Food & Drink International - Winter 2017, Volume 2 - 94
Dusty Trail Café and Steakhouse
The Dusty Trail Steakhouse is a new addition to an unusual Missouri
truck stop. By Kat Zeman
Dusty Trail Café
Headquarters: Rock Port, Mo.
Specialty: Wild game steaks
Karen Brown, owner: "You can buy a
steak in lots of different places. But we
offer dishes with a twist that you may
have never imagined."
>> The Dusty Trail Steakhouse plans to attract customers with a Frontier-era wagon bar and wild game on the menu.
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ruck drivers, wild game
trappers and adventurers
traveling through Missouri have a new destination
spot. Specializing in wild game, an
American frontier-like steakhouse
has popped up alongside the Trail's
End truck stop in Rockport.
The Dusty Trail Steakhouse opens
its doors in December and the owners hope it will become an attraction
for both local residents and out-ofstate travelers. Owned by Karen
Brown and her two daughters, Elizabeth Brown and Rachel Brown, the
steakhouse is designed to cater to
wild game enthusiasts.
"You can buy a steak in lots of different places," Karen Brown says.
"But we offer dishes with a twist that
you may have never imagined. We are
trying to broaden people's horizons."
The menu - which will feature rotating specials - will include a variety
of American wild game such as bison, deer, elk, wild boar, rabbit, duck,
pheasant and turkey. Visitors will be
treated to venison steaks, elk burgers,
wild boar sausage and a variety of
gamy appetizers. Although wild game
is the star attraction on the menu, the