We talk a lot about food on facebook, and I keep seeing posts about the Perini Ranch Steakhouse.

So I planned a trip to Buffalo Gap to try it. It was a Wednesday night, and Perini Ranch was crowded, so I figured it must be pretty good.

I liked their chopped version of a wedge salad because it was easier to eat. The lettuce was crisp and fresh with ripe tomatoes and chunks or bleu cheese.

I usually order a strip steak, so I tried the Peppered New York Strip. Perini Ranch is known for it’s ribeye, and that’s what my friend ordered. Both cuts were really good, but if I were giving you advice, I’d tell you to order the ribeye medium-rare; it was just a little bit better.

This is a “ Texas Steakhouse “ so Cowboy Potatoes are on the menu instead of a baked potato.

Perini Ranch Steakhouse won the prestigious James Beard Award because it is “the real thing” when it comes to Texas Steakhouses, in the tradition of Trail Dust Steakhouse, for instance.  This is not a fancy urban steakhouse like Bob’s Steak and Chophouse in Dallas or Del Frisco’s in Fort Worth, which we’ll visit in another post.  But the food is good and the atmosphere is so different from the city that you really feel like you’re getting away!

And here’s a great find: Perini Ranch Steakhouse ships out thousands of it’s “Peppered Beef Tenderloins” every year, especially around the holidays. People around the country love them and order them. So you can put a little Perini Ranch on your table at home, without traveling to Buffalo Gap.

What’s your favorite place to get a great steak?  Let me know, I’m looking for new places to check out!

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