Let rib roast sit at room temperature for a few hours. A warmer roast will decrease cooking time.
Preheat over to 500 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, combine ginger, marmalade, garlic, soy sauce, brown sugar, hot sauce and mustard. Mix well and gently stir in pineapple juice.
Prick holes in the roast with a two-pronged fork. Place roast in a large bowl or plastic container.
Substitute your marinade in place of Chef John’s butter mix. Pour marinade over roast; cover and let marinate at room temperature, basting twice.
When the roast is ready for cooking, place it in the roasting pan.
Leave about one cup of the marinade in the roasting pan. Pour the olive oil over the roast and cover roast with black pepper.
Baking time is calculated as follows from Chef John: Weight of entire roast in pounds (ie 5.5 lbs from label) x 5 minutes = 27.5 Minutes baking time. Round up to the nearest whole number to be sure, which is 28 from our example.
Important: Make sure your roast and marinade are both at room temperature, or else you will have to cook them much longer! (remember, leave your roast out for a few hours before preparing it).
Bake for the amount of time you calculated using the middle of the oven.
When time is up. Turn OFF the oven, but DO NOT OPEN it. Leave it inside the over for another 2 hours. The heat trapped within the oven from the initial searing at 500 degrees will cook the meat to a nice rare to medium-rare. (Lock door if you have curious kids! 🙂 )
Remove after 2 hours and serve. There is no need to let it “rest”, since it has already rested inside the oven.
Serving Suggestion: Serve sliced Chinese marinated prime rib roast with steamed or fried rice and broccoli or pea pods. Add a splash of soy sauce to each slice if desired.
In a shallow glass dish, mix together the Hoisin sauce, ketchup, honey, soy sauce, sake, rice vinegar, lemon juice, ginger, garlic and five-spice powder.
Place the ribs in the dish, and turn to coat.
Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours, or as long as overnight.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
Fill a broiler tray with enough water to cover the bottom.
Place the grate or rack over the tray. Arrange the ribs on the grate.
Place the broiler rack in the center of the oven.
Cook for 40 minutes, turning and brushing with the marinade every 10 minutes.
Let the marinade cook on for the final 10 minutes to make a glaze. Finish under the broiler if desired.
Discard any remaining marinade.
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Baltimore, Maryland was founded in 1729, and has been one of the country’s largest cities ever since. Today it is known as “a city of neighborhoods”, with more than 70 unique areas each with their own culture and ethnicity. Sports fans will know the NFL Baltimore Ravens (Super Bowl XLVII 2013 Champions) and the Baltimore Orioles with now retired third baseman Cal Ripken, Jr. Baltimore is a great town to visit, and has its own distinct dialect: don’t be surprised if you hear locals referring to the city as “balmer” in some areas, while “baldamore” in others. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra calls this city home, in addition to the Maryland Film Festival, and Peabody Institute, part of the Johns Hopkins University (one of the city’s top employers). The last Civil War era floating vessel, the USS Constellation, remains docked in this historic port city. Visit “B’More”, “The City of Firsts”, or “Mobtown” 🙂 today!
Wit & WisdomNot your typical hotel restaurant, this divine New American at the Four Seasons brings to Baltimore the creativity, flavor and attention to detail that celeb chefrateur Michael Mina is known for; the chic setting features a huge bar and panoramic views of the Inner Harbor through grand windows, and while service is highly professional, you’re paying for the high-profile atmosphere.
Chaps Pit BeefMeat paired with meat with a side of meat makes for carnivore heaven at this East Bawlmer pit-beef stand that’s famous for its smoked deliciousness on a bun and where the only green thing may be relish; service is solid, and prices are low, but prepare for lines and the fact that it’s located in the parking lot of a strip club.
Address: 5801 Pulaski Hwy, Baltimore, MD21205
Instant Directions:Click Here for Directions to Chaps Pit BeefPhone:(410) 483-2379Hours: Today – February 28, 2017 Tuesday 10:30 am – 10:00 pm General Hours:
Monday 10:30 am – 10:00 pm; Tuesday 10:30 am – 10:00 pm; Wednesday 10:30 am – 10:00 pm; Thursday 10:30 am – 10:00 pm; Friday 10:30 am – 12:00 am, Saturday 10:30 am – 12:00 am; Sunday 10:30 am – 10:00 pm Reservations: Call Restaurant – (410) 483-2379 Menu:Chaps Pit Beef Menu via UrbanSpoon.com Price Range:$$
McCormick & Schmick’sTrusted by legions for its wide selection of fresh and delicious seafood dishes, this quasifine-dining chain wins over fin fans with a refined-without-being-snooty atmosphere and a hopping happy hour with good specials; very attentive service and clubby dining rooms create a relaxing vibe, leading most patrons to declare the sizable bills money well spent.
