The Pirates are planning a restaurant and sports bar in the former Outback Steakhouse above the left field bleachers at PNC Park.Although I'll miss the Bloomin' Onion smell that would drift across the park on occassion, this place sounds pretty cool, especially those 70 inch HD televisions. I can't wait to see a Ronny Paulino passed ball in giant high-definition...
In unveiling details today, the team said the restaurant, which has yet to be named, will feature casual dining with seating for more than 215 fans, a full-service bar with 25 stools embroidered with the Pirates gold "P" logo, and a lounge chair seating section. There will be 20 flat screen HD televisions, including two measuring 70 inches. The restaurant also will have a 16-by-16-foot stage for live entertainment.
The place doesn't have a name and except for beer, televisions, and a stage, probably doesn't have a real theme. I have a few suggestions.
1. Name it after a former player. I say, welcome to "Dave Parker's House of Beer and Cocaine." Maybe go Spanish/Latin American themed with "Manny Sangria's." Or "Kent Tekulve's Bullpen" where the wait staff throws your drinks at you sidearm.
2. Bring in another established resaurant. Fat Head's would be a great choice. Giant TV's and a stage is just thing to take the huge beer and sandwich selection of Fat Head's over the top. (I recommend the Southside Slopes, a sandwich of kielbasa, fried pierogies, grilled onions, cheese and horseradish.)
3. Call it what it is - The We Suck So Forget The Game And Come Get Drunk Bar and Grille (the silent "e" makes it look classy.)
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