Grill At Reno's Honors Dimebag Darrell With Blacktooth Whiskey Burger
"Videobob" Moseley, new owner of The Grill At Reno's (adjacent to Reno's Chop Shop, which, on Thursday, was approved for a three-year extension on its SUP), is introducing a new menu that includes a hamburger inspired by slain Pantera and Damageplan guitarist Darrell "Dimebag" Abbott.
Moseley worked as the graphic artist and video producer for Vinnie Paul Abbott's post-Damageplan project HellYeah, but decided to open a restaurant when that band started to slow down.
Dimebag's Blacktooth Whiskey Burger includes the two ingredients of Dime's signature drink, the Blacktooth Grin, which consists of a chilled shot or two of Crown Royal with a splash of Coke. After the jump: The recipe, among other delicious nuggets.
"I start with a half pound of black angus chuck and grill it in WHISKEY, soaked in whiskey!" Moseley writes in an e-mail. "Then I grill sweet red onions in Coca-Cola to caramelize them. Topped with a thick slice of cheddar cheese, served with old fashioned crinkle cut fries with my own special seasoning."
Of course, one good Abbott brother deserves another, so the self-professed "greasy spoon" pays tribute to Vinnie Paul in the form of another hot beef sandwich. The Ribeye Philly Cheese Steak is Vinnie's own recipe, according to the menu, with sliced steak grilled over minced garlic with onions and bell peppers, served on a hoagie roll.
The Abbott brothers aren't the only rockers honored on the menu, but they are the only locals. Also inspiring a menu item is Tommy Lee, whose name graces the 12-inch corn dog. If you can fit the whole thing in your mouth and finish it in a single bite, it's free. You don't even have to honk the boat horn with it first.
If that's not a perfect first-date meal, I don't know what is.
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