Only a week after Martha Stewart posted about her go to to Locali Pizza Bar & Kitchen in Mount Kisco, TikTok stars Dixie D’Amelio and Noah Beck visited the Locali New Canaan, Connecticut, and created such a stir, children have been climbing over the patio fences to see them.
If that sentence made no sense to you, allow us to break it down.
TikTok is an ultra-popular app that lets individuals create and submit quick movies. You’ll find almost something on TikTok — new dance strikes, comedy, gardening ideas, recipes. The app has led to the meteoric fame of a number of TikTok personalities, together with D’Amelio, 19, who has a whopping 52.1 million followers that she gained primarily by posting dance movies, and Beck, 20, with 27.3 million followers for his personality-driven content material. D’Amelio and Beck are relationship.
Their go to was an entire shock, stated Locali proprietor Mogan Anthony. D’Amelio known as and made the reservation underneath the identify Beck, however Anthony was unaware of their movie star standing. The couple got here in for an 8 p.m. meal. sporting hoodies and caps to keep away from detection, however eager eyes noticed them anyway.
“They sat down and somebody should have geotagged them,” stated Anthony. “It was possibly 10 or quarter-hour and 250 children have been there.”
D’Amelio and Beck chowed down on Locali meatballs with Stracciatella, creamy polenta and salty prosciutto ($15); garlic hen wings coated in Mike’s Sizzling Honey ($13); a 3AM pizza, topped with San Marzano tomato sauce, pepperoni, Calabrian chili, smoked mozzarella and sliced garlic ($18); and a clam pie with Fiore di latte mozzarella and pecorino ($23).
“They should have been right here earlier than since they ordered our signatures,” stated Anthony.
D’Amelio and her household (together with sister Charli, who can also be well-known on TikTok) are from Norwalk, Connecticut.
The small, 25-seat restaurant needed to shut its doorways, to ensure the shoppers consuming, together with D’Amelio and Beck, might take pleasure in their meals. Anthony stated the couple was apologetic concerning the fuss their presence triggered and purchased the dinners of the company subsequent to them.
“The shoppers received a kick out of it,” stated Anthony. D’Amelio and Beck’s followers put posters as much as the entrance home windows for them to see. Ultimately, the couple informed Anthony a number of might are available in to take photos, and once they left they posed with followers exterior.
“They’re very open, very beneficiant,” stated Anthony. “They’re not caught up, so individuals love them.”
Anthony stated Locali received a lift in enterprise due to their go to. Followers of the TikTokers have been coming in to take a seat at their desk and dine on their favourite dishes.
Martha Stewart, who lives in Katonah, additionally lately posted about Locali’s clam pie on Instagram. The meals mogul raved concerning the pizza lined in butter clams with lemon.
“We actually respect it,” stated Anthony. “Rebuilding the enterprise after the pandemic is difficult. Celebrities supporting us is actually useful to a small enterprise. It’s actually significant.”
Locali is positioned at 32C Forest St., New Canaan, Connecticut; 203-920-1440, and a pair of Kirby Plaza, Mount Kisco; 914-242-0100, localipizzabar.com.
Rebecca King is a meals author for NorthJersey.com. For extra on the place to dine and drink, please subscribe at present and join our North Jersey Eats newsletter.