Posted in music | venues on May 18, 2011

Public Assembly co-owner Ted Mann & Ted Nugent
Ted Nugent

"The past six months have been pretty intense for Brooklyn restaurateur, Ted Mann. He opened two new businesses, Cubana Socíal in Williamsburg and No Name Bar in Greenpoint, and started work on a South Slope beer garden and a Bay Ridge deli, both slated to open this summer. He also discovered that Ted Nugent, yes, that Ted Nugent, is his biological father.

Brooklyn born and raised, the Bay Ridge native has been involved in 11 businesses over the past 13 years...

...The nine places that Mann currently has a hand in (Bar 4, Cebu, Apartment 138, Camp, Matchless, Public Assembly, Lone Wolf, Cubana Socíal and No Name Bar, if you're counting) have a total of 13 different partners. They all meet up together once a month, with individual meetings on a more regular basis. Michael Esposito has long been his partner in crime at his South Brooklyn businesses; Larry Highland is an owner of Matchless and books at Public Assembly and has been instrumental in bringing Mann into Greenpoint and Williamsburg. And Jessica Wertz, the driving force behind Lone Wolf in Bushwick and No Name Bar (Mann refers to it as 597, but the moniker No Name Bar is going to prove impossible to shake at this point), is one of his newest collaborators. "She has vision," says Mann." [Brooklyn Based]

Though the article doesn't mention it, I'm pretty sure there's a connection to Southpaw there too. The Daily News, who also picked up the story, points out that Ted Nugent gave Ted Mann up for adoption. Ted Mann found out in October who his real dad was. Crazy. This past Saturday night, Ted Nugent was spotted hanging at/outside Public Assembly & Cubana Social. Now it's obvious why.

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Comments (65)

Ted Nugent is a major asshole.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 6:24 PM

He obviously has done well for himself. My guess is he wouldn't be the man he is if Ted would have been his father growing up.

Nice that they can shoot things now as adults.

Posted by Dr. Squeel. | May 18, 2011 6:27 PM

Hooooooooooly SHIIIT!!!!!

Posted by chris g | May 18, 2011 6:31 PM

They were both on Stern this week. Lame how much Howard kissed his ass and didn't challenge him on any of the right wing bullshit. The man can play a guitar though.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 6:44 PM

gonna throw a private party at public assembly when nugent dies.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 6:50 PM

I'll bet that guy's mom was totally legal when Ted knocked her up.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 6:50 PM

I've seen alot of interviews where they didn't call performers out on their left wing bullshit either. I for one could give two craps on any entertainer's political opinions.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 6:51 PM

Wow. Isn't it more important that a guy found his dad? I hung out with (young) Ted back in the day and I'm just happy for him to find the dad he never knew at this time in his life. The kid was always a rock star in his own right and now we know why.

Posted by Ron | May 18, 2011 6:58 PM

651 fair enough. Nugent is just a little more in your face about it than most entertainers with the assault rifles on stage. Oh they also let it slide when two of his other kids mentioned getting slapped in the face by him growing up and dragged off a bike by the neck.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 7:02 PM

I think I'd prefer not knowing my dad than having my dad be Ted Nugent. What a monumental shithead.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 7:07 PM

They were both on Howard Stern this week as well and the Ted's told the story of the adoption, his growing up with his adoptive mom and then finding Ted within the past year. Cool stuff!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 7:13 PM

Having Ted Nugent for a dad is worse than having David Berman's dad for a dad.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 7:36 PM

Ted shoots animals like cheney does which is essentially trapped in a fence area on his compound.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 7:44 PM

I've seen alot of interviews where they didn't call performers out on their left wing bullshit either. I for one could give two craps on any entertainer's political opinions

Posted by japanese stock market | May 18, 2011 7:45 PM

Party of family values, *indeed.*

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 7:49 PM

that was one of the reasons he was in town..the other was that he played a show..
I'm sure this guy has kids all over the world that he doesn't know about..

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 7:55 PM

So what, Don Hill was my dad...

Posted by Justin Beiber | May 18, 2011 7:59 PM

f this guy and his right wing douchbag father

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 8:00 PM

oh, i know nine bars/restaurants i won't be going to now.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 8:02 PM

that was one of the reasons he was in town..the other was that he played a show..
I'm sure this guy has kids all over the world that he doesn't know about.

Posted by chinese stock market | May 18, 2011 8:06 PM

two fucking scumbags

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 8:08 PM

Who gives a shit about Ted

Want Dillinger pics/vids from Sunday.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 8:18 PM

Good for them. Love to see people smiling and happy.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 8:44 PM

I hear Ted makes a killer Hummus

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 8:52 PM

Do you have any idea, ANY IDEA(!), how painfull and depressing it is for me to see Ted Nugent's smilng face every single time I click on BV?! Oh, wait, you do ... 'cause you have to look at that mug also. BV, WHY DID YOU MAKE THIS THE LAST PIECE OF NEWS FOR THE DAY?!?!

sigh . . .

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 9:44 PM

someone needs to lock the nudge in a room with bob dylan and a bowl of hummus

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 9:48 PM

@8:02

So because the father he never knew is Ted Nugent you won't go to his bars or clubs? What makes you think they share the same political viiews? He takes a picture holding a gun so now he's a hunter? Please, move back to Ohio. Brooklyn doesn't want you.

