This Friday (Sept. 27) is the Grand opening of the new Dukes and Boots in Tipton! The original Dukes in Sedalia is one of my favorite places ever, and the new Tipton location has even more to offer!

Located at the junction of Highways 5 and 50, it's hard to miss the big red barn. When I say big, I mean BIG. The new Dukes is split in to three different locations: The Country Room, with a dance floor, music, and as owner Dale Malone says, "A whole lot of late night fun!" There's also the Sports Saloon, where you can chill out with a cold one and enjoy a game on one of the several big screen TVs. Finally, there's the Family Room, a casual dining area. Dukes and Boots Tipton will feature an expanded menu from the original in Sedalia, offering entrees such as country fried steak and gigantic loaded baked potatoes. It all looks pretty awesome.

I'll be out there Friday evening to celebrate the Grand opening, starting with dinner at 5:00, then keeping the party going all night long. It's going to be a blast, so make sure to come see me and get in on the fun!

Check out the pictures below for a behind the scenes look at the construction of the Tipton Dukes and Boots, as well as a preview of the finished product.