Fogo de Chão BaltimoreIt’s all about the meat at this well-appointed Brazilian steakhouse chain (with outposts in DC’s Penn Quarter and Baltimore’s Inner Harbor), a carnivore’s version of paradise thanks to gaucho-attired servers who cruise the floor doling out familiar and unusual cuts of skewered beef, pork and poultry until you beg them to stop; it may be spendy, but with the all-you-can-eat policy, guests leave stuffed; P.S. there’s a well-stocked salad bar too.
The Capital GrilleAt these clubby steakhouses oozing sophistication and swagger, toothsome slabs of beef are matched with phenomenal wine by snazzy-looking servers who remember who you are; you never know who you’ll run into (members of Congress?) at Penn Quarter, though all locations are fine incarnations of the genre, so expect prices that reflect the quality.
Ruth’s Chris Steak HouseYou always know what you’re getting at this eminently reliable, classy steakhouse chain: superior chops smothered in buttery excellence that melt in your mouth after sizzling all the way to the table via unobtrusive, top-of-the-line servers; in short, go for a truly prime time just bring your wallet.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine BarQuality cuts of properly prepared steak bring beef-eaters to the Tysons Corner and Harbor East links of this expense-account chophouse chain; adding to the excellent experience are the top-notch servers who ably tend the crowded dining rooms and busy bar with dark and woody, men’s club decor.
Sullivan’s SteakhouseSatisfy the urge to splurge at this enjoyable Inner Harbor link in a national chain, a Chicago-style steakhouse known for its chops done to perfection, equally good classic sides and fancy cocktails brought by attentive servers in a spacious, retro wood-paneled setting; a bar scene at happy hour contributes to a lively atmosphere.
Nashville is the undisputed Country Music Capital of the World, and rightly home to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Many of music’s most successful bands, solo artists, and song writers have passed through this seminal American city at some point, making it a breakout destination for up and coming stars. Of course, Nashville is also the capital city of Tennessee and the county seat of a Davidson County. Sports fans will recall the NFL Tennesee Titans hail from this city, in addition to the NHL Nashville Predators. The D-1 Vanderbilt Commodores and Tennessee State Tiger are two of the more competitive schools in the country. Older Americans should remember the TV show Hee Haw called Nashville home. A stroll down Music Row will showcase the best of country, Christian, and gospel acts and emerging artists. Come to Nashville, “The Home of the Grande Ole Opry”! 🙂
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Address: 300 Commerce St, Nashville, TN37201
Instant Directions:Click Here for Directions to Demos’ RestaurantPhone:(615) 256-4655Hours: Today – February 28, 2017 Tuesday 11:00 am – 10:30 pm General Hours:
Monday 11:00 am – 10:30 pm; Tuesday 11:00 am – 10:30 pm; Wednesday 11:00 am – 10:30 pm; Thursday 11:00 am – 10:30 pm; Friday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm, Saturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm; Sunday 11:00 am – 10:30 pm Reservations: Call Restaurant – (615) 256-4655 Menu:Demos’ Restaurant Menu via UrbanSpoon.com
Bricktop’sOffering an interesting American menu with enough variety to please anyone, these links of the locally based chainlet are popular with locals looking for a cool date spot; service is top-notch, but the acoustics can get a little loud.
Address: 3000 West End Ave, Nashville, TN37203
Instant Directions:Click Here for Directions to Bricktop’sPhone:(615) 298-1000Hours: Today – February 28, 2017 Tuesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm General Hours:
Monday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; Tuesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; Wednesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; Thursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; Friday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm, Saturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm; Sunday 10:30 am – 10:00 pm Reservations: Call Restaurant – (615) 298-1000 Menu:Bricktop’s Menu via AllMenus.com
Kayne Prime SteakhouseAt this top-of-the-crop Gulch chophouse, terrific steaks headline a wonderful, creative menu and well-made cocktails are poured from a large bar backed by huge picture windows with city skyline views; an accommodating staff patrols the beautiful, neutral-toned contemporary space, and though it may be expensive, most deem it a real treat.
