In Amarillo, it's the "Big Texan" with the 72 oz steak and those of us who have lived there, laugh at the tourists who stop there. There are fine restaurants there and a surprising little canyon called Palo Duro canyon just 20 miles away. Used to be the hide-out of outlaws. Anyone who dismissed Texas as a whole has never been to Texas.
I would love to go to Texas...and eat some huge steaks with chili beans...I love Texan food.
Did you know that they put Barbeque Sauce on their eggs?!!! (i.e. Everything!)
Spent a week in Austin once. Had a pretty good time....ate at a great rib joint; they had to roll me out in a wheel barrow! Also ate at a restaurant that seemed like it was 500 feet over a lake/reservoir...really cool view. Alas, it was all before I rediscovered photography...
i lived in texas for 20 yrs, never heard of anyone putting bbq sauce on eggs before....what a waste of eggs. just sausage or bacon for me, with a side of hash browns an 2 slices of buttered wheat toast. as far as least favorite place, thats easy...odessa,texas...depressin town. i think i actually saw tumbleweeds go through threre..haha. hope i never have to go there again...geez.
You want depressing towns, try just about anywhere in the industrial belt of Pennsylvania. Altoona is a prime example. Great if you want to channel the spirit of Jacob Riis, and document an entire city on the down-and-outs. Worse, some of the smaller towns that sprang into existence for the purpose of supporting a specific industrial site, like a small coal mine or iron foundry, and withered when the industry went belly-up. I'd say Altoona is a boil on the industrial sphincter of Pennsylvania, but at least it sees daylight. Tyrone, on the other hand, is fifteen miles up it.