Thursday, April 24, 2008

Justin and the 72 oz Steak

While we were in Amarillo we had to hit up the Big Texan Steak Ranch. After all, it's the home of the Free 72oz Steak. You can't be in a town, see something like that, not check it out, and call yourself a human being. Come on...
Going into this, we all knew Justin is a little bit crazy. None of us had any idea he was 72 oz crazy... But I mean, who can blame him? At first glance it almost seems possible. Eat a 72 oz steak... Get it free... Pretty simple, right? 
Not so much... It's actually a "steak dinner
". A shrimp cocktail,  a dinner salad, a baked potato, a dinner roll, and oh yeah... a five pound steak. Still in? Oh wait, you have to do it all in one hour, on a stage with the whole place staring you down. Still? Me either... But God bless he went for it. 
And let me say that you haven't lived until you've seen a five pound steak.

I thought I could almost hear "God Bless America" floating faintly on the Texas wind. Well, it was either that or the sound of like 10 million starving Africans saying, "Come on?!?!?!"
But, none the less, it was impressive... And he really stuck with it... He was on pace through the first 20 minutes... He didn't make it, but he got about 45 oz, the salad, shrimp, and dinner roll... So, all in all, I'd say it was a triumph of gluttony. 

Justin may be one of my heros. 


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