Up next, the smoked prime rib at Texaz Grill.
34: Smoked Prime Rib at Texaz
Despite any personal thoughts on country music, honky-tonk décor, or the Lone Star State in general, just having a seat anywhere in Texaz Grill is an essential part of visiting or residing in the Valley. And the quintessential menu item? The Smoked Prime Rib.
Found on the dinner menu (available daily from 4 to 10 p.m.), the Texaz rib roast is smoked over pecan, and cut to order on the premises from USDA, aged beef. You’ll see not a speck of tenderizer or seasoning on that cut, as Texaz only uses a sprinkle of kosher salt. The prime rib is served with horseradish and smoky au jus, plus choice of salad or cole slaw, the housemade mashed potatoes under thick, white gravy or the Texaz fries, and buttermilk biscuits, wheat rolls, and butter. A regular cut will run you $23, and the Mulligan is $28.
But don’t cross this dish off your bucket list until it’s plated in front of you, because as the menu states, “We only cook so much of it so we may run out ... Sorry.”
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36: Limoncello at Cibo.
35: Chili Salt Chicken Wings at Asian Café Express