Big Bear Grille.

THE INSPIRATION FOR BIG BEAR...

After the Civil War jobs were scarce and a great depression swept the country. In order to earn a living, Edward Billings  (owner Nancy Freed's great great grand father) and his trained bear Ebenezer traveled from town to town in the countryside of Kentucky. 

Edward wrestled with Ebenezer and the townspeople rewarded their entertainment by throwing money in a hat.  Edward loved the bear and vice versa.  On more than one occasion Edward and Ebenezer shared a jug of whiskey as well as their meals.  One day Ebenezer squeezed Edward a bit too hard and broke Edward's ribs. One of the broken ribs punctured Edward's lung causing his death.

 Edward's last wish was that no harm come to the bear.  Ebenezer the bear was returned to the wilds of Kentucky.

OUR STORY

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Monday - Sunday: 11am-12am
Holidays: Closed Christmas and Thanksgiving


 

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