Western-themed restaurants and bars have been hot lately in Rochester.
We now have Texas Roadhouse, Wild Bill's Sports Saloon, Whiskey Creek Wood Fire Grill, Whiskey Bone's Roadhouse and the latest high plains drifter to ride into town is Cowboy Jack's Eatery.
Cowboy Jack's is part of a Twin Cities chain and is slated to open soon within the former America's Best Value Hotel on South Broadway.
Each has its own take on a rough and ready Western atmosphere.
However, going just by logos alone, it looks like the the latest addition to the Med City corral could be the toughest hombre ever seen in these parts.
• Texas Roadhouse has kind of 60's diner look with a cowboy hat wearing state. Eyecatching.
• Wild Bill's invokes the whole tin star thing with sort of sheriff/ U.S. marshall/ ranger feel. That's a strong logo.
• Whiskey Creek goes with a flaming campfire design invoking cowboys around a fire after a day of driving cattle across the prairie.
• Whiskey Bones has an Elvis in a 50's diner thing going on, sort like the restaurant that John Travolta took Uma Thurman in "Pulp Fiction."
And then there's Cowboy Jack's.
• There's a skull of a Texas longhorn steer with
glowing red vengeful, demonic eye sockets and fangs. Very macho and a little spooky.
And then there's the crossed meat cleavers behind the skull that are actually DRIPPING BLOOD.
Uh... yeah... OK. That's an insanely intense logo.
That's the roughest, toughest logo of the crew. That logo paints Cowboy Jack's as the guy in the black hat who shoots first and then stands with one scuffed boot on the chest of his victim while he casually lights a cigarette.