By Lance Avery Morgan   Photography courtesy of Perini Steakhouse

Looking for the ultimate cowboy dining experience? Saddle up to the chuckwagon for a premium experience with Perini Ranch Steakhouse and help them celebrate 40 years of success of only-in-Texas cuisine.

Established in 1983, celebrating 40 years of success, and known for its authentic “cowboy cuisine,” the world-famous Perini Ranch Steakhouse began as a chuck wagon catering company founded by Tom Perini, who is still at the helm of the brand today. Located in the small West Texas town of Buffalo Gap, the destination restaurant sits on the ranch that has been in the Perini family since 1952.

We love that over the years, Perini Ranch has gained a worldwide following for its celebrated, “real Texas food” and authentic dining experience, complete with abundant Texas hospitality for all the ranch’s local and traveled guests. As a result, Perini Ranch Steakhouse received the coveted James Beard America’s Classics Award in 2014. The Perini Ranch brand has grown solely by word of mouth and continues to develop additional concepts to complement the steakhouse.

The legendary venue is also excited to announce the celebration of its 40th Anniversary with a lineup of celebratory moments, that began in May 2023. With several elements and pop-up events, The Perini Ranch Steakhouse will celebrate 40 years of “real Texas food.” Starting September 28th – October 28th, 2023, Lisa and Tom Perini will champion the anniversary events with a photo collection reflecting on the history of Buffalo Gap and celebrating the evolution of Perini Ranch Steakhouse curated by Michael Grauer and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Grauer has been a curator for 40 years, has written three books, and has contributed to numerous publications about the art and culture of the American West. This outdoor exhibit will be open to the public from September 28 to October 29. How cool is that?

Earlier this year, The Perinis kicked off the anniversary celebration with the launch of their new podcast, Meet Me At The Wagon. It also coincides with the launch of their fourth book, A Celebration of 40 Years, which celebrates the ranch and steak house’s rich history. The podcast, Meet Me At The Wagon, highlights the tradition and romance of West Central Texas. Tom Perini and legendary guests – including music superstar Reba McEntire, actor Rex Linn, celebrity chef Dean Fearing, and more – take listeners through the timeline of how Perini Ranch Steakhouse became what it is today, the impact of the beef and cattle industry on rural communities, and more firsthand commentary. The podcast is the perfect culmination of storytelling that brings Perini Ranch and the American West to life.

“It has been my honor to share my love of the American Cowboy, chuckwagon cooking, the beef industry, and Texas history with friends worldwide,” says Tom Perini. “It is a rare gift to take your passion and convert it into a career. The last four decades have been an amazing experience and Lisa and I look forward to continuing this adventure for years to come.”

So, what are you waiting for? Make your way to the festivities happening soon at Perini Ranch Steakhouse.