Given that Tom Tom has been named the best bar in Southern California — and that every celeb who gets near West Hollywood has to make a stop at the famed hotspot — it's no surprise that the Vanderpump Rules crew loves to stop by the spot on the regular.
And thanks to an Instagram snap from Scheana Shay, we know that the venue offers a special friends and family discount to SURvers when they hit up Tom Tom. But that tab Scheana shared? It actually prompted more questions than answers: We knew there was a discount... but we were dying to know just how much VIPs get to slice off the top of their tabs when they visit Tom Schwartz and Tom Sandoval's hotspot.
So The Feast asked Sandoval that question when we caught up with him on the red carpet for the opening of Lisa Vanderpump's buzzy new Las Vegas venue, Vanderpump Cocktail Garden at Caesars Palace — and he gave us the answer plainly: "It's usually 20 to 30 percent."
But that offer is not extended across the board for people inclined to abuse their privileges. "If a cast member shows up five days a week, then it gets a little ridiculous," he told The Feast. "If they show up every once in a while, maybe once a week, then yeah — I’ll hook them up with some free stuff. but if they’re coming in every day, then..."
Ariana Madix continued, "Are you never going grocery shopping? Are you only eating at Tom Tom? Then we gotta cut you off!"
She added that her own privileges are forever secured: "I have yet to see a friends and family [discount]… Just kidding! I usually don’t have a tab when I go." And neither does Katie Maloney-Schwartz, she said.
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Meanwhile, a state away...
At Lisa's new Vegas venue, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills restaurant mogul is also happy to extend a friends and family discount to the Pump Rules crew — but when it comes to the ladies of RHOBH? Well, she had a very cheeky answer about what they pay.
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