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Big Ern's BBQ About to Get Bigger With Fiesta Rancho Expansion

Try a new menu now and look for a large restaurant addition in October.

Big Ern's BBQ at Container Park.
Big Ern's BBQ at Container Park.
Amelinda B Lee

Brock Radke reports for Las Vegas Weekly that Big Ern's BBQ, which started with little more than a tent and a smoker before getting a small space in Container Park, is about to grow off-Strip. "Big Ern's is expanding with a larger restaurant location at Fiesta Rancho, the northwest neighborhood casino," Radke notes, adding that chef Ken Brown has joined the team to "upgrade the menu" and help with the new move.

The company has teased its upcoming expansion twice on Facebook, once in July and once in August, both times with little info and the promise of "More details to follow." Radke, though, says the new restaurant is nearly complete, "Set to open around October 1." If a couple weeks is too long a wait, get into owner Ernie Loya's original location Downtown to try what Radke calls "new-and-improved the gooiest mac and cheese ever" alongside "some of the best brisket in the city."

Big Ern's BBQ

, , NV 89101 (702) 834-7845 Visit Website

Fiesta Rancho Hotel & Casino

2400 N Rancho Dr, North Las Vegas, NV 89032 (702) 631-7000 Visit Website