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NORMAN (continued): On The Border, 700 S. I-35, Tex-Mex.  Chaser Tim Vasquez says, "Quality and service rates a solid "10".  Service Station, 502 S. Webster.  "sandwiches are first rate."  Victoria's, 327 White.  "Small, cheap Italian .  Great pasta."  Vista, 111 N. Peters.  "Sports grill at top of eight-story building." 

OKLAHOMA CITY: Beverly's, Highway 3 and N. Penn, great breakfast and good burgers.  Cattleman's Steak House, Stockyards SW of Downtown.  County Line, Barbecue.  Mr. Sprigg's BBQ, (two locations) 36th and N. May Ave. and N. Lincoln Blvd., north of State Capitol, for great ribs.  Texanna Red's, Tex-Mex.

PAULS VALLEY: A&W Root Beer in truck stop, west side of I-35.  "Best root beer and great onion rings!"

PERRY: Braum's, KFC.

TULSA: Black-eyed Pea, "great chicken fried steak and chicken fried chicken."  Goldie's HamburgersNelson's Buffeteria (Since 1929), 514 S. Boston, Downtown, "world famous chicken fried steak, homemade pies and breakfast selections."  Picadilly Cafeteria,  S. of I-44
between Harvard and Yale.

WAGONER: Smokestack BBQ, Hwy 51, 5 E of Wagoner.  Tim Vasquez says, "When the dryline roams eastern Oklahoma, get some great BBQ with all the trimmings."

WOODWARD: Robert's Shamrock, 3715 Oklahoma Ave., "for a hearty breakfast."
Polly Anna Cafe, downtown, for homemade coconut cream and lemon meringue pie.

Texas

ABILENE: Joe Allen's BBQ, Treadaway Blvd.  "Easily the best BBQ in the Big Country."

AMARILLO: Beans and ThingsBig Texan, I-40, E. Side of town, "great steak, funky place."  Blue Front Cafe, 801 W. 6th Street, Route 66 Cafe for breakfast & lunch.  Chili's, I-40.  Lone Star Bar & Grill, "dumpy little place with great burgers," south of town on 1151 just east of Washington.  Canadian River Cafe, north of town at 287 and Canadian River.  Doug's BBQ, 34th and Georgia St. 1 miles south of I-40, great BBQ sandwiches.  Wesley's Bean Pot, 400 E. Hastings, just off US 287 North, great BBQ an "nanner puddin."

ARGYLE: Evelyn's, Hwy. 377, Voted best Chicken Fried Steak by FWST.

ARLINGTON: Arlington Steak House, Division St. just west of Fielder Rd., oldest restaurant in Arlington. "Great chicken fried steak with all the fixn's and tender steaks."  The Ballpark at Arlington, just south of I-30 and west of Hwy. 360.  For real ballpark franks and nasty but good nachos.  They also play major league baseball there that you can watch while eating.  Catfish Sam's, W. Division St., west of Bowen, top-notch fried catfish, homemade rolls, tomato relish and pinto beans.  Coffee Haus, Lincoln Square, N. Collins at I-30 behind TGI Friday's, best coffee house in DFW with in-house roaster.  La Madeleine, N. Collins just north of I-30, little French bakery/ restaurant with delicious bread, tomato-basil soup, fresh dark roasted coffee.  Becoming popular for pre-chase breakfasts.  Marble Slab Ice Cream, Lincoln Square, Road to Six Flags, just west of N. Collins Street.  Pappadeaux, "excellent seafood," Copeland Rd. west of The Ball Park at Arlington.  Pappasito's, Road to Six Flags between Cooper and Center St., top notch DFW area Tex-Mex restaurant serving large, tasty portions.  Spring Creek BBQ, S. Cooper St., just north of The Parks Mall.  Tasty Texas-style BBQ.  Excellent homemade rolls, family friendly, country western tunes and cold Shiner Bock.  What more is there?  Sushi Zone, Road to Six Flags, just east of N. Collins St.  Good sushi.  Friendly staff. 

AZLE: Trading Post Bar-B-Q, 1585 Northwest Pkwy. (Texas 199).  "Some of the best beef out west."

BIG SPRING: K-Bob's, FM 700.  Friendly staff, good steak and a giant wagon salad bar.  Red Mesa Grill (about 3 miles south of I-20 on Bus. 87 on east side of street). Dave Gold says, "Fantastic southwestern cuisine with a great atmosphere and sufficient seating for large groups."

BROWNWOOD: Underwood's Cafeteria.

CANYON: Canyon Grill, East side of courthouse square, "good breakfast and coffee."

CENTER POINT: (Northwest Tarrant County), Twin Pines Catfish Restaurant, 11665 Farm Road 730 North. "Towering platters of fried catfish filets or fried oysters" with all the fixin's for $8.95.  Open Thur.-Sat. after 5 PM.

DALHART: K-Bob's, off Hwy. 87.  "Best K-Bob's in the Panhandle.  Good steaks for a fair price."  The Sands, "real mashed potatoes!"

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