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Is it possible to order a steak in a wrong manner? Yes, it is!

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Have you been out recently? Have you noticed the way some guests are behaving in the steak bar? Probably you didn’t. But, if you ask one of our chefs the same question, they might tell you the shocking things about the way some guests are ordering their steak.

#Going straight to the steak

Many guests are coming to our steak house just to try a steak and – go. Sometimes it’s frustrating because we feel like we didn’t meet their expectations. It’s understandable that you’re impatient – a good steak needs the time to be cooked – but that’s a wrong way of ordering your steak.

Why don’t you try to order an appetizer first? It will help you relax, get into the mood, and prepare your palate for the royal feast that’s coming.

#Taking too many appetizers

steakhouse houstonThere’s always a ying to a yang: if you order an appetizer, you’ll probably order another one… And another one… And why not another one… By the time the steak arrives, you are already stuffed!

If you’re ordering an appetizer, keep in mind that it serves to keep you busy while you’re waiting for your steak.

#Not even taste it before they season it

This one is something we encounter too many times: a guest comes in, orders a steak, and season it – without even taking a bite first! Any chef would tell you that it’s like you committed a crime. It’s okay to use additional salt and pepper to season the steak but at least try it first. After all, too much salt can cause a high blood pressure or related medical issues.

We ensure you that our steaks are prepared with care: not too much salt or pepper. We spent a lot of time learning the right way of seasoning the steak, to make sure we get the full flavor to your mouth.

#Not ensuring the steak is cooked right

If you’ve ever been to the steak house before, you probably know that steaks are cooked at different temperatures – from very rare (when the steak is blue) to overdone (with the dark crisp on the top). There’s an old Latin proverb meaning the taste is not to be discussed, but if you want to get the flavor you want, you better ensure the steak is cooked right.steakhouse houston

Most of the guests never slice the steak to check how it’s cooked. Make sure you do that first – and you’ll have enough time to enjoy the meal later.

#Order the steak YOU want

Every professional steakhouse should offer you the choice of getting the piece of meat you want. Don’t miss the opportunity to choose – there’s a lot of reasons for doing that. Firstly, you’ll get the chance to talk to the chef, who can give you advice on whether you should pick that piece of meat or not. Secondly, you’ll know what kind of meat you choose, so the chances you’ll get something you didn’t want are minimal.

 

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The best way to eat a steak in Houston, TX

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Texans are known for their distinct taste in meat. Everything you’ll try during your visit there has that attitude that no other cuisine can offer. This is especially emphasized when it comes to the steak, the pride, and glory of every restaurant, steakhouse, and grill in Texas.

Did you know that Texans eat only medium-rare steak?

From choosing the right temperature to adding potatoes on the side, your choice will impact the way your steak will be cooked. If you’re ready to taste the steak in all the excellent flavors, there are some things you need to know first.houston steakhouse

#There are different ways to prepare a steak

Let’s be clear on this – there is only ONE way to cook a steak: medium-rare. Of course, your choice is the matter of the taste but the fact is no other way of preparing the steak will give you the flavor you want. That’s because if cooked at a low temperature and left to be rare, the fat from the steak will remain as it is. The steak may seem tasty, but it’s not.

The better way to eat a steak is to cook it on medium heat. That’s the temperature that will help to release the fat from the meat, which will give the distinct flavor to the flesh. However, if you want to experience the taste of the well-cooked steak, you should let it grill one more minute until it becomes medium-rare.

#The steak should be cooked until?

What happens when you let the steak to cook for more than a three minutes? The fat from the meat evaporates, leaving the meat dry. Dry meat, then, can quickly become hard to chew or cut, which will leave you with frustration. That is the reason why you should ask for a medium or medium-rare steak. Remember: it’s all about the flavor. The more fat turns into the pools on the top of the meat, the more taste you’ll get.

#Should you have anything else on the plate but the steak?

Texans would say – no. The steak is the steak. It’s a meal in itself. You don’t need salads, roast potatoes, or other culinary side-on to “improve” the taste of the meat. If you choose medium-rare steak – and you have no choice, really because it’s the way steak should be cooked – you should enjoy the taste of the steak. That first bite will set the taste for the rest of the meal – and you’ll soon forget whether you needed a side dish or not.