The Yellow Porch RestaurantIn the Berry Hill neighborhood south of Nashville, next to a gas station and just across a busy multi-lane highway, lies this little bistro. Look for the rocking chair garden planter out front. The atmosphere is casual. Try the port-poached, sun-dried cherry salad with baby greens, spiced walnuts, and balsamic vinaigrette. The antipasti plate features Genoa salami, Tennessee prosciutto, cheeses, hummus, sun-dried tomato pesto, and Greek olives. Steaks include a tequila-marinated porterhouse with poblano skillet corn, tomatillo salsa, and mole sauce. Meat-free options include Mediterranean vegetarian lasagna.
Santa Fe Cattle CoNeighborhood types rely on this set of casual grills for simple American fare with creative touches at low rates; they’re nothing fancy but always crowded, especially the original Hyde Park location with its amusing giant fork sculpture in its driveway; the Southwest Austin branch has more room, better parking and a patio.
Address: 2520 Music Valley Dr, Nashville, TN37214
Instant Directions:Click Here for Directions to Santa Fe Cattle CoPhone:(615) 885-7852Hours: Today – February 28, 2017 Tuesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm General Hours:
Monday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; Tuesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; Wednesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; Thursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; Friday 11:00 am – 11:30 pm, Saturday 11:00 am – 11:30 pm; Sunday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm Reservations: Call Restaurant – (615) 885-7852 Menu:Santa Fe Cattle Co Menu via UrbanSpoon.com
Morton’s The Steakhouse – NashvilleMelt-in-your-mouth steaks are accompanied by an enormous wine selection at this top-notch Downtown chain link where attentive servers impress amid old-world surroundings; since tabs can be pricey, some save it for a special night out or when someone else is purchasing, but budget-minders sit in the bar and order from the bang-for-your-buck happy-hour menu.
Home to our nation’s Capitol Building and White House, Washington D.C. is the command center of the USA. It is arguably the most powerful city in the world, despite the dysfunctional legislature 🙂 . Don’t despair D.C. visitors, there’s plenty to see. The Smithsonian, Air and Space Museum, Washington Monument, U.S. Treasury Building, Vietnam Memorial, and countless other exhibits abound in this historic city. D.C. has an active nightlife, with plenty of bars to patronize. You might even bump into your Congressman (hopefully he/she won’t be too drunk), members of the armed forces, and of course lobbyists looking to blow off some steam. Yes, despite the political rancor, the city itself is still a memorable destination, even if you don’t quite agree with every lawmaker in town.
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BLT SteakAt this classy but not stuffy steak palace, an NYC import near the White House, beautiful, big slabs of meat and signature huge popovers star in a power-laden setting with a swanky, French bistro kind of feel (with a few French menu selections, added post-Survey); such great quality and service don’t come cheap, but for those who want to dine with politicians it’s worth the big bucks.
Medium RareThis Cleveland Parker keeps it simple and does it well with a single no-choices set menu for $19.50, consisting of bread, salad, crispy fries and a dry-aged sirloin cap done perfectly, plus a big surprise: second helpings; the friendly staff herds dishes through the noisy modern bistro or to a patio with terrific people-watching, and while add-ons like smartly selected wines and beers and huge desserts drive up costs, it’s still an excellent value. P.S. a new branch in a Capitol Hill townhouse features the same concept.
Charlie Palmer SteakYou might find your congressman at this top-end Capitol Hill chophouse, where lobbyists get whiplash scanning the sleek, sophisticated room, and tourists are awed by wonderful views of the Capitol from the window tables; it’s pricey, of course, but the steaks are cooked to perfection (there’s excellent fish too) and complemented by fabulous American wines, and even if you’re not a VIP, you’ll be treated like one.
Bobby Van’s SteakhouseAdministration folks having dinner and business-lunch crowds affirm it’s always a quality experience at these reliable, friendly Downtown steakhouses where you’ll need your wallet and your appetite for the man-sized beef; dark wood and traditional trappings signify an old boys’ club atmosphere near the White House, while the New York Avenue address is brighter and airier.
