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DrAstroZoom
10-25-2006, 10:06 AM
So, my birthday's tomorrow, but my mom's taking me out for a celebratory dinner tonight at Alexander's Steakhouse (http://www.mercedesrestaurants.com/alexanders.html), which is, for my money, the best steak place in Springpatch. My quandry is, I'm not sure which luscious cut of meat to get. So I'm asking my carnivorous Finheaven friends to help me decide.

Please provide your reasoning, as well. :eating:

ILPhinFan88
10-25-2006, 10:09 AM
Santa Maria Style :D

DrAstroZoom
10-25-2006, 10:11 AM
I had a feeling you'd be checking in, brother! :D Actually, the Santa Maria is Mrs. Z's fave.

ILPhinFan88
10-25-2006, 10:14 AM
I had a feeling you'd be checking in, brother! :D Actually, the Santa Maria is Mrs. Z's fave.



Out of your choices I'd go with the New York strip, love a nice steak well done and no steak sauce. If it gets cooked bad the only sauce I like is Country Bob's

DrAstroZoom
10-25-2006, 10:18 AM
Last year, I tried to eat the 3-pound top sirloin! I made it halfway through and paid for it the next 24 hours. :lol:

Majpain
10-25-2006, 10:20 AM
Nothen like a NY steak. MMM GOO

Chavez Ravine
10-25-2006, 10:21 AM
Ribeye Medium Rare

greatwade
10-25-2006, 10:22 AM
I like the Del Monico. But in different parts of the country different cuts
are named differently.

Sounds like, to be safe (since you weren't digging the 3lbs of intestinal
traffic) get the Filet. Tender, tasty, and you won't be eating nearly as
much beef. Oh, and apologies to NJ for stealing his pickup line.

In_Flames
10-25-2006, 10:28 AM
I'm sticking with the good ol' Top Sirloin...:drool:

UltraDol-Fan
10-25-2006, 10:38 AM
I'd take the NY Strip, depending on how big the filet is...

In_Flames
10-25-2006, 10:48 AM
Speaking of goo steak, anyone ever been to a Shula's Steakhouse (http://www.donshula.com/restaurants.php)? We have a Shula's 2 down here in Richmond, Va. I hit up occasionally.

greatwade
10-25-2006, 10:55 AM
can't believe you didn't make Nickle a poll option.

:forshame:

finswin56
10-25-2006, 10:57 AM
Speaking of goo steak, anyone ever been to a Shula's Steakhouse (http://www.donshula.com/restaurants.php)? We have a Shula's 2 down here in Richmond, Va. I hit up occasionally.I've been to the in Naples. I wasn't impressed. The cuts were enormous, but I've had better, especially given the price.

Being a butcher's son, I'm all about the Ribeye. Very tender, and SO much flavor... especially if you're at a good steak house.

greatwade
10-25-2006, 11:00 AM
I've been to the in Naples. I wasn't impressed. The cuts were enormous, but I've had better, especially given the price.

Being a butcher's son, I'm all about the Ribeye. Very tender, and SO much flavor... especially if you're at a good steak house.
The only one who could ever reach me
Was the son of a butcher man
The only boy who could ever teach me
Was the son of a butcher man
Yes he was, he was, oooooooooooh, yes he was

I've been told I sound like Urethra :D


sorry for the jack, doc, still a little peeved @ the nickle thing

DrAstroZoom
10-25-2006, 11:03 AM
I've seen the "nickle steak" reference a couple of times, but I haven't been able to figure it out.

Timmy54
10-25-2006, 11:12 AM
dont have the nickle steak, it leaves a goo taste in your mouth. or at least that is what spray told me.

greatwade
10-25-2006, 11:12 AM
I've seen the "nickle steak" reference a couple of times, but I haven't been able to figure it out.

well w/e you decide, if it is on the menu, don't only NOT order it, take your mama, put her in the car, set fire to the restaurant and roll out of their as quick as you can.

NY Strip is winning btw.

