BBQ STEAK TO THE HEART
They even have their own dedicated Facebook page for Chicago sports fans that meetup at Silvio’s (although there are no postings after June 1st for some reason). After each time the Blackhawks score, there are flashing red lights and of course… this:
So after the LA Kings defeated the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 7 of the Western Conference Final… this message appeared on one of the TV screens at Silvio’s Brazilian BBQ:
Lets Go Kings.com user KRC1221 posted the photo above in a recent thread at LGK. And it has spurred a lot of outrage from LA Kings fans. Why? Well, maybe you don’t know the geography of Hermosa Beach… so here are a couple of photos to help you understand exactly where Silvio’s Brazilian BBQ is located:
And Hermosa Beach even has a couple of famous residents…
…that have been honored by the city of Hermosa Beach.
So what have Los Angeles Kings fans done in order to enact their revenge on Silvio’s Brazilian BBQ in Hermosa Beach, CA for telling their favorite ice hockey team to go F**K themselves?
They’ve completely blown up Silvio’s Brazilian BBQ’s Yelp page with 1 Star reviews.
As of right now, Silvio’s Brazilian BBQ has posted this response on their Facebook page:
I guess the most frustrating part of this whole experience is that instead of alienating an enormous part of their local customer base… Silvio’s Brazilian BBQ really should have been embracing the LA Kings for one reason and one reason only…
Robyn Regehr, Brazilian native
*stick tap to @AceAttorney who tipped us to the LGK.com thread*
UPDATED: 6/6 9:42 AM
In case any of you are wondering if the photo in question has been Photoshopped… a new photo has appeared on the LA Kings Memes Facebook Page:
UPDATED: 6/6 12:02 PM
The managing partner of Silvio’s Brazilian BBQ, Doug Howarth, has responded on Facebook. A screenshot of it is below:
I’m only assuming the “KGK” at the end is supposed to be “GKG” which would be “Go Kings Go.” They have also responded to me on the Twitter.
@theroyalhalf Silvios BBQ will be on Fred Roggin's show today at 12:05pm on AM 570. Please tune in to hear what happened at our restaurant
— Silvios BBQ (@silviosbbq) June 6, 2014
UPDATED 6/6 4:10 PM
Silvio’s Brazilian BBQ was a guest on the Fred Roggin radio show this afternoon and explained the situation at the 5 minute mark. You can listen below:
UPDATED 6/7 12:00 PM
Silvio’s Brazilian BBQ has updated their Facebook page again with more details:
Stay tuned for continuing Team TRH Investigative Team™ coverage as updates unfold…