Posted by Ron | May 18, 2011 10:07 PM

Ok, 8:02. In the meantime, be sure to keep buying your Starbucks so we can be sure Israel always has plenty of ammo to terrorize Palestine with.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 10:49 PM

And 10:27, what makes you think Brooklyn wants you? Lemme guess; you walk around in cargo shorts, flip flops, with some stupid plaid short sleeved shirt and messenger bag and love brunch and wish the Hold Steady played every night in Bklyn and you love your Mother Jones and you Dwell magazines and may or may not wish you invented helevetica and you LOVE clever ads!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 10:51 PM

>Ok, 8:02. In the meantime, be sure to keep buying your Starbucks so we can be sure Israel always has plenty of ammo to terrorize Palestine with.

1. please explain.

>And 10:27, what makes you think Brooklyn wants you? Lemme guess; you walk around in cargo shorts, flip flops, with some stupid plaid short sleeved shirt and messenger bag and love brunch and wish the Hold Steady played every night in Bklyn and you love your Mother Jones and you Dwell magazines and may or may not wish you invented helevetica and you LOVE clever ads!

2. i hate that whole dress code you just described. i also can't stand the hold steady. however, i do enjoy dwell magazine.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 11:01 PM

Personally I wouldn't mind having Ted Nugent as my father. You'd never go hungry and your house would always feel safe. As opposed to having Craig Finn as your dad which would just be embarrassing.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 11:03 PM

Nugent rules!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 11:11 PM

My girlfriend calls my messenger bag a purse. We both carry tote bags around on our shoulders though.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 11:13 PM

Unless it came with a large check, I think finding out Ted Nugent was my father would be the worst news imaginable.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 11:23 PM

Okay your father is Ben Weasel then.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 11:30 PM

@10:27

Unlike 98% of the douchebags that visit this site, I am 100% Brooklyn born and bred.. Flip flops and brunch are for girls and the hold steady bore me. You go back to Ohio too while we're at it.

Posted by Ron | May 18, 2011 11:31 PM

I like brunch, but maybe that's because I can go either way. I also wear my girlfriend's pants and I too loathe the Hold Steady. I don't like metal music.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 11:38 PM

yay, we all hate the hold steady!

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2011 12:01 AM

Too long; didn't read.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2011 12:12 AM

fuck Public Assembly

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2011 12:15 AM

"They were both on Stern this week. Lame how much Howard kissed his ass and didn't challenge him on any of the right wing bullshit. The man can play a guitar though."

That's all Howard does with the celebrities he interviews now. He used to be a CHALLENGE to them, especially back in the 90's. That whole "Hamptons Howie" thing going on, I think Beth lobotomized part of him.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2011 12:27 AM

All right! It's zee Wango, zee Tango
1-2-3-4
Come on boys
Time to Wango

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2011 12:42 AM

I don't think it's Hamptons Howie as much as it's Hollywood Howie. Things changed after the movie. Still the best interviewer in the game.

Posted by Ron | May 19, 2011 12:57 AM

where's tegan and sara HUH????

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2011 1:02 AM

I just found out The Hold Steady is my biological father

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2011 1:11 AM

The Nugent put the Hold Steady up for adoption?
And does Ted know his son has a "partner" in crime in the foodie club biz.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2011 2:11 AM

DIPSET NIGGA


Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2011 2:20 AM

Man, your pop is the biggest moron in the whole united states of america, a country blessed with morons like no other country in the world. That is quite an achivement!

Posted by Me | May 19, 2011 4:15 AM

In other news, I just found out that Frohawk is my biological father and I could not be more proud.

I love you dad!

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2011 7:14 AM

so how does the whole adoption thing work? u name ur kid, and then give it up? or you give it up, and the adopted family pics the name?

and if it happens to be the former, then how many young ted's are son's of ted?

and also - how narcissistic is it to name the child after you, and then give him away?

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2011 8:35 AM

they really do look alike in that photo.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2011 8:36 AM

Dumb hayseeds.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2011 8:57 AM

Nugent is an odd duck and I have no use for his music, but I can't help loving the dude for the way he enrages fucktards.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2011 9:09 AM

Nugent think Palin is brilliant and patriotic. That right there is all you need to know about Nugent. douche.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2011 9:36 AM

"I don't think it's Hamptons Howie as much as it's Hollywood Howie. Things changed after the movie. Still the best interviewer in the game."

Yeah, true. I think things changed really after his divorce. But I pretty much agree with you.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2011 9:56 AM

what does this have to do with live music

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2011 10:36 AM

@10:49pm

Truth. Sabra also supports that too.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2011 10:45 AM

The vast majority of liberals care more about making fun of Palin and Bachmann than the actual state of our economy and the world. That right there is all you need to know about the current state of the left.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2011 11:59 AM

At least there are plenty of other bars in north brooklyn to patronise

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2011 1:57 PM

who cares? Is this really information people need to know?

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2011 2:26 PM

I posted this in the "Hit Parader" post with DIO the other day:

I think Nugent's long lost son owns Public Assembly.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2011 11:28 AM


guess you didn't believe me then!

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2011 4:10 PM

People who are as turned on by guns as the Nuge is...well, there's something wrong with them.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2011 7:38 PM

^ and my comment above right there comes from a person who has held and shot guns. Something is wrong with you if you are THAT INTO IT.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2011 7:39 PM

If I found out Ted Nugent was my dad, I would sue him for whatever reason I could find and tell him to stay the hell away from me. Until the owner of Public Assembly admits that he is ashamed to be Nugent's spawn and doesn't consider it something to be proud of, I'll be staying away as well. Not that he cares, I'd just rather not support the place.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2011 5:18 PM

I've seen alot of interviews where they didn't call performers out on their left wing bullshit either. I for one could give two craps on any entertainer's political opinions

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