Do they have nice side items? I enjoy a nice spinach salad, some artichoke, maybe au gratin potatos, broccoli rab, sauteed onions or thick cut onion rings,
maybe shoe string potatos. You can't just enjoy the beef. D-day's not even awake yet, don't worry about that comment.

DrAstroZoom
10-25-2006, 11:18 AM
No veggies ... this is a Man's Man's Steakhouse. Dinners include a huge salad bar and a baked potato. And you can cook your own steak if you want.

And yes, it appears the NY Strip is winning. Interestingly, Alexander's offers something called a Double Cut New York Strip. I'm not sure what that's all about.

greatwade
10-25-2006, 11:19 AM
No veggies ... this is a Man's Man's Steakhouse. Dinners include a huge salad bar and a baked potato. And you can cook your own steak if you want.

And yes, it appears the NY Strip is winning. Interestingly, Alexander's offers something called a Double Cut New York Strip. I'm not sure what that's all about.

cook it yourself???????????????

that's like tugging on my own stuff at the oar house!

silly, silly man.

DrAstroZoom
10-25-2006, 11:21 AM
Oh, I'm not cooking my own, don't worry. I'm going to make THEM work.

finswin56
10-25-2006, 11:21 AM
The only one who could ever reach me
Was the son of a butcher man
The only boy who could ever teach me
Was the son of a butcher man
Yes he was, he was, oooooooooooh, yes he was

I've been told I sound like Urethra :D


sorry for the jack, doc, still a little peeved @ the nickle thing:sidelol:

lazareth
10-25-2006, 11:35 AM
personally, my favorite steak is a nice med-rare slab of Prime Rib that has been slow-roasted (especially if it has been encrusted with rock salt or something similar before roasting)...with freshly shaved horseradish and au juis

but i believe this thread is about the char-grilled variety:

i always like the t-bone because it is two steaks in one...the smaller part is basically the tenderloin (where the filet comes from) and the other side is the sirloin strip...if you go porterhouse t-bone, then the size of the tenderloin is larger...i also like leaving a good strip of meat around the bone for gnawing on ( *looks around for the wittah people* don't go there :lol: )

Mike13
10-25-2006, 12:02 PM
Ribeye Steak is good stuff.
The NY strip is good as well.

I went to Morton's steakhouse for my 18th B-day, expensive as hell but it was worth it. Only place I didn't have to use a fake I.D to get a drink.
http://www.mortons.com/website/index.html

I had a Cajun Ribeye Steak there, with mushrooms and Potatoes Au Gratin.

Blade
10-25-2006, 01:11 PM
Top Sirloin, medium. That is what i would go with.

In_Flames
10-25-2006, 01:12 PM
Top Sirloin, medium. That is what i would go with.

high-five!!! :hi5:

Buddwalk
10-25-2006, 01:23 PM
aint nothing like a tbone :eating:

Pagan
10-25-2006, 01:52 PM
Can't go wrong with Top Sirloin, Doc. :up:

DrAstroZoom
10-25-2006, 02:24 PM
Looks like this is going to go right down to the wire -- I'm headed for the restaurant at 7 p.m. ET.

Slainte
10-25-2006, 02:47 PM
i always like the t-bone because it is two steaks in one...the smaller part is basically the tenderloin (where the filet comes from) and the other side is the sirloin strip...if you go porterhouse t-bone, then the size of the tenderloin is larger...i also like leaving a good strip of meat around the bone for gnawing on ( *looks around for the wittah people* don't go there :lol: )
:yeahthat: gnawing and everything.......T-Bone is double the pleasure double the fun

In_Flames
10-25-2006, 02:50 PM
a close race indeed...

DrAstroZoom
10-25-2006, 03:16 PM
And apparently, discussions of meat = five-star Lounge threads. :lol:

RWhitney014
10-25-2006, 03:18 PM
On someone else's dime, you go for the filet. If not, then the ribeye.

