I can't believe it, we've been slacking!! If you TFP Foodies haven't yet noticed, I'm a die hard steak guy. I love grilling it, I love going to really nice steak places, and best of all, I love eating it! I'm fortunate enough that I have a farmer friend who raises some awesome hormone free, antibiotic free, grass fed beef, so we get a really sweet deal on excellent beef (like ~$3/lb for an entire side, including all the steaks, roasts, and best ground beef you'll ever taste). That's the primary way I get me some steak. If I had to buy butcher shop prices all the time, there is no way my budget could keep up with my taste. So, how do you feel about steak? What cuts are your favorite? How do you like it cooked? What do you like to have with it? Where are your favorite places to have steak? How do I feel about steak? Already covered that, it's one of my all time favorite foods. What cuts are my favorite? A bone-in ribeye is pretty tough to beat in my mind, but a great porterhouse comes in a close second. I also think flank steak is underrated if you prepare it right. How do I like it cooked? Usually medium rare. I want to see some red, but the whole steak needs to be warm. Sometimes, depending on the cut and quality, I'll go just to the medium side of medium rare to let the fat break down just a touch more. What do you like to have with it? I love salad. A nice spinach or mixed green salad with tomatoes, some shredded carrot, cucumber, hard boiled eggs, and shredded cheese is a nice starter with a steak. And I love baked potatoes, especially baked buried in the coals of the grill. I precook the potato most of the way, drizzle some olive oil on it, sprinkle some garlic, salt, pepper, and various other herbs on it, and wrap it in foil. Then cook it amongst the coals. Another great side for steak is grilled asparagus. What are your favorite places to have steak? I like the traditional steak houses like Morton's, Ruth's Chris, Flemmings, etc. I really loved Peter Luger's the time I was able to make it there. But the top place in the world when it comes to steak, to me, is David Burke's Primehouse in Chicago. First and foremost, the steak there is to die for. If you truly like a steak that is full of flavor, go for their dry aged steaks. *drool* The great thing about David Burke's is that the rest of their food blows all the "traditional" steak houses out of the water. They are very creative with their appetizers, sides, and desserts, and offer a nice variety of non-steak entrees. The service there is also top notch. The inspiration for this thread was my brunch this morning. The wife and I spent the weekend in Chicago for our wedding anniversary (14 years this month, can't believe she still keeps me around ). We've been to David Burke's for dinner before and loved it. But we've always wanted to try their brunch, the timing has just always been off. So this morning we decided we'd go for it. We go down there and start with a mimosa (for her) and a bloody mary (for me). Then we start checking out the brunch menu, when I spy the blurb about all the dinner steaks being available for breakfast too. So I ask the waitress "What if I want your 75 day dry aged ribeye from the dinner menu, but I want a load of breakfast food with it instead of the dinner sides." Her response was PERFECT: "You can absolutely do that. At David Burke's we will make you whatever you want, no matter what's on the menu, assuming we have the ingredients." Bam, I'm in instant heaven. (Can you tell yet that a great meal really gets me going? ) So I see some of the stuff on the brunch menu that looks good, and I piece together a plan. I ask for the 75day dry aged ribeye, medium rare. I ask for fried potatoes, extra crispy. I ask for their lobster scrambled eggs. I ask for wheat toast (hey, I got to keep it healthy ). This is what she brought me: And here is what it looked like when I was done: I seriously felt a little stoned after all that awesomeness. So, though I rambled and diverted and extrapolated, please post up your thoughts on steak!! I'm always looking for new ideas, and absolutely love sharing my thoughts, tips, and tricks.