Like most Americans, if I want a steak I usually go to the local supermarket and either buy the meat out of the cabinets, or have the butcher cut one off for me; take it home and barbecue it. However, every so often I get the urge to have a steak cooked for me in a restaurant.
The other evening, I decided we should go back to a restaurant specializing in steak. The last time we were there was at least seven years ago. It's an OK place, but I never felt it was that good. There have been several changes of ownership recently and so I though it might have improved. I was wrong.
The above picture shows the sort of thing I was hoping for, but it fell far short of expectations. In fact it was the worst piece of meat I have ever eaten in the US. Perhaps in these dark days of economic news, it reflects the lowering standards all around. I was not deterred, I took it home and ground it up for a burger, but the experience was a great disappointment. Back to the butcher and the BBQ.