DrAstroZoom
10-25-2006, 03:21 PM
The Kansas City Strip is getting no love. I'm guessing that's a regional thing.

dominizzo
10-25-2006, 03:23 PM
The Best tasting Steak on the planet is Rib Eye

In_Flames
10-25-2006, 03:25 PM
Sirloin has fallen next to last, it's a damn shame...:nono:

Roman529
10-25-2006, 03:30 PM
Whatever you get make sure it is at least 24 ounces, and save room for the baked potatoe with sour cream and chives. :wink:

In_Flames
10-25-2006, 03:32 PM
OK, fess up...who gave the pity vote to the KC Strip...:rolleyes2

Roman529
10-25-2006, 03:33 PM
OK, fess up...who gave the pity vote to the KC Strip...:rolleyes2

That was ME....hey KC is pretty much the home of meat...along with Chicago. Good barbecue too. :tongue:

DrAstroZoom
10-25-2006, 03:33 PM
Blech to sour cream ... sorry. I've tried on several occasions to like it, and I just can't.

As far as the 24 ounces go, we'll see. I know I'm definitely not going to try and conquer the 48-ouncer like last time. :barf:

One final note about KC vs. NY Strip: KC is apparently bone-in, while NY is boneless. Other than that, it's the same cut. Who knew? :idea:

In_Flames
10-25-2006, 03:35 PM
That was ME....hey KC is pretty much the home of meat...along with Chicago. Good barbecue too. :tongue:

explanation accepted...:hi5:

Roman529
10-25-2006, 03:44 PM
explanation accepted...:hi5:

I don't really know that much about different cuts of meat....I just like to eat. :lol:

My favorite steak place is called Ruth's Cris steakhouse... and Mortons is good too. I heard Don Shula has a great steak place...I will have to visit it next time in Miami.

Maynard the Hammer
10-25-2006, 03:48 PM
filet topped with gorgonzola

In_Flames
10-25-2006, 03:49 PM
My favorite steak place is called Ruth's Cris steakhouse... and Mortons is good too. I heard Don Shula has a great steak place...I will have to visit it next time in Miami.

psssssst....go here (http://www.donshula.com/restaurants.php) :wink:

DrAstroZoom
10-25-2006, 03:53 PM
Four-way tie! Go crazy, folks ... go crazy!

PHINATIC13
10-25-2006, 03:58 PM
Porterhouse (Filet/New York cuts) if they have it.

DrAstroZoom
10-25-2006, 04:04 PM
I think the T-Bone is the closest thing.

finswin56
10-25-2006, 04:07 PM
I don't really know that much about different cuts of meat....I just like to eat. :lol:

My favorite steak place is called Ruth's Cris steakhouse... and Mortons is good too. I heard Don Shula has a great steak place...I will have to visit it next time in Miami.Shula's doesn't hold a candle to Ruth's Cris

In_Flames
10-25-2006, 04:23 PM
C'mon people, you're running out of time, we need more votes...FOR THE DOC MUST EAT!!!!!!!!!:tantrum:

greatwade
10-25-2006, 04:31 PM
Shula's doesn't hold a candle to Ruth's Cris

understatement of the year.

Ruth's Cris secret though is all that butter. And them sizzling plates. I'm gonna have to do that up I think soon.

NY Prime is damn close.
Morton's is overpriced/rated.
Maxwell's Chophouse is a must for any palm beach/boca/south fl people.

on my to go list though are:

Prime 112 in South Beach (http://www.prime112.com/)
Berns in Tampa (http://www.bernssteakhouse.com/bs_frame.htm)

I hear goo things.

retired opfinistic
10-25-2006, 04:35 PM
ribeye. simply the mst delicious cut of beef. or check out the hostesses/waitresses and pick out a nice rump roast.:D

In_Flames
10-25-2006, 04:38 PM
hostesses/waitresses rump roast.:D

:eating:

DrAstroZoom
10-25-2006, 05:35 PM
Well, folks ... I'm getting ready to truck. I'm leaning toward a T-Bone as of now, but I may change my mind once I get there. Maybe I'll even take pics!

