A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from March 22, 2011
Texas Breakfast

Texas Bix Bender included this line in his book Don’t Squat with Yer Spurs On! II (1997):

“A Texas breakfast is a two-pound hunk of steak, a quart of whisky, and a hound dog. If you’re wondering why you need the dog—well, somebody has to eat the steak.”

A real Texas breakfast often includes breakfast tacos, but Bender’s humorous line is frequently cited.


Google Books
Don’t Squat with Yer Spurs On! II
By Texas Bix Bender
Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs Smith
1997
Pg. 22:
A Texas breakfast is a two-pound hunk of steak, a quart of whisky, and a hound dog. If you’re wondering why you need the dog—well, somebody has to eat the steak.

BSB Sportzman
Kingpin
Posted: 11 January 2005 at 17:52
A Cowboy’s Guide to Life
(...)
A Texas breakfast is a two-pound hunk of steak, a quart of whiskey, and a hound dog. If you’re wondering why you need the dog - well, somebody has to eat the steak.

San Diego Jaguar Club Stories
Posted August 25, 2008
(...)
The following morning I was up early to stay ahead of the long arm of the law. I had a “Texas Breakfast”. A “Texas Breakfast” I found out, consists of a sixteen ounce ribeye steak, a fifth of whiskey and a dog. The dog is there to eat the steak.

Google Books
The Outhouse Reader
By Texas Bix Bender and Roy English
Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs Smith
2009
Pg. 237:
A Texas breakfast is a two-pound hunk of steak, a quart of whiskey, and a hound dog. If you’re wondering why you need the dog—well, somebody has to eat the steak.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Tuesday, March 22, 2011 • Permalink