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Ok, I"m 72 and have been intending on trying to eat the 72 ounce steak, potato and salad in Amararillo for 30 years probably.
I may not get another chance.
That's 4 1/2 lbs of meat plus, how much potato and butter etc and a salad.
The last time I ate that much was in basic after a 20k or 16 mile forced march. I was starving and as talking to fellwo troop at my table and said i wish I could get some more shrimp or similar.
That DI Corporal though eh would be cute and had me go through the less than humorless Mess Sgt's chow line and he put every one of the remaining huge shrimp on my tray.
So any of you that have eaten half a cow, what did you do to prepare?
I usually only eat a 12 ounce maximum steak and have been cutting down.
Starvation for a week, having the steak cooked real done, flushing things out or what? I like my steak medium or medium well or rare or just about anyway not well done, as long as it doesn't moo.

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my unsolicited advice...don't do it.


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Been there many times. I have never done it,hate salads. Friends who have done it have all eaten a normal breakfast day of and have not done any thing different in the days leading up to it.

Starving for a few days prior just shrinks your stomach.


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We've been there and it's a hoot. The contestants are up on a raised platform with a giant LED countdown display like it was New Years Eve. You don't have to eat the shrimp tails or the potato skins Nobody won when we were there but one guy did eat 50 ounces of the 72 required. I didn't even try but I did eat the 22 ounce sirloin and it's accessories.
They have 14 older limos with long horns on the hood and they will come pick you up at your camp site and take you back for free. Please tip the driver.


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Been there also but there was no one trying to do it. The Big Texan Steak Ranch is a must see and do thing in Amarillo. Great food. I also say don't do it. At the time we were there if you didn't eat it you had to pay for it, $125 I believe it was. Not sure what it would be at todays beef prices. Stuffing yourself that full is just inviting a heart attack too. If you are not a professional eater you stand to hurt yourself.

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I don't understand the attraction. If you enter you certainly aren't doing it because you enjoy food. I don't eat if I can't enjoy. However to each his own.
We were not particularly impressed with the place. Service was very good, food not so much. I don't know,maybe just my expectations. I figured famous Texas steakhouse, this is gonna be good. Nope no better than any other hiway steakhouse. I was especially disappointed when I ordered a bowl of Chili,expecting authentic Texas Chili. What I got tasted and looked like Hormel canned chili.
The advice about using their shuttle is spot on. There is a ton of parking, but be aware it seems to be especially attractive to truckers. We found a spot on the access road,but the trailer was at a really uncomfortable angle.
I am happy that we went for the experience, but overall nothing to write home about!

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rk911 wrote:

my unsolicited advice...don't do it.


This seems like a good idea.

But if you insist, you need to stretch your stomach. Like having Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner frequently. Fasting more than a couple days would be counterproductive. I am not an expert, just 54 years old.


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Before we all get too full of ourselves and how "Manly" we are, The RECORD for eating the "Big Texan" is currently held by a 124 pound WOMAN named Molly Schuyler.

Molly ate THREE of the 72 oz. steak meals in 20 minutes flat!

She is a better man than I am.

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Get ahold of Joey Chestnut, the Nathan's World Champion Hot Dog eating contest champion. I'm sure he could give you some hints. Hope you give it a try. Over the years, it is always my intention of being asked to leave a buffet, but it has never happened. I have been looked at strangely at Appleby's when they offer all the riblets you can handle.

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You sure Molly isn't a Croc?

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