Guzzle beer from a motorcycle helmet, try rattlesnake-sausage pizza at new Evel Knievel-themed pizzeria
One of Las Vegas’ newest pizza joints comes with a slice of pepperoni and a slice of history. “Live hard, ride fast, eat pizza” is the motto at Evel Pie, a one-of-a-kind pizzeria dedicated to motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel.
It opened recently in downtown’s expanding Fremont East Entertainment District.
Knievel’s son, Kelly, is a partner in the business. Evel Knievel, known for daring stunts like jumping over rows of buses on his motorcycle, died in 2007 at age 69.
Modeled after pizza shops of the ’70s, Evel Pie boasts a working Evel Knievel-themed pinball machine and a custom motorcycle ride that allows guests to pop wheelies.
The place is full of memorabilia recalling Evel’s stunts, including a mural of Idaho’s Snake River Canyon, which he tried, but failed, to cross in 1974.
The pizzas are as over-the-top as the showman for whom the parlor is named.
The specialty pizzas include the World Famous Snake River Special, topped with rattlesnake jalapeno sausage, onions, bell peppers and garlic. Another pie comes with homemade meatballs, gravy, mushrooms and onions.
Pizzas are sold whole and by the slice. For an unusual experience, wash it down with a beer served in a motorcycle helmet.
Evel Knievel’s curious career landed him in the hospital in Las Vegas nearly 50 years ago. On New Year’s Eve 1967, he crash-landed after a much-publicized leap across the fountains at Caesars Palace, breaking several bones.
Evel Pie is located at 508 Fremont St., just east of Las Vegas Boulevard. It’s open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Info: Evel Pie, (702) 840-6460.
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