Posts Tagged ‘The Big Texan restaurant’

On a day when eating figures prominently for those of us in the US, you might cast your mind back to my delicious meal at The Big Texan restaurant. Today however, we’re focusing, literally and figuratively, on some of the doors found there. This pair is bright and cheerful-looking.

This single door’s a bit more elegant. The sign tells us the restaurant was established on Route 66 in 1960, touts the 72 oz. steak challenge (streamed live on their website!!), gives a shout-out to the home-brewed beer (I can attest that it’s good), there’s free wi-fi (but who really needs that when you’re eating?), and that they don’t accept checks.

Finally, we have a vintage police car with a Route 66 door. I think you could get more than a few 72 oz. steaks from that big boy next to the car and that’s no bull! 🙂 (I imagine it would be a steer.)

To those of you celebrating Thanksgiving, I pray you have a wonderful day filled with love and blessings. Of course I pray the same for all the rest of you as well. We all have much for which to be thankful, whether on one specially named day or not. Dan, thanks for hosting Thursday Doors as usual and Norm, thanks for starting it.

It was a short walk from my room in The Big Texan motel to the restaurant of the same name…minus “hotel” of course. 😉. I’d already looked at the menu online and for once decided what I’d order before I got there. But I wasn’t going for the free 72-ounce steak! Free? Yes, if you can eat it and all the accompaniments in one hour.

You do not need to make reservation for challenge attempts. When you’re ready, we’re ready! Challenge attempts available during all regular business hours. 72-ounce Steak Dinner Challenge Includes: Shrimp Cocktail, Baked Potato, Salad

There are a number of rules that you can find here but even without anything else, 72-ounces of even the best steak would be a challenge…a Texas-sized challenge!

The restaurant is enormous, filled with all sorts of Western decorations.

Everything on this trip runs along or nearby Route 66. There are museums, souvenir shops, and sections of the actual route everywhere, even in The Big Texan.

While I was there, a two-man musical group came on, playing guitar and singing.

I ordered a Whiskey Barrel Stout to go with…

…my meal of smoked BBQ beef brisket, side (salad for me but there are lots of other choice), and two rolls for only $14 plus $7 for the pint of beer. There was so much meat that I finished the rest of it tonight at the motel with one roll while the other was part of my breakfast. Pretty good deal. The meat you can see here was just the meat on top. There was just as much underneath. I did NOT eat the jalapeño!!

I know I haven’t told you about the motel yet but I will. Today’s trip took me through hundreds of miles of endless deciduous trees all changing colors. It was gorgeous. I arrived early and have spent the afternoon and evening watching “Midsomer Murders” and “Hart to Hart”, plus did a few other things. Nice to relax a bit. Tomorrow it’s on to Naperville.