Rock of Ages: Eat In The '80s (Photos)

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All photos by Laine Doss
Sunset Strip via Miami....the bums were really confused today.
You may not have noticed Rock of Ages in South Florida for what seems to be the past grillion years. This movie, adapted from the Browaday musical that tells the tale of a boy and a girl through '80s hair band music, is set in Los Angeles. This is the time to ask why the hell is it filming in Miami and why are we talking about it on a food blog.

The answer is simple: Downtown Miami has been turned into pretty much a giant set of Los Angeles' Sunset Strip circa 1983, complete with all the iconic bars and restaurants that made it so great..and a little sleazy (much like parts of Miami are now). We took a walk down memory lane crashed the set to give you a photo tour of places we totally wish would open up here in Miami.

The Whisky-a-Go-Go is the place to go for live music since 1964. Name a great musician -- Janis Joplin, The Doors, The Allman Brothers -- they all played there.


This L.A. eatery features food with a rock & roll theme. Rainbow Grill is like Hard Rock Cafe without the kiddie menus.


The Sunset Grill's been serving Los Angelinos since 1957. Don Henley sang about it in 1984.


The good ol' '80s -- where a cheeseburger and pie cost well under ten bucks!


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what the heck does a grillion mean and who gave the green light on this assinine post? You are a loser.

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