Hey, Guys & Dolls!

You are invited to a backyard cookout and rock’n’roll party. We’ll be jiving to the top 40 hits of 1959 while the chicken is grillin’ on the barbecue. When the unthinkable happens a murder is committed!


Story line: Step into 1959 Kansas City, Missouri, at Tom Dooley’s home, where a lively backyard cookout with barbecue and Rock’n’Roll turns grim. Tom, known for his charismatic presence and mastery over the grill, hosts friends and neighbors. As the owner of “Honest Tom’s” car dealership, his gatherings are the talk of the town. However, an unexpected thundershower disrupts the party, forcing guests inside, leaving Tom to tend to the grill alone. Once the storm clears, a shocking discovery awaits: Tom is found lifeless beside his grill, with the chicken charred beyond recognition. Dive into this mystery and unravel the events leading to Tom’s tragic demise. Who killed Tom Dooley?


Date/Time:     March 16,2024   5:30 p.m.

Location:        Columbus Innovation Center, 2311 14th St. Columbus, NE

Cost:              $50 includes Dinner and Mystery

For further details or to purchase tickets, call  402-564-8862 or fill out the form below





Welcome to a Timeless American Tradition
Join us for a splendid evening where the grill is king, and the flavors are as rich as the memories we create. Our 1959 Backyard BBQ Feast is a nod to the golden age of American cookouts, combining the simplicity of good food with the grandeur of outdoor dining.

Opening Delight
Vintage Garden Salad
Begin your culinary journey back in time with our vintage garden salad, a refreshing blend of crisp lettuce and ripe, garden-fresh vegetables, lightly tossed in a classic dressing. A perfect start to awaken your taste buds under the open sky.

The Main Spectacle
Our BBQ feast wouldn’t be complete without the centerpiece of every table, offering a choice between two classics, each prepared with meticulous attention to detail and a touch of elegance.

  • Grand Roast Beef
    Savor the richness of our grand roast beef, expertly seasoned and roasted to perfection. Served with a choice of homemade, silky gravy or a pat of rich butter, it’s a dish that speaks of the lavish backyard gatherings of yesteryears.
  • Gourmet Barbeque Chicken
    Alternatively, indulge in our gourmet barbeque chicken, marinated in a secret blend of spices and glazed with a homemade BBQ sauce that balances sweetness and tang with a smoky finish. Grilled to golden perfection, it’s a tribute to the art of the American BBQ.

Sides of Elegance
No feast is complete without the supporting cast of sides, each bringing its own charm to the table.

  • Mashed Potatoes with Gravy or Butter
    A creamy, smooth concoction of mashed potatoes awaits, ready to be adorned with your choice of our rich, flavorful gravy or a simple, elegant pat of butter.
  • Buttered Corn and Dinner Roll
    Enjoy the sweet, crisp taste of buttered corn alongside a soft, freshly baked dinner roll. These sides offer a comforting embrace, reminiscent of the warm, communal spirit of 1959.

Dessert: A Decadent Finale
Choice of Apple or Pear Crisp
Conclude your feast on a sweet note with our homemade crisps. Whether you fancy the classic comfort of apple or the refined sweetness of pear, each crisp is baked to a perfect crunch, offering a delectable end to a memorable meal.