IS “GENERALISSIMO” IN TROUBLE?
Last fall we brought our readers an item on “Generalissimo,” a planned Charleston, S.C. restaurant that’s the brainchild of Bryan Kestner – former Planet Hollywood creator and co-producer of Bravo TV’s Southern Charm reality show.
As of this writing, the restaurant – which plans to offer “French/ Mexican fusion with a Southern flair” – has yet to open its doors. One possible reason? Right around the time our story ran, Kestner was staring down a 2013 cocaine charge.
Last November, a month after we posted, he would up pleading guilty to a drug paraphernalia charge related to the cocaine bust – according to Charleston County court records.
Sources familiar with the situation tell FITS Kestner’s arrest took place in October 2013 following a party with some of the cast members of Southern Charm. In fact, a friend of Kestner told us he accidentally took a jacket belonging to one of the show’s primary cast members.
Whoa! Wonder which one?
Oh, they say the cocaine bag was empty, too …
Stay tuned … we’ll try to find out more information about exactly what went down.
As FITS reported exclusively back in July, Bravo TV will air a third season of Southern Charm in 2016. The show stars 53-year-old Lowcountry playboy Thomas Ravenel – a former statewide official who lost his job due to a cocaine bust. Also on the program? His 24-year-old baby momma Kathryn Dennis, the scion of two of the Palmetto State’s most famous families.
For our most recent report on their drama, click here …
(Pic: Eater Charleston)