Boot scootin’ from Texas to Today Show

If you’ve spent any time following us here at or surfed the succulent variations of the Certified Angus Beef ® brand, chances are you’ve been introduced to Chef Rory Schepisi. You may have been a fan of hers since her Food Network Star days. If that’s true, consider yourself ahead of the game.

Tomorrow, everyone else in the country will meet Chef Rory when she appears on NBC’s Today Show. Schepisi, a New Jersey native who owns and operates Boot Hill Saloon & Grill in Vega, Texas, will prepare her culinary creations and share her unique story. Of course, if you’re the type who prefers immediate gratification, has your back.

We spent a little time with the good chef last week in Vega.

As you can probably tell, Rory’s no stranger to the camera. In fact, it was a spot on Country Music Television’s reality show Popularity Contest that first brought her to Vega, where she fell in love with the town of 884 residents and its laid-back lifestyle. Schepisi also competed on Food Network Star finishing as runner up on Season 3. Prior to becoming a steakhouse owner, she had an eight-year stint as a vegetarian — but top-notch Certified Angus Beef ® tempted her taste buds. Rory has also spent time working in a feedlot and currently lives on a ranch outside of Vega, where she sees first-hand how animals are raised with care by dedicated ranchers.

And if that’s not enough to pique your interest, Chef Rory cooks up one of the meanest Certified Angus Beef ® ribeyes this side of Big Cactus.

Certified Angus Beef ribeye

Naturally, yours truly took that steak for a spin, as well as one other menu item that caught my eye: BUCKET O CRAP.

Bucket O Crap

It’s the best bucket of crap you’ll ever eat!

Bucket o crap from Boot Hill Saloon

Tune in tomorrow for Rory’s Today Show appearance! And stop back here for one of her tasty recipes!

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Bryan Schaaf

Bryan is a modern-day Hamburglar, minus the mask and kitschy catch phrase. There’s not a burger on the planet he wouldn’t take on — even those token ones for customers with less-adventurous palates. In his spare time, he’s a soccer junkie, musician, husband and father of the most adorable little carnivores this side of Jurassic Park.