April 4th, 2013

Steak Secrets

On April 9 at 2 pm ET/PT, the Food Network will be airing “The Secret to Steak.”  This episode is billed as being chock full of insider tips on how to make a steakhouse favorite at home.

It’s like they’re reading my mail or something!

They’ll be featuring a dry-rubbed ribeye. Can you say, “Mmmmm?” That’s my fave cut ever.

Check it out and see if you can replicate your favorite steak from your favorite restaurant.

At least you’ll have fun trying!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.

January 16th, 2013

Nicki Minaj – Bad Steak Taste?

Musical sensation – and new “American Idol” judge Nicki Minaj visited a steakhouse in Hollywood last night and faux pasd all over the place.

Or did she? You tell me.

The Nickster sent someone out to fetch her some A.1. Steaksauce for her tasty steak.

In a nice restaurant. In Hollywood. California.

Is that tacky? Or is it just having her steak the way she wants it?

I, personally, do not care at all how anyone eats their steak. You enjoy that bad boy the way you like, I say.

But, chefs are notoriously offended by the addition of outside steak sauces.

So . . .  did she fall down in the etiquette department or do you subscribe to the “live and let live” notion?

Nicki, just know that if you had enjoyed that steak at home no one would be the wiser.

Just sayin.

Photo courtesy of TMZ.com.

September 5th, 2012

Steakhouse for Women?

Over the Labor Day weekend I got a chance to catch up on all the important happenings in the world – the Republican and Democratic Conventions, the financial crisis in Spain . . . and what Eva Longoria is up to.

It seems the Desperate Housewives actress is opening up a “steakhouse for women” in Las Vegas called SHe.

What makes it a steakhouse for women?

Well, it has a catwalk (you know, for fashion shows) and a dancefloor — and portions are smaller.

If that ain’t stereotyping I don’t know what is.

I gotta tell you as a woman and a steak lover, I’m afraid, Eva, this one’s going to tank.

I love steak and I love girl power, but I usually enjoy a steak out with my husband and there’s NO WAY he’d be caught dead in a place called SHe.

Even if there is a slight chance of catching a glimpse of Eva Longoria in person.

In trying to cater to women I think Eva’s forgotten the most important thing – we like to hang around with men.

And many of them have an aversion to catwalks.

Sorry, Eva, but you might want to rethink your concept here. Alienating 50% of the market (and in turn the other 50% who love them) makes for some pretty tricky math on the old P&L statement.

You can read about SHe in depth here.

As for me, I’ll stick with grilling my own steak at home – one without smaller portions – and we’ll do without the fashion show. It’s a win-win.

What do YOU think of this new concept? Am I off base here? Is Eva really a girl genius?

Photo courtesy of Al Bello/Getty Images via Today.com.