by Nancy Stiles
Move over Jim Edmonds: there's another athlete-backed restaurant in town. The opening of Ozzie's Sports Bar & Grill was announced this weekend at Lumière Place in the former Stadium Sports Bar & Grill space. It's now the third restaurant to try its hand at the casino/hotel.
The menu is full of standard sports-bar stuff -- burgers, wings, nachos -- but it has a fairly extensive barbecue selection. There's also a new food challenge for you Man vs. Food-types out there. All you have to do is eat seven fire hot wings in seven minutes with a seven-minute "after-burn." (Don't let the simple description fool you; it's hot.) If you can swing it, Ozzie's will comp your wings, give you a free T-shirt, and you'll earn a spot on the Wall of Flame.
"We're excited to be located in the heart of downtown, so close to Busch Stadium, and right in the middle of all the action at Lumière Place," Ozzie Smith said in a statement. "We expect people to enjoy the great food and the exhilarating game-day atmosphere."
Ozzie's is open Monday through Thursday from 4 to 11 p.m. (the bar's open till 1 a.m.), Friday through from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. (1 a.m. on Sundays). Here's the full menu:
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