Last weekend, Toby Keith opened his eighth I Love This Bar & Grill at The Shops at West End in St. Louis Park. The measurements are impressive: the 14,700 square-foot restaurant has a capacity of 850, and 38 HDTV monitors for viewing sporting events. There's live music (Tues-Sun) and dancing--and rides on "Toby" the mechanical bull.
The menu includes many of Oklahoma-bred Keith's home-style Southern favorites: pulled-pork sandwiches, chicken-fried steak, meatloaf, fried-bologna sandwiches, and Southern-fried Twinkies. Any military personnel with valid military ID can get a gratis American Soldier Burger.
The restaurant will be open Tuesday through Saturday 11 to 2 a.m. and Sunday and Monday from 11 to 12 a.m.