steaks

Meat for the Masses

MoB | Hunting for the Bargain Steak

We’ve been blessed with a very high quality supply of meat in this inaugural Month of Beef, but the reality of life is that there isn’t always a Wagyu beef cache and a hot cast iron pan in arm’s reach — especially on the road. We wondered, is it possible to get a good steak...

Extra Rare

MoB | Lesser-Known Cuts of Beef

You know the rib-eye, T-bone, porterhouse and NY strip, but how about the tri-tip, bavette or flat-iron? Expanding your repertoire of steak choices graduates you from a one trick pony to a culinary stallion of meat mastery. The tenderloin, that prized cut from which the filet mignon comes, makes up half of one percent of...

Steak your claim

MoB | 10 Mail-Order Beef Companies, A Survey

Update: Don’t miss the 2014 update to the best mail order meat survey. Right this way You can purchase nearly anything online in the year 2012. Jeans and vintage watches, virtual assistants, unicorn head costumes for Halloween (a guy we know) — even brides, though it’s a rather complicated transaction (again, a guy we know)....

Chef by a thousand cuts

Microplane Easy Prep Meat Tenderizer

Just because you can’t afford to eat grass-fed Wagyu every day, doesn’t mean you have to accept the status quo from lesser cuts when it comes to flavor or texture. That’s where tenderizing your meat comes into play. While the usual methods of messaging your protein involve pulling a Thor on your helpless meal-to-be, the Microplane Easy Prep Meat Tenderizer ($20) keeps things quiet and simple. Rolling its sharp etched blades to break down tough fibers is the culinary equivalent to aerating your lawn. The experience may not feel as significant as wielding a heavy mallet, but the fine folks at Food Republic report that the results are still the beefs neez. Buy Now: $20

Tasty like steak, healthy like chicken

High Plains Bison

Summer’s here, and we can’t think of a better way to welcome it than grilling. Instead of reaching for the standard red meat, may we recommend bison? With only 45% of the calories and about 10% of the fat, bison meat is a far healthier option to its beef brethren. High Plains Bison offers a...

It's what's for dinner.

35 Degrees Premium Aged Steaks

We love a great steakhouse but shelling out coin for a healthy dose of pomp and circumstance isn’t always our preference. The problem is, access to exceptional meat isn’t always readily available or convenient. Luckily there’s a secret on this fantastic thing we call the web that bestows its buyers access to premium butcher cuts...

Steak Au Poivre

First, Gear Patrol brought you the Gear Burger. The response was as robust as its grilled Kobe beef. That got us thinking about other man-approved recipes. There’s nothing more central to the male paradigm than steak. Surprisingly, a lot of men are intimidated by proper steak preparation, due to its delicate cooking nature. No one...

Arthur’s Tavern

Restaurant Review By Guest Writer Mark Arevalo Recession proof steakhouse. New York is full of famous steak houses. There’s Peter Luger’s, Wolfgang’s (not Puck), and of course the infamous Sparks (where a certain Gambino crime boss met his demise). Yes, all three are good and I have neglected many. But all the good places in...

Kansas City Strip Steak

What have you got planned for dinner this weekend? Might I suggest you look into stopping by your local butcher and picking up a few ribeyes, filets, or in this case, a Kansas City Strip Steak from the Kansas City Steak Company. The Kansas City Strip Steak originates from it’s namesake and has a rich...

The Big Kahuna at AJ’s Steakhouse

As a guy we imagine you’ve probably had your fair share of steaks. Cutting into a juicy searing hot medium rare porterhouse falls into the top 10 reasons why you love being a guy. If you’re ever in or passing through the Iowa area then take our suggestion and make a detour to a town...