The Big Texan

The Big Texan

One of the memorable moments from our recent road trip was from Amarillo, TX.  We wanted to give our kids a dose of Texas culture so we took them to The Texan, a restaurant that serves a 6lb steak.  If you eat the steak, plus baked potato, salad, shrimp, dessert, and 60 oz of iced tea in one hour, you eat free; if not you pay them $100.  To my delight there was 2 huge guys that were up for the competition, but 30 minutes in, they gave up after only eating half of the steaj.  I couldn’t break it to them that a 120# woman had successfully eaten the whole thing earlier that day in 28 minutes!  Surprisingly my kids were not that impressed with the steak or the contest.  They were mezmorized by the “stuffed” animals hanging on the wall.  Bummer, I had to explain to them how some people shoot, skin, and stuff animals for “trophies.”  It was a tough moment for them to realize that the hamburgers they love to eat were once a real animal!

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