Movie star, Mark Wahlberg spotted at Metairie sushi restaurant

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METAIRIE, La. (WGNO) – No barbecue for Mark Wahlberg this 4th of July weekend.  He opted for sushi!

Keith Dennis spotted actor, Mark Wahlberg at Akira Hibachi & Sushi Restaurant in Metairie on Sunday.   He sent this picture to his friend, WGNO intern, Gerald Keyes.

Keith Dennis told us that Wahlberg told him that his brothers, Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids on the Block and Chef Paul Wahlberg  are planning on opening up a “Wahlburgers” restaurant near Harrah’s Casino in the near future.

Mark Wahlberg is currently in Hollywood South filming “Deepwater Horizon”, which centers on the offshore drilling rig that exploded in April of 2010 and created the worst oil spill in United States history.

Before that, Wahlberg was in New Orleans filming “Daddy’s Home” alongside Will Ferrell which is set to open on Christmas Day.

Take a look at the “Daddy’s Home” trailer here:

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