Bourbon SteakOf course the steaks are superb at Michael Mina’s DC chophouse, but trust the chefs to take you on an amazing adventure via the rest of the inventive New American menu at this popular Four Seasons venue the place to see, be seen and spend money in Georgetown; impeccable service is de rigueur and celebrity sightings are common in the modern and polished dining room, as well as the bar that’s rife with power-sippers (and those looking to get attached to them).
Prime RibDo as they do in Mad Men dress up and have a martini at this classic White House/World Banksteakhouse (with branches in Baltimore and Philadelphia) that’s operating at the top of its game, delivering fantastic slabs of meat and masterful seafood; from the 1940s supper-club vibe to the sublime tuxedoed service, it’s a perfect evening out; P.S. business-casual dress is recommended.
District ChopHouse & BreweryA wonderful cross between upscale steakhouse and comfortable sports bar, this Penn Quarter venue serves good-value chops along with tasty sides and a nice selection of its own artisanal beers in casual, crowded and noisy environs; though some say the fare rarely knocks your socks off, it also rarely disappoints, and efficient servers get guests to nearby Verizon Center events on time.
Fogo de ChaoIt’s all about the meat at this well-appointed Brazilian steakhouse chain (with outposts in DC’s Penn Quarter and Baltimore’s Inner Harbor), a carnivore’s version of paradise thanks to gaucho-attired servers who cruise the floor doling out familiar and unusual cuts of skewered beef, pork and poultry until you beg them to stop; it may be spendy, but with the all-you-can-eat policy, guests leave stuffed; P.S. there’s a well-stocked salad bar too.
Source: AllRecipes.com, Yorkshire Pudding
We also recommend: Martha Stewart’s Yorkshire Pudding Recipe – click here
Just give me the Yorkshire Pudding Mix already! 🙂 Here you go:
And there you have it! Yorkshire Pudding isn’t so hard to make, it just takes some practice and precision.
Parting notes: Yorkshire Pudding can also be prepared from lard or oil in case you’re not having a rib roast. As we mentioned above, the key is to make it sizzling hot before adding the batter.
Home to “The Ohio State University” and Columbus Blue Jackets NHL team, sports fans will immediately recognize the capital city of Ohio as one of America’s collegiate athletics powerhouses. The official city population is just over 787,000, making it the largest city by population in Ohio, surprisingly ahead of Cleveland and Cincinnati. As a result, Columbus is home to headquarters of 4 Fortune 500 companies. It earned the distinction of being one of America’s Best Cities according to BusinessWeek in 2012; similarly, Forbes awarded Columbus an “A” rating as one of best places to do business in America. The city itself is divided into more than a dozen unique neighborhoods, each with its own character and attractions. Arts and museum lovers will find Columbus full of hidden treasures, among them the Columbus Museum of Art, open since 1931. Welcome to “The Discovery City”!
San Antonio is one of Texas’ crown jewels. With a population in excess of 1.3 million loyal citizens, it’s safe to say this city is on the up and up. Fans of the NBA know the formidable San Antonio Spurs call this city home. Of course, history buffs will recall San Antonio’s prime tourist attraction is The Alamo, fully accessible to visitors curious about one of the nation’s most important battles in recorded history. San Antonio’s hot summers give way to pleasant winters, with sub-freezing temperatures a rarity. That makes destinations like the Riverwalk quite popular during the holidays, when this classic American thoroughfare is decked in lights and ornaments. The famous Alamo Bowl also takes place during the waning days of the year, a great diversion for college football fans. “The Alamo City” has everything you want and more! Don’t mess with Texas! 🙂
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Little Rhein Steak HouseOne of the oldest and grandest in San Antonio, this Downtown charmer inhabits a delightful historic building with crowded little rooms and terrace seating; it boats a classic steakhouse menu, relaxed but extremely attentive service and prices on the high side.
Kirby’s SteakhouseEnjoy high-quality steaks, great wines, stiff drinks and excellent service from a dedicated staff at this classic chophouse micro-chain born in Dallas in 1954; handsome woody decor and live music on weekends give the Southlake locale an old supper club feel, while the Greenville outpost offers a more modern setting.
Barn Door RestaurantFirst-rate all the way and San Antonio’s Most Popular restaurant this sophisticated Downtown respite puts out an excellent, innovative mix of New American and Southwest fare from chef-owner Bruce Auden in industrial-chic surroundings; add an accommodating staff and it’s worth the splurge; P.S. look for pre- and post-theater prix fixe dinners as well as half-price options on entrees on weekends.
