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Ready for the supper rush

You guys know that I love to photograph through windows, so there’s no surprise with this shot of the inside of the Acuff Steak House, with the tables set and ready for the Friday night catfish buffet. (Don’t overthink it, and get bogged down in the disconnect between the name of the place and the Friday night menu.)

On a side note, the very first photo I ever got into a show was the Acuff Steak House, which somehow made it into the annual High and Dry show at Texas Tech University. Apparently I was deep into my heavy-handed Photoshop phase in 2010:

Acuff, Texas
photographed 8.3.2018, and sometime in 2010

A buffet meal

A drive-without-a-destination the other day took me past the Acuff Steak House, a locally-famous place about 20 miles from home.

There’s no website, no online menu to refer you to, nothing about its history. There IS a single Yelp review, though, which you can glance at if you want.

Anyway, it was closed when I was there, but would shortly reopen for the Friday night catfish supper. The heat lamps were ready, the plates were stacked up, and it was just a matter of time until catfish lovers from far and wide began to descend on the place for their buffet meal. (I guess. I didn’t stay.)

Acuff Steak House
Acuff, Texas
photographed 8.3.2018

December 16


If you want to go see Acuff, do this: start in Lubbock, then take 4th Street heading east. Once you leave the city limits, the street changes names to Farm Road 40. When you see the Acuff Steak House on your right and the metal building shown above on your left, you’ll have just about seen the town. But, if you keep going east, you might spot this fixer-upper. You’re on your own after that….

Acuff, Texas

photographed 3.28.2010

September 29

Another sad house.

near Acuff, Texas

photographed 3.29.2010

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