Chris "Ludacris" Bridges / Straits Atlanta


It's not every day that an accomplished rap star opens a Singaporean restaurant in a city known for, well, soul food. But that's exactly what actor and musician Ludacris did after buying a property in Downtown Atlanta for $2.7 million. Now, thanks in part to tasty Kung Pao Lollipops (teriyaki-glazed chicken drummettes), Straits has expanded to four other cities including Houston, San Francisco, Burlingame and San Jose.