Less than a month after Sam’s Town opened their new steakhouse, The Angry Butcher, another new restaurant is putting the final touches on a debut at the resort’s indoor, Mystic Falls Park.
Big Mess Bar-BQ will take over the shuttered Old West-themed Billy Bob's Steak House & Saloon, a 20-year veteran of the casino. Billy Bob’s executive chef Ruben Saldana jumped over to The Angry Butcher, while Big Mess is concentrating on making a name for itself for its "Messed Up" platters.
As you walk by the babbling brooks and animatronic animals outside its doors, inside will feature meats "dry-rubbed & smoked low & slow over a blend of Hickory, Red Oak & Applewood."
Guests can choose one meat selection for $12, two for $18 and prices rising up to $30 for the option of five selections on your platter. Daily options will include "Texas-style dry-rub & smoked beef brisket, BBQ roasted chicken, Carolina pulled pork shoulder, BBQ smoked pork spare ribs or smoked & grilled sausage." Sides include hush-puppies, fried okra, collard greens and buttermilk biscuits.
The menu also offers a full range of appetizers like pork rinds, barbecue shrimp, deviled eggs and "brisket fries," featuring "shredded BBQ beef brisket piled over crisp seasoned fries with horseradish sour cream & fine tobacco onions."
"Big Mess" plate entrees include fried catfish, salmon or baby back ribs and for dessert more Southern inspired creations, like fruit cobbler, pecan or sweet potato pie and bread pudding, created with "sweet Texas egg bread baked in vanilla bean custard & served with warm bourbon caramel sauce."
An opening day has yet to be officially announced, but the resort’s Sept. 3 live performance by the Glenn Miller Orchestra is advertising a "pre-show dining menu" available inside Big Mess.