Friday, August 11, 2006

Amarillo May Smell Like Cow Shit, But They Have Some Pretty Tasty Steaks

This week, Ed and I had a very unique dining experience; we went to the The Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo, Texas for lunch. It's a place we've passed many times, seeing the billboards that line the highway enticing you to come in for a free meal, but just have never been to.

The free meal? A 72 oz. steak. Free, if you can eat it within an hour, that is. "Contestants/Diners" have to consume a shrimp cocktail, salad, baked potato, bread and a 72-oz. steak. If you can do it in less than 60 minutes, the meal is yours for free; if not, you better have $72 to hand over to the waitress.

Ed and I opted for the demure 9 oz. Ribeye, which was amazingly flavorful and worth every cent he paid for it, but we probably could have eaten another few ounces. It was definitely just one of those quirky western places that you have to go to once in your life just so you can say you've "been there."

Well, now we've "been there." And, we plan on going back.

So if you can take the smell of cow shit while driving through town to get a good meal, you really should give it a shot.


Anonymous said...

Now I'm hungry.
You should start reviewing place along the highways and posting them on your blog for other truckers and travelers.
I love to hear about these places you see along the highway.

Twisted Cinderella said...

Sounds like a fun place! I would never be able to eat the 72 oz steak but Prince Charming probably could if he were hungry that day.