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WOLFGANG'S STEAKHOUSE and other beefy thoughts


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WOLFGANG'S STEAKHOUSE and other beefy thoughts

foodiemahoodie | Jan 11, 2009 12:03 AM

Was going to hit Citrus but they're closed - kitchen remodel.

I was in a steak mood so I thought I'd try Wolfgang's. I've never been to Peter Lugers and this is supposed to be the same.

Got a reservation last minute and the place was hopping. The service was very good, very attentive and they give you the whole steakhouse spiel which was interesting.

Got the porterhouse for two.

Now, this was in some ways a great steak - prime, juicy, and tender. Maybe the most tender steak I've ever had. I tried eating it with just a fork - no can do, but still.

The taste? Very good. Best steak I've ever had? Certainly not bad, but I probably won't be back. (but I liked the German home fries or whatever they were called - crispy potatoes with bacon - potatoes and bacon? Is that the perfect food or what?). Don't know how they do it, but Dan Tana's really has a great steak. (the best is a friend who is managed to nail one thing - which is grilled meat. A dinner party at his house is always the same. Grilled meat, Florentine style. Great.)

The steamed asparagus at Wolfgang's would have been better if they were peeled. Which they weren't. So it was a little tough and string. So I just at the top half.

My date found the meat too fatty for her tastes. But that's what prime is.

You know would I would love? A steakhouse to end all steakhouses - now this is something I've done at dinner parties - I would buy four different kinds of steak - chianini beef, grass fed, corn fed, wagyu, etc. and compare them. Wouldn't it be great to go to a steakhouse that offers you a sampler plate - and instead of four, maybe ten pieces on a plate? One could be the same meat, but cooked ten different ways - in a pan finished with butter vs wood fired grill vs charcoal grill and finished in the insanely hot wood fired pizza oven/stove. And another sampler with all the different kinds of beef.

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