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2008/09/01 22:49:58 (permalink)

The 20 Best Steaks in America

Here is another survey...this one from Esquire Magazine..on the 20 BEST steaks in America...many favorites like Peter Lugers....and not so surprisingly....so many of them are in NYC...in fact a large proportion of them...then a bunch from Beverly Hills etc...Pat's Cheesesteaks in Philly even made the cut.....no "top" 10 or 20 list ever is definitive...but its comments and thoughts make for interesting reading for steak lovers...enjoy...

http://www.esquire.com/features/steak/best-steaks-0908?src=syn&dom=yah_buzz&mag=esq&ha=1
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    mayor al
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    RE: The 20 Best Steaks in America 2008/09/01 23:06:23 (permalink)

    I hope the Esquire readers ALL believe the survey to be Gospel. That way some great places in the 'Flyover Zone' can continue to put out Great Steaks to those of us smart enough to recognize quality when we have it on our plate ! Doe's in Mississippi, Arkansas, and Kentucky...Archies in tiny LaMar Iowa, Cattlemans in OK, The list goes on and on...and I didn't even mention that 'wasteland' of Chicago.
    Thanks for doing us a favor with the spreading of the "Esquire Word".
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    RE: The 20 Best Steaks in America 2008/09/02 08:13:06 (permalink)
    Pat's cheesesteak................great? I considered it garbage. I would not put ANY cheesesteak in the same class as a really good steak.
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    RE: The 20 Best Steaks in America 2008/09/02 08:18:55 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Greymo

    Pat's cheesesteak................great? I considered it garbage. I would not put ANY cheesesteak in the same class as a really good steak.


    No kidding. They are entirely different beasts.
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    RE: The 20 Best Steaks in America 2008/09/02 15:49:54 (permalink)
    No Does Eat Place???

    and they include a Benihana & Pat's

    What a screwed up (I was going to say worse but would have been deleted) list

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    RE: The 20 Best Steaks in America 2008/09/02 16:03:01 (permalink)
    It's just another stupid "poll". I have no idea why people form threads about this garbage.
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    RE: The 20 Best Steaks in America 2008/09/02 16:23:40 (permalink)
    the article says he wasn't going for just different cuts of steak, but diversity of preparation of meat. I haven't tried these all these particular steaks at these restaurants, but are the ones he names at the restaurants good?
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    RE: The 20 Best Steaks in America 2008/09/02 16:34:05 (permalink)
    There's no good steak at Benihana's. It's the McDonalds of Japanese food. You go for the show. And "Teppanyaki" is an American invention solely for entertainment value. It's viewed as a western cooking style and is a curiosity at best in Japan. My Japanese friends roll their eyes at it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teppanyaki

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    RE: The 20 Best Steaks in America 2008/09/02 16:43:04 (permalink)
    How about Chicken Fried Steak making the list. The author of the article should have glue poured over his keyboard." />

    And another thing. Someday I'm going to able to afford Japanese Waygu Beef. And believe me, the last thing I would want is someone to chop it into little pieces and cover it with soy sauce.
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    RE: The 20 Best Steaks in America 2008/09/02 17:00:38 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by hutt

    It's just another stupid "poll". I have no idea why people form threads about this garbage.




    They post because it is really a lot more interesting than a lot of other topics on here.
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    RE: The 20 Best Steaks in America 2008/09/02 17:01:23 (permalink)
    If there's not even one mention of Chicago, I'm going to simply ignore it. I can't stand those East Coast magazines that think everything between New York and California is a vast wasteland just to fly over.
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    RE: The 20 Best Steaks in America 2008/09/02 17:06:06 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by danimal15

    If there's not even one mention of Chicago, I'm going to simply ignore it. I can't stand those East Coast magazines that think everything between New York and California is a vast wasteland just to fly over.

    With the exception of New Orleans it is a vast wasteland. And then there's California, which doesn't reach the mark that would elevate it to the status of a good wasteland.
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    RE: The 20 Best Steaks in America 2008/09/02 17:16:20 (permalink)
    Michael
    I disagree with your comment about the quality of food in the 'Heartland and Intermountain West'. It is NOT a wasteland. This list is the product of another person who has made no effort to go beyond his narrow travels to see (and taste) what this country is all about.
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    RE: The 20 Best Steaks in America 2008/09/02 17:21:17 (permalink)
    One of the best steaks I have ever had was at Fernandes Steakhouse in Newark, NJ. Im not sure what it is called on the menu but it was referred to as the "Tile Steak". It was cooked on the grill then finished at your table adding butter, lemon juice & garlic. It is cut on a clay tile that has been baked in an oven & placed on a metal bracket that is set at an angle. The juices of the steak, lemon juice, butter & garlic flow down this tile into a bowl that collects the juices.
    You cut the steak & dip it in the bowl of collected juices...no hearts next to it on the menu of course.
    Fernandes is on the corner of Flemming & Chapel in the Ironbound section. It is worth the trip...they also have gated & monitored parking so you have a car when you finish.
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    RE: The 20 Best Steaks in America 2008/09/02 17:24:28 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

    quote:
    Originally posted by danimal15

    If there's not even one mention of Chicago, I'm going to simply ignore it. I can't stand those East Coast magazines that think everything between New York and California is a vast wasteland just to fly over.

