Just about everyone can cook a steak, but not all of them can cook it properly. I went into this local tour with some knowledge about steak, however, after talking with owners, chefs, and even local distributors, I was able to learn a lot more. From cuts of beef to quality grading to proper seasoning and methods of cooking, there are many factors that go into a great steak and you can find almost all of them in the Erie area.
Favorite Topped Steaks: Boursin and Shrimp NY Strip Steak, Victor’s Restaurant & Cocktail; Peter’s Steak Special, Ricardo’s; Delmonico Messina, Alto Cucina; Filet Mignon Au Poivre and Char-grilled Ribeye, Bistro 26
Favorite Sides: Wild mushroom stuffing, Montana’s Rib and Chop House; House Pasta, Ricardo’s Restaurant; Garlic smashed potatoes, Alto Cucina; Roasted broccolini, Peppino’s Italian Chop House; Gnocchi with garlic and herbs, Bistro 26
Thank you to all the servers, chefs, and owners who made these meals fantastic and memorable. Though some of the local prices were on the high side, I found most to be reasonable and fitting for the quality of food. I will be returning to most of the locations again for steaks as well as to try the rest of the menu.
I can’t wait to start eating dishes with bacon and learning about the more creative options that local restaurants have to offer. Keep sending your recommendations, suggestions, and comments to AKochirka@goerie.com.
Until next time,
Andrew – Beard vs. Food