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Top Notch BBQ / BBQ / Restaurants / Off Strip / Dining / Eating / → All Tags
The Top Notch BBQ restaurant has a lot to live up to. The Top Notch BBQ truck made some of the best BBQ anywhere in the states and our expectations were high. In theory, the restaurant should only make things better since we could comfortably sit and eat everything fresh. Well, the theory was 100% correct. Yowza!
Pulling up to Top Notch BBQ, we were greeted by the smoker that we've come to recognize from being outside of the Top Notch BBQ truck. There are some comforts in familiarity. If the meat was still smoked the same way it was on the truck, we expected to be in for a great lunch. Lunch did not disappoint.
Eating / Big Ern's BBQ / BBQ / Dining / Downtown / Downtown Vegas / Fremont East / → All Tags
Real BBQ is smoked, not grilled. And, a Zappos alum is the only smokin' king downtown!
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There are few things like a good steak and vodka that make this writer excited. Thankfully, those are things easy to find in Las Vegas. Last summer, we added another category to the list when we found the Top Notch BBQ food truck.
Yeah, that was the height of the food truck craze, but Top Notch BBQ was different. While there were plenty of good food trucks there were not as many that made our knees buckle like Top Notch did. Top Notch BBQ wasn't just good for Las Vegas. They made some of the best BBQ we've ever had -- anywhere in the United States. We became addicted. Then something awful happened. There was no more smokin' in the desert. The truck went away.
The owner of the trailer they were leasing to own filed for bankruptcy so it had to be sold. Unfortunately, an attempt on social media to save Top Notch BBQ was all for naught. Our Top Notch BBQ addiction stopped cold turkey. There was no reason to try BBQ anywhere else because nothing else could match it.
Gilley's / Treasure Island / BBQ / Restaurants / Bull Riding / Blackjack / Excalibur / Lynyrd Skynyrd / → All Tags
Gilley's has been a staple in Las Vegas as long as we've known Las Vegas existed (actually, much longer). Our friends visited the original location at The New Frontier and would preach to us how awesome the country bar was. With "Cold Beer and Dirty Girls" promoted on the original marquee how could Gilley's be bad? If the food isn't very good, we should be entertained. In addition to being a bar, Gilley's was/is a restaurant. The current incarnation of the restaurant is a BBQ joint which, until Lynyrd Skynyrd opened their restaurant at Excalibur a couple weeks ago, was the only BBQ joint on The Strip that this VegasChatter member knew about.
Gilley's was exactly what we expected when we finally made it there albeit to the new joint at Treasure Island. Just about everything we've heard about Gilley's has given us the feeling that we'd be in for something less than the original bar and saloon, which we were totally cool with. Having nothing to compare our experience with, we went into dinner and drinks with an open mind.
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As we exclusively guessed months ago, Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer opened right on time at Excalibur last week with multiple nightly celebrations, an eat n greet, and a private concert. We dropped in for a mid-week VIP party to check out the digs, scope out the menu, and take a stab at some BBQ.
The restaurant is laid out drinks to the left, food to the right, with a
small intimate stage and dance floor in the middle surrounded by concrete floors, barnyard wood walls, Skynyrd memorabilia, music and videos. Two bars serve up whiskey shots, pretty decent drinks (more on those in a sec), and beer served by bartenders in tank tops and jorts daisy dukes.
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So, apparently our report that Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ will open (between) December 1 (and December 10) was pretty darn spot on. An official announcement sets the weeklong grand opening as December 1-8 at Excalibur.
You'll have the chance to make a Free Bird joke to the icons themselves during a fan "eat n' greet" on December 8. The guys will perform an intimate concert that night as well. You can get into both for $750. (Get some of it back by trying to eat your weight in meat.) Or, just go to the concert for $300
rib bones. And, before you ask, there isn't a way to go to just the eat n' greet.
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We popped into Excalibur over the weekend and found a handful of Lynyrd Skynyrd-branded roulette and poker tables just steps away from where the restaurant will be located.
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The BBQ joint's Twitter account says it "will be kicking off grand opening week with National Finals Rodeo." A quick check of this year's dates for NFR found it will mosey into town December 1-10. Sounds like December 3 could provide quite a memorable Saturday Night Special for BBQ lovers.
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No, the headline isn't a reference to Thunder From Down Under, altho now that we think about it... but, we digress.
"we will have a meat station where you can weigh it and pay it... some things are just too cool!"
Yes, that's right, why should all those froyo joints have all the per ounce fun? When the Lynyrd Skynyrd restaurant opens its doors this December we'll finally be able to decide just how much meat we can handle in Vegas. That sounded dirty, didn't it? Good, it was meant that way.
Fourth of July / BBQ / Beer / Bellagio / → All Tags
Just because you're in Las Vegas for Fourth of July Weekend and it's likely to be a thousand degrees doesn't mean you can't enjoy a good ol' holiday barbeque. No need to bring your own grill either as the Bellagio will demonstrate the art of good BBQ this Saturday at noon. In fact it's beer and BBQ, but no glow in the dark balls, at Bellagio's Barbeque Secrets event.
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Does classic rock and BBQ sound like a good combo? Well, that's about to happen as Lynyrd Skynyrd plans to open a restaurant in Excalibur Hotel. Singer Johnny Van Zandt spoke to VH1 Classic and explained the band’s plans, saying:
“It’s called Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Barbecue and Beer. It ought to be a lot of fun. We took a lot of stuff like from the Hell House because that’s where the band really made their chops out there in Green Cove Springs, Florida, they called it the Hell House and pretty neat thing there so there will be a section there and some different memorabilia and we’re going to go out and play a couple times a year. It ought to be a neat thing to do.”
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Some of us watch what we eat, while some of us watch what we eat! Wait, what, huh? It's officially National BBQ month and while we know these "National ____ Months" are just marketing ploys to get us to try X we don't care in this case. We'll eat some meat! May is National BBQ Month and there's a couple of good excuses too.
The PBR Rock Bar and Grill at Planet Hollywood has buy-one-get-one barbecue specials throughout the month while The Orleans has the USA Barbecue Championship on May 21-22. MMMM…That smell and it's free. We don't come from a land of open BBQ, so little things like this excited us.