Thanks for your input!

Roman529
10-25-2006, 06:12 PM
Well, folks ... I'm getting ready to truck. I'm leaning toward a T-Bone as of now, but I may change my mind once I get there. Maybe I'll even take pics!

Thanks for your input!

Don't forget the sauteed onions and portobello mushrooms and a nice beer so that you don't get heartburn and vapor lock from all that food going down. :lol:

Jaydog57
10-25-2006, 06:28 PM
Dude, go with the New York Strip, medium rare, sauteed shrooms and gorgonzola cheese:dolphins:

NJFINSFAN1
10-25-2006, 06:43 PM
Nothing better then a New York strip cooked just right!!!!

Man I'm getting hungry just thinking about it, and I just ate!

d-day
10-25-2006, 07:32 PM
understatement of the year.

Ruth's Cris secret though is all that butter. And them sizzling plates. I'm gonna have to do that up I think soon.

NY Prime is damn close.
Morton's is overpriced/rated.
Maxwell's Chophouse is a must for any palm beach/boca/south fl people.

on my to go list though are:

Prime 112 in South Beach (http://www.prime112.com/)
Berns in Tampa (http://www.bernssteakhouse.com/bs_frame.htm)

I hear goo things.

:yeahthat:

butter makes everything taste better: steaks, chicken wing sauce, bread, toast...

hooters actually has a great butter based hot chicken wing sauce - hate their coated wings though - i always order mine nekkid

my family always been partial to the delmonico's, doc - and country fried... :wink:

lappy: the tube variety

finswin56
10-25-2006, 11:04 PM
:yeahthat:

butter makes everything taste better: steaks, chicken wing sauce, bread, toast...

hooters actually has a great butter based hot chicken wing sauce - hate their coated wings though - i always order mine nekkid

my family always been partial to the delmonico's, doc - and country fried... :wink:

lappy: the tube varietyTwo words every sentence should have :yes:

It's all about the butter.

MNFINFAN
10-25-2006, 11:30 PM
I voted Filet, but damn it ribeye is pretty tasty too. I will pretty much eat anything though. Wasn't impressed at the Ruth Chris I went to in Philly, (King of Prussia I think). Like Murray's in Minneapolis or Manny's. Yum I am hungry.

PrepDogg
10-25-2006, 11:49 PM
Go with the Ribeye. You Can't go wrong. :ally:

ch19079
10-26-2006, 09:08 AM
Porterhouse

"The Porterhouse Steak is similar to the beef loin T-bone steak. However the tenderloin muscle is much larger and an extra muscle is located in the center of the porterhouse steak on the upper side."

http://animalscience.unl.edu/meats/id/Beef7-1.htm

Its all about the tenderloin, and you should be slapped for not having that on the list.

ILPhinFan88
10-26-2006, 09:11 AM
By the poll now Doc you would have to eat 4 steaks. :D

Witness
10-26-2006, 09:11 AM
new york strip for sure

In_Flames
10-26-2006, 09:18 AM
so what was it Doc :confused:

Timmy54
10-26-2006, 09:18 AM
how was the steak doc. goo party??

DrAstroZoom
10-26-2006, 10:03 AM
I had the most SUCCULENT T-Bone steak ever. It was amazing. I also picked up a Dolphins faux leather jacket and real leather cap. I'm going to try and get pics on here in the coming days. :up:

Shula Come Back!
10-26-2006, 05:55 PM
nice choice!!!! happy bday btw!!!!

PrepDogg
10-26-2006, 06:10 PM
As long as it was a good cut. Then anyone would've been good. :up:

BritP
10-26-2006, 07:06 PM
I had the most SUCCULENT T-Bone steak ever. It was amazing. I also picked up a Dolphins faux leather jacket and real leather cap. I'm going to try and get pics on here in the coming days. :up:

WOOT Doc.....glad you had a yummy steak. I hope you have a great b-day! *MWAH*