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Brasilian steakhouses. That's how you do it.

+ 1
post #77 of 147
Has anyone ever been to the burn's steakhouse in Tampa? If no one sheds light on the details of it, particularly someone from Florida, I will.
post #78 of 147
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post
If you have never eaten in one in the US, how can you know that I am wrong about these shitholes in the US??

We have one near us, and we've been once. I actually enjoyed it. It's not the same as going to a traditional steakhouse, as you're dealing with marinated meats of various varieties. I also will admit that it's easier to hide a poorer cut of meat by loading it up with marinade. However, just about everything tasted good to me and the atmosphere was relaxed and fun. I liked trying the different varieties of meat.

Was it fine dining in the sense we often talk about on this board? Absolutely not. Was it an enjoyable evening with pretty good food? Definitely.
post #79 of 147
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Has anyone ever been to the burn's steakhouse in Tampa? If no one sheds light on the details of it, particularly someone from Florida, I will.

Bern's is excellent, I've been there quite a few times. Be sure to get dessert, the dessert room is a pretty cool experience and the food is great. The steak is very good, the appetizers are excellent. The wine list is really too large, the size of a phone book. The only caveat I have is that the long-time executive chef left just this past week.

It's amazing that it takes six pages of discussion to come to the conclusion that some steakhouses are good and some steakhouses are bad, and some restaurants are good and some restaurants are bad. It was also funny to see dkzzz give up on trying to spell "steak" correctly and just resort to "S-houses"
post #80 of 147
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Has anyone ever been to the burn's steakhouse in Tampa? If no one sheds light on the details of it, particularly someone from Florida, I will.

I have, and enjoyed it, but please share your own thoughts on it. Don't forget to mention the desert room, which really takes the experience up a notch IMO.
post #81 of 147
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I dislike Brazilian steak houses in US for the same reason I dislike Southern Barbeque.
Both are hideous in presentation and taste.
Who figured that eating ribs is good, poor and hungry people?
post #82 of 147
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Who figured that eating ribs is good, poor and hungry people?

Historically, yes.
post #83 of 147
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post
Historically, yes.

same thing for pizza and I am sure many other dishes.

I love ribs, but I smoke my own. I also make my own ribs.
post #84 of 147
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Originally Posted by dkzzzz View Post
I dislike Brazilian steak houses in US for the same reason I dislike Southern Barbeque.
Both are hideous in presentation and taste.
Who figured that eating ribs is good, poor and hungry people?

So you don't like steakhouses, because you think that steak should be marinated or served with some kind of sauce. However, you also don't like Brazilian steakhouses, where the meat is often marinated. Further, you don't like southern barbeque, where the meat is often marinated and/or served with some kind of sauce.

Thus, exactly what do you like? Perhaps if you tell us, we can identify the one restaurant that is right for you and you can go there.
post #85 of 147
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Horrible. Perfect for the American market. Tons of poorly cooked, poor quality meat that is indistinguishable from the next. And a huge salad bar. All for one price! The best dishes at these places are almsot always the sides and the pork dishes.



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I've never eaten in one in the states, but in brazil a good one is fantastic- totally different, by the way, from american steakhouses.
post #86 of 147
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same thing for pizza and I am sure many other dishes.

I love ribs, but I smoke my own. I also make my own ribs.

I hate Pizza, a little less than burgers, but a little more than artificially carbonated drinks.
All of these "delicacies" along with hot-dogs in a stale bun from a park vendor I file under category: "food-related products".
One should never consume any of these in front of children.
post #87 of 147
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same thing for pizza and I am sure many other dishes.

I love ribs, but I smoke my own. I also make my own ribs.
+1. There is nothing like home smoked ribs. I suppose if you lived in Texas, you could go out for them, but not in these parts. FWIW, most really good food is the peasant food of its home country. I could live off of Cassoulet, Ribbolita, Pasta and Chickpeas, and ribs until I got too fat to walk.
post #88 of 147
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+1. There is nothing like home smoked ribs. I suppose if you lived in Texas, you could go out for them, but not in these parts.

FWIW, most really good food is the peasant food of its home country. I could live off of Cassoulet, Ribbolita, Pasta and Chickpeas, and ribs until I got too fat to walk.


the best meal I've had in the past year was some beans in Brazil - cooked with a variety of smoked pork. fantastic.
post #89 of 147
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Originally Posted by dkzzzz View Post
I hate Pizza, a little less than burgers, but a little more than artificially carbonated drinks. All of these "delicacies" along with hot-dogs in a stale bun from a park vendor I file under category: "food-related products". One should never consume any of these in front of children.
You don't like (traditionally prepared) steak, pizza, burgers, soda, or barbecue? That explains a lot, but asking for explanations of why people like steak houses when you hardly like any traditional American cuisine seems odd. Your just an unreasonably picky eater, that's all.
post #90 of 147
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You don't like (traditionally prepared) steak, pizza, burgers, soda, or barbecue? That explains a lot, but asking for explanations of why people like steak houses when you hardly like any traditional American cuisine seems odd. Your just an unreasonably picky eater, that's all.

I think I am more than reasonable by eliminating most of those things you mentioned from my diet. Although it is easier for me since I actively dislike all of them.
I can enjoy Penne-Aarabiatta (properly prepared) or thin-pounded French steak with pan-roasted potatoes, not French-fries. If I am really hungry I can succumb to Viennese Schnitzel or Veal Parm. I usually enjoy steak salads.
I hate lasagna just as much as pizza (notice similarity).
I like Middle Eastern shish-kebob or lamb Pilaf with dry fruits.
I like rhubarb/strawberry pie on a layered dough. I like thing open-face bitter-lemon pie. I like variations of Napoleon cake.
I like many middle-eastern sweets - I don't like gummy-bears or M&Ms.
I like profiterole filled with whipped cream and roasted hazelnuts, but I don't like pumpkin muffin or peanut-butter-jello sandwich on wonder bread.
I like a lot of foods. I just don't like food-related products and tasteless vegetables and fruits that American supermarket is full of.
What corporations have done with American tastes is deplorable.
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