For an unforgettable journey into American tastes and tunes, head to Chef Scott Cumming's hip chef-driven eatery, a restaurant-slash-music-venue with a dining experience that rocks - literally. Screw wine pairings! At Freedom Beat it's all about ordering a meal that goes well with the live jams. Stomp-it-out bluegrass, for example, calls for Flame Grilled Oysters, whereas classic rock jives with an equally classic Pastrami Sandwich.
Talk about Midwestern hospitality! Cummings - winner of "Hell's Kitchen" - brings his own downhome breed of culinary fire to Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino, striking a perfect balance of comfort food classics and new creations laid out on a menu that's almost as lively as the 24/7 music.
This restaurant was built for musicians and food lovers alike: Sound, lighting, and staging was developed with the same sense of precision and expertise as the kitchen - the latter of which is where edible artists cook up some seriously spirited dishes, like chicken fried bacon, a magical meal that starts with house cured and smoked pork belly and gets its oomph from simple ingredients done right and done fun. And it doesn't matter when you show up for this party. Thanks to a tiered level layout, every table and booth in the space can instantly transform into the best seat in the house.