In the Bar Rescue episode “Big Trouble in Little China Grove,” Jon Taffer travels to China Grove, Texas (population 1,179) to check out The China Grove Trading Post, a country bar near San Antonio. The owners are on the brink of retirement but, according to Paramount, they “can’t stop enabling their belligerent daughter.” The daughter, Meghan, is the cook and often shouts at her mother. As her mother admits, “Megan’s my monster and I created her.”
Right when Taffer and his gang think they’ve seen it all, a possum is seen running in the kitchen. Nonetheless, Taffer sticks around and helps the family turn The China Grove Trading Post into The Tipsy Bull. Alas, five months after Bar Rescue filmed the episode, the bar closed in October 2018, seven months prior to airing of the episode. New episodes of Bar Rescue air Sundays at 10 pm on Paramount Network.
Fun fact: The Texan town of China Grove “became famous” when The Doobie Brothers released their 1973 hit song “China Grove” (see link above). Singer/songwriter Tom Johnston said he remembered seeing a sign for the town while headed to or from San Antonio on tour.