KTK Steakhouse strives to serve greatness
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KTK Steakhouse strives to serve greatness

Published 10/12/17

Ana Davis

TNE Writer           

KTK Steakhouse is family-owned and -operated. Craig Landsaw and his wife Christy Landsaw opened the steakhouse 10 years ago and have been reaching new heights ever since. Christy Landsaw now owns and operates the business. The chef at KTK Steakhouse strives to please patrons through a passion for the culinary arts.

Dr. Larry "Phil" Keeter stood behind the KTK brand that now symbolizes quality and commitment to the Angus cattle industry. Keeter raised Angus cattle on Keeter's Triple K Angus Farm and was active in the breed for more than 40 years. He served in several leadership roles including president of the Northeast Oklahoma Angus Association and livestock industry representative for the Oklahoma International Trade Development. He was named "Mr. Oklahoma Angus" and inducted into the Oklahoma Angus Hall of Fame. Keeter's passion for food, particularly Angus beef, his sister Ruby's homemade sourdough biscuits and his favorite restaurant, Phil's Country Fare in Westville where he frequently dined, were the inspiration for the KTK Angus Steakhouse.

“We always loved the idea of opening our own steakhouse, especially since Craig was a Keeter. It just fit,” said Christy Landsaw. “I have loved getting to watch the steakhouse grow over the years. It started off slow, but what new restaurant in Tahlequah doesn’t? We’ve hit numbers in the past couple years that have taken us all by surprise.”

Last year, Chefs Appreciation Week was celebrated the third week in August. It honors all chefs for their dedication, love of culinary arts and willingness to serve their communities for the common good.

Chris Gurschke, KTK Steakhouse general manager, cooks most of the food served there and has been in the restaurant industry for about 18 years. Gurschke was raised in Las Vegas, and he learned his trade while working at a Longhorn Steakhouse.

"I moved here about eight years ago and have been making it happen," Gurschke said. "We've doubled our business in the last three years, so we're definitely getting it done."

Gurschke said he would not be considered a professional chef, but he has enjoyed cooking for friends since he was young. He takes pride in the food he prepares and said nothing beats a 12-ounce medium-rare ribeye with a potato.

"My friends called me Chef Chris when I was 10 years old," Gurschke said. "I always had a passion for it and loved doing it. I love cooking for the family and for groups of people. It's just the satisfaction of filling everyone's belly, and if you don't hear a word at the dinner table, you know the food is good."

KTK Steakhouse strives to serve great attitudes and happy bellies. They have been voted Tahlequah’s No. 1 Steakhouse for three years in a row, and they prove it every day.

“We eat at KTK Steakhouse on a regular basis,” said Phillip Bush, Tahlequah resident. “The service is always great, the bartender makes our drinks perfect and the food is always spot on. They make you feel right at home as soon as you walk in the door.”

KTK Steakhouse is open 11a.m. to 9p.m., Monday through Friday and open 3-9p.m. on Saturday.

To make a reservation, call 918-453-0300. To find out more about KTK, visit their Facebook page 
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