Tuesday, April 28, 2015 – Amarillo by Morning…


Tuesday, April 28, 2015 – Amarillo by Morning…

“Amarillo by morning, up from San Antone; everything that I got, is just what I got on…”

That Texas classic is sung by whom? If you do not know this one, you should be ashamed to call yourself a Texan. OK – how about this one?  “And you do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself around; that’s what it’s all about.”

Amarillo is about meat. And when in Amarillo, one should visit the famous steak house on Route 66 called The World Famous Big Texas Steak House.

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Of course the steak house is hokey, but hey it’s Texas.  Palo Duro Canyon Trip 4.15 2015-04-21 027 (800x600)

No, I did not even try to eat the giant steak that weighs 72 oz.   I doubt I eat that much red meat in one week, let alone at one sitting.  The previous record for consuming the 72 oz. hunk of meat, which resembles a roast, was held by a competitive eater named Molly Schuyler, who ate TWO of the hunks of beef.  Do the math – 144 ounces in twenty minutes.

http://kfor.com/2014/05/27/woman-breaks-big-texan-72-oz-steak-record-eats-two-steaks-in-under-20-minutes/

But then the Sunday, April 19, 2015, before we ate there on Tuesday, April 21, Molly broke her own record and ate THREE (3) of the 72 oz. steaks – or 216 ounces in 20 minutes.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/04/20/molly-schuyler-competitive-eating-big-texan-steak/26061353/

But I just had an ordinary steak and took hokey pictures.

History of the 72 ounce steak – http://bigtexan.com/72-oz-steak/

Oh yes, “Amarillo by morning…, – George Strait. You knew that didn’t you?

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