The Founding Fathers held their initial meetings in a neighborhood tavern, which explains why the Declaration of Independence's first draft had a long, rambling subsection devoted to how powdered wigs are a natural icebreaker. Revolt against the tyranny of boredom with today's Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of food and drinks at Big Red Restaurant & Sports Bar.
Big Red Restaurant & Sports Bar slings a menu of hot sandwiches and loaded salads alongside more than 50 TVs, an outdoor patio, and two brand new sand volleyball courts. Patrons can don a bib for a game of shirts versus potato skins ($6.99), or quiet cheese cravings with a heaping order of Macho nachos ($9.99). The fresh 1-pound Big Red bacon double burger ($10.99) pairs with any free-weight set or choice of hearty sides. Entree fans can take a peek inside a Kentucky gentleman’s flask with an 8-ounce, charbroiled Whiskey River steak ($13.99), or go green with a Cajun-spiced chicken salad ($7.99). Big Red carries a vast inventory of beers, mixed drinks, and sodas to quench thirsts or splash in the face of a blind date whose mustache catches fire.
Patrons can also join Big Red Restaurant & Sports Bar on Saturday, October 1 at noon for their 20th anniversary celebration—a massive tailgate party for the Nebraska vs. Wisconsin football game. To channel the spirit of a sports-loving forest ranger, a large tent will be set up outside for viewing the game and grilling, with live pregame music from The Confidentials.