Tomorrow, Thursday, July 31, The Branding Iron Steakhouse and BBQ at 623 Sherwood Avenue, in Mena, will begin a Thursday Night Music Series. The country duo, Gatling and Hoffpauir, from Austin, Texas, will perform from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.
“We have been thinking about bringing music to the Branding Iron for some time,” commented Crystal Veryken, who, with her husband, Greg, own The Branding Iron, as well as the new Paisano’s Italian restaurant, south of town. “Our restaurant is spacious and has a perfect spot for music just inside the main dining area across the room from the beverage serving location. We believe that Mena is a great spot for music, and that Gatling and Hoffpauir, with their Texas, country style will be a great source of entertainment for people who come to the Branding Iron to dine,” she went on to say.
Gatling and Hoffpauir are Connie Gatling and David Hoffpauir, husband and wife, who recently moved to this area from Austin, where they have performed both singly and together, for more than 20 years. Both are guitarists and singers, though Connie is the lead singer, and David the lead guitarist. They have produced numerous CDs and currently perform regularly around Oklahoma. To begin with, they will be the “house band,” performing every Thursday. Other bands may be added to The Branding Iron Thursday Night Music Series, as time goes by.
In addition to music from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, Thursdays at The Branding Iron are also what is known as “Crab Night.” The restaurant features both very popular all-crab and crab-and-steak dinners at a great price. For more information or reservations, which are not required, call (479) 437-3240.