Snipping Off Ties at a Steakhouse in Trabuco Canyon, CA
Wearing a tie in this country steakhouse is at your own risk. Inside the Trabuco Oaks Steakhouse, out in the boondocks of Orange County, the walls are adorned with thousands of hanging ties snipped off by the waitresses (Richard Nixon's is displayed by the cash register). Because, pardner, the atmosphere here is down-home casual. Since 1968, this rustic cowboy restaurant offers 2-pound Top Sirloin, 1-pound New York and porterhouse steaks, 12-oz. filet mignon, and 18-oz. rib eyes, all served to table on hot cast-iron plates. All steaks and chicken entrees are cooked over mesquite charcoal only, not from gas or electricity. Tables are covered with red and white checkerboard cloth, adorned with blue jean denim place mats. Two large oak trees poke right through the roof. No wonder reservations are a must!