April 30, 2010 Cowboy Up
Tonight Alan and I were able to enjoy a night out on the town. After making the mistake of going into downtown (our NBA team is playing in game 6 of the Finals and there was also a baseball game downtown), we decided to try a restaurant he had seen on the Food Network (out of the downtown area).
The restaurant is called Cattlemen’s Steakhouse. It’s located at the Stockyards of Oklahoma City. It was established in 1910 and has been serving cowboys. ranchers, and city slickers ever since. Let me just say, it was like stepping back into time, but I was wearing flip-flops instead of cowboy boots.
I thought I was on some western movie lot. In fact it was so western-y that it almost seemed fake. If you have not been in Oklahoma (or Texas) you probably think this part of town is made this way to attract tourist. Although that may be partially true, this is how the “historic districts” in the west look.
And for those of you into cowboy novelties. . .