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Question #92925 posted on 02/17/2020 11:32 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Is steak overrated?

-Chris

A:

Dear Chrriiiis Traeger!

If you're going out to a steakhouse (like Outback), why not just get the REAL prize? The blooming onion. That's where it's at. 

Cheers, 

Guesthouse

A:

Dear Ruth Fertel, 

Yes. Yes. Yes.

My father-in-law gave us a Ruth's Chris gift card for Christmas one year. We had the gift card for about a year, and then decided that we'd go there for his birthday as our gift. Ironically, Carl nor I even got the steak since it was WAY overpriced in our book. (I personally don't like ordering anything over $12 myself. I can get a 4 for $4 at Wendy's that I really like!) It's just a hunk of meat. Give me a BBQ pulled pork sandwich and that's a winner right there!

I may also be biased as I choked on tri tip steak when I was younger. We were having it for a Sunday dinner and I didn't chew through a piece all the way through. Cue my Mom half-heartedly patting me on the back while I had fish it out with my fingers. (Gross, I know.) Therefore, I haven't been a fan of steak since.

-Goldie Rose

A:

Dear Ruth's,

Heck yeah. Sure, it usually tastes pretty good. Sure, I won't complain about my husband learning how to cook a steak really well on a cast-iron pan. But is it really worth ALL the hype? No. Would I be sad if I never got to eat it again? I mean, probably a little, but I would get over it pretty soon. It's like bacon. Delicious, to be sure, but overall I'm perplexed as to why people seem to go rabid when it's even mentioned.

-Alta

A:

Dear Ruth,

I feel like it is for the most part, but it is also the best cut of meat, so something has to be the best, right? I can't ever remember eating steak out (except at Maddox in Perry, and it is delicious there and sometimes not too expensive) because usually, my mom will find steak on sale for a reasonable price and then either my dad will grill it, or my mom will broil it in the oven, and it is the tastiest meal we eat as a family. I feel like other dinners can be good and definitely more comfort food, but I like the depth of taste that steak has. It's probably overrated, but it still is really good.

-Inklings

A:

Dear reader, 

Yes, if only for the environmental impacts

Sincerely, 

Cerulean

A:

Dear Ruth,

No.

Dear Writers,

I don't understand how you are so fundamentally incorrect. To be fair, SOME steak is overrated - I've never been blown away by menu staples like a New York strip, but I will swoon over a good ribeye or filet mignon any day. Also, anything cooked more than medium is an abomination.

Love,

Luciana