As Toby Keith says, "Freedom don't come free." That may be true, but the food and drinks were definitely on the house at last night's grand opening hootenanny for the country music superstar's self-titled chain restaurant Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill in Mesa on Wednesday.
More than a hundred strong packed into the ginormous eatery and drinkery (which gleams its moniker from his hit song of the same name) for the invite-only affair. Attendees (and even a few local celebrities) drank free beer served in mason jars and supped on miniature versions of many of the joint's distinctly southern-style pub grub selections, ranging from deep fried Twinkies to grilled bologna and cheese sandwiches, as well as some freshly grilled skewers of beef and vegetables.
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