Address: 8400 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX78209
Instant Directions:Click Here for Directions to Barn Door RestaurantPhone:(210) 824-0116Hours: Today – February 28, 2017 Tuesday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pm General Hours:
Monday Closed; Tuesday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pm; Wednesday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pm; Thursday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pm; Friday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 10:30 pm, Saturday 5:00 – 10:30 pm; Sunday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm Reservations: Call Restaurant – (210) 824-0116 Menu:Barn Door Restaurant Menu via viewmenu.com
Chama Gaucha Brazilian SteakhouseThey don’t skimp on the meat at this upscale Stone Oak Brazilian steakhouse where super-fast servers ferry succulent cuts (more food than you can imagine) and fulfill any request, earning the No. 1 Service score in San Antonio; it’s expensive, although the cost covers all you can eat, and the beautiful setting includes a mind-blowing salad bar.
Silo Elevated CuisineAdmirers attest its impossible to go wrong at this Northeast Side bistro or its spin-off sibs serving up a surprising roster of New American dishes in chic surroundings blessed with cool bar scenes; tabs are pricey, but not outrageous no wonder both are so popular.
Address: 434 North Loop 1604 W, San Antonio, TX78232
Bohanan’s Prime Steaks and SeafoodA classic steakhouse done right, this much-loved Downtown entry exceeds expectations with outstanding beef, a stellar bar with well-made cocktails and an old-school vibe; expensive tabs hardly faze the expense-account clientele; P.S. the bar is on the ground floor and stays open later with a light menu.
Bourbon Street Seafood KitchenThis cool mini-chain matches unique, tasty Eclectic small plates with affordable wines, yielding fun combos like fried chicken and champagne; all agree that prices are pleasing, but the cramped setting and downright deafening acoustics make it best for the under-30 set.
Address: 2815 N. Loop 1604 E #106, San Antonio, TX78232
La Frite Belgian BistroTerrific, real-deal Belgian bistro plates (like moules frites), a convivial ambiance and a fantastic selection of beer and wine put this simple Southtown cafe on the map of affordable favorites; the adjacent wine bar often buzzes during the weeknight happy hour.
Address: 728 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX78205
Instant Directions:Click Here for Directions to La Frite Belgian BistroPhone:(210) 224-7555Hours: Today – February 28, 2017 Tuesday 11:00 am – 1:30 pm, 6:00 – 10:00 pm General Hours:
Monday Closed; Tuesday 11:00 am – 1:30 pm, 6:00 – 10:00 pm; Wednesday 11:00 am – 1:30 pm, 6:00 – 10:00 pm; Thursday 11:00 am – 1:30 pm, 6:00 – 10:00 pm; Friday 11:00 am – 1:30 pm, 6:00 – 10:00 pm, Saturday 11:00 am – 1:30 pm, 6:00 – 10:00 pm; Sunday Closed Reservations: Call Restaurant – (210) 224-7555 Menu:La Frite Belgian Bistro Menu via viewmenu.com
Pappadeaux Seafood KitchenIf you leave hungry, it’s your fault at these Texas-sized crab shacks cranking out insanely gargantuan helpings of Cajun seafood offering tremendous value for the money; the mood’s cheerful, although service can be spotty and many find it too noisy to boot.
Address: 76 NE Interstate 410 Loop, San Antonio, TX78216
Boudro’s on the RiverwalkIt’s always a party at this Downtown spot where tourists and locals angle for an outside seat for mouthwatering seafood and steaks with Texas touches, famous tableside guac and strong drinks that will have you down for the count; exceptional people-watching and attentive service seal the deal; P.S. make reservations.
Fogo De Chão San AntonioIndulge in pure gluttony at this Brazilian steakhouse chain, a celebration of meats where an endless array of luscious cuts keeps on coming in a constant stream of skewers, and the well-stocked salad bar even makes it great for vegetarians; settings are attractive and comfortable, but expect to spend a lot.
