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Chimichurri Marinated Steak

Argentina knows how to cook meat.  No marinating; just a bit of salt and then the meat is slow roasted as an asado over a charcoal flame that slightly smokes the beef.  The steaks are amazing, but I was equally obsessed with the fresh and spicy chimichurri relish accompaniment.  Natalya and I traveled in Argentina with a few friends … Continue reading

Sirloin Steak

My exploits with steak on this blog have thus far been with Filet Mignon and Pepper-Crusted Filet Mignon. Those are really nice cuts of meat (also expensive) and hard to mess up I think. I needed a cheaper alternative to feed my carnivorous urges, so I turned to sirloin, which is less than half the … Continue reading

Kutsher’s Tribeca, NYC

Kutsher’s Executive Chef: Mark Spangenthal Cuisine: Jewish-American Neighborhood: Tribeca Price: Appetizers $10-15 and Mains $20-30 Address: 186 Franklin Street, NY, NY 10013 Phone: 212-431-0606 Kutsher’s, the iconic Country Club in the Catskills, opened a local outpost in October 2011 right in our ‘hood. The Country Club, open since 1907, has been entertaining and relaxing athletes, celebrities … Continue reading

The Publican, Chicago

The Publican Chef: Paul Kahan Cuisine: American Nouveau, Gastropub Neighborhood: Near West Side/West Loop Price: $10-15 brunch entrées, $8-10 brunch cocktails Address: 837 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607 Phone: (312) 733-9555 Hours: Mon-Thurs: 3:30-10:30pm ; Frid-Sat: 3:30-11:30pm ; Sun: 10am-2pm (brunch) & 5-10pm The Publican, located in the Fulton Market District in Chicago is … Continue reading

Alexander’s Steakhouse, CA

Alexander’s Steakhouse 10330 N Wolfe Rd Cupertino, CA 95014 http://www.alexanderssteakhouse.com/ Alexander’s Steakhouse is a fine dining restaurant that pairs the tradition of American steaks with Japanese influence throughout the menu. Tim took me to the Cupertino location, which is nearby a shopping mall. Besides the amazing food, the service was outstanding. The servers are all very friendly … Continue reading

Landmarc Tribeca, NYC

Landmarc Tribeca Chef: Marc Murphy Cuisine:  American Nouveau Neighborhood: Tribeca Price: $40-50 per person for an appetizer plus entree Phone: (212) 343-3883 Address: 179 West Broadway, NYC 10013 Right in the heart of Tribeca, Landmarc is always bustling with neighborhood diners and as a bonus, even offers cozy sidewalk seating to see and be seen. … Continue reading