Zach Braff on Jimmy Kimmel Live: “I Grew Up Kosher… Now, I Own Mermaid Oyster Bar.”


Scrubs star Zach Braff appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week, talking up the Mermaid Oyster Bar, in which he is an investor.

“We don’t serve actual mermaids,” joked Braff. “But if we did, business would be amazing.”

The kicker? The actor grew up kosher, and so opening a shellfish-centric restaurant is a little counterintuitive: “My dad’s kosher, so I’d be, like, ‘Hey, I invested in a restaurant! It’s so exciting! You can’t eat anything there!'” On a more serious note, Braff made sure to give props to the restaurant’s lobster rolls and 16 different types of oyster.

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