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Heading down I-35 from southern Oklahoma, by the time we hit the Texas line I was hungry.  With no real food plans until dinner in Dallas, I was confronted with the age old question – “what do you want to eat?”  I’d like to take this chance to proclaim the love for my beloved (who […]

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Please note: Between last night’s barbecue and this morning’s onion burger, there was a simple breakfast burrito.  Don’t worry, faithful followers – we did NOT skip a meal.   The other place mentioned by the reception desk at the hotel in Oklahoma City (OKC) was Nick’s Grill – a place I had on my itinerary […]

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We arrived in our destination for the evening, Oklahoma City, without a definitive dinner plan.  As we were checking into the hotel, we were talking with one of the ladies behind the reception desk about our barbecue and shopping based road trip.  When I asked her about the best barbecue in OKC, she didn’t hesitate […]

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Another stop from Hamburger America was calling as we headed east from Amarillo toward Oklahoma City.  One of the focal points of this road trip was back roads, and, boy howdy, did we find them on the way to Meers, Oklahoma.  We followed the GPS on my phone, through a series of small towns, when […]

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If you’ve driven through any parts of the American West, on or near I-40, you’ve likely seen the signs for the Big Texan Steak Ranch.  And their 72 ounce steak challenge – eat the shrimp cocktail, baked potato, salad, with roll, butter, and of course the 72 oz. steak, in one hour, and it is […]

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As we were leaving Albuquerque and heading towards Santa Fe on day two of the road trip, we knew we needed breakfast.  We planned to grab something quick and get on our way and were looking for someplace to drive through, when the Pantry appeared on the right. Being a sucker for a cinderblock building, […]

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So, the genesis for this blog was my first blog “In Search of the Perfect Burger”, which all began with a meal at Mr. Bartley’s Burger Cottage.  While eating there with our girls (roughly on August 5, 2008), I saw a map by the door, from the book Hamburger America.  As soon as we got […]

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