Why "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston was in Dayton


A TLC publicist just confirmed Bryan Cranston was in Dayton this week filming  an episode of the network's hit show "Who Do You Think You Are?"

The new season is set to premiere 9 p.m. Sunday, July 26.

(Source: Breaking Bad's Facebook page)

The show aims to "shed light on surprising revelations of the real life family history of celebrities."

The publicist said she would give me more information about Cranston's ties to Dayton closer to Aug. 23, the air date for Cranston's episode.

Cranston "uncovers an ancestor's heroic dedication during the Civil War," according to a TLC press release about the show.



Bryan Cranston, Melissa Etheridge spotted eating around Dayton

Dayton diners may have found themselves starstruck the last few days, and we're not just talking about sightings of resident celeb Dave Chappelle.

As we told you Tuesday, actor Bryan Cranston munched on level 3 massaman curry with chicken and shrimp at Thai 9 in the Oregon District on Monday.

His Dayton dining didn't stop there.

Actor Bryan Cranston attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
a Actor Bryan Cranston with Salar chef-owner Margot Blondet.

The star and his friends were spotted at Salar Restaurant and Lounge last night.

Cranston even took a photo with Salar chef-owner Margot Blondet.

"He shared some things with his dinner companions. Coconut Shrimp and vegan white bean scallops and something else I don't recall," Salar's manager Harry Trubounis told me.

We are trying our best to track down why Cranston is in town.

Until then, we will track his eating adventures. All roads worth exploring lead to the belly, after all.

Rumor has it that Cranston also stopped at Dublin Pub Tuesday night, but restaurant owner Steve Tieber said neither he nor his staff saw the actor.

Tieber would kick himself if he missed the star best known as Walter White on AMC’s “Breaking Bad.”

Tieber and Cranston share the same birthday  — March 7  — and Tieber is a longtime fan of Cranston's work, which includes playing Hal on the Fox comedy “Malcolm in the Middle.”

Tieber said he was honored that Jared Fogle from Subway fame made a return visit to his restaurant and once again ordered The Ruck sandwich and mashed potatoes.

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"Where he (Jared) eats is a big deal," he said. "But Cranston, that would been killer."

Jared was in town for a run last weekend.

Singer Sheryl Crow has visited Dublin Pub several times for the fish and chips  and did an impromptu set there in 2003.

Tieber said it is always cool when celebrities stop by.

"It's exciting, and it gives us another fun thing to talk about," he said.

The Oregon District wasn't the only place people were seeing stars Tuesday.

Rocker Melissa Etheridge ate lunch at Meadowlark Restaurant in Washington Twp. Tuesday.

Etheridge posed for a photo with Meadowlark owner Elizabeth Wiley.   

As hard as they tried, Meadowlark staffers could not remember the entrees Etheridge ordered, but she and a her wife shared the restaurant's slow-roasted red beets and garlic frites starters.

Etheridge drank Meadowlark's Ruby Slipper, a mixture that includes grapefruit juice, lemon, soda water, muddled basil and mint and a little grenadine. 

Etheridge is playing a show with Blondie at 7 p.m. tonight at the

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Don't know about you, but I'd flip my lid if I saw Blondie's Debbie Harry eating at one of my favorite local haunts.

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