Posts Tagged ‘Steak’
Any Truckers want to go for their Gluttony badge?
At Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo, Texas, you sit on a stage and attempt to wolf down a 72-ounce top sirloin, a shrimp cocktail, a salad, a dinner roll and a baked potato — all within an hour. The prize? Your meal is free. It’s harder than it looks, though. In nearly a half century, more than 42,000 people have failed and had to pay for their meals — currently $72 each. (Nearly 8,000 challengers have won.)
Big Texan Steak Ranch,
Meat Truck is disappointed to announce that the 2009 Meat Cruise has been cancelled due to breaking news (below) of meat upgrade payments on all-you-can-eat mega-ship vacations. Any Meat Cruise ’09 deposits that have been already been turned in will be applied to an alternative destination TBD.
The full story:
One of the things that always has set cruises apart from other types of vacations is that meals are included in the basic price of the trip — at least for those who stick to the main dining room on ships.
Even on mass-market lines such as Carnival and Royal Caribbean, passengers have been able to order whatever they wanted from the main dining room menu — from lobster to steaks — for no extra charge.
But the long-held practice may be coming to an end. Industry watcher Cruise Critic reports this week that Royal Caribbean is testing the idea of charging for premium steaks in its main dining rooms — a radical departure for the line.
Cruise Critic says Royal Caribbean has begun levying $14.95 per person for a 10-ounce, organic Black Angus steak in the main dining rooms of two ships — Freedom of the Seas and Majesty of the Seas.
A spokesman for Royal Caribbean tells Cruise Critic that there’s still a smaller “free” steak available to diners on the ships. But Cruise Critic says its cruising members are reporting otherwise, and it looks like it could turn into a Grade A brouhaha. The development already has caused an explosion of anger on Cruise Critic’s message boards, where members clearly have a beef with the concept.
Meat Truck would like to thank our Truckers at Yahoo! for posting the “20 Best Steaks in America” article as a news feature today. Click below to read the article. A portion of the article appears to be missing because I can’t find the Chicago-based steak section…
From New York to San Francisco, Porterhouse to Philly Cheesesteak, John Mariani compiles a definitive list of the twenty best steaks in America. Get out the steak knives.