AR-NewsUS - It's woman vs. 72-ounce steak in Texas showdown

Orville A Knudsen oak at
Sun Jun 22 11:43:41 EDT 2003

It's woman vs. 72-ounce steak in Texas showdown,1413,82~1865~1470979,00.html


AMARILLO, Texas -- If you've never seen a young woman in a staring contest
with a 41/2-pound slab of red meat, it's a thing to behold.

Her nostrils flare. Her eyebrows twitch. She blinks. She exhales lightly
through pursed lips. Then she picks up her serrated knife to begin sawing
at her butterflied top sirloin, all 5,200-odd calories of it, cooked
medium and sprawled on her dish like a catcher's mitt on home plate.

For its part, the steak is impassive.

Girl vs. Steak. That's a twist on the usual story line at the Big Texan
Steak Ranch in Amarillo, fabled home of "The Free 72-ounce Steak." (That's
"free" with an asterisk: It's only free if you finish it, plus the sides
-- baked potato, salad, baby shrimp cocktail and dinner roll, in less than
one hour.)


And for four years, from ages 12 to 16, she was a vegetarian.


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