Boise, Idaho – pronounced “BOY-see” by the locals – is the largest city in the United States between Salt Lake City and Portland, Oregon. Although not as populous compared to other cities we’ve featured, Boise is pleasant and full of enough people to keep things happening at 615,000+ citizens. Boise State University is one of the largest attractions, particularly for those that follow college sports. It is also one of the city’s largest employers. Hewlett-Packard, Walmart, and St. Luke’s Health System also drive the local economy. The climate is considered arid, with comfortable temperatures year round, ideal for outdoor activities: hiking, biking, running, skiing, cross-country skiing, and “snow-machining”. Of course, the city itself has a rich cultural and arts community, full of uncommon stories waiting to be heard. Welcome to the “City of Trees!” 🙂
Austin is the capital of Texas, the 2nd largest capital city in the USA, with over 840,000 citizens. This classic Texas city was settled after settlers founded it while traveling the Colorado River in 1837. Since then, it has steadily grown as a center of education, politics, and commerce. It is one of the largest cities in the USA without a professional sports franchise. As a result, Austinites support the University of Texas Longhorns football team, a perennial contender in the BCS top 10. “Keep Austin Weird” is the theme of the arts and culture community, proudly displayed on bumper stickers. Fans of music will not be disappointed: Austin is known as “The Live Music Capital of the World“, with more venues per capita than any other city. The happening night clubs on 6th street and annual “South by Southwest” festival make Austin a must-see stop on any music lovers tour. The Zachary Scott Theatre and Paramount Theatre are also popular attractions. Welcome to memorable Austin, Texas!
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Finn & Porter RestaurantEnsconced within the Downtown Hilton, this handsome surf ‘n’ turfer offers a wide-spanning menu with midpriced choices from steaks to sushi; for those not indulging in a full meal, the upstairs bar is a popular stop for cocktails.
Fogo de Chão ChurrascariaIndulge in pure gluttony at this Brazilian steakhouse chain, a celebration of meats where an endless array of luscious cuts keeps on coming in a constant stream of skewers, and the well-stocked salad bar even makes it great for vegetarians; settings are attractive and comfortable, but expect to spend a lot.
TRIO at Four SeasonsCelebrities and power players fill up this expensive New American in the Four Seasons Downtown boasting lovely patio dining with views of Lady Bird Lake; unfortunately, service gets mixed marks, and a few find the fare not quite up to par.
ALC SteaksA favorite among beef aficionados, this charming, locally owned Downtown chophouse sears amazing steaks that come served by a professional staff in dark, old-fashioned environs; yes, it may be a tad predictable, but factor in prices lower than the competition, and admirers ask who needs national chains when you have a quality place like this?
Bartlett’sExtraordinary doesn’t begin to describe this culinary temple rave pear-amours of the beautifully prepared New American dishes presented by a superb staff at this charming and gorgeous Easton inn that dates to the late 18th century; prices place it high on the romance and special-occasion scale, though the chef’s tasting menu is a relative bargain, and the bar offers a more casual approach; P.S. closed Monday and Tuesday.
Address: 2408 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX78757
Instant Directions:Click Here for Directions to Bartlett’sPhone:(512) 451-7333Hours: Today – February 28, 2017 Tuesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm General Hours:
Monday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; Tuesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; Wednesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; Thursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; Friday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm, Saturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm; Sunday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm Reservations: Call Restaurant – (512) 451-7333 Menu:Bartlett’s Menu via UrbanSpoon.com
Vince Young SteakhouseAustin’s favorite quarterback is behind this eponymous steakhouse in the heart of Downtown, where expensive meaty fare with a Southern twist is served by a staff that really tries to please; the lovely setting is done up in bronze and burnt-orange tones (of course), with dark-wood accents and iconic photographs of the Longhorn legend.
Address: 10225 Research Blvd #4000, Austin, TX78759
Instant Directions:Click Here for Directions to Truluck’sPhone:(512) 794-8300Hours: Today – February 28, 2017 Tuesday 4:30 – 10:00 pm General Hours:
Monday 4:30 – 10:00 pm; Tuesday 4:30 – 10:00 pm; Wednesday 4:30 – 10:00 pm; Thursday 4:30 – 10:00 pm; Friday 4:30 – 10:00 pm, Saturday 4:30 – 11:00 pm; Sunday 4:30 – 9:00 pm Reservations: Call Restaurant – (512) 794-8300 Menu:Truluck’s Menu via viewmenu.com
Perry’s Steakhouse & GrilleAn elegant place for business or special occasions, this chophouse chain link is the place to impress with wonderful steaks, outstanding wines and a signature pork chop that’s not to be missed; top-notch service, attractive settings and live jazz are added perks, but it’s pretty damn expensive unless you’re on an expense account.
