‘Making it’ as a meat cutter

“All of my mom’s prayers have been answered,” says Thomas Tangaro. He’s just steps from the meat case he proudly restocks each morning when he gets in at 5 a.m. I was on a bit of a working vacation when I dropped in mid-morning, the 36-year Foodland meat manager...

Christmas lights, cowboy-style

There are few landmarks on the relatively lonely stretch of interstate that connects western Nebraska and Eastern Colorado to Denver. But for many who regularly travel I-76 this time of year, there’s one they’ve come to watch for: “Merry Christmas. Eat Beef.” Perched...

You read it here

We’ve covered a lot of ground this year, from California to Florida, from Arizona to Montana. We’ve been “Following the calves” and we’ve checked on “Footsteps worth following.” We’ve told your stories, and you’ve tagged along for the ride. So, thank you, for...

Amarillo or bust: Part two

Though educating center-of-the-plate specialists was the No. 1 goal during the International MBA class, we made sure they were well-fed, too. When I wasn’t snapping plate photos for Black Ink’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, I was taking my own to share. (While it...

Amarillo or bust: Part one

Cattle buyers at the Amarillo Livestock Auction on Nov. 14 were in for a surprise when 25 international guests walked in and crowded along the back wall just after noon. The group was hard to miss — they talked excitedly, snapped sale ring selfies and took notes in...