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Everything's Gonna Be OK

With 10 different eco-regions in its borders, this state is one of the most topographically diverse. In fact, it's possible to encounter mountains, forests, prairies and foothills in your travels. See the splendor of the Ozark or Wichita mountains and more than 200 man-made lakes scattered throughout the state.

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Presidential T-Bone from Cattleman's
Presidential T-Bone from Cattleman's

Presidential T-Bone from Cattleman's

Did You Know? The Spanish brought the first beef cattle to the new world in 1540, but steak didn’t become a staple of the American diet until the 1800s, when the rise of the railroads and refrigerated shipping could move meat from Midwest stockyards to hungry patrons around the country.

Dish 1: Presidential T-Bone
Where: Cattleman’s, 1309 S. Agnew St., Oklahoma City, OK 73108
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The Haystack at Silo Restaurant

The Haystack at Silo Restaurant

Did You Know? Some of the world’s oldest cave paintings offer evidence that humans have eaten beef since prehistoric times.

Dish 2: The Haystack
Where: The Silo, 115 North Water St, Lewiston, NY 14092
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The Big Steak from Buckhorn Exchange

The Big Steak from Buckhorn Exchange

Did You Know? From the domestication of cattle over 10,000 years ago, to the foundation of the old west, steak has been enjoyed by countless civilizations.

Dish 3: The Big Steak
Where: Buckhorn Exchange, 1000 Osage St, Denver, CO 80204
960 1280

  

Whiskey Steaks at the Drover

Whiskey Steaks at the Drover

Did You Know? A steak is a slice from a larger, primal cut of beef. American butchers use 12 different primal, or initial, cuts.

Dish 4: Whiskey Steaks
Where: The Drover, 2121 South 73rd St, Omaha, NE 68124
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Bone in the Stone at Riverstone Grill

Bone in the Stone at Riverstone Grill

Did You Know? In 1830, Delmanico’s in New York City served America’s first restaurant steak. They invented “The Delmanico Cut” and were the first to use the term “86-ed” for when the famous steak sold out.

Dish 5: Bone in the Stone
Where: Riverstone Grill, 971 E River Rd, Grand Island, NY 14072
960 1280

  

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