Monmouth County, NJ Restaurant Takes Center Stage In Super Bowl Commercial
We were just sitting there, enjoying the big game, and then one of our favorite TV themes popped on. It was the theme from one of the "Jersiest" shows ever, and before it was over, it got even better.
I thought it was cool enough to catch a familiar turnpike sign.
But it kept getting better.
At the end of the commercial, which starred Jamie Lynn Sigler and the Sopranos theme, which for many, was immediately recognizable.
There was something new about this intro than we remember, but there was a clear sighting of a beloved Monmouth County Restaurant.
If it went by you quickly, and you weren't sure that you saw what you saw, yes that was Bahr's Landing in the background.
I got so excited I jumped out of my chair. I guess that's because I have a personal history with Bahr's.
That restaurant was my grandfather's favorite restaurant many, many years ago. And because of that, we were there a lot.
I remember there was a big metal deep-sea diving suit right at the entrance, and as a little kid, that made a huge impression on me. So, when I saw Bahr's in the Super Bowl spot, it brought back a ton of childhood memories.
And add up the grown-up memories the Sopranos provides, and that commercial took me for a little memory tour. I loved it and it was all courtesy of Chevrolet.
And it was also great seeing Robert Iler in the spot as well. He, of course, played Tony and Carmela's son AJ. Wasn't that one of the greatest shows ever? I couldn't miss it more.
And if you haven't been to Bahr's in a while, put it on your list. It truly is a Jersey Shore gem. And check out the whole commercial below.