I'm taking advantage of the holiday weekend to visit a state I have always thoroughly enjoyed, yet haven't been to in years, Oklahoma. I am going to at least try to do this trip report as I go. Friday May 23
After landing at the airport in OKC, I headed straight for Cattlemen's
Located in the stockyards area, the place is open until midnight, which allowed me to squeeze in a late meal. Here are the wonderful front door handles.
This is a lousy photo, but there is a great mural in the back of the front room.
Curiously, the cowboys are dressed in suits, rather than typical cowboy gear, which I have never quite understood.
Dinner started with a hearty bowl of steak soup.
When I told my waiter Tyler, who took excellent care of me, that I wasn't sure about ordering the lamb fries, he said he would get me a small sample to try for free. I really appreciated this, since I wanted to try them, but didn't want an entire order for just myself.
Crunchy, salty, they really didn't taste too bad at all. As long as I wasn't thinking to myself about what exactly I was eating, I could have eaten a lot of these. But in this instance, I was quite happy to only have three.
Another item I really enjoyed was the big, soft dinner roll.
Obviously, the entree here has to be a steak. Tough decision which one to order, but I settled on the Strip Sirloin.
This was a terrific cut of meat. Juicy, with a good chew to it and a great beefy flavor, I was very happy with my choice.
They did have some interesting pie options, but it was getting late and I wanted to find my hotel, arriving just about midnight. Has anyone had dessert at Cattlemen's
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By the way, as I was leaving, a man who looked and talked just like Bum Phillips, the ex-Houston Oilers football coach, walked in with his family.
Much more to come.....