burger.”
The restaurant owner also said there will be a St. Louis-style pizza on the menu, while Sandoval revealed some of the cocktails on the menu, such as an “Elephant in the Room.”
The Schwartz & Sandy’s food tasting videos also featured TV cameras in the background, so that could mean fans will see some of it play on “Vanderpump Rules” next season.
The meeting took place a day after Madix and Maloney had a sandwich tasting for their upcoming business, the Something About Her sandwich shop.
A Vanderpump Rules fan account teased that the tasting of Something About Her was filmed for part of the season 10 season finale. Photos on Reddit showed cast member Lala Kent holding up a bun and her caption that said, “I’ve been training for this day.” Something about her sandwich tasting.
In a separate IG story, Leviss revealed that the cast was heading to Las Vegas to film the finale of “Vanderpump Rules.”
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