Friday, May 01, 2009

"The Big Texan" - located in Amarillo

I promised to show you some photographs I've made from "The big Texan", where David and I went a day ago for an early dinner.

Before you are even inside, you know this is going to be good. The building is painted a bright yellow, with blue trim. A FREE Limo picks you up where ever you are in the closer region and brings you to the restaurant - and back home too!

A large cow statue advertises the free 72 oz. steak, as does the painted wood photo op that lets you put your head on the body of someone about to dig in.

Everything is bigger in Texas - the boots too! :)

The blue and yellow painted entrance to the famous place

In the restaurant is a country music trio going from table to table and they sing for you any songs you like to hear.

On the menu plan they offer also rattlesnake meat - and if you have any complaints about all the bones, they may give you a live rattlesnake to deal with - and this is now not a joke, they write this on their card this way :)

In this photo are all kind of "useful" things to see, made out of real rattlesnake skin, but I'm not sure if I want any one of them... LOL...

Elvis is everywhere to see on Route 66 - sweet souvenirs

"Ola Rosita" la chica is still dancing

The food was delicious, the servers were nice and I had a nice small talk with the manager of the house about photography and our travels. I can recommend this place anytime and will be back to eat there as often I'll be there in the region!

The big Texan in Amarillo

No matter how you cut it, 72 ounces is 4 1/2 pounds. That's a lot of meat. In an upscale steakhouse chain, that 4 1/2 pounds would cost you around $200.

At The Big Texan, in Amarillo, TX, it's free. If you can eat it in an hour. While everyone else in the restaurant watches.

The Big Texan is a roadside icon which opened in its present interstate location in 1970, just as the local portion of I-40 was completed (It moved from the its original location on Rt. 66). Lots of people know something like The Big Texan exists out there, somewhere. Someone once told them about it, they think, but they aren't sure of the location or the exact weight of the slab. A Simpson's episode was based on The Big Texan -- it has that aura of urban myth.

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Hi my friends,

This is now the post about that special restaurant that you have to go, if you ever are in Amarillo, Texas. I hope, you'll enjoy the photos.

Thank you for all your kind comments and compliments - as always, I appreciate your visits on my blog!

Have a wonderful Saturday tomorrow - and stay away from that flu!


roentarre said...

Your street photography has so much colour in deed! Good photography

roentarre said...

Your street photography has so much colour in deed! Good photography

kRiZ cPEc said...

Guess it must feel great to be among such colourful streets and to enjoy delicious food, have more fun!

~Christina~ said...

Great photos!! They really bring out the feel of the place. Did you try eating the steak?

Gran said...

I'll pass on the rattlesnake, thanks anyway! Great pictures--looks like fun!

A Lady's Life said...

So artistic a great piece of work
Thanks for sharing

tricia said...

Another great post. Love the pictures--- you always have that special touch.

I could never bring myself to taste rattlesnake meat. Ick!

RennyBA said...

Never been there, but this really looks like Texas to me :-)

The Retired One said...

Loved the photos, as usual!
I was in Amarillo once on business, but flew in and out within a day and a half...went to one restaurant that was a little cafe with a white picket fence INSIDE. Had the best soups!

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Bob Johnson said...

You always have so much color in your shots, very beautiful Susanne. I would like to give the rattlesnake a try one day,lol.

Carole said...

i'll pass on the snake thank you but I love the huge cowboy boot. Great account of your travels Susanne


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