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best steak in calgary

i cant even imagine what a50 buck steak tastes like .im a skeptic.i do not believe that i steak like that is worth the money people spend for it .suckers,mabye,more money then brains,possible.but im willing to put my own 50 to find out and make my own decision,there is the challenge ,tell me where is best,prove me wrong.

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    1. Whose $50 steak are you referring to? Is this about Ruth's Chris?

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      1. re: John Manzo

        I believe howlin is asking us to recommend where the best steak in Calgary is. Then, based on our comments, he/she will go to this establishment, and spend their $50 on the steak, and decide whether or not there is truly a steak worth $50. Because they're skeptical that a steak can be worth 50 bucks.

        Or, if i read it another way, howlin just called us all suckers and more money for brains :)

        1. re: yen

          yens got the challege right,i have 50 bucks(can be more or less)i just need recs to make up my own mind to whether or not a steak is worth that kind of money.only then can i say if your suckers with more money than brains.(this is in fun ,i want no bills from therapists saying that their client was upset that he/she was called a sucker)

      2. Most recent thread on Steak in Calgary: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/552406 Notice the OP didn't finish his/her request with a challenge like "prove me wrong" and asked a question rather than sounding confrontational; perhaps your tone is the reason people replied the way they did.

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        1. re: maplesugar

          you guys have it all wrong ,my first post was all in fun .im just trying to find a good freakin steak and dont believe there is one at the price ,so ok prove me wrong

        2. I honestly don't love any of the steak places in Calgary. I'd suggest going to Second to None Meats, getting one of their dry-aged Galloway Rib Steaks they have right now (which will cost you near 50 bucks), and BBQ'ing it at home.

          I used to like Vintage, but since the menu change, it's been quite poor. I havent been to Chicago Chophouse in ages, but they serve dry aged Canada prime beef - one of the few places that do. For wet aged beef (if you arent a big dry aged fan), i'd consider Mercato for their Bistecca Fiorentina.

          As well, to give this an honest test, please be picky about your choice of cut. Don't order a tenderloin - stick with something that has marbling, like rib eye, or strip.

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          1. re: yen

            i do love a good bbq,thanks for the recs hard to chose,i know i do a killer steak on the grill but il give mercato a try i think ,read good things on that one ,unless some one else has a tip.ill stay away from ruths tho,sounds over priced(even moreso then i thought)

            1. re: howlin

              You do realize that when you are paying $50 for a steak you are also paying for the ambience, service etc. Your argument seems to be that you can save money by cooking something at home, well of course you can. Or are you trying to argue that you can go to an Earl's or something and get a $25 steak that would be as good as the $50 steak? You are very poor at getting your point across (other than saying we are suckers).

          2. Last Saturday, we went to Buchanan's, and they had a prix-fixe menu:
            Choice of soup or scallops. Choice of steak or salmon. Choice of cheesecake or pecan tart.

            Price? $35.00. What a steal. Go and have the steak there, it is the best in the city.