Lynyrd Skynyrd Opyns Rystyrynt

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Them boys might not be from Texas, but they heads is in the right place.
Love everything about Las Vegas except for the fact that there's no place you can drunkenly scream the wrong lyrics to "Free Bird" while eating (allegedly) Texas barbecue? You're in luck: Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer will open this fall in the Excalibur Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, just for you.

From the press release: "The rock 'n' roll-inspired venue will feature classic hits, signature sips and the best down-home, Texas-style BBQ to be found on the Las Vegas Strip." Stiff competition out there too. We hear Vegas barbecue is almost as good as Miami barbecue.

Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer promises to be part Coyote Ugly, part muffin-topped tourist. "Each night the enthusiastic bar staff will get the house swinging and singing by hopping up on the bars and stage, leading spontaneous sing-alongs to mash ups of classic Skynyrd songs, such as 'What's Your Name' and 'Gimme Three Steps.'"

Menu offerings will include "biscuits and gravy, ribs, brisket and pulled pork. Signature side dishes include coleslaw, baked beans, okra and macaroni and cheese." But what you really care about is the Jack Daniel's shot bar and their "wide assortment of beers on tap and longnecks, including Texas favorites Shiner Bock and Lone Star."

Oddly, there's no mention of Jacksonville, Florida, the band's hometown.

Will this barbecue concept work on the strip? We're not sure. Salt Lick didn't last very long in Las Vegas, but Salt Lick didn't have a Jack Daniel's shot bar or table-dancing waitresses (two understandably key ingredients for Las Vegas), right?

Next time you're traipsing around Excalibur in your plastic viking hat, wielding one of those giant, trombone-sized plastic daiquiri tubes and longing for some Texas barbecue, check out Lynyrd Skynyrd's BBQ & Beer and let us know what you think of it. For your sake, we mainly hope it tastes delicious coming back up.

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11 comments
Meatloaf
Meatloaf

i'm openin a restaurant called 'Meatloaf'. that's also the menu

JonathanG
JonathanG

I'll bet you a shot of Jack the barbecue has nothing to do with Texas, they just like pretty words.

Paco Jamal Warner
Paco Jamal Warner

This sounds like an idea I had about opening up a Golden Corral with a bar in it. I came up with the idea after getting drunk at a Golden Corral. I forgot about the idea after almost choking while vomiting up all-you-can eat well done steak.

Rooster
Rooster

It's now official.  Restaurants have run out of ideas.

JensenLee
JensenLee

Those southern rockers from the early 70s were grittier and louder than the country rock groups that came before. Lynyrd Skynyrd first hit in 1973 with “Gimme Three Steps,” a bar brawl tune that was based on a true story.  On Rockaeology at http://bit.ly/eDpt3B guitarist Gary Rossington tells what happened when Ronnie Van Zant was caught dancing with the wrong guy’s girlfriend at the Little Brown Jug, a Jacksonville bar.

gabbahey
gabbahey

Am so glad they didn't open that ridiculous idea here in N. TX.

Nick R.
Nick R.

The title of this story is all kinds of brilliant

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