BY JAKE CHILDERS
WHEN YOU think of burger joints, what usually comes to mind?
Most people think of clowns and guys wearing crowns.
What do cowboys and gelato have in common? Not much if you think about it, but one restaurant in Amarillo has managed to bring the two together and create a truly unique experience.
Cowboy Gelato brings a new form of excitement to the Old Historic Route 66 track through town. The restaurant, located at 2806 SW Sixth St., offers anything from stuffed hamburgers, pork loin sandwiches, BBQ sandwiches and other cowboy favorites to a wide variety of gelato and sorbet, all made fresh daily.
The cinematic décor tops off the experience, making it a classic.
Beyond the lure of Route 66, I first was brought to Cowboy Gelato by friends. The mix of the Old West with a touch of modern class and the diverse menu was new to me. From hamburgers and sandwiches named for some the silver screen’s most iconic cowboys to Italian ice cream, there is something for everyone.
“When I first came to Cowboy Gelato, I was impressed by both the menu and the friendly atmosphere,” a Michael Knight, a satisfied costumer. “My wife Amanda and I were looking around for a place to eat, and this place caught our eye. The food is superb and the gelato is beyond description.”
With this as a description, I knew that I too must try both the food and the dessert. I not only was impressed with the menu and the gelato, but the friendly atmosphere made the experience even that much more enjoyable.
Menu prices range from inexpensive to moderate. Cowboy Gelato offers a drink selection that serves to both the young and the young at heart with anything from soda pop to beer and wine. They also have fresh brewed coffee and iced tea.
They run daily lunch and dinner specials. They open early and close late. So if you are looking for a place to hang out or a quick lunch, the Cowboy has you covered on all fronts.
They also offer takeout and delivery in the Amarillo area.