By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW
The aroma of smoked meat will be missed in southern Apple Valley after Todd Eves closed his Out of This World BBQ and Saloon.
“We tried to make it work, but with this poor economy it just didn’t happen,” said Eves, who resurrected the Western-themed building that was once the home of Big Mike’s Country Palace before it folded at the end of 2010.
Located on Bear Valley Road just east of Kiowa Road, Eves said his eatery was “too far out to attract a regular lunch crowd” despite advertising and special lunch menus.