    With the exception of New Orleans it is a vast wasteland. And then there's California, which doesn't reach the mark that would elevate it to the status of a good wasteland.


    Whatever.
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    RE: The 20 Best Steaks in America 2008/09/02 17:26:28 (permalink)
    I moved to Minneapolis in 1999, and I thought it was "flyover" land, too. In some ways, I still do.

    But I think the steaks at Murray's are great, and I've taken discerning New Yorkers there -- and they've enjoyed it.

    http://www.murraysrestaurant.com
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    RE: The 20 Best Steaks in America 2008/09/02 17:32:17 (permalink)
    My 56 year old cousin, who is in international traveler,deemed the filet he had at a restaurant we took him to the other night" the best he has ever had".And that was at a decades old steak joint in the middle of the inner city in good old Milwaukee.Point being there are many,many(and I would love to try any one my fellow roadfooders suggest)great steaks around the country.Benihanas????? Please
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    RE: The 20 Best Steaks in America 2008/09/02 17:42:06 (permalink)
    Yeah, I saw that list too. I won't make any comments except to say, some are, "spot on". And, some are...........
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    RE: The 20 Best Steaks in America 2008/09/02 18:10:47 (permalink)
    I would love to try Peter Lugers but I am rarely in The Big Apple.

    So I have to settle for his Great, Great Nephew's place wich is just over 10 miles from my home.

    http://www.greatunclepeters.com/index.html

    For my fellow wine-o's, they have a small but nice(typical steak house)wine list. Only $10.00 corkage.
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    RE: The 20 Best Steaks in America 2008/09/02 18:23:08 (permalink)
    If I want a really great steak, I'll go to the local butcher and buy the nicest piece of beef that he has available and cook it at home or a friends house. That way I know what I'm getting, cook it the way I like it and not have to spend a small fortune at a restaurant.
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    RE: The 20 Best Steaks in America 2008/09/02 18:44:55 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by KonaErnie

    If I want a really great steak, I'll go to the local butcher and buy the nicest piece of beef that he has available and cook it at home or a friends house. That way I know what I'm getting, cook it the way I like it and not have to spend a small fortune at a restaurant.


    Homecooked is great but unless I am going to be invited to your home, I would really like to know about restaurants where I can go and enjoy a meal.
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    RE: The 20 Best Steaks in America 2008/09/02 19:30:22 (permalink)
    True...that's the whole point of going to a restaurant...to have some one else cook for you with their expertise!!!!
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    RE: The 20 Best Steaks in America 2008/09/02 19:45:23 (permalink)
    I think MH's post was tongue in check but I will leave that for MH to say.
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    RE: The 20 Best Steaks in America 2008/09/02 19:45:24 (permalink)
    How can you talk great steak houses (in NYC) without mentioning, Spark's?
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    RE: The 20 Best Steaks in America 2008/09/02 20:18:04 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by NebGuy

    I think MH's post was tongue in check but I will leave that for MH to say.

    Oh, it was tongue in cheek about the vast wasteland part.
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    RE: The 20 Best Steaks in America 2008/09/02 20:28:02 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by leethebard

    True...that's the whole point of going to a restaurant...to have some one else cook for you with their expertise!!!!



    Any Roadfooder is always invited to my house. What expertise does it take to cook a great steak anyway? When I go out to a restaurant (which is rare in this day and age) I usually order something I that never make at home. A nice crispy piece of duck or perhaps some venison. I'm a cheapskate.... what can I say?
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    RE: The 20 Best Steaks in America 2008/09/03 08:53:13 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by wmceaton

    One of the best steaks I have ever had was at Fernandes Steakhouse in Newark, NJ. Im not sure what it is called on the menu but it was referred to as the "Tile Steak". It was cooked on the grill then finished at your table adding butter, lemon juice & garlic. It is cut on a clay tile that has been baked in an oven & placed on a metal bracket that is set at an angle. The juices of the steak, lemon juice, butter & garlic flow down this tile into a bowl that collects the juices.
    You cut the steak & dip it in the bowl of collected juices...no hearts next to it on the menu of course.
    Fernandes is on the corner of Flemming & Chapel in the Ironbound section. It is worth the trip...they also have gated & monitored parking so you have a car when you finish.


    I have been there awhile back and remember that place as being excellent.

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    RE: The 20 Best Steaks in America 2008/09/03 09:08:48 (permalink)
    I read the article for the second time, and cannot find any mention of it being a poll or a survey. It is just John Mariani's opinion. Nothing to get excited about - just food for thought and discussion.
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    RE: The 20 Best Steaks in America 2008/09/03 09:22:20 (permalink)
    Noticed that too...I guess any one can set themselves up as an authority...or in this case just say it's a top 20 list without ANY qualifying remarks...Top 20 lists around roadfood would hold more water!!!
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    RE: The 20 Best Steaks in America 2008/09/03 09:36:18 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by hutt

    It's just another stupid "poll". I have no idea why people form threads about this garbage.



    I believe this is worse than many food "polls." For one, it's not a poll. The author just puts out his subjective opinion without any hint of criteria used. Secondly, unlike many "best of" lists, this one is comparing a fairly large variety of foods - anything with "steak" in it. I really do enjoy Pat's (and other Philly cheesesteak places), but a cheesesteak should never be compared to a real steak. It's a completely different food.
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