Texas Land & Cattle Steak HouseA favorite among beef aficionados, this charming, locally owned Downtown chophouse sears amazing steaks that come served by a professional staff in dark, old-fashioned environs; yes, it may be a tad predictable, but factor in prices lower than the competition, and admirers ask who needs national chains when you have a quality place like this?
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine BarThey know their meat at this chop shop chain where well-aged steaks and 100 fabulous wines by the glass are ferried by a professional staff in clubby, dark-wood surroundings so packed, diners wonder is there really a recession going on?; high prices aside, it always hits the spot, though the unconvinced note there’s nothing here you can’t find anywhere else in Texas.
Address: 11600 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin, TX78758
Ruth’s Chris Steak HouseAlways a hit with the expense-account crowd, this steadfast chain pampers patrons with thick, buttery steaks and top-notch service in clubby surroundings; it all adds up to a quality experience, though one with few surprises, positive or negative.
Sullivan’s SteakhouseThis big, beefy steakhouse chain doles out great, but not imaginative fare elevated by an extensive wine list and quality service, making it a solid expense-report spot; digs are dark and retro, while the mood is lively, especially at the bar; P.S. the Austin branch has an adjacent lounge, Sully’s Side Bar, specializing in tacos and tequilas.
Headed to Graceland to see the ghost of Elvis? Memphis, Tennessee has that plus another interesting superlative. It was the founding city of the huge musical icons, including: Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, and Booker T. & the M.G.’s. The annual Beale Street Music Festival attracts music lovers from around the globe, while the Brooks Museum of Art (1916) is the state’s oldest fine arts museum. Of course, the NBA Memphis Grizzlies are based in this famous town. Additionally, the NCAA’s March Madness Tournament has contested first and second round games here. Memphis International Airport is also the global super-hub of Fedex, one of the world’s leading logistics services. Check your tracking codes: your package probably stopped in Memphis for a brief stay! A convivial nightlife paired with good old fashioned Tennessee charm makes this city a must-visit destination.
Instant Directions:Click Here for Directions to J. Alexander’sPhone:(901) 381-9670Hours: Today – February 28, 2017 Tuesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm General Hours:
Monday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; Tuesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; Wednesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; Thursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; Friday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm, Saturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm; Sunday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm Reservations: Call Restaurant – (901) 381-9670 Menu:J. Alexander’s Menu via UrbanSpoon.com
Instant Directions:Click Here for Directions to Buckley’sPhone:(901) 683-4538Hours: Today – February 28, 2017 Tuesday 5:00 am – 10:00 pm General Hours:
Monday 5:00 am – 10:00 pm; Tuesday 5:00 am – 10:00 pm; Wednesday 5:00 am – 10:00 pm; Thursday 5:00 am – 10:00 pm; Friday 5:00 am – 10:00 pm, Saturday 5:00 am – 10:00 pm; Sunday 5:00 am – 10:00 pm Reservations: Call Restaurant – (901) 683-4538 Menu:Buckley’s Menu via AllMenus.com
Flight Restaurant and Wine BarJoin the exuberant crowds relishing succulent ribs at Danny Meyer’s real-deal BBQ outlets, which definitely satisfy a meat craving even if you need a shower afterward; the bourbon list and super-friendly staff distract from settings that suggest child-friendly suburbia (and Murray Hill’s original offers refuge in the Jazz Standard club downstairs).
Instant Directions:Click Here for Directions to Houston’s RestaurantPhone:(901) 683-0915Hours: Today – February 28, 2017 Tuesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm General Hours:
Monday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; Tuesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; Wednesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; Thursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; Friday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm, Saturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm; Sunday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm Reservations: Call Restaurant – (901) 683-0915 Menu:Houston’s Restaurant Menu via AllMenus.com
Address: 4375 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN38122
Instant Directions:Click Here for Directions to Central BBQPhone:(901) 767-4672Hours: Today – February 28, 2017 Tuesday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm General Hours:
Monday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm; Tuesday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm; Wednesday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm; Thursday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm; Friday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm, Saturday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm; Sunday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm Reservations: Call Restaurant – (901) 767-4672 Menu:Central BBQ Menu via AllMenus.com