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best steak or turkey tips in Malden, Medford, or Everett?

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Looking to find some good steak tips and/or turkey tips tomorrow night around Malden, Medford, or Everett. And yes, I know, the New Bridge Cafe is tantalizingly close to that area, but I'd like to try something different for once. Thanks!

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  1. I went to teh SalemWood Grill on Salem Street in Malden a few weeks ago. The steak tips were great. I like my steak tips medium rare to rare, and this is the place to get them. There was one person in the party who ordered the tips medium well ( what was he thinking!), and they were not cooked enough for him.
    Speaking of the New Bridge- I met someone last week who said they knew someone who worked at the New Bridge, and said they marinated their tips in equal parts kethup, coca cola and Italian Dressing. I tried it this weekend, and they were AWESOME! Not sure if it is the New Bridge recipe, as I have not been there in a few years, but now I want to make a return trip to see.

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    1. re: macca

      Someone told me about SalemWood awhile ago. What's the atmosphere like there? Maybe we'll head over there.

      Yes, those are the ingredients (more or less) that they use. A couple of my buddies make them with that recipe every now and then, and they are incredible (especially when using Mckinnon's steak tips).

      1. re: hiddenboston

        Small dining room with tables and booths, with an entrenceway to a small bar. The waitress/bartender does duty as barmaid, waitress, keno person at lunch time. Has been redone, but it reminds me of small restaurants I used to go to in the 70's. The waitress may call you honey, the old guys are hanging at the bar- if that gives you an idea.

      2. re: macca

        Incorrect. I used to work at the NB a lifetime ago. There is a secret recipe that only the owners and a select few know. They would actually lock the door when making it. It consists of 7 parts ketchup and a green made from scratch mixture.

        1. re: lel

          Interesting...I know a number of people who will be disappointed by this information! I guess awhile ago, "the recipe" was making the rounds, either on the Internet or through email. But it turned out to be a hoax, I guess!

          Still, that recipe listed here is really good, so it's worth trying if you like to cook your own...

          1. re: lel

            Yeah- I wasn't sure if it was the recipe- but it was really good. I was surprised.

        2. What on earth are turkey tips?

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          1. re: Karl S

            Tips cut from the breast meat. Actually not too bad if prepared properly. I have bought them at the Turkey Farm in North Reading ( can't remember the name), and they are pretty good on the grill.

          2. Floramo's has very tender steak tips (just over the line from Everett in Chelsea) and is supposed to have excellent turkey tips, but for me they are cloyingly sweet. Good sausage, but skip the ribs. Bambino's in Malden is also on the sweet side for my palate, but has good portions.

            If you are willing to do take out, Bob's is my go-to place for lamb tips, but the steak tips are good too. Although I would normally order somethign different, Abbondanza does well with tips too.

            If you end up on the Arlington side of Medford, Jimmy's steak tips are surprisingly good.

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            1. re: itaunas

              My husband swears that Locascia's (just a few blocks from Bob's on Main st) is actually the take out Steak tip winner in that neighborhood. I've only had a bite, but they were pretty exceptionally flavored and smelled delicious.

              1. re: vanna f.k.a. babette

                La cascia's? Their sandwiches are good, but never had the tips.

            2. Since the steak tip fans are already reading this, has anyone tried Casey's in East Somerville. Its been on my list, but I have either passed by with my stomach full or been meeting friends at Khoury's State Spa and never made it over there.

              1. Pearl Street Station across from the Malden Center T-stop has an excellent steak tip dinner...very tender and taste fresh from a charcoal grill. Prices are on the cheap, but the place has more of a pub-like atmosphere.

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                1. re: twilightx

                  I've had PSS's steak, turkey & I think lamb? tips and 8 times out of 10 they're great, then every once in a while they're a little dry...

                  1. re: tatamagouche

                    Yes, they have a turkey and lamb combo...I prefer beef myself - they've never let me down so far!

                2. If you want to cook your own awesome steak tips go to Doms in Malden and get some of their marinaded tips and bring them home to grille. You have to get the "original" marinade. Best in the world- while your at it buy a bottle of the bright red marinade and try it on other meats. They are awesome

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                  1. re: MeffaBabe

                    WIll try them. I am usually hesitant to buy preseasoned meats, as I always feel they use either old or inferior meats. I know I tried the marinated meats from McKinnons, and loved the flavor, but it was gristly. ANd I love McKinnons for meat!

                  2. If you want to broil or grill your own turkey tips, you HAVE to go to Maplewood Meat Market in Maplewood Square in Malden. It is right off Salem Street. He marinates them in a wonderfully scrumptious sauce. Plus, they have great steak tips, too. Support the little guys!!

                    1. I have never shoppped there, but my Dad got all of the meat from there. YOu are right, I will have to go there- I do us the Fishermans Fleet for a lot of my fish, and that is just around the corner.