<p>The contemporary decor belies a menu that is heavy on down-home favorites. But these tried and true dishes, served in generous portions, are a step above the average. We enjoyed the burger, its hand-shaped patty served on a toasted sweet bun alongside crispy onion rings. (7/15)</p>

Barring some major national news, like peace breaking out or another Michael Jackson will being found, Tom Perini is scheduled to be cooking up one of his nationally renowned hambugers on the “Today” show, this Thursday, during the 8:30 a.m. time segment. The fantastic mesquite-grilled burgers got accolades from the Food Network Magazine recently, when they were named the numero uno burgers in Texas.  “Today” picked up on it and invited Perini, owner of the Perini Ranch Steakhouse (see picture; it is located in the tiny town of Buffalo Gap, near Abilene), to come up and show them how you cook the best burger in the state. Be watching!