With over 100 company-owned and franchised restaurants throughout the Eastern and Midwestern United States, RARE Hospitality International Inc. has a fast-growing presence in the steakhouse segment of the dining industry. This relative newcomer to the market--at scarcely 15 years in business, compared to such 1960s-era chains as Ponderosa and Bonanza--RARE's irreverent style of "cowboy cuisine" shook up the segment. By 1996, the company's core chain of LongHorn Steakhouses numbered 81 units. Following its initial public offering in 1992, the company acquired the Bugaboo Creek Steak House chain and its smaller The Capital Grille group of pricey eateries. Founder George W. McKerrow, Jr. continued to serve the company as chairman through the mid-1990s.




Spicy Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Lone Star Steakhouse Copycat Recipe

Serve 4-6 as an Appetizer

2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup half-and-half
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 (10 oz) bag frozen cut spinach, thawed and well drained
1 (13 oz) can quartered artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained and chopped
2/3 cup Monterey jack cheese, shredded

Combine the cream cheese and half-and-half in a bowl until well blended. Add the remaining ingredients and stir well. Pour the mixture into A baking dish and bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until it's bubbly.  Serve with crackers, bread sticks, or warm tortillas

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  1. Made this for a birthday party and it was gone in no time, served with pita chips.

  2. I made this with more cream cheese and parm then into stuffed it mushrooms. OMG good!