Nearly 50 years after daredevil Evel Knievel first jumped the fountains at Caesars Palace, he finally lands a restaurant named for him brought to life by an heir.
Evel Pie plans to take over the short-lived sex-themed F. Pigalle fondue restaurant, and before that, Radio City Pizza, in Downtown Las Vegas’ Fremont East with an October opening.
DTLV reports that Knievel’s son Kelly teams up with Golden Tiki owner Branden Powers along with restaurateur Jeff Fine and chairman of the Downtown Grand Seth Schorr to open the ode to all things Evel Knievel.
The restaurant plans to offer up New York-style pizza by the slice in a space decorated with "pinball machines, Evel memorabilia, Schwinn Stingray bicycles, skateboards and a bronze statue of Evel himself," DTLV reports.
F. Pigalle opened last December, only to abruptly close in May. Before that, Radio City Pizza relocated to the space from Tivoli Village. At the time F. Pigalle close, the restaurant asked guests on Facebook to "excuse us as we transform into an exciting new bar concept for downtown."