While it obviously has its downfalls, gambling inspires so much in the world, from movies like Casino, to other movies, which also happen in casinos, but aren't so overt about it. For a joint so inspired by gambling it went out and got itself a punny name about it, go all-in on High Steaks BBQ, opening Wednesday.
From a handful of dudes who love them some BBQ (and apparently gambling!), Steaks is located a hop/skip from the Magic City Casino and divides its airy, wood beam-lined space into two sections: a main room with a big "Horseshoe Bar" and a trio of illuminated signs of poker-playing livestock, as well as a separate dining room lined with vintage portraits of cowboys, the Everglades, and an outhouse, which's what Omar Epps said to him when House asked if he could borrow $30K, and six pairs of boxers, preferably silk. The menu gets going with jalapeno cheese hush puppies, a BBQ-slathered shrimp skewer, and a "Holy Smokes" fish spread, before getting into the platters like Carolina pulled pork, a grilled boneless half chicken breast that's been heavily "jerked around", and a massive rack of coated "Spare the Pain" ribs, also a fundraiser aimed at helping Everlast not get his house foreclosed on. They've also got a 16oz Cajun rib eye, as well as a fried flounder sandwich topped with tartar sauce, and the High Steaks Burger available with bacon and jalapeno cheddar to make it the "Full House", which Stephanie will pass on, as she's too busy getting a boob job while on meth, thank you very much. How rude!!
The bar, which opens to the outdoor patio, is fully stocked with Scotches, whiskeys, and eight tap brews for pitchers and over-sized mugs, another thing that obviously has its pitfalls, e.g., looking like Joe Pesci.