At The Horseshoe Grill, a half rack of barbecued ribs with a one side and a trip to salad bar will run you $19. 

Andi Berlin / Arizona Daily Star

A new restaurant called The Horseshoe Grill is bringing high-quality steaks to the east side. Father and son team Ken and Kevin Bedient set up shop in the old Table Talk building at East Broadway and North Pantano Road. They opened in mid February, serving house-smoked meats as well as locally-sourced burgers and steaks.

In the center of the restaurant, the two are installed a horseshoe-shaped mesquite grill that sits 20 people. The bar and grill also features an open kitchen as well as hand-painted murals by Tucson artist Joe Pagac. The "rustic" dining room is punctuated by metal surfaces, like light fixtures and a metal faucet that stretches around the restaurant. 

"We looked at various spots in Tucson, and we felt like this pocket in Tucson didn't really have a steakhouse," Kevin Bedient said. "The community needed something on the east side, so it's a neat concept."

The menu designed by Chef Andy Romero features various mesquite-smoked meats including pork shoulder, chicken wings and brisket. But the emphasis is on steak, which Bedient plans to source from specific Arizona ranches they develop relationships with. The initial menu has five cuts: aged porterhouse, T-bone, ribeye, filet mignon and top sirloin. Bedient says they plan to offer competitive pricing for the area. 

There will also be a "staggered" happy hour with different lists of cocktails and appetizers for $5 at 5 p.m., $6 at 6 p.m., $7 at 7 p.m. and so on. The restaurant will open from 3 to 10 p.m. initially, but will expand its lunch service to open at 10:30 a.m. in the near future. 

Follow The Horseshoe Grill on Facebook at facebook.com/horseshoegrilltucson or at its website thehorseshoetucson.com

You can find the Star's digital food writer Andi Berlin at a taqueria near you, taking tiny bites and furiously